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Drift Beach Bar & Restaurant, Long Beach, NJ

Drift Beach Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
54 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Drift Beach Bar and Restaurant, where you can experience an oceanfront bar and coastal flavor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 492-1501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Beach Haven

  • Cross street

    2399 N Atlantic Ave, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Kid Friendly

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Good for Groups

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Dining

  • South Jersey Shore

    Kid Friendly

  • South Jersey Shore

    Good for Groups

  • South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Apps were great. Entrees very good. Slam was good but dry. I comment. We ate outside and the condensation from the drinks made the table very wet and uncomfortable to eat on. They should use paper coasters to absorb the water. Thanks. Rick
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Very long wait for meal - 2 hours. Food not prepared as we asked. They gave us a few free drinks but didn’t Comp for bad quality food. Complained about other customers.
  3. LB

    LBIeater

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    3 or 6 meals came back wrong. Brought them back to kitchen and moved wrong items from one plate to other so teriyaki sauce from one meal was now on the other. Waiters only explanation was “a lot of our kitchen staff quit yesterday”. Did not make a wrong situation right, which they could have easily done.
  4. S

    Senora

    Baja California Sur

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was hood. Wait staff did a great job but the kitchen was very backed up! We sat inside and it was super noisy. Sorry we were not able to be seated outside. Cioppino was outstanding as was the tuna bowl, all appetizers, enjoyed the lobster Mac & cheese, salmon, magi tacos. We will definitely be back. Our only negative was how long it took for food to come out. We did get appetizers quickly! Everything was yummy!
  5. JG

    JGin

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a good meal and Alicia the bartender is great
  6. l

    lisa

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waitress was not attentive to our table and failed to bring items in a timely fashion. Food was average at best.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, awesome atmosphere!
  8. M

    Matt

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Nice food options!
  9. DS

    DianaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food , great drinks and a fun vibe ! Our server was very sweet and helpful. We would like to try it for lunch!
  10. MH

    MaryH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, casual, beach like environment. Festive background noise. Simple food- apps, sandwiches, salads, few dinner entrees. All tasty! Full bar that includes frozen drinks. Recently renovated and it looks great! Great for families, beach goers, small groups. We ate inside this time for dinner but have also sat out on the covered patio! Recommend for a fun meal out!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our server Cole was awesome! Only negative was a lot of flies that were hanging around our table. We were by the door so we get it. Other wise is was a nice dinner
  12. S

    Senora

    Baja California Sur

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Hangar steak snd cioppino. We will be back!!
  13. ER

    EileenR

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    food was a little disappointing. small portions. expensive
  14. G

    Gigi

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful quick service, delicious food, great beach ambience. Too notch!
  15. MW

    MarkW

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our waitress was excellent but the restaurant was a bit chaotic. The bar and kitchen were having trouble keeping up with the demand.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were celebrating our wedding from earlier that day. Overall, Drift was a decent experience and food. I don’t think I’d come out of my way to dine here. It was convenient since we are staying here.
  17. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Great server
  18. S

    Senora

    Baja California Sur

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and it has become one of our family’s new favorites. Everyone enjoyed the guac, chips, street tacos, burgers, lobster roll, salmon, garden salad. Service was outstanding. The outdoor seating overlooking the dunes was an added bonus. Can’t wait to return!!
  19. P

    Puffy

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Staff was professional and handled the fact that it was raining significantly and the lights even shut off for a second or two. Food was ok. Had the fish & chips. The chips were good and yummy, but nothing that I found amazing. I would have given a 3, but the staff was really professional, so I’m giving it a 4.
  20. t

    tobytoes

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious and service outstanding! Will definitely be back
  21. O

    Olliemom

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First time visiting since the new owners took over. Place looks great. Light and bright but very noisy- acoustics not ideal. Did have music outside which was nice and the service was very good. The menu offers a lot of options. My friend got the lobster roll which came with very interesting and delicious fries. The roll was small but my friend said it was good. Her husband got the tuna steak which he said was good and a nice portion. I was going to order the mahi street tacos for dinner but the waitress warned me that the portion was small so I got it to share as an appy which is good since it came with 3 tiny tacos and nothing on the side. I got a chicken Caesar salad instead which was ok but was missing the ciabatta so I had to ask for it. My husband ordered the tuna poke bowl. It was also good but very small portion- not enough for dinner. All in all, it wasn’t bad but I would probably come back for lunch instead of dinner.
  22. WG

