Reviews of Surf City (Restaurant)

1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States

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At this moment this firm gets a score of 4.1 stars over 5 and this score was based on 1431 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Surf City IN New Jersey

Mark Lusk

Incredible location, right on the marina. Great drinks, simple but perfectly prepared food, and friendly and attentive service. Very relaxed, great spot to hang out with friends. Can't wait to go back!

Heidi Godoy

So, the food is average. We got the shrimp appetizer which was meh. The guacamole was good. The staff is average. I ordered a Truly at one bar and asked for the same at the other bar and the server said that they don’t carry that drink at any of the bars.... The views are nice of the boats. Better places in the area. Won’t be back.

Deborah Eddy

Fun place! Went for an after work party for the first time, four yours ago and haven't been back. Had a great time just haven't been back. I liked that you could have a table in the sand or on the deck outside. The mixed drinks were good and the servers were friendly (those things stick in my mind.)

Sarat Chandra

Summary: Nice summer hangout spot with great vibes but average bar food. Full review: Surf City is one of the many summer hangout spots at Jersey City along the shore to enjoy the blissful sun. Recently visited on a Friday night with a group of friends to have a fun casual hangout along the waterfront. The vibe here is really nice, good artificial beach with some bon fires and great seating by the waters. The service was great and the food and alcohol served is decent . But it doesn't do enough justice to the atmosphere and the location around. It could have been a lot better. The menu isn't too vegetarian friendly either. There are just a few options with just a couple good choices. The Mac and cheese we tried was great and the chips with guac was perfect sharable plate. The drinks menu was good enough and there were a couple of bar counters too. Recommendations: Make sure to get seated by the waters or at the bonfire Food: Mac & Cheese, Chips with Gauc

Safiya Blair

Love this place. Good food good prices. Drinks affordable. Good atmosphere

S Carr

Lovely venue to just enjoy the aquatic ambience. Marina, great restaurants and staff.

Sonia Araujo

The view which is a major selling point was obscure by parked boats n yachts, the food was very good but the alcoholic drinks were frosty, too sweet and tasteless. Service was excellent, the ladies cordial n gracious.

Matthew Alcalde

Staff is unfriendly and place is dirty. I get that it is for the younger crowd, but the bartenders and staff sound annoyed when you ask for a drink. The food is good.

Vishwa Ragala

Best place to hangout around the beach. They've got some good cocktails. Loved the ambience.

Grimformation

Food was really good could b a "city island )" type of spot but they dont serve crab legs...??? At least tdy they didnt but it also wasnt too diverse. This wasnt my first time goin.... its 2019 .. everyone should b mingling together... all this separation is corny. Lets get to know each other people.

WILLIAM AVAL

Amazing view d lot of fun. Food is good

Rajil Jain

Great place to hang out and have a beachy outing.

Mim Haque

Awesome view and the happy hour prices are amazing!

Angélica Cruz

perfect for people who love boats and water

DA VEH

Food was standard, wait was long. If you wanted to eat inside, it was so dark you could barely see your hands let alone the food you were eating. Turn on some lights indoors!

Miriam Israel

More grungy than I prefer to be around.

Christina Y

Came out for drinks and ended up having dinner, tried the surf City sunrise cocktail and it was good but more on the sweet side like a frozen mango drink and I didn't really taste the tequila. The margarita was my favorite sweet and tangy with just enough tequila. We shared calamari for appetizers and it was amazing. It's not like other places where they give you a few pieces and then a lot more mixed veggies. Definitely recommend. I had the lobster roll and I was a little disappointed. I wasn't expecting fresh Maine lobster but the lobster salad mix was dry. Also there's no option to get one roll, it's 2 rolls for $22 plus fries and cole slaw which isn't a bad deal at all but if I'd known what the lobster was like I'd have skipped altogether and had something else. If you're looking for a place to chill outdoors with nice view, good music, drinks and friends its a great spot. A little pricey and I didn't see any happy hour deals but along the lines of what you'd get trying to find a rooftop. I would definitely go back

kaminee shimpi

View is not great but good to hangout

Hardik Parekh

Very nice place to chill. Good food , drinks , atmosphere and you will enjoy being there. Do visit if you are in NJ.

Steven Janesko SR

good food good service

John Perez

Great views, vibe, cocktails. Twin lobster rolls were good but the Lobster ravioli was delicious with strong flavor. The wait for food was long unfortunately.

