Bahrs Landing

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Since 1917 the Bahrs family has been serving fresh seafood, big lobsters and choice steaks to happy diners from all over the world. Plus OKTOBERFEST Menu from September - November! Located at the entrance to Sandy Hook National Seashore, Bahrs Landing features 37 picture windows with views of Shrewsbury River and Atlantic Ocean, plus outdoor “Dockside Dining”. One of the Jersey Shore’s true landmark establishments, it is truly the quintessential Jersey seafood dining experience! Bahrs Landing sources the freshest fish, lobster, clams and oysters both caught locally and from distant waters. Many items on the menu are served traditionally, simple fresh and bountiful. Famous patron’s over the years include, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Mel Tormey, President Eisenhower, John BonJovi. Lunch & dinner 7 days. Always plenty of rooms available for large groups. Indoor & outdoor bars Karaoke Fridays, plus live music
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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Fried fish extremely soggy told waiter he did nothing for us. Long wait in between courses and they were not busy. Second time we went in a 6 month period and was disappointed both times. This restaurant has been around for many years and they have opportunity to be the top seafood restaurant in the area but they just don’t seem to care. They have a great location with water views but that’s about it.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bahr’s many times before. This was by far my best experience. Two minor issues were not being seated until 7pm on a 6:30 reservation and my son’s meal did not come out the first time as requested. That said the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. The Monk fish special was amazing and the dessert specials were incredible as well. A+ experience.

ME
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always good food. Service a little sketchy.

MS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is fantastic - beat mussels and halibut!

LD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Bahrs Landing. Their food is wonderful and the ambiance is great. I love looking around at the things on the walls and finding out about the history of the restaurant. I am going to bring my friends here in March (have not made a reservation yet) and share my favorite restaurant with them.

HD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food never disappoints this visit very crowded table location not great but our fault late....

CB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!!

VM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, as always, I has the Salmon Oscar, couldn’t stop eating til it was gone, martini’s excellent!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was excellent. I’ll be back

AM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is right on the water front and provides some great evening views! Mussels were great so as the crab cake! Definitely an evening spot, not to miss!

TF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekday lunch was very enjoyable. Server was great, portions good sized. Irish coffee was served hot, and strong. Just the way we like it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time there, we’ll be going back

K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family gathering to celebrate a New Year 2020. Right from the warm friendly reception at the entrance to the delightful table location with panoramic water views we were made to feel welcomed. Our service was attentive but not intrusive allowing us time to decide our culinary choices with just the right amount of pause. The food was excellent and all that was expected,served with finesse and great flavor.
It was unanimously decided that this would become one of our frequent future meeting locations-casual-comfortable and great value. Thanks to All for contributing to a great beginning for the New Year!

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Seafood combo is amazing! Such a fun place for New Years with the kiddos we can watch the ball drop twice !!!! Fun times!

K
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great for a lobster dinner and view is nice overlooking the river.

K
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

longstanding, well known, casual seafood restaurant, tried and true...not many selections for vegetarians but cole slaw, biscuits and some interesting cocktails are good..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining out at Bahrs...always a great meal, wonderful servers and great martinis!

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood, service and wonderful location and ambiance!

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, this visit was no exception. The scallops, fried clam strips and button clam platters were all delicious, abundant in portion size, and reasonably priced. Largely due to the weather and season, the restaurant was unusually quite, but the holiday decorations and wonderful view overlooking the river made for a very relaxing and comfortable lunch with family. We highly recommend the restaurant to everyone we meet and hope that this review will encourage you to visit as well!

LS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Now that the summer is over and the shore has been given back to year round residents it is time to go back to Bahrs for great seafood and perhaps even better German cuisine. You can't beat the place for the relaxed friendly atmosphere, the decor is kitchy, and the location is beautiful; the view of the river alone is worth the price of the meal. Do not miss out on the chowder, their Manhattan clam is possibly the best in the area and the lobster bisque is not far behind. All of the seafood dishes are well prepared but the flounder Milanese we had this week was just perfect. And I know it is weird to go to a seafood place for German food, but Bahr's does it well. Their Jagerschnitzel is incredible, the veal is tender and the breading is light and crispy. And before I sign off I want to give a call out to our waiter Alex for service above and beyond on a very busy crazy evening, we never felt ignored or rushed.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 8 had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the great food and Ann, our waitress. It could not have been better, and what a gorgeous view!

GD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable from the pre dinner cocktails at the bar to the post dinner drinks at the table.

SB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual. Service was great. Atmosphere was wonderful.

EG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you're looking for historical nautical atmosphere this is definitely your spot! Our party of 4 totally enjoyed our Birthday lunch celebration!
Manhattan clam chowder & split pea soups...excellent! Mixed choices from Oktoberfest menu e.g. sauerbratten , wurst sampling, German potato salad, + crab cake platter & fish and chips...all outstanding!
Unbelievable apple strudel & German chocolate cake....cannot be duplicated!
Service was topnotch!!

n
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely location right on the docks, great water views. Big seafood menu, plus lunch specials, restaurant week menu, Oktoberfest items. Good service, was not too busy. Oysters Rock were good, crabcakes ok, scallops ok, schnitzel eh.

