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Nagle's Apothecary Cafe

43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
+1 732-776-9797
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (178 reviews)
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“sundae” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The salads were good as was the eggs and coffee...I have a problem with the overall cleanliness...The shelves were very dusty and this place never really seems to get a good scrubbing ...It needs it! They should stop serving for one day and deep clean...More

Thank viv m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Apothecary Café has plenty of menu options and is perfect for families or anyone looking for a nice lunch. The décor is a time capsule - old local newspaper advertisements, a display of erstwhile pharmacy ware, etc. Lots of history there!

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wide selection of flavors for ice cream - a delicious way to end the night. Some tables and chairs outside for convenience, but walking down the cute main street while enjoying your cone wasn't a bad idea either. Yum.

Thank Terryyk
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Good value for good food. Has the original feel of an old restaurant; you can order at the counter or be seated at a table inside or out, or just order ice cream from the outside window - excellent ice cream list and they have...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Good food fast service! An Ocean Grove staple. Nagle's was a pharmacy back in the day. Some old memorabilia lines some shelves that are displayed on the walls. A little out of the box, but that is what makes it so special. Will drfinitly return.

Thank mjw428
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Great food and ice cream. Very friendly and decorated with an entire wall of antique apothecary items.

Thank jlanterman
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We visit Nagle's every time we are in Ocean Grove. They serve some of the best soups I've ever had. Their menu mostly consists of breakfast, soup,salad and sandwiches. They do have daily specials which include entrees as well. No matter what you order you'll...More

Thank Marisol919
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have been to Nagles other times but today I was alone and sat at the counter. This gave me the perfect view of the short order cook and the sandwich/salad maker. I watched them in amazement. They spoke barely a word to each other...More

Thank Vikki333
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nagle’s is a historic apothecary/pharmacy in Ocean Grove NJ that has been converted tastefully into a restaurant, café, old-fashioned soda fountain and ice-cream parlor. This is a very quaint setting on Main Avenue centrally located only 2 blocks from the ocean in the historic heart...More

1  Thank DrJimB
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I go here often because of the vibe. This place was an apothecary many years ago. The best place to get ice cream with the locals on a warm day or night. The food is okay, service moderate, Big menu, many selections. The put door...More

Thank ebmichaels
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Margaret A
31 July 2017|
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Response from deezmayer | Reviewed this property |
no delivery; perhaps one very long block to the beach. counter & table service (also outside in the warm weather). window service on the side for ice cream delights only.
4 September 2015|
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Response from asdf159 | Reviewed this property |
They had a fair amount of salads. The menu is huge and they were happy to modify stuff for me. Fruit cup was huge - fruit bowl it should be called. Just ask detailed questions. I'm also allergic to oregano and they served it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1562
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 732-776-9797
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