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Surf City

) #58 of 520 Restaurants in Jersey City $$ - $$$ American,
1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4412
+1 201-714-5000
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (5 reviews)
“lobster roll” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4412
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for everyone. You can be outside right on the water at the bar or picnic tables, inside bar and tables or in the sand with chairs and a fire pit. Wait service is limited and best to order food yourself and take it...More

Thank crayonline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been wanting to go to Surf City for many years, and then when a work outing headed there I finally got to try it out. Very handy for the Light Rail, this place is a mix of indoor and outdoor areas, but it's...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great waterfront bar. Good mixed drinks and a really nice variety of seafood and other food to enjoy.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go to grab seafood and catch up with friends. Music isn't overbearing. You can actually hear conversations. Nice fire pit in case it gets a little cold.

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the marina! at night the firepit with surrounding sand areas is pretty cool. Drinks are ok, and food is mediocre. If you want a drink and small app to eat then this is a good spot to just hang out.

Thank Prsuneekwun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great location on the water. Don't mind the walk to the back of the parking lot :). The seating for dinning can become tough to come by so be prepared to wait 30-60 minutes for a table. Grabbing a seat at the...More

Thank C4744QBthomasc
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Surf City is a really cool/chill spot (off the beaten path) in the Paulus Hook Section of downtown Jersey City, N.J. where you can have a couple of beers and some good seafood options after work or all afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays. It's nestled...More

Thank Chipper67
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is OK but nothing beats being on the waterfront when it's warm outside and you can watch the small boats go by. It really does make for a pleasant evening. It gets pretty crowded on Friday nights so you may have to wait...More

Thank annevF3499GE
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Loved this place, have been a couple of times. Found it by accident on my first trip to Jersey City. Super chill, good vibe and decent drinks. Definitely a cool place to hang out over the summer when the weather is sunny!

Thank Viciousb
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Surf City is a fun spot to go with friends or coworkers after work. The food is delicious and who wouldn't want to soak their feet in the sand after a long day at work. My only reason for not giving it a 5 is...More

Thank Erica R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4412
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-714-5000
  • E-mail
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