    WillisG

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Disappointing bar food. Very loud off key music and background noise
  23. DM

    DianeM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not enough help but very good food & drinks. Will go again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and I went to dinner at drift. We had a 6:45 reservation and got there at 6:20. We were seated almost immediately. The service was great. Very quick. Drinks and apps were ordered within minutes and brought out very quickly. Food was ordered and served quickly as well. In total, we were in and out in less than an hour. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant.
  25. ML

    MelisaL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant dinner experience Aside from waiting a little longer to get our drink orders in everything g was great Great attentive waitress Love the menu items
  26. LN

    LauraN

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had never eaten here before. It was a great find within walking distance from our hotel. The outside dining room had a nice, beachy feel. Food was very good and it was an excellent value.
  27. S

    Snappy57

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Very disappointed. New management has remodeled the space, installed large formate “white” ceramic tile, increased seating and now presents a very short menu. The noise level was near unbearable with a solo singer playing for the 1 1/2 hours while we were there. Add that to the noise level created by bbthe increased capacity and it made cross conversation near impossible. A dinner menu looked more like a lunch menu with very limited selection. A restaurant called “Drift” on the beach you’d think they would have a better selection of seafood items. We will not return until the menu offers what should be expected at a shore/beach front restaurant. Our server, was attentive and did his best.
  28. LS

    LyndaS

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We were excited to try Drift and had a reservation for 7 pm on a Friday night. We ere seated immediately and our server came right over. We ordered and were served very quickly. Tacos and coconut shrimp were very good. The cheese burger was well done instead of medium as ordered. But it still was quite good! The only negative comment would be that the music was much too loud! We had to yell to be able to chat at the table. Which was disappointing for us. The reason we choose the restaurant was to be able to eat outdoors and enjoy the music.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere!
  30. DD

    DonnaD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Rude hostess, understaffed, meal came when everyone else was done! I was embarrassed I recommended.
  31. R

    Rich

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall it was ok. The vibe is good but the tacos for example are very basic something you ca
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were ending our week staying at “the Shore” and wanted a beachfront, outdoor, seafood experience. The Drift didn’t disappoint! We had a great meal in a great spot then walked the beach at sunset. Great meal and great experience.
  33. GD

    GeoffreyD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Don't waste your time. The waitstaff is very nice, but the food is very hit and miss. The ceviche was literally the worst I have ever eaten. A weak salsa verde with a few bits of shrimp thrown in. I mean, $17 for a completely inedible little metal sauce cup full of yuk, with a few nasty chips on the side. I would be embarrassed to serve this to anyone. That dish alone could have ruined the meal, but the tuna tacos were a close 2nd in terms of unappealing flabby bland and unappetizing qualities. But DO get the lobster mac and cheese. At least someone knew what they were doing with that dish. The rest...meh.
  34. BH

    BrianH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening, food, music and service wee all good.
  35. m

    markm

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We were a little thrown off when we arrived because all the parking spaces were numbered. So we all parked on the street. It would be great if there were spaces specifically for the dinner guests. We had a enjoyable dining experience.
  36. DN

    DNBH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love what they’ve done to the place. Looks great. Food was good drinks were excellent. Noise level Is a little too Much for us for our weekly night out. Hard to have a conversation.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance and location! Definitely order the lobster mac and cheese
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A bit generic ambiance but overall the food was good and came out quickly.
  39. SL

    SaraL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carolyn was great and we had a lot of fun
  40. SF

    StillFab

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal here. Food was excellent. Service by Anthony was great. We will definitely be back!

FAQs

Drift Beach Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Drift Beach Bar & Restaurant

2399 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, NJ 08008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2399 N Atlantic Ave, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008

  • Neighborhood

    Beach Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

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