A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Station 117 Restaurant and Bar in Beach Haven

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Station 117 Restaurant and Bar pays homage to the lifesaving stations that once provided protection and refuge for sailors along the coast of Long Beach Island.

Station 117 is affiliated with Buckalews, a long time island favorite (Buckalews now, Buckalews then). It is located in the same block just north of Buckalews.  The interior and exterior is not a replica of any of the Lifesaving Stations on Long Beach Island but it does capture the atmosphere. 

Station 117 in Beach Haven, NJ

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon after our sail on the A.J. Meerwald.  They had a limited Brunch Menu available. I opted for the Station Burger which is Organic Grass Fed Beef , Sweet and Sour Onions , Gorgonzola, Arugula, Horseradish Mayo and French Fries. The burger is branded with 117.  

Station 117 Burger

My girlfriend opted for the Shrimp Scampi Flatbread with Garlic,  Lemon, and  Fontina Cheese. 

Flatbread Pizza

There is a large covered deck that is set back from the boulevard.  There is also handicap access to the deck and dining room. 

Outdoor dining

If you are interested in the history of Long Beach Island, Check out the large photograph on the wall to the left of the bar below. That probably is from the 1920’s or so. There you can see

  • The Baldwin Hotel
  • The Engleside Hotel (Look for the oceanside turret) The link to the Engleside page here shows a much earlier version of the hotel. 
  • The “Y” junction where for the railroad where the trains could turn around for the trip back north. You can see a train in the Beach Haven Station. 
  • Dock road (where Bird and Betty’s/the Ketch/ The Acme is located)
  • The old water tower in Beach Haven that was destroyed in the early 1960’s. 
  • Long Beach Boulevard as a mostly gravel road
  • A large expanse of marsh that is now wall to wall homes. 

You can see a similar aerial view of Beach Haven from the 1920’s on our site. 

The Bar

Station 117 is located at 117 North Bay Avenue in Beach Haven. For more information, see the Station 117 site

Parking can be difficult to find depending on the time of day. 

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