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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” (185 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 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome, historical, family friendly place. It is a step back in time to the good all days, when life was simple family was sacred and clean old-fashion fun is what counts.

Thank Daydream15817803383
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop for ice cream. Had to wait a while to get my order placed, though. Interesting flavors. Good idea to have table seating on the sidewalk.

Thank MCofPointLight
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Monday, 9/24/18. As a former NJ resident visiting from South Florida on business, I'm quite familiar with the dining scene in the Shore area. Two business associates and I decided to grab a quick lunch at this cozy little cafe. Here's what I chose from...More

Thank stk338
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A restored pharmacy, now a restaurant. Comfort food, surrounded by ghosts of Pharmacy past. Take time to read the historical accounts on the walls.

Thank PeterERork
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Nagle’s Apothecary Cafe 43 Main Ave/ corner of Central Avenue "just up from the Shore" Ocean Grove, NJ When in Ocean Grove, DO stop- in and enjoy a decent tasting meal at a decent price from a nice menu selection in this 1920's(?) era type...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a great place to grab a meal. I had breakfast here but they serve lunch and dinner as well and there is usually a wait for a table at least in the summer. Charming little place because it used to be an apothacary...More

Thank Julie U
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Stick with icecream. My husband & I were at Nagles on Friday eve (9/7/18) around 6:00. Granted, it was Friday, so wait was long, but we ordered a grilled cheese and a BLT sandwich, water & a coke. My husband asked our waitress to make...More

Thank happycamper537
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Okay, the food is basically what you would expect in a diner...well prepared but not particularly exciting. But the atmosphere and the history of the place are worth being experienced. The original soda jerk equipment is gone, but the counter, the seats and the service...More

Thank IIbeach1
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I could not eat half of my meal, it was so bad. We ate here due to the convenient location and because Bia (in the Majestic) and Sea Grass were packed and we'd already eaten at Osteria pizza. DO NOT order the crab cakes with...More

Thank MaryMambo1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We arrived late and ordered our Ice Cream via the window. Nice sized portion at a reasonable price. The staff all had smiles and made the experience enjoyable. We had Moose Tracks with Hot Fudge. Wish I lived closer.

Thank bbbob84
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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