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Caroline's by the Bay

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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450 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2604
+1 609-927-9007
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Bar food but they have a restaurant that is good. They have music some nights. Service is usually excellent. Bartenders are good.

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Thank GLyle
Washington Township, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Ive been going to Caroline's for many years and I am never disappointed! The food is excellent, the service is great and I love staying for the live bands on the weekends. The view isnt too shabby either.

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Thank mellymel1967
Hobe Sound, Florida
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Let's start by saying I live in Somers Point and never go to area bars in the summer. This place is packed all summer. Tonight it was dead except for totally inebriated men that can't walk to their trucks!!! Food was ordered by an over zealot waitress. We just ordered a salad and pizza. The salad was ordered small and... More 

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Thank pab931
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Starters - the app, mussels were the biggest smile I've ever seen, tasted like they were cooked earlier and reheated, mushy, ate one - let the rest sit. Ordered one of the Chiefs Specials, Crabcakes - I assumed that a "Chiefs Special" Crabcakes would be broiled (wrong) - The special came with both a vegetable and starch of the day,... More 

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Thank Dave G
Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Food was good. The menu was not what I expect at the shore, but, we liked the deck, the food and the inside dining with the pretty fireplace. We both had the seafood linguine. Itwas full of seafood with a deep fried soft-shelled crab on top. That was a nice touch. The was no wait here. Don't know why because... More 

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Thank pjalexxx
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

First it took 30 minutes to get our drinks. Then they were out of mussels and the clam chowder was like oatmeal and had to be sent back. It took forever for all of our food to come out and it wasn't even busy. I can't even imagine what the waiter would have done if it had actually been busy.... More 

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Thank Agunn21
Brigantine, New Jersey
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Nice deck and view. Easy to get to also. We sat at far end to avoid the outside smoking. Good was good. Waitress was good and friendly.

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Thank BTF602
Ocean City, New Jersey
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215 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Stop here for dinner or lunch or snack. Go on the deck for some cold drinks and a fun time. Inexpensive beers and pub food. Cheaper then most decks in the area. But you can let your hair down. Enjoy the summer breezes here.

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Thank J S
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We went fishing last Saturday in Ocean City and around 11:45 the skies opened up. so with our fishing trip cut short we decided to grab lunch before heading back to Swarthmore, in driving around Somers Point we found Carolines we weren't drinking so decided to sit at a table and not take up space at the bar ,it was... More 

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Thank Joseph D
southern new jersey
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Caroline's has obviously been here for awhile, which is evident in the lack of maintenance and disrepair of the building, but the food is excellent, especially the pizza and the cheesesteaks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2604
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: +1 609-927-9007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?