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American, Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 12 August 2021

We really like this place for a causal dinner. Love the delicious tuna salad and fish tacos. Staff is very nice, prices are great and the bay view is amazing.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and got to enjoy a beautiful sunset while enjoying my shrimp scampi. The pasta was done al dente and it had just the right amount of garlic.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing better than a Fall weekend at the beach. And a classic Sunday morning diner breakfast to go with it. The Bay View makes a nice omelet, doesn’t let your coffee cup get less than half full, looks directly out on the bay (no fake...news in naming this place!)and has a warm, welcoming staff. Just the way you want to start your day. I’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Be prepared for flies b/c you are outside. The service was not good, we had to wait so long for food and it wasn't even that crowded. NO GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS which really is annoying. I wish more places would get with the program. They...seem to get a decent crowd in the evening so the food must be pretty goodMore

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Most recently my husband and I heard that the restaurant was back open after being closed for several seasons post Sandy. We were happy that they were open again and went for an early morning breakfast. We were seated near the bay with a nice...view. Unfortunately our server appeared to be very inexperienced. She took our coffee order and came back after several minutes with our order and then asked us if we wanted milk or cream. I also mentioned to her that we were ready to order. She said she would come back with the cream and then take our order so our "coffee wouldn't get cold". Well those few minutes turned into 10 minutes and while we were waiting for the cream, she was taking an order from another table. Finally she came back and took our order and dropped off the creamers for our coffee. It took close to 45 minutes to get our breakfast order. We noticed other tables with different servers got their food way quicker then us and they were only seated for about 15 minutes. The food was very delicious by the time we got it, but could have been warmer. If they can get their servers all on the same page, we will go back, otherwise there are other places to go for breakfast that have better service.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

My first visit and I will be back again! The service the view and the food were great! Just a cute little place across from the Bay!

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We live locally so we often bike here for breakfast. They have outdoor dining on the patio with an unobstructed view of Barnegat Bay, very pretty! There are also outdoor tables under a canopy with side walls for the cooler months. My favorite breakfast is...the mascarpone cheese and strawberry stuffed French toast, absolutely delicious! My husband prefers omelets and finds them to be good. We have also had good lunches here, never tried their dinners. Hours vary seasonally so check ahead.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant across the street from the bay. The staff are friend and the food is fresh and good! I love their salads! I tasted their BLT's and they were awesome! I love being able to...sit outside and feel the breezes and see the water! They serve breakfast and serve the local donuts too!More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The clam appetizer was overcooked and rubbery. The wrong pasta dish was brought to us. When we brought this to our waiter's attention he went into the kitchen and all we heard was shouting. Needless to say, we were stuck with what he brought. The...food was inedible at best. There are so many other nice places to eat, there is really no reason to ever return to this disaster.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My friend and I visited the Bay View Cafe for lunch and we were absolutely delighted. The food was yummy, the location was fantastic, the outside seating was perfect, and the service was great! Not too pricey, just a lovely location for lunch! I recommend...it.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Yes, The Bay View Cafe offers takeout services.

The Bay View Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4