Eduardo Villalona

We wanted to have a nice brunch and stumbled upon this place. The service was very slow, especially considering the amount of people there. We ordered the Mexican Sangria bucket and was very dissatisfied with what came out. It tasted so bad we didn't even drink it, we were offered another one so we took the classic White Sangria bucket (it tasted a little better). Unfortunately, the food wasn't that much better. My friend and I thought we'd share the Twin Lobster Po' boys since our server said it was on two rolls (the menu also said it as well). What he failed to mention was, each roll was roughly 3 inches. It did taste pretty good and would have been nice as a meal for one.

Jay Baum

I love the dock and dine option! It's the only place you can do that in the area.

Richard Diaz

Excelent place. This restaurant is very unique and the food is delicious.

Sherice Johnson

Great atmosphere and food

Miss Tiny

Good service, very chill, great bar service. But the bathrooms need a lil more TLC. Other then that it's great.

Kanu Suguro

Can't go wrong with beach sand and parasols. The food can be hit or miss though, but the fries tend to be consistently nicely crunched albeit maybe aggressively seasoned depending on your preference. Lobster mac 'n cheese exudes a surprisingly luxurious vibe.

Prasad Gajare

Very nice ambiance.

M Jeff Castillo

Great place if you looking to just hangout and have a few drinks

Valerie Bridges

Absolutely love this place! Great views and atmosphere. And it's pet friendly! #winning

Tom Wurm

Good food. Nice views

Kit Chan

Food was good. You either get service or no service. The lines are long but move pretty quickly. They allow dogs under 20 lbs, which is nice.

Chris M

I think this place is racist towards brown people, waited over 25 mins to get a waiter (wasn’t even busy) had to go up twice to the table and ask...food and drinks were very good. Don’t think I’ll be back.

Paul

This place has food, drinks, and live music. The Baja Burger was good, and the fries that come with it are delicious! The Calamari was very good as well. The Lobsters Rolls on the other hand, were a bit dry for my liking, so I won't recommend them. The drinks are a bit pricey but alright. The live band was good and it gives a nice Caribbean vibe to the whole place which goes really well with the marina atmosphere. The place is very relaxed and they have five different bars where you can get drinks from. They have access to the water so you can park your boat here and enjoy a nice meal and a few drinks. Overall a nice experience.

Filip Mazur

Strong drinks, sand, fire pits, chill vibe, if weather is great definelty a place to go. Food could be a better quality, buffalo chicken tenders I got were literally frozen Tyson chicken tenders warmed up with some buffalo spicy hot sauce on top. In my opinion try something else.

Jacqueline Serrano

Nice place to go with your other half or with your family. Had a great time.

ryan lynch

Top 5 bar to visit in Jersey City........Beach feel, City Atmosphere. Combines everything you need

Jonathan Maldonado

Set a reservation if going on Friday or Saturday nights. Thank me later

Carla Wilkins

Nice scene. Decent food and decent pours

Lalith Samanth Puchakayala

Great place with awesome views of the ocean and yatch club. Needs more drink options with longer food serving hours.

Jeffrey Melito

Sunday afternoon was awesome. Great service, nice facilities, and a terrific atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back.

Robert Magee

Good place To have drink food and view of new york

Lauren Condit

Slow service, mediocre food and bad drinks. Too bad since it’s an awesome location

Carol Williams

The crowd, as mentioned, appears a ....melting pot. There's always cougars around or a squad of bros with a jule, slyly blowing a puff off the deck and then concealing it in their pocket and giggling. There's frequently a clique of orangely tanned women wearing those necklaces with their name on them in diamonds, taking insta vids of themselves and laughing way too loud because they had 1 vodka soda with a splash of cran.

China Higgins

Nice place lots to do and see...I wouldn't bring my children...but lol actually do...its family friendly I guess

Chris Pickering

Excellent staff lovely bar next to the marina and on site food

Jay Jay

Nice chill spot with good drinks...definitely will be visiting again

michele toher

I was turned away because my REGISTERED SERVICE ANIMAL was over their “weight limit”. She is a 40lb Shepard/lab mix. I am so disappointed in the ownership of this establishment and I am heartbroken for all of the other patrons who have been and will be turned away with their service animals. I am disheartened. I will never come back here. A place that doesn’t respect service animals and their owners isn’t a place that’s going to profit from my money. SHAME ON YOU SURF CITY.

