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Captain's Inn Restaurant & Tiki Bar

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304 E Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731-4347
+1 609-693-3351
09:00 - 23:00
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Medford, New Jersey
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is located overlooking the river and has great food, mple portions, and really good service

Thank David F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to the captains inn for 20 yaears. Thenstaff and owner are great. After all these yearsb definitely check it out. Great food and drinks

Thank Keith N
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone raves about this restaurant, but I can't. Been there twice and each time, I was disappointed. Food reminds me of fast diner food instead of a restaurant. Not cheap for this type of food. It really needs to be refined.

Thank ConnieB1135
New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of friends and I were riding motorcycles over the summer, and we decided to make a pit stop here. We are very glad we did. It was cool to take pictures and just hang out. The food wasn't like totally amazing, but it is a bar, so what do you expect? It is right on the water, so... More 

Thank beachgirl5559
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and the drinks. Their crab Mac and cheese is the best around. I also like their tiki bar in the summer, you can pull up your boat and have a nice meal.

Thank Sam R
Reading, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the restaurant with a large group of people from work. Although service was good, my food was awful and I sent it back. I ordered grilled chicken and shrimp and the chicken, although grilled, was "stone cold." I sent it back. Shrimp were ok. I had calamari as an appetizer and it was over cooked and rubbery. However,... More 

Thank bltc1976
Barnegat, New Jersey
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had eaten at The Captain's Inn almost 13 years ago, an experience that was mediocre to say the least. We had never returned until a year ago, when we attended a co-worker's wedding. The restaurant was under different ownership, and the event went off without a hitch. Great food, terrific service... What else could you ask... More 

Thank Lba315
Toms River
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I hadn't been here in years and was ready for a treat. OK, but not what it used to be. My bourbon scallops had a distinct iodine taste and the fresh veggies looked wonderful, but had no taste. The cheese on the potatoe was cold and chewy. The bread was tasty. I have never sent food back as I think... More 

Thank NJ-Surfcrab
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We come here year round, tiki bar in the summer, inside in the winter, I've never been left hungry here!! Best seafood around, cold drinks, great value. Yes this place is a bit pricey but it is worth every penny!! I do find it bizarre that the owner basically lives there, she's always doing some kind of paper work when... More 

Thank Amy H
Jersey Shore NJ
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been here in many years was looking forward to lunch. Sadly the crab casserole appetizer which was supposed to be a rich tangy cheesy dip was more like a mild soupy cream sauce with ample crab but terrible texture and virtually tasteless. I ordered a Smirnoff Vodka on the ricks with a twist. The server asked if I wanted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 E Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731-4347
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: +1 609-693-3351
The Captain's Inn Is a restaurant that serves a variety of meals for lunch and dinner while overlooking the Forked River. We have a full size bar with live entertainment on the weekends. We have multiple rooms for special occasions such as weddings, sweet 16's, bridal showers, etc. We also do catering events and private parties as well.The Captain's Inn also has an outside Tiki Bar. It has a full size bar with two decks for dining overlooking the water. It is open seven days a week and we provide entertainment all seven days as well. You can dock your boat and join us for lunch or dinner. Our menu includes an array of sandwhiches, bugers, panini's and so much more.

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