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1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
+1 732-449-4700
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Jefferson, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had been to the Black Trumpet once before in July '16. And found the experience lovely. That's why we decided to return this past weekend. Should've tried somewhere else. We wanted a place that had great food and service. Neither existed at the Black Trumpet this past weekend. Wine was mediocre. Food was no big deal. I had the... More 

Thank cmgillman13
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Outside dining on the porch was very pleasant. They have shades to block the wind if necessary. Service was prompt and courteous. The waiter helped me decide between entrees and he helped me make a great choice. Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank ccamerini
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. The location is great, we had a nice view of the ocean. The food was inconsistent. We enjoyed a great mozzarella/tomato and basil app and the Haddock was outstanding. The rest of the apps and entree's were forgettable.

Thank M7092LRthomase
Scotch Plains
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've had lunch on the porch several tines and usually go there as two couples. There are some dishes that are excellent and some that are terrible like their burnt brownies they served one day. There are better choices in the area that are more consistent.

Thank Richard K
Middletown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went with 2 other people for lunch. They had a wonderful lunch menu with salads, sandwiches and a five-course luncheon. The waiter told us the Lobster Salad on Naan Bread was a special for the day. My friend asked if that was considered a sandwich. All sandwiches on the menu were the same price. The 3 of us ordered... More 

1 Thank sdem07748
Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very limited menu and overpriced. The Daily Specials had more choices than the standard menu but grossly overpriced and did not list cost. The lump crab cakes did not contain any lump meat. All in our party said we will never eat again at the Black Trumpet

1 Thank jkalagassy
Boston, MA
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food here is delicious and I love the front room for the view. I think it is very expensive. Mary was our server and was so great. The staff for breakfast is very very grumpy. Anthony was our server the second day and he was great. He was kind and helpful and efficient. The young woman the day before... More 

1 Thank Reynold
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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511 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you sit on the outside porch, be prepared for uncomfortable chairs more suitable to lounging poolside than for dining, especially if you are 5'4" or shorter. The hostess was kind enough to give us pillows for our backs. Some of the seats inside have as good a view of the ocean, so ask for those instead. Now to the... More 

Thank travellerfromatown
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Walked off the beach for a nice dinner here. Loved the mesclun salad w pecans beets goat cheese and balsamic. We totally hated the awful "scallops" our waiter sang praises to. Thankfully only four on the plate so we didn't waste too much sea life in calling for the check and leaving.

Thank earthball
Olean, NY
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Best grilled cheese and Jersey tomato sandwich I could have wished for, at lunch yesterday. Gentle breeze at the porch table, view of the Atlantic...doesn't get much better! My companions enjoyed the ham, Brie and apple sandwich and the chicken and avocado wrap. Homemade blue corn chips accompany most sandwiches, and they are warm and tasty! Attentive service completes the... More 

Thank Mary1700

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Ocean Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1423
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 732-449-4700

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Wall Township, New Jersey
Staten Island, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?