Ken Himsel

Nice place to get out and enjoy the summer weather. Water view with lots of boat - watching, live music on the weekends. Only had the Guac and chips and the Safron Rice , so will have to come back again to try some of the seafood plates, All of which looked good and were popular with the guests.

Patricie Shelbie

The lobster rolls were amazing. Happy hour has some pretty good specials so no complaints there. Definitely a pretty nice experience. I highly recommend it here.

Jessica Pinzon

I hate leaving reviews like this. In January, my 28-year-old fiancé was diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, he has lost all of his hair, and frequently wears a hat when we go out. We live in the Vantage, steps from Surf City. We went to this establishment on Memorial Day and he was wearing a hat. They let him in, no problem. Tonight, however, was different. The "bouncer" told him he was not allowed in the bar with a hat, so I took the hat for him and said I would put it in my purse. The "bouncer" said that was unacceptable and that the hat needed to be discarded of. This hat has been with us to chemo appointments, doctors appointments and radiation appointments at Memorial Sloan Kettering. When we explained the situation and that my fiancé was a cancer patient, he clearly stated that he didn't care and "it's just policy." YIKES. I asked to speak to the manager, who said that "if we had explained the situation maybe they could make an accommodation." I said clearly that we did explain the situation and the "bouncer" was RUDE and still would not allow us in. At this point, I was crying. Disgusted and horrified (I had people from out of town visiting), I left and went to Lutze, where bald cancer patients wearing hats are welcomed. Surf City is DISCRIMINATORY. Against cancer patients nonetheless. I will never return and ensure that no one I know does either.

sayad absolam

Good food and good beer sexy women

Paul Boltan

The food is overpriced and not even good. However the environment is beautiful

J. Mathews

Really overpriced for average food. The Lobster Rolls was especially egregious. Nearly $25 for a pitiful amount of lobster. The seating area needs to be cleaned but no does it as far as I know since I was there for 2 hours and saw no cleaners. The wait time for the food was a little much as well, almost 45 minutes but I think that's to be expected since it was the weekend. The drinks are NY prices, a mixed drink was served in a cheap plastic cup and charged nearly $10. Selection was very limited as well. They didn't have cognacs or certain vodkas. If you're craving seafood go to a better seafood place, this place is like what Burger King is to a burger.

Hollin Calloway

4 stars for the venue which is awesome, but the food is average to below average and not that great of service. You go here for the location and ability mainly to drink in a great venue/location with amazing views and water and boats all around you, tons of space.

Dhruvang Patel

Good ambience. Drinks are average. Didnt tried food. But loved the atmosphere. Please seat in the sand area.

Jade Kwong

Pretty cool and laid back scene. Decent drinks and large space. There’s a few different bar and seating areas too.

Matthew Jackson

Good drinks! Food a tad lackluster for the price. Go for the drinks and you wont regret it

Sara Henriques

Great atmosphere, service and views. They have fire pits and a large open area seating.

Geraldo Williams

The vibes here are crazy! Absolutely love this place

Tejas Rana

Great place to come and chill. They have food, drinks, cold drinks, and different environments for everyone. The view of all those boats is great and you can get a nice wind from the river.

Kimberly M. Rose

Perfect place to meet up with friends and enjoy some drinks outside. You can not help but love the view of the marina and NYC skyline in the distance. Multiple bars and an attentive staff behind the bars and dining area.

sandeep chitta

I am trying to be respectful here, the security guy was very rude and disrespectful. The bar was supposed to close at 2 am. But we were forced to leave at 1 am when asked about this he stated that the close out time depends on number of people in the bar. We had friend from San Francisco with us. This place ruined our friends night out. Period. Would not recommend this place if you are looking for a peaceful time with your friends

Nyx Ebana

It's a very down to earth kind of vibe. I saw moms with their kids in strollers there lol I'm not judging, just painting the picture. The vibe is definitely beachy. There are boats surrounding you and you get the occasional jet skiers bouncing around. The drinks are super jersey shore, sweet and strong.

mahesh mahipathi

It's very nice summer evening hang out place. Beautiful view of NYC and Hudson river.lot of parking options available

Joseph Solfaro

Love the atmosphere in the marine and on the water. Pretty good food and plenty of space. They have music, but I wish it was more often

Peter Xaysanasy

Whether super busy (weekends) or not, the food is still quick and delicious. Kid friendly until 9pm. Great view and energy!

