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Gateway Restaurant

227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
+1 609-494-1661
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
5 days ago
“There are much better places”
2 weeks ago
“Love the live music.”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there twice recently, once on a Saturday for dinner and to watch Joey D. and the Rockin Oldies and about a week later for happy hour. Saturday was packed because of the band and the service was overwhelmed. We were a party of 10....More

Thank rich8453
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a favorite on LBI. Great live music. Good Clam Chowder. The bar is always busy. Pizza just okay.

Thank nksberger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to stop for a quick meal or to hang out at the bar. People are friendly and their NewEngland Clam chowder is the best on the Island!

Thank LBIblonde1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

There is nothing more held in higher pleasure than a good meal. Other than eating fast food out of necessity I have a rule that if I eat for pleasure it must be as good as my home, my grill or what is the point...More

Thank keyasset
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stopped here a couple of times and found the the burgers and fish all fresh and tasty. Very large bar area with lots of seating. Excellent home made creamy mushroom soup. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly. Wait staff takes your...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Worst clam chowder in the USA billed as the best of the shore, totally horrific. It was a puddle of roux as thick as cottage cheese with no taste and some large chunks of chowder clams. Not even a hint of a cream finish or...More

Thank Willbooth
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I like everything about the Gateway. The food quality and the large portions will bring me back. Friendly service in a comfortable bar/restaurant atmosphere.

Thank Jerzejoe1
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Meal was good. Prices were cheap. Music venue rocks! The New England Clam Chowder is worth getting in a bread bowl for future notice.

Thank qtdesignz
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The bar area has a restaurant with tables and booths for dining. The food is OK, Hubby loves the clam chowder, and since we live close by, will pick up for take out or stop in for a quick burger, salad or sandwich. This restaurant...More

Thank Suzabelle13
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Tried dinner here recently and I doubt we will be back Food was greasy, waiter less than attentive, and while the musician was setting up, the competing noise was brutally annoying. We have been coming here for years, but doubt we will return. Guess it's...More

Thank gourmetjason
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4604
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-1661
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