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122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
+1 609-848-9650
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (12 reviews)
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Italian, American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is my 4th review of Carmen’s. Had dinner with friends last night at Carmen’s in Beach Haven. As usual it was a delightful event both because of our friends and our dinner. Carmen’s owners, Peter and Joanne, are closing up for the winter, so...More

Thank Sandman_HCNJ
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Super friendly, accommodating staff. Nice atmosphere. Scallops over angel hair worth every carb! So was the bread. I eat low carb so these have to be excellent to be worth the splurge. Tuna also amazing, plus a great caesar salad. We're really picking about Caesar...More

Thank carriemw
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe not the fanciest location in LBI but this people made you feel like home, young and nice staff and really genuine food with surprising amazing dessert

Thank francesco b
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Good food cannot overcome waiting one and one quarter hour for a salad and two hours for a main course. They kept saying the food will be out in 2-3 minutes, but never an apology. We also had to keep asking for bread. We should...More

3  Thank FYINJ
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

On out last trip we happened on Carmen's and had a great experience so we made it a point to go again. Make your reservations early because they do book up fast! The food is that good. I would recommend this place to everyone!

Thank NYTraveler401
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Highly average food but presented nicely. $30+ entrees for nothing special. Has a kids menu but $12.95 per order which is pricey. Menu says ask about vegan options which sounded promising as we had one vegan diner. Waitress didn't know what vegan meant when we...More

1  Thank AndyR1967
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food! Accommodating staff, courteous and friendly atmosphere. Hope to dine there again. The seared sea scallops with risotto was perfection!

Thank irislamr
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable dinner at Carmen's! Delicious bread to start off with delicious oil/herbs! The Caesar salad was delicious and also the wedge salad -very fresh ! We ordered the veal and fish dishes both were made with fresh delicious sauces. Excellent service! Too full for...More

1  Thank rbrNewJersey
Reviewed 17 July 2017

One of my favorite places on the island for dinner. The food is terrific and the staff is very friendly. If you are on the island or planning on vacationing here, this is the place for a great dinner. It is not as loud as...More

Thank Marge N
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We did not know they had an early bird dinner. Atmosphere was nice. Food was good. The service was good. We both had the claims and linguini and a wedge salad. We would go there again.

Thank lindafromNJ
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Maureen O
13 September 2016|
Response from BaliHaiH15 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know for sure. I'd suggest giving them a call. My guess is they will be open at least on weekends until after Chowderfest.
31 August 2015|
Response from Rob R | Property representative |
4 to 6 pm. Please call us if you have further questions thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-848-9650
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