T
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious, but I think for Restaurant Week, for the price you paid maybe they could of offered a little more food.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from Michelle.
Professional, attentive and anticipatory service.
Food was good and Bay/river/oceanfront view is always beautiful

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We got to the restaurant and the person at front must have been new. She was very pleasant however there was a man cowering over her obviously making her very nervous and angrily telling her how to do things and what she was doing wrong. Not a great way to start the evening. We were shown to our seat and we felt like we were on a cruise ship. The floor was tilted much throughout the entire restaurant. Our waiter was excellent, my lobster pot pie was amazing. My husbands catch of the day Monk fish was very good, the potatoes tasted like they were roasted in rancid oil to me, string beans fresh and desserts were okay. The greeting we received put a damper on the whole evening. There was a large table near us with a child that had a tablet and it was playing a show EXTREMELY LOUD. I can't believe they were not asked to lower the volume. If it were just up to the food we would probably go back. The atmosphere and angry/anxious vibe that we felt negates that and we will not be returning.

SC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited Bahrs Landing last Saturday. We had a reservation and were seated almost immediately. They offer German food October through mid-November which I like as there are not many German restaurants in my area. My boyfriend likes seafood so it was a good choice for us. The potato pancakes were very good (served with Applesauce an Sour Cream). As an appetizer I received 3 good sized pancakes. For my entree I had Sauerbraten which was equally as good. My boyfriend had shrimp stuffed with crab meat and he was happy with the portion and flavor. They also have a decent wine selection and good choice of deserts, even German Chocolate Cake and Black Forest. The restaurant itself is old but renovated. Very relaxed atmosphere and our table faced the water. It was a clear night and you can see Manhattan. I would definitely recommend Bahrs and looking forward to going back.

BR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view of the water while dining. Food was very good. We will be back.

LH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is great, and the atmosphere is wonderful.

MD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Hofbrauhaus Octoberfest menu on this visit. The German meatballs for app and the Sauerbraten and Wiener Schnitzel for entres were all really very good. The German Chocolate cake dessert was creamy and delightful.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our 1st visit. We had the popcorn shrimp for an appetizer. It was delicious and not overly fried. I had the broiled scallops and my husband had the hot lobster roll - both were very good! The scallops were cooked perfectly - not rubbery and over cooked. We sat right next to a window overlooking the water. We will definitely be back.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a casual dinner. Can't beat the view and the weather was perfect. Always the nicest wait staff that make dining a pleasure.

FD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Living in the area we usually avoid the waterfront restaurants during the tourist season so we hadn't been to Bahr's in quite a while.

We went on a fall day specifically for the Octoberfest food. The selection was limited but what we chose was mostly very good. Our appetizer was the sausage sampler, two well cooked sausages with sauerkraut a nice choice. My wife ordered wiener schnitzel with the gravy on the side. This came with spaetzel, red cabbage, and sauerkraut. Traditionally wiener schnitzel is veal, this version was pork. A very nicely done meal. The meat was perfect though the gravy was a bit salty for my taste. I had the grilled smoked pork chops. These were also served with red cabbage, german potato salad, and red cabbage. The pork chops were outstanding, perfectly prepared. We also ordered a side of 3 potato pancakes to share. Though the sides were in general good the potato pancakes were not. The looked and tasted like they were made from a store bought mix. I was disappointed as I do like a good potato pancake.

I was pleasantly surprised by the overall experience. I expect that we will go back soon for a seafood meal.

AH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went for a friends birthday. She ordered twin lobster tails supposed to be 6 ounces each. They gave her 4 , 3 ounce tails. Dried out over cooked. Showed the waitress. She picked a tail up with her hand and took to the kitchen. She came back with a new one yet there were 3 more over cooked tails on the plate. Asked for the manager. Watched as the waitress talked to the manager and watched as they laughed for 3 minutes before her came over. He then says this is how they serve them off season he said the waitress should have told us. He took the uneaten food off the tab. We ordered desserts. One was apple strudel. I asked if there was raisins was told nope. Of course it was loaded with raisins. To make matters worse when we told the manager about how the waitress took the food off the plate with her bare hands he told her before our desserts came out. Can’t imagine why he would humiliate her and make her continue to wait on us. Very mean man.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bahrs

RT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Octoberfest menus are back. Delicious sauerbraten and pot roast. Great polite young lady excellent service.

DO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual a pretty good meal. They do seafood right, but if you are not a big seafood fan the selection is extremely limited. Our group has one who is not a big seafood lover and dreads going here. The selections for non seafood lovers is a Filet Mignon, over cooked, dry pot roast or some chicken in a pasta and sauce dish. We'd come more often if the selection was a bit expanded.

PC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We used to come here when I was a child. The food is still good, ole school restaurant cooking, quality and quantity. The fresh hot biscuits were soft and flaky soooo good. I had the crab cake sandwich. The crab cake was filled with pieces of lump crab meat, little filler. Delicious!

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