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Bum Rogers

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2207 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752-2132
+1 732-830-2770
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nutley, New Jersey
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been coming here for ages. Great seafood, great bar. Food very good. Be prepared to wait in the summer months, go when u are not hungry by the time u get a table u will be. Family friendly SEAFOOD HEAVEN.

Thank Coco-lette-NJ
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The famous garlic crabs are the restaurants specialty!!! They have dining on one side and a bar on the other, we usually choose the dining side. Great fresh seafood and lots of beers on tap!

Thank Amy H
Northern NJ
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

They have really good bands here. The food is mediocre - so I wouldn't recommend this place for dinner. We sat outside, the place was mobbed, the bugs were enjoying us more than we enjoyed the food. I got a salad and it was overloaded with sliced black olives - drowning in bottled dressing. We have come here on other... More 

Thank JazzinInJersey
New Jersey
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first time at Bum Rogers. After years of passing it on my way into Island Beach State Park an offseason night seemed like the perfect time to try it out. There is a bar side and a restaurant side. The bar looked lively and everyone was having a good time. The restaurant has that classic old salty... More 

Thank BeachBumGreg
New Jersey
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430 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went 2 years ago and gave it 4 stars, and that was the busy season. Went 12/31, and half the place full, and service was slow. Food was average, and overpriced. Will still go back because I have gone here a dozen times over the years, and the place is a classic, just a bad visit this time.

Thank dave911nj
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stopped in there for dinner at the end of November. I sat at the bar and was given a drink and water in a matter of minutes, but it was all downhill from there. Waitress/bartender was VERY busy chatting with her friends. Finally, about 15 minutes later, another bartender showed up and was kind enough to give me a menu.... More 

Thank Phil L
oceanjerry, Public Relations Manager at Bum Rogers, responded to this review

Phil, I just fully read you review. I'm sorry about your experience and I will speak to the bartender as they are not trained that way. As far as the rest of your review, how can you base an objective and intelligent review based on bar guests comments. If you had ordered a dinner, you would have found the quality... More 

Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

had lunch today 3 orders of lobster rolls fantastic lots of sweet lobster meat light dressing subbed veggies for fries and the green beans with peppers were good also it's been a few decades since I've been in seaside park have to go back soon!

Thank lbrown6281
Jackson, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We eat and drink almost once a month during the summer. Fav foods include Lobster Roll ( there is quite a bit of it) Calamari and the bar special burger for $5.

Thank Joyce C
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very busy place usually a waiting list. We went on a Saturday night around 5 and got in within 20 minutes. The waitress was very busy but she kept up with our drink orders etc. it was 4 adults 2 children age 5. I feel my meal was not exactly a wow factor. We had gone there a few years... More 

Thank Toridom2
Waretown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

First time I was there for the Mon-Fri happy hour. A plethora of selections and adult beverages are special priced. We had garlic shrimp and a delightful hamburger (lettuce, tomato, onion pickle and cheese) for only $6.99 each and a shrimp creole off the regular dinner menu. Fun place with prompt service, good food and excellent prices. My new go-to... More 

Thank Pat A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 29
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2207 SW Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752-2132
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Seaside Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-830-2770
Bum Rogers, spanning five decades, has been a unique, specialty house restaurant and the communal, spirit-lifting watering hole of the indigenous and migrating young and young-at-heart.We, the Bum Rogers Family and staff, continue to be dedicated to the proposition that you came to this place to have a good time, eat heartily, and depart feeling better than before.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?