Mariya Shteynberg

Very awesome ambiance. You can see the Statue of Liberty from the patio. It's a really chill atmosphere. The handmade guacamole is DELICIOUS.

Brian Van Aerde

Very satisfied with the service and the environment as well

Matthew Garber

Surprisingly very good food and ambiance

Lady Underwood ,

The scenery and food was excellent!!

Josip Medic

It's a cool spot with a nice view, but the food and drinks were meh at best.

Dane White

Great place to take a date or a big group, nice atmosphere, beautiful scenery and great service. The food was pretty good except for the fried cod but beside that I thought is was great.

Nataly Tesorero

The restrooms are so dirty. Not no soap for wash your hands before eat

Karen De Jesus

It's nice and chill .. feels like you're away without being away...

Joanne Arias

Food was okay but the weather was perfect and ambiance was great!

Chris Trinidad

Nice place to drink at a downtown pier. Kid friendly.

William McBee

Had fun, relaxed and the staff there was accommodating and friendly.

Ahmed Magdy

Amazing place, great view, food is ok, really like it.

Doctor Dig

So much food, we couldn't finish it all. BEAUTIFUL backdrop, just so peaceful.

Gabriela Llerena

Service was good, and view was very nice. The food tasted so store bought! One of the things we got was chips and salsa, but both tasted exactly like the tostitos chips and salsa and 3 times more expensive.

Manuel Diaz Sola

Great place for the summer. Super tasty food and reasonable prices!

Rhonda Smith

The atmosphere is BEAUTIFUL The food and prices were great I loved my evening with my partner and FAMILY..I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND

jerzeegurl924

Great atmosphere, live band and decent drinks. However for the second time visiting the service for sit down was TERRIBLE. The waiter was rude and walked away as we tried to order. The food came out cold and Manager tried to charge us for the food that was returned. Will never eat here again but def be back for the atmosphere bar area.

cathyman 1

The food was acceptable at 3.8, Service rated the same. The venue was like a 3 ring circus, the bar, the self help food concession and the dining with service. The venue was perfectly suited for the 26 to 40 crowd finger food and 2 bottles of white wine was $170.00, automatic 18% gratuities was inclusive in the $170.00. the venue has a boat dock by the restaurant with a view of Jersey City shore and New York skyline. Security personnel were everywhere.most everyone entering were carded..guess security is a necessary evil due to the large occupancy . Normally would prefer a more subdued atmosphere and surroundings but that night skyline and cool river breeze was a real treat.

Mark Tirabassi

Here with the kids who clearly are in the Sun and I ask ever so nicely for 2nd umbrella , exactly like the table next to us, abs was turned down. Still here if anyone cares. No reason offered either. I’ll need to post this across 23 platforms. A little neglect and no care for children is uncalled for. Umbrellas slide right in the big hole of the table. Again. Just like the table next to us. If I worked a job, I’d do it to my highest capabilities but appears we should feel lucky to be here. Or if I quote the hostest “we are not supposed to such and such”. Hey owners, do you advise your staff to ensure they don’t take care of your guests?

K LOWE

Horrible customer service... DEFINITELY RACE PROFILING! I brought a party of 8 and we were unapologetically turned away because one of my guests was wearing boots. Very very unhappy with this place... especially being my first experience here. I believe this horrible business owes myself AND my guests an apology!

Tyrone Leader

Excellent food, great entertainment and an atmosphere that promotes a good time. Surf City may be one of my new favorite destinations to eat and meet up with friends. And, the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. I recommend this place to anyone as a destination and not just if you are in the area. Plus they are open until 3am and you are right by the water and the associated activities.

Clifford A Rathkopf Jr.

Yacht club open to the public, boat moorings on three sides. Large venue, plenty of seating. Indoor bar, outdoor bar. Menu heavy on crab and lobster (including huge portions of fries), but other selections available. Resort atmosphere, resort prices. Once the weather gets cold, the party can move inside, but outside on a warm evening with an ocean breeze is the real draw.

ARIN OTUKS

Food was decent! Didn’t really like the atmosphere but the music was okay! Great view though

Christopher Miranda

Solid place to unwind a Friday night! Having your feet in the sand with a drink around a fire with friends and being on the water front watching boats pass by is great. The smell of seafood wafting in the air let's you pretend you're far off somewhere exotic. Multiple bars are convenient if one is too full with people. Or you can have table service in some areas for the restaurant experience. It's mostly open air and not loud if want to have a conversation without screaming.

