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Klein's Fish Market & Waterside Cafe

708 River Rd, Corner of River and Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719-2141
+1 732-681-1177
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“sushi” (43 reviews)
“clams” (42 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
708 River Rd, Corner of River and Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719-2141
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in the area, I've been a customer of Klein's for years. Their crab cake sandwiches are great. Wonderful in warm weather when the waterside is open. Fresh sea breezes while you eat and enjoy the boats in the river. A great stop for any...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nomopuddin3
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Klein's on a quiet evening and were seated at a corner table with a nice harbor view. They are celebrating their 90th year and have a special menu from which we selected the mussels Fra Diablo, Salmon, and Cheesecake. Although spicy, the mussels...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Snowbird547
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for many years from the time it was only a fishery. I was very disappointed. The stuffed clams were always a favorite and now they are just gooey stuffing with a few chopped clams. Scallops were OK but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank terry k
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The sign said Sushi but there was no sushi. Roasted clams came to the table as steamers and while the oysters were good, the server did not know the type. The sign said half priced drinks but wait there's a catch....and it is not mentioned...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Nava1203
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Food is ok but the view is what we love. Service is slow, especially at the bars on a summer weekend night. Seriously you should order two drinks at a time. For a real restaurant it’s odd that you get your meal with utensils wrapped...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chrisx98
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Friday, 9/21/18 - As a former NJ resident visiting on business from South Florida, I'm quite familiar with the dining scene in the Shore area. I decided that a seafood dinner would be apopos so I stopped at Klein's late afternoon. The parking lot was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stk338
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Big portions of fresh seafood. Never disappoints. Great desserts as well. The service is always very good and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank theMule42
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Stopped by recently during a day trip to the shore on a beautiful autumn day. When we looked for a place for seafood, Klein's came up highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Our table on the deck provided a great view during our meal....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TMazoo
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I grew up in Belmar in the 1950's - 1960's. Back for a school reunion and came to Klein's for a good dinner. First appetizer fell short, but they made up for it. Dinner was really good! I'd return!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chip D
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We have gone here several times and always enjoyed the food and service. The problem is getting a table outside, even during off season and a weekday. The four of us arrived at 5:45pm and were told that we could not sit at the 6...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank SimoneDon
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14 July 2018|
Response from Timothy G | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry you had that happen. I been there numerous times for the brunch. The math was easy. 5 people times the amount. Did you ask the staff what happened.
Jessica B
29 June 2018|
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Response from cheryl362 | Reviewed this property |
I had a baby shower here two years ago in August and it was lovely. It must have been on a Sunday, because they had the brunch table open and we all had more to eat than we should have! We were lucky because it was a sunny... More
22 June 2017|
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Response from Alb2_13 |
That is the stupidest response I ever heard. Just because a restaurant is having"a great year" doesn't mean there is no room for improvement. Watered down drinks is no my idea of class. If management does not deal with it, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 River Rd, Corner of River and Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719-2141
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-681-1177
  • E-mail
Welcome to Klein's! Come & experience Klein’s Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room & Tiki Bar conveniently located at River Road & Main Street on the Scenic Shark River in Belmar, New Jersey. Our family friendly atmosphere offers indoor and outdoor dining options. For 89 years, we’ve been providing the finest and freshest seafood from all over the world. There is something for everyone at Klein’s with our vast selection of fresh seafood, soups, salads, burgers, pizza and pasta dishes. At Klein's, you will find a relaxing ambiance with all your favorite cocktails after a fun-filled day at the shore!
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