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Klein's Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room & Sushi Bar

708 River Rd. (Eighth Ave.) Send to Phone
732-681-1177 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Super-fresh, super-size seafood is the daily fare at Klein’s.

Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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Klein's Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room & Sushi Bar Restaurant Review

: Since 1929, the Klein family has been serving super-fresh seafood in this fish-market-turned-dockside-dining restaurant. The place includes a sushi bar and a grill room, where tablecloths and china replaced the picnic tables and paper plates of yore. Still, in the summer months, the most popular tables are outside, under big market umbrellas, with boats gliding past on their way to the sea and live music setting the mood. On the menu are pan-seared Chilean sea bass served over balsamic marinated grilled vegetables and finished with an herb-infused olive oil; cioppino, loaded with clams, mussels, shrimp, bay scallops and monkfish simmered in a white wine tomato herb sauce; and seafood Diablo, a fiery dish made with lobster tail, shrimp, scallops and clams over linguine with a zesty tomato sauce.


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