Nicholas Downham

Nice atmosphere in the sand with the fire pits. It's a kid friendly place so if you're looking to take kids it's a good place for you. If you're looking to avoid kids, avoid the sand beach area.

Melvin Walker

Too bad it's impossible to give less than 1 star. I had the most unpleasant experience today when I watched a Disabled Veteran denied entry because of her Service Dog on Memorial Day, also Fleet Week. We have dined in 5 star establishments in major cities without incident, it is a real insult to be treated this way by an establishment that we were only patronizing due to it's close proximity to our accommodations. I would only hope that in the future they recognize the error in their ways and treat customers with an once of respect. Don't worry about us or our small circle of Active Duty and Retired Military friends, we will not be returning here anytime soon.

Joseph Nelson

The food is good. Great views of the boats and ocean.

Tracy Finch

Great place to just Chill. You and that special person. The food was banging along with the drinks. Great bartender that was serving me at the bar from the time I got there to the time place was closing up. It was my first time there and it won’t be the last. (Smile)

judarvian nunez

Great place to go with friends and family.

Olivia Wright

Surf City has a great food at a decent price. My family and I have enjoyed many good meals here. Great American food and great services, Awesome experience.Highly recommended!

Rose Owen

it is a very welcoming place, I recommend it

Liv Arruda

Best place to hang out in the summer, they shrimp is amazing

Robert Gaydos

Great atmosphere and meal. The boiled shrimp were huge and had great flavor. The lobsters roll were ok, could of used more mixture of aioli but 2 rolls with French fries were a fair price of 23.95, even though the Cole slaw was lacking. Came in a small plastic to go container, 2 bites.

Shayne

Outdoor restaurant overlooking boating docks.. nice and wide open for music entertainment and drinking. That said the food was way overpriced.. like $15 for a decent hamburger. The avocado fries were terrible tho.

Trishy Trish

Beautiful view and the food wasn't too bad! The drinks can be better tho.

Ilya Feldsherov

For what it is, this place is great. Outdoor venue with a bunch of beers on tap, that usually has space to sit down (since it's so big). The chips are super stale, but the guac is freshly made so that kind of balances out. The salsa that they bring to the table is straight from a Tostitos jar (so, either terrible, or nostalgic, or something else, depending on your taste). All in all, I like the place and will be returning. Oh, and the lobster rolls are pretty good.

Josh Lotereña

Awesome place for day drinking outside.

Elite Poker Runs

Great spot for a cocktail party. Catering staff is great to work with. Patio with a view of marina and NYC skyline.

Pratik Desai

It really is a beautiful place and the food is great. A large outdoor space, with firepits at night and a sand area for a beach like feel. Unfortunately, I can't give more then 3 stars given the poor service staff here. The bartenders are terrible and wait staff have had errors every time I've been there. It's a shame, cause I really do love hanging out here. That being said, just level your expectations with the staff when you go and you'll be fine. Best scenario would be to use the express service for food and order your drinks 2 at a time.

hui liu

Wish there is a beach or nicer boardwalk..

Per Aba

Superb view, good beers, but super salty food and slowwww service.

Chino Diaz

Pretty nicd place to go on a boat or jetski

Randy Nelson

It's a nice spot to chill, great scenery as well. My reason for 3 stars is the food quality isn't that great. Majority of the selections either fried food with fries or yellow rice on the side. The taste is a bit bland as well. My suggestion, update your food menu, add more healthy seafood such as grill or steam selections. Not everyone likes battered fish or yellow rice.

Valdez Byron

Amazing Place!!! I had great experience here.They had freshly prepared food, drinks, and cold drinks. The view of all the boats were excellent and the atmosphere was cozy and calm. Highly Recommend!!!

Pedro Mota

Excellent place to relax by the water. Great atmosphere and music.

Pamela Rivera

Went here with a group of 10. Had so much fun! Service was great, food was good. Would definitely recommend.

Joe Medeiros

Great atmosphere for lunch/dinner

Vicki Combs

Nice big space with lots of area to chill

Danielle Blevins

What a great vibe! So sad to see it go until next season! I will be back just to see this place again!

