Klein's Fish Market & Waterside Cafe
708 River Rd.
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Very casual
Liquor: Full bar service
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy waterside dining and fresh sea food without fancy trimmings
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more complex and exotic sea food preparations in a more upscale atmosphere.
Recommended dishes: When available, The haddock platter, the scrod platter, the bluefish platter, the strip clams platter, the soft crab platter, the crab cake platter, the mahi mahi platter, shrimp and scallop marinara over linguine, shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta, linguine with white clam sauce, and the fried oyster roll.
Klein's Fish market in Belmar is a popular waterfront restaurant that serves up fresh seafood with a waterfront view of the Shark River inlet.
Klein's Fish Market is family owned and operated, handed down by many generations. While the fish market has been in operation since 1929, the addition of the restaurant occurred in 1990.
This is a Jersey shore spot where diners can enjoy sitting back and relaxing while watching the fishing trawlers pass by.
The reason to come to this place is to enjoy fresh, daily caught seafood with great waterfront views. The food preparation is simple, tasty, though prepared with little creativity. For the real Kleins experience, try their daily specials.
In the warmer months you can eat outdoors on the deck under large colorful umbrellas with paper plates and plastic silverware. Their Tiki Bar is open and it's where diners can enjoy Happy Hour and live music.
If you prefer, there is a more formal air-conditioned indoor dining, with a raw bar, tablecloths, and China.
In the peak summer months, be prepared for long lines.
They also have fresh seafood market for retail purchases or takeout.
Klein's Fish Market Cafe is child friendly, with an excellent children's menu.
They are open for lunch and dinner six days/week: Tuesday - Sunday.
(Updated: May 2023)
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