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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)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
“clams” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
708 River Rd, Corner of River and Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719-2141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant on a Wednesday evening expecting to have a good meal, in a relaxing atmosphere with a nice view. What we got was less than expected...We came in through the side entrance and ordered drinks from the restaurant bar. We learned that...More

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to Klein’s several times for Sunday brunch & always enjoyed although I think it’s a bit overpriced for what they offer. $30/person is a lot of $ for their selection. Last weekend we were there & it wasn’t so great. We were very...More

Thank jennas82018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best flounder I’ve ever had. It was a big portion but the flounder was so light and easy to cut. Great slaw as well. The only reason I’m giving them four stars was the flies!! They were terrible! Must have come on...More

Thank Mgarrity2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Klein's with another couple on August 6th. They chose Klein's based on their seafood menu. I was a bit worried based on the recent mixed reviews. As we had to go to a band concert after dinner in Belmar we only ordered...More

Thank 948arthurc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on Thursday Aug 2 to have dinner. My husband and brother shared an appetizer of steamed clams. 4 hours later my brother was very sick with food poisoning. Friday I called the restaurant to advise and the woman said Tony, the manager,...More

Thank Newbie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, food was good, hostess was stiff and nonchalant. Waitstaff was delightful and attentive.

Thank john m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on a ocean inlet to watch the fishing boat,while eating great fresh seafood, music and libations !,

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love coming here - the food is good (maybe not always great but always a good meal!) and the drinks are great, the patio by the water is awesome and near the railroad tracks too (which is great fun for the young ones who...More

Thank jv0606
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to outside tiki bar around 5:30pm. Had nice apps and 1/2 price drinks. But at 7 , we had a 40 minute wait for dinner outside at restaurant . ok . We waited patiently . After 40 minutes went outside up to hostess...More

Thank gymlady30
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed oysters, lobster roll and grilled tuna served over a house salad. Our server Jessie was friendly, welcoming and attentive. We go by boat from Pt.Pleasant and it is always one of our favorite outings of the summer! To make the day even better,...More

Thank Irene M
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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, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, 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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