Val Schuman

We were greeted by a bouncer type at the door, around noon. He told us that because of how some kids misbehaved recently, if our kids misbehaved in any way, we would be told to leave. Cool vibes from the get go. The waiter seemed cool enough, took our orders right away, and was gone. After half an hour with an empty table I asked him about our drinks. He said they were pretty much ready, just waiting at the bar, and he would bring them right over. After another half an hour, still without any of our orders, I asked about the drinks again. He asked which drinks we ordered and after about 10 min actually brought them. Later, when he brought our check, we were charged twice for the drinks. The food was low end average, the drinks we're pretty horrible (very watered down), everything was expensive. And they charge a mandatory 18% tip (if more than 5 people?), regardless of what you think of the service. The two somewhat redeeming qualities are good location/views and the polite, even if not very useful, waiter.

John Lawrence

Cool location on the water . Fried finger food and drinks while u lounge at the bar or in the sand . Wouldn’t suggest going near the water unfortunately kinda gross that Hudson River

Jeffrey Sierra

This place has gone from bad to worse. Their service takes about 30 mins for someone to come help you. The prices have gone up since last summer of 2018. Their dress code gets more and more strict after 6PM, probably to keep a certain demographic out. Pro tip: order your check with a 30 minute anticipation, may take longer. Once was more than enough.

Susan Ribbs

They are having lobster palooza right now till August 18th. Me, my hubbs & our grandson went today, we all had the whole lobster they had it classic style ; I had It french style ( butter, garlic & shallots ) delicious!! Great live band playing 80's music. Beautiful day, good food & great service.

Kanika Jain

Such a great summer spot! Great food and drinks and you don't have to pay to get in! They make fresh guac (which I love). I am so glad to have spent the day there.

Jerry Torres

Place is pretty nice to take your date or hang out with friends. Pretty cool its next to the water and all you can see are boats. The food is also pretty good.

Matthew Fitz-Henry

Great little getaway for drinks. Service is often slow and overwhelmed as they tend to get busy when the weather is nice. That said, it’s a great place to feel like you are away from the city without having to go anywhere.

Minerva Fuentes

Great vibe & food plus parking

Elijah Rivers

Great view while eating n drinks was great

LeTishia Little

Good portion is not really big.....chicken or burgers specifically.....clam chowder was cold

Sreekanth Enagalur

We loved the place. There is free parking right next to the place. You get to look at the busy hudson river. Food and drinks are reasonably priced. Desserts are quite different, I had never seen such menu anywhere else. The restrooms can be a bit cleaner but considering the crowd, its understandable. Forgot to mention that it has seatings for 3 types of people, for the people with kids there is a spot just for the families, there is a spot for the ones who prefer all the crowd and music and for a gathering of friends who just wanna hang and talk. I am the type 3 and that I liked very much about this place. It can get colder as its an open bar so be prepared.

michael sanders

Views and the atmosphere here are incredible. The food has never been amazing. The seafood for a restaurant on the water is mediocre. The rest of the food like wings and burgers are better. The bar however is awesome! Come here for a night or host a party here - it is a great spot.

Mariano Vega Jr.

Waterfront restaurant when you need it

Stephanie Nathan

So, besides the water front and the chill atmosphere, I had the worst first time experience. For starters the alcoholic beverages were just a waste. The food was very disappointing, it lacked flavor and was undercooked. Our server wasn’t too bad, but lacked knowledge in reference to the menu. Not even sure how this is rated as a 4 star restaurant. We complained about the food to the manager and he didn’t even apologize in reference to the horrible food but offered to take the items that was complained about off the bill. Probably won’t ever eat here again!

Darrin Miles

Very Nice hideaway get away. Feels like you're away yet on stay-cation spot.

Victor C

Standard bar, good food, great views on the water. Lots of space and shaded areas to hang. They have service outside in some areas and plenty of space to be comfortable with large groups. Food is def better than most bars Thurs HH specials are unbeatable!

cierra lockhart

Food is very good. Beautiful view of the ocean and boats.

Carla Oporto d'Ugard

Been here couple of times I think unless it’s not for happy hour it tends to be a little pricey. Nice ambience and location in front of the marina. Lacks a little on the table service and their menu variety

Lakshya Bhat

This is a place to enjoy a beach like setting in JC. Great ambience and views but low quality food. The prices are high.A place worth visiting to enjoy the good vibe .

