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9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400 (Northfield Ave)
+1 862-252-7108
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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West Orange, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I come here ofter because I travel for business and they are open on Mondays. I like this place and the service is typically good, but tonight I was disappointed. My waitress disappeared for a little while when I needed to have my order cooked a little more. I ordered the "Special," which was LI duck. It was served in... More 

Thank mef402017
West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Good food and kind service, has a fireplace that makes us feel at home besides a lake with area to walk after eating.

Thank pecasdeluxe
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable meal in pleasant surroundings. Especially nice when you can eat outside and enjoy the beautiful South Orange Reservation and many neighboring amenities like the Turtle Back Zoo. Food is good, not great, but quite acceptable. We have always enjoyed our choices. Service can be slow, so relax! A nice place to dine.

Thank Risa L
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a nice view of the lake and lots of swimming geese during our lunch. Service was excellent. Noise level rather high. Food was nicely presented and tasted good and fresh. Menu has lots of sandwiches, most served with French fries.

Thank Carole S
West Orange, New Jersey
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292 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Sure, it's on the reservoir with a beautiful view. Sure, it has great firepits outside to sit around and have a drink when it's not too cold. Sure, it's nice inside and on certain nights has live music. But.... it's sooooo overpriced! And on Fridays if you've ever wanted to see a parade of cougars in their spray tans, too-tight... More 

1 Thank crapschick
McLoonesManagement, General Manager at McLoone's Boathouse, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We will be working on our menu just before the spring and we will be discussing our prices to have more options. I will share your feedback with our Executive Chef as we continue to improve our menu and service. Please ask for me if you... More 

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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious lunch with a friend . Beautiful wooden tables, great view of South Mtn Reservation. Next to Turtle Back Zoo. Another winner from Tim McLoone

Thank Donna G
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Sunday Brunch at McCloones was good but not great. There was a large variety of offerings but perhaps they should have been displayed better, because the food tasted better than it actually looked.The desserts were small and not replenished, but overall, tasty. My biggest issue was the mess on the carpet in the dining room and the cleanliness of the... More 

1 Thank Livingstonlovely
McLoonesManagement, General Manager at McLoone's Boathouse, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm truly sorry that it wasn't a fantastic one. I will be sharing your comments and concerns with both our management team and staff. If you could share your address I would be happy to send you a gift card to return and experience some positive changes. Again, I... More 

West Milford, New Jersey
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My family and I went to McLoone's Boathouse after a day at Turtle Back Zoo. I really enjoyed the decor and the ambiance and the food wasn't bad either. I definitely think this is a place to come and dine outside overlooking the lake and sip on a nice cocktail. The food isn't anything to write home about but this... More 

Thank HappyGoLuckyNJ
West Orange, New Jersey
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The best thing McLoone's Boathouse has to offer is the location. Situated next to South Mountain Reservation and on the edge of the former reservoir, the rustic-style building has a very open feel to it. There are tables on a patio and deck to enjoy the scenery while eating. I only wish they would take the food and the service... More 

Thank ddaborn
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Mccloone for New years eve. Totally over priced and the food we horrible. Drinks were also terrible. Truly a disappointment.

Thank Tanya G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
    (Northfield Ave)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit 73
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 862-252-7108
Located within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, McLoone's Boathouse sits on the banks of the reservoir, showcasing spectacular views to our customers. McLoone's Boathouse features seating for 240 inside, with an additional 80 to 100 outside (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY),as well as semi-private dining area that is perfect to host your next party, corporate function or other special event. Please know that reservations will only guarntee inside seating in our main dining rooms and does not include outside dining. Thank you!

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