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Kleins Fish Market & Waterside Cafe

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708 River Rd, Belmar, NJ 07719-2141 (Main Street)
+1 732-681-1177
11:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Freehold, NJ
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241 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location was last recognized for the best brunch in the area back in 2012. One must wonder why they have not earned that award since then. We were a party of 6 and politely seated on the covered, warm porch with a stunning view of the river. That was the highlight of the exp. other than the fresh oysters... More 

Thank Jerseybob175
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For appetizers we had a special flatbread with a clam & mozzarella...EXCELLENT....For dinner, We had a Special Bouillbaise ( Lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp) in a tomato broth...We also had Scallop Santa Fe...BOTH Excellent...Our only complaints were that our waitress wasn't attentive for our refills on our drinks & we didn't get a salad with our meals...

Thank Louis A
Ocean, New Jersey
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We've been here several times. The food, and the service has always been very good. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Alan9Pal
Belmar, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been eating seafood from Kleins for years. Whether you're in the restaurant or the fish market you'll get fresh fish excellently prepared. At the market they'll steam it for you or give you great advice on how to prepare it at home which many do especially in the summer. In the off season I go to the restaurant more... More 

Thank Brenda S
Belmar, New Jersey
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We wanted to enjoy fresh fish and seafood and a friend recommended Kleins, so we decided to give it a try. We set on the balcony by the water by our waitres Maria, her service was fantastic, freindly, funny, knoledgable about the dishes, accomadating to all of our little whims, great :). We stated with The NE Clam Chowder -... More 

Thank sharonytweety
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been living in Asbury Park since May, and one of the few negatives is that there are no seafood restaurants on the water. But only three towns away you'll find is Belmar, and on the Shark River, Klein's Waterside Cafe. HUGE menu with every possible seafood dish you could imagine. Plenty of small plates, which is a nice option,... More 

1 Thank Ken J
New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I dined on the patio Memorial Day at around 4:00p.m. There were not many other diners there at the time. When we were first seated the hostess tried to put us at a table with an umbrella flipped inside out and spinning around. I asked to be seated somewhere else with an umbrella that wasn't broken so... More 

1 Thank KLT87
Tuftonboro, NH
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I first ate here 10 years ago and the crab cakes were so memorable I sought it out again while back in area on business. Was it as good as I remembered, almost. I remember the lump crabmeat,no bread, just crab meat broiled and served in patty. Still just crabmeat, notalllump,but all crab,seasoned a tiny bit too much for me,... More 

Thank John R
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258 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A few friends and I stopped in for Sunday brunch and were pretty disappointed. The food was decent overall, but it was incredibly overpriced and staff were very rude. It seems like want to make it seem formal so they can charge more - plenty of other options in the area would not return.

Thank Steve O
Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Seafood here is amazingly fresh and the waiter was a really nice young man who was very attentive and service was exceptionally. You get a lot of value for your dollar here and the food is truly wonderful. The clam Bake was fantastic and would certainly recommend this restaurant. A bit of a wait but no big deal.

Thank jbarone2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 River Rd, Belmar, NJ 07719-2141
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-681-1177
Come and experience Klein's Fish Market, Waterside Cafe & Grill Room conveniently located at River Road and Main Street on the Scenic Shark River in Belmar, New Jersey. We offer a vast selection of fresh seafood, a newly expanded sushi menu and pasta dishes. We also offer excellent salads and soups in addition to our tasty chicken and steak dishes. At Klein's, you will find a relaxing ambiance with all your favorite cocktails after a fun-filled day at the shore!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?