We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McLoone's Boathouse

9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
+1 862-252-7108
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (39 reviews)
“wontons” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052-2400
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (457)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Average food. Many bees outside on patio where we were seated, probably because of open garbage can next to our table! Also there is smoking allowed on outside patio - yech - and they didn't tell us that before they seated us. And, the worst...More

1  Thank ejan
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, decent service, but overall fair for the food, drinks, desserts. Pricey for the quality and tastiness of the food. Management needs to use a wheelchair from the parking lot and get in the main entrance with no other assistance and let me know...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a group of people and were standng at the bar becuase there was a special event we were not part of. The bartender went out of her way to make our stay pleasant and ultimately got aus a table. She was very quick...More

Thank joelynn83
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I live in this town and love it. McClone's Boathouse is well known and a landmark here. I went to eat there with friends. The food and view were great. The service is average. I plan to go back since it is only 2 miles...More

1  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a huge complex based in South Mountain Reservation There is a lot to see here great view and outside deck. Great walking around after or before a quick bite or a dinner. Spacious dining area also kid friendly. The bar area is large...More

Thank posterman1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Was hoping to like this place. Love the sister restaurant in Long Branch. Beautiful location but once you walk in the place is run down. Tables were worn, carpet was very done. It is as I said set in header, more for the lunch and...More

1  Thank RobertG275
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I’m giving this place 2 stars only because the server was fine. Otherwise, what a sorry excuse for a restaurant! We ordered barbeque chicken flatbread. The chicken was dry. you couldn’t taste the barbeque sauce. There was nothing on it except chicken and cheese. No...More

1  Thank Jeffers1530
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A very nice restaurant in a beautiful location. We were there on a Sunday afternoon so both the brunch buffet and abbreviated menu were available. The food was very good. The one issue was our wheelchair guest had a tough entry. The outside walkway leading...More

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The view of the water is beautiful. Do yourself a favor and find a table outside. The food is decent but probably not as great as it should be for the price. The staff are friendly and welcoming and service is pretty quick. Come here...More

Thank lilmissmu
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great weather night, so worth 30 minute wait at the bar for outside table. ( they only take reservations for inside). Setting , view and total place is very nice. As the plague on the wall when you come in says, you feel more like...More

Thank Don G
Nearby Restaurants
Essex House Restaurant
39 reviews
.70 km away
Argyle Marketplace
14 reviews
1.28 km away
Livingston Diner
52 reviews
1.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Turtle Back Zoo
709 reviews
.40 km away
South Mountain Reservation
112 reviews
.62 km away
Paddle Boating and Picnic Pavilion
59 reviews
.49 km away
Essex County Regatta Playground
9 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lots of handicapped parking and ramps to most areas of the restaurant. There is a ramp to the track around the reservoir, too.
14 February 2017|
Response from McLoonesManagement | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring about our offerings for Valentine's Day. We will be offering a special a la carte menu tomorrow evening. We will also have live entertainment by the Doug Clarke Duo. Feel free to call 862-252-7108 to... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing