Restaurant Review

Quick Bite: The Ark Pub and Eatery

The Ark Pub and Eatery in Point Pleasant Beach is a longtime local favorite, offering “You catch it! We cook it!” service if you call ahead.

The battered cod sandwich.
The battered cod sandwich.
Photo by Lauren Payne

The Ark Pub and Eatery
Point Pleasant Beach
401 Route 35 North
732-295-1122

Open: Daily, lunch and dinner (until 2 am)

Price: $$

Style: A longtime favorite with locals and summer visitors alike, the Ark (a bit like Noah’s) is no-frills but welcoming. Unlike the Biblical version, this one carries more than 100 beers.

The Scoop: Attractive happy hour prices (and marathon duration, 11 am to 6 pm), plus events like Wednesday karaoke and Thursday trivia, draw a young crowd to the bar, but the dining room is always family friendly.

The Menu: Burgers rule, including the Award (port wine cheddar, caramelized onions, honey barbecue sauce) and the Reuben (Swiss, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing). The battered-cod sandwich is thick and delicious. Try the chicken cheese-steak, slathered in provolone. Fresh, locally caught fish entrées are served broiled, grilled or blackened, with choice of sauces.

Heads Up: If you call ahead, the Ark offers “You catch it! We cook it!” Cole slaw and side included, $14.95. The restaurant proudly proclaims its lack of WiFi with the slogan: “Talk to each other.”

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Seafood - Steaks
  • Price Range:
    Moderate
  • Ambience:
    A longtime favorite with locals and summer visitors alike, the Ark (a bit like Noah’s) is no-frills but welcoming. Unlike the Biblical version, this one carries more than 100 beers.
  • Ark Pub & Eatery, The
    401 Rte 35 N
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
  • Hours:
    Open 7 days for lunch and dinner;
    Dining: 11:30am - Midnight
    Early Bird Dinners: Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.;
    Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.;
    Sunday Happy Hour: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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