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Marlin Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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2 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1767
+1 609-492-7700
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went for a family dinner while on vacation. Started with clams oregano and calamari both were delicious. Seafood scampi was excellent and the scallops in it were some of the best I ever tasted. My son had the wood fired pizza which also was excellent. Service was a bit slow and we had to ask for bread three times. All... More 

Thank skerker3
Fishkill, New York
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228 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Basic offerings - preparation is good - not a bad deal for lobster on Sunday. Drinks are good and the kids were happy - works for me.

Thank Dondi22
Linden, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Probably the longest our family has ever waited for their food and not easy with young kids! The waitress explained they were under new ownership and that the chef was still getting used to the kitchen? Then why sit so many tables at the same time? All of the tables around us experienced the same long wait, we started commiserating... More 

Thank Lynn E
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Bartender made excellent Bloody Mary, calamari is delish, had scallops which were cooked perfectly but we were there almost 3 hours. The kitchen was extremely slow and the server had to come back after taking orders to tell us several of the items ordered had run out. Probably wouldn't return since there is good food elsewhere with more efficiently kitchens.

Thank Sweetcal
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Food is good, and the bar is big and fun go hang out with a group. Great seafood selection and service is friendly

Thank Tommy D
Tuckerton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The woodfire pizza here is delicious! If you love garlic, definitely go for the shrimp scampi white pizza. The bartenders and servers here are all kind and know how to keep your drink refilled! The molten chocolate lava cake is easily my favorite thing on the menu and my friends and I sometimes stop in just to eat dessert.

Thank beachbabyLBI
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Sorry to say, but this place is blah! You can totally see it's a bar at night trying to be a restaurant during the day.

Thank shsails
Pennsylvania USA
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Since many of the waterfront restaurants were closed or hosting weddings this past weekend, we decided to try this place on the main drag in Beach Haven. Upon entering, it looked like a bar with a small dining area and a nice open kitchen. We awaited our table at the bar and ordered a Tito's vodka martini and a cosmo... More 

Thank deckyria
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Definitely not a fan of this place. They lured us in with the "kids eat free from 4:00-6:00". I had the seafood scampi which I hardly touched (basically lemon juice on pasta). Husband had a burger. Turns out kids only eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. My husbands burger, for some reason was not considered an adult... More 

Thank Heather P
Pearl River, New York
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I went to the Ketch on Thursday and I went to the Marlin on Friday. Same owners. To my surprise the price at the Marlin was very reasonable where the prices at the Ketch I felt were a bit high. We had a server named Tiffany at the Marlin who was very informative, friendly and a "home run". Prices were... More 

Thank johnny1944

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 S Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1767
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?