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Carmen's

122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
+1 609-848-9650
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
DETAILS
122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
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31 - 40 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 September 2015

What a great restaurant! Whether it is a spacial occasion or just a yen for some great Italian food, Carmen's is superb. Attention to detail is always paramount from the place settings to the food preparation. Do yourself a favor and go to Carmen's. You...More

1  Thank john s
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We dined here last week with a party of 5. The seafood is the freshest on LBI. It is a bit pricey - the main dishes we ordered were all $40 dollars - but the taste was amazing. The service was excellent and you are...More

3  Thank JonD3
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We went there on the recommendation from Mark at the Island Beach Guest house. The food was delicious and fresh. Very nice surprise. Very unexpected. The best steak I have ever eaten. Done to perfection. And the scallops, they melt in your mouth.

3  Thank dustyrose1130
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We decided to dine early and take advantage of the sunset dinner special. A great meal at a decent price. The meal included appetizers, entree, and dessert and coffee.. BYOB and your appetite as well! And they do accept reservations. 👍🏼

3  Thank SeasonedTraveler218
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We dined in August of 2015. To put in perspective, on a Friday night, peak season, the place was only a 1/3 full and the meal was bad. The night before, on a Thursday night, a bigger place down the street was a 45 minute...More

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Rob R, Manager at Carmen's, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write a review for Carmens, we at Carmens are sorry you were not happy with your meal. Unfortunately on that night the kitchen staff was short handed and your Chef Father would explain to you how difficult...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015

Had a fabulous dinner last week at Carmen's. Food and service both outstanding. Menu was varied but we went with traditional choices; fried calamari appetizer, crab cakes and land & sea entrees. Calamari prepared perfectly; crab cakes as big as my fist, crispy on the...More

4  Thank Lou S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The food at Carmen's is excellent, breakfast or dinner. The service very good, and the atmosphere, lovely. Highly Recommend.

2  Thank Leonani
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Quite yummy! Great service - and the risotto portions are enormous! Plan on taking some home. :) But don't forget that it's BYOB!

2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Carmens is- without question- our favorite restaurant on the Long Beach Island! The owner Peter Palladino, his wife Joanne and their entire wait staff could not be more accommodating every time we dine there. We have brought our friends and family there many times and...More

2  Thank cokleinfelt
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Carmen's is my favorite restaurant on the island! The food is delicious, the service is amazing and the atmosphere is great! Sean was our server and he was excellent. (He is also very handsome!) I had the New York strip which was out of this...More

3  Thank Brian S
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Maureen O
Swill it be open the weekend of the 24th 25
13 September 2016|
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Response from BaliHaiH15 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know for sure. I'd suggest giving them a call. My guess is they will be open at least on weekends until after Chowderfest.
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bunny72
what time does your sunset dinner Begin and End. Hours. Thx
31 August 2015|
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Response from Rob R | Property representative |
4 to 6 pm. Please call us if you have further questions thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-848-9650
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Description
Opening for the season on April 13 Come join us