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Drew's Bayshore Bistro

25 Church St, Keyport, NJ 07735-1508
+1 732-739-9219
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“voodoo shrimp” (70 reviews)
“jambalaya” (26 reviews)
“pork” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Church St, Keyport, NJ 07735-1508
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, make a reservation. We saw people being turned away that thought they could just show up and get a table. Not on Saturday night! The hostess is an excellent front room manager. The dining room (small and intimate) never felt crowded. Tables were allowed...More

Thank DetectiveofTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got to go and was not disappointed. Food is excellent...as good or better than ive always heard. Staff is friendly and knowledgable. Got a chance to talk briefly with Drew. Really nice down to earth guy. Theres just nothing bad. Call and make your...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the coffee braised beef short ribs. The meat instead of being the meat from several short ribs was just one lump of stew meat. The meat was well done and fell apart just like it should of. The meat tasted just like a...More

Thank keyasset
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I couldn't wait to go to Drew's. It was outstanding. We had the flatbread special with figs and gorgonzola and the voodoo shrimp which I could eat everyday. We then had the jambalaya and short ribs and beignets for dessert. Everything was delicious. I highly...More

Thank Maazy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I hear al kinds of great things about this place, I just wasn’t impressed. I would say the staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, but the food was average.

Thank paratile
Reviewed 23 February 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE Drew's - He is a culinary genius! His dishes, inspired by New Orleans favorites are some of the best interpretations this southern-food loving foodie has ever had! The Jambalaya is not for the faint of heart. Be forewarned, it is SPICY and...More

Thank FanLAM
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This restaurant is my favorite place to go in the Bayshore area. For those who do not know, Chef Andrew Araneo has been featured on the Food Network several times on Chopped and on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. This alone, should give you an idea...More

Thank BrianandSam43
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Everything on the menu made fresh and delicious. We go for all our special occasions. I could make a meal out of the Voodoo Shrimp. New Orleans cooking at the Jersey Shore. Thank you Drew for staying local. With your outstanding menu you could open...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My son and I recently visited New Orleans, and being somewhat foodies, had a craving for some of those wonderful dishes. So for his birthday, took him, my daughter and wife to Drews. Service was prompt and friendly. I am always a fan of bring...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A little hard to find, but so worth it. We used to have a Cajun place by us that closed and haven't been able to find another, a friend told us about this place and the food is great. It not only has Cajun food,...More

Thank NNN
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20 April 2018|
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Response from Bioman48 | Reviewed this property |
I went during the week in November for dinner without a reservation. I would assume that for Saturday and especially in the nicer weather I would definitely make a reservation at last a week in advance.
Liz M
14 June 2017|
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Response from Pat T | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Geekasso that making a reservation is a good idea. Drew's is the best restaurant in the area. You won't be disappointed.
Mary M
9 May 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress seems fine. Nobody gets too dressed, but jeans and tee shirts seem inappropriate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Church St, Keyport, NJ 07735-1508
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Keyport
  • Phone Number: +1 732-739-9219
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