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Marisa DeVito
· January 25, 2018
I went here with my boyfriend for the first time. We’re usually not ones to complain, but it is necessary so Inkwell learns from their mistakes. We ordered two coffees and my boyfriend ordered a simpl...e breakfast sandwich. We received our coffee right away, but we waited for the sandwich for 40 minutes. It was a Thursday night, not busy whatsoever. It was only a breakfast sandwich, not a full dinner. Coffee was good, but the service was terrible. See More
Jennifer Zuczek
· December 27, 2017
I’m not one to complain & I love Inkwell but I am really disappointed. It was a busy night for a random Wednesday, we were told it would be a 25 minute wait for 3 people. Totally fine, not a problem. ...We ended up waiting 45 minutes, again not a problem.The issue was that groups (of 2, 4, & 5 people) were coming in after us were waiting 5 - 10 minutes then getting seated. I went up to ask the host who told me it would be another 15 minutes for us to be seated. I politely told him to take me name off the list, that I already waited 45 minutes. He sarcastically told me to have a great night, crossed my name off, & turned away.

Yes, the food & coffee is amazing but the customer service is very poor. Waiting an hour to be seated & even longer for food is just not worth it.
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Joey Pips
· March 17, 2018
its a fun place to go with friends on the weekend their coffee is really good music is great fun place in the summertime because the whole outside they have will be filled with people the food is grea...t I went there 3 times at every time I love them a good place to go if you just want to hang out with friends boyfriend girlfriend anybody I really do recommend this place See More
Neil Villapiano
· January 28, 2018
Myself and my girlfriend love coming here and it's really great that the people who work there now know me by name and call me a regular. All of the waiters are great people and they are all true, go...od friends to me! I love them all and they are family! The food is great and the wait is not too bad at all! The atmosphere is welcoming and great! See More
Troy Allen
· January 25, 2018
Coffee was good but had to wait 40 MINUTES for a simple breakfast sandwich. It would have been faster if I walked into the kitchen and cooked it myself. Wait staff doesn’t check up on you. It was a Thursday night. No excuse. Not worth it. Go literally anywhere else See More
Peter J. Fox
· August 4, 2017
I grew up on Brighton avenue, and the Ink Well is in my blood. Somehow, it has managed to stay relevant. Springsteen wrote Born to Run less than 500 feet from the place. We used to see him in there al...l the time.

The menu has changed very little over the years. My fiancée was thrilled with her dessert. The kids who work there were all very sweet. A must visit for anyone visiting Long Branch.
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Jenn Morrone
· December 29, 2016
I have been a patron of the Inkwell since my teens (I'm 33 now). Your experience will be a 50/50 roll of the dice it seems no matter what time or day you go. Food/coffee is always great. But sometimes... you will have to wait a long time to be served or even have your order taken, everything (appetizers and entrées come out all at once), it will be cold or it won't come at all. Your server will be either really great and attentive or totally pulled in 1000 directions and you won't see them for a long time.

We were there yesterday (husband, 2 other friends and me.) They sat us pretty quickly, then we were waiting for our orders for a good amount of time and at least two servers who were helping deliver food/drinks (we were upstairs) came to our table multiple times with other tables stuff, we just kind of had to laugh after awhile. All the servers we encountered seemed so overwhelmed.

The music is eclectic and always turned to 11 hard to have a conversation at normal conversation level but sometimes you luck out and have a sympathetic server who will lower the volume. I really do love going there, like I said the food/coffee are great but it can get frustrating.
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Jae Perez
· February 19, 2017
I love the chocolate chai. By far it's my favorite thing they serve. I'll definitely continue going... But if you're not a fan of loudness, that's the only thing pulling a star back. While their food great, and the nostalgia from going when I was a college kid is still there... I'm going to have to bring some ear plugs next time.

But grab some hearos, and prepare for some good food and coffee stuffs!
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Nicole Costanza
· May 31, 2016
This is usually one of my favorite places to go, but after Sunday night I won't be going back for a while and neither will my friends. We had gotten there and were seated fairly quickly, even for a ho...liday weekend. My group of friends and I were sitting there for about 20-25 minutes before our waiter came over asking, "what do you guys want?" No water was given to us and we weren't able to give him drink orders because he walked away from us fairly quickly. Food was out on the table within 10-15 minutes and it was delicious as always. And for over an hour our waiter never came back to ask how the food was, if we needed anything, etc. We wanted coffee and desserts but he had vanished. Couldn't specifically ask for him because he never gave us his name. We were there for over 2 hours with some of the worst service we've ever experienced there. For the first time ever, I didn't tip. Believe one of my friends had given a dollar tip out of pity.
I seriously love Inkwell but Sunday night was such a let down for my friends because a few of them had never been before. I feel terrible knowing that their first experience was horrible. Gave 2 stars because we sat quickly and the food was delicious.
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Carly Enriquez
· April 30, 2017
Surprisingly good burgers and waffle cut fries.
The bathrooms need a good scrub and some paint the profanity and ones love of being drunk & high were everywhere.
Glad I went early, I most certainly di...dn't fit with the "IN" crowd ,definitely an interesting crowd but all in all I enjoyed it and would go back again ( I can hold my own) � See More
Mark Hopcroft
· December 13, 2017
Absolutely amazing. I have been coming here for years .
Keown Kaney
· December 5, 2016
This place is my second home when I'm back in Jersey. I've been going to inkwell since I was 13 and I'm 23 now. The staff is great and down to earth. Food is the bomb diggity. Go here.
John Laszkow
· May 25, 2016
I love Dutch Coffees, and you will too. The kind of love that will call you back in the morning. Not like Starbucks, who only forces themselves on you, and even though you say no, they insist. An abov...e average joe for the average Josephine. See More
Rebecca Hazen
· May 16, 2017
Such a great vibe at this place. Dutch coffee was delicious, appetizers were fantastic, music was great, and the service was awesome! Just heard they have a game night. Can't wait to go back!
Diana Tieluszecka
· June 15, 2016
usually like this place a lot come here whenever I'm in point but I came on Tuesday night and brought some friends that had never been. service was ok just took very long to come back to the table. we... ordered appetizers, grilled cheese and a turkey burger. appetizers came out within 15 minutes. we waited for the the sandwhiches for almost an hour if not more. it was by no means busy on a tueasday seeing as we came in as soon as they opened. I was so hungry I ate all the appetizers and didn't even end up eating when the food came out we just wanted to leave already. don't know what's going on with this place.... See More
Jenni Rebecca
· August 28, 2016
Used to have Saturday lunches with my dad there as a child, then walk over to the park.
My favorite was the celery with cream cheese and raisins � I'll never forget those days or my dad
Porter D. Washington
· December 20, 2017
Loved the Dutch Coffee & Moulton Lava Cake. Would go again! ☕️
Keri Murphy
· October 12, 2016
I have the same waiter every single time I come and he's an absolute sweetheart. Knows exactly what I get, and he always checks on us and let's us know if it's going to be a little longer than usual. ...I'm here several times a week, and that wouldn't change for the world. See More
James Smith
· November 26, 2016
The water here is great, the cups are just the right size and I like the food.
Polly Kirilova
· April 27, 2016
The place is cool, the food and drinks are good, the staff is amazing!
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