Michael Nigro

Paris the bouncer was a real down to earth guy. Hes the man

Tyler hansen

Awesome spot with delicious mixed drinks and a great tap list

Richard McCormack

Little disappointed in service forgot nieces food had a party of 12 we finished food and were still waiting her chicken sandwich. We were charged for items not recived

Ruben Colon

Well, the lobsters are... so big!!! Very nice dishes, cocktails by the river. They make you feel at home, party atmosphere.

C D

Tried this place for the second time to see if the service had gotten any better because we like the ambiance. For starters, the food is mediocre and service is absolutely atrocious. Sat down at 6:05, was acknowledged at 6:15 and was given warm water with no lemon (after I asked for it 2x). after 35 mins was given a LIME for my empty glass of water that I had already downed. My boyfriend asked for a cider and was given rose and they didn’t tell us that they were out of the cider until I asked if they gave us the right drink. After 45 mins we got our appetizer which was cold. It’s 7:15 pm and we still haven’t received our order of sandwiches (2). How hard is it to put lobster on a slice of toast?!? I don’t understand how this place is still getting customers. All they got going for them is the view to be honest, we will not be returning. Get friendlier staff and a better system because this place is going down the drain.

Juhi Jaisinghani

great vibe and awesome place to visit with kids during the day time hours

Tierra Edmunds

Fun for the whole family! There's sand, drinks, and great food. Attended a company event and the catering was delicious. So was the Sangria!

Zilla Clarke

The peace of mind and relaxation...

Srikanth Gajavelli

Pretty nice place, outside seating, some games for groups to play. Its right by the water wt nice views n has a direct ferry from wall st. Ferry stn.

Kara Attal

First time here and I DEFINITELY will be back! Amazing views right on the water, live music, great vibes, and delicious food.

Julio Urena

You guys better get your act together. Summer hasn’t even started and 1 hour to be seated. 42 minutes to even acknowledge my existence and no steamed clams to boot. Still waiting on the my beer and your greeters and waiters/waitresses looks stressed and not happy.

Dinesh Ramasamy

There is a dumb 'no hats' rule. My friend was stopped by the bouncer for his hat, which he had to leave outside, but when we got in we saw at least 4 others with hats on. What? Nice lights and view from the place, but the weird rules and the fact that drinks are Manhattan-priced make me say it's just OK. Might try again sometime, maybe not.

Seth Wright

Great venue. Crowd on weekends can get a little wily, but still fun.

Randol Benites

Very nice place...live music...good food...good views...boats..

geralyn Latza

Celebrated my daughters birthday here last night. Everything went perfectly. There was a little bit of confusion with my reservation but worked out for the best with self service as we were not rushed. The food and drinks were great and the atmosphere was really fun with nice views. The only reason why I didn’t give a 5 was for the reason the 2 hostess’ were pretty rude. We did speak to the manager who accommodated is and a security guy by the name of Arsenio. He asked me if I needed help and found a better place for my family to sit with better views. We plan on making this an annual event at Surf City Our entire family had a great time.

Sean Dray

Loved the view. Very affordable. Great for a date with someone you've been out with a few times already. Must go before summer ends

E

Visited last night and witnessed the nastiest treatment of a customer that I've ever seen. A woman politely asked a bartender named Meg if she was currently helping anyone to which the bartender replied "No, I'm not helping anyone, AT ALL." She then rolled her eyes and walked away, leaving everyone in the surrounding area with a face of surprise and disgust. I was extremely put off by that and don't think I'll be visiting again after that.

Annelle Beall

Their hours are very seasonal. When we went in September, they had already closed except for weekends. I am not sure they stay open at all in the winter. I suggest calling!

Jim Twetten

Great place if you like sticky floors and tables.

franz orsi

Nice spot to go out stand up paddling in front of Manhattan.

Brandon J. Lloyd

Decent place with a decent view. Hard to get to, but good once you get there.

Mihai Manitiu

Good view of the river with good atmosphere. Drinks are good but food needs some work.

Angela P

Service and food were ok. Atmosphere was excellent.

Business Hours of Surf City in New Jersey

SUNDAY
12PM–2AM
MONDAY
(COLUMBUS DAY) 4PM–2AM HOURS MIGHT DIFFER
TUESDAY
4PM–2AM
WEDNESDAY
4PM–2AM
THURSDAY
4PM–2AM
FRIDAY
4PM–3AM
SATURDAY
12PM–3AM

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