Updated May 2019
Wow! We started off with 2, scallop appetizers, cooked to perfection. My wife had a seafood dish and I had the short rib.
The portions are huge! The food and the staff were excellent! The apple cheesecake was delicious! BYOB.
We will definitely be back. For those that complain about the prices, understand that quality ingredients are expensive.
This place never disappoints! Food is always delicious and it is truly a hidden gem!
- Margaret – Forked River
I attended a wedding on 5/12/18 at LBI Foundation of the Arts in Loveladies,NJ and I must say that the food was absolutely delicious!!
I was very impressed and wanted to give you a thumbs up and thank you! I don’t write reviews very often but you are well deserving of an excellent review!
Kate and Allie is just recently catered my wedding . From the start I had the pleasure with working with Kathy and Marilyn ,
they were very professional and helpful from start to finish they listened to my wants and desires and they added their suggestions.
They we’re with me from start to finish they answered every email responded to every phone call, planning this event was stressful for me but hassle free with them.
It was a pleasure working with you both and I am forever grateful for how wonderful the event turned out , As for the food it was delicious, tasteful , I wanted to keep eating, and the presentation was elegant.
On the night of the event, my maître d’ was Rachel, words cannot express how professional and helpful that she was. She went above and beyond and I never expected everything she did for me . She coordinated the staff and put together a wonderful display of table settings and decorated everything exactly how I said . I wouldn’t of made it through the night without her . All the other stuff that was there were wonderful they attended to every need of the every guest I had not one minute did they skip a beat. The minute you got up away from your table your napkin was re-folded your area was cleaned it was impressive. One of my guest that is that he attends has been in the business for over 50 years and he said he has never seen a staff has put together as the ones from Kate and Ally‘s .
Not only will I use Kate and Allie’s for my catering needs in the future I will recommend them to everybody and anybody that as they made my wedding truly memorable and I will always be grateful .
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|To be honest, I think Kate and Ally’s has some of the best food in the area. I was married on LBI and Kate and Ally’s did a spectacular job. Not only was the food fantastic, but Marilyn and Jenn did an amazing job setting up all of the reception extras and linens that I had dropped off at the venue. We had a cocktail style reception with food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres. My expectations were surpassed on so many levels. Marilyn is great to work with and kept me updated on details as we got closer to the wedding day. I would definitely work with them again!|
Kate and ally’s catered our wedding this past weekend. The food was absolutely amazing!
The staff was very professional and
Jen was a huge help.
Thank you for making our day so special
I recommend Kate and ally’s to anyone looking for great food and great staff
Jen a special thank you to you as well
Bobby Dekker recommends Kate Allys.
Thank you for the terrific meal you prepared for all the power plant employees today. Food was absolutely incredible.
Michelle Babek reviewed Kate Allys — 5 star
I had an amazing wedding day thanks to all of the staff here. Kathy helped plan and organize the entire event.
Even without electricity for 2 hours and 95 degree heat, they pulled everything off flawlessly and on schedule. Everyone raved about the food.
All of the seafood was delicious and the ice cream bar was a welcome reprieve from the heat!
I can’t say enough about how amazing the whole experience was with them. Looking forward to using them again.
Pam Napholz Ponticello recommends Kate Allys.
Absolutely love this restaurant!!! The food is amazing!!!
Amazing! We have always loved going here for dinner but we just hosted our sons 1st Communion here and it was amazing! From the delicious food, great setup and wonderful staff we couldn’t be happier. Every guest commented on how good the food was and what a great job the servers were doing. Let me also say that we had 12 children and they were great with them as well. Thank you to all the staff at Kate & Ally’s!
Recently had them cater a cocktail party for my mother-in-laws 80th Birthday. What a fabulous food experience.
We were amazed and so were our guests. Our server Kerry, was excellent. Would highly recommend them. Thank you Kate and Ally
First & foremost, the food was absolutely DELICIOUS and your staff was AMAZING for our June 2nd wedding, especially our maître d Kathy who has worked with us since the very beginning when a co-worker of mine suggested your restaurant and catering for our wedding. Our family, friends, and co-workers kept talking about you a week after our wedding acknowledging how diligent your staff had been coming around constantly during the cocktail hour offering hors d’oeuvres, how great the food was, how responsive your staff were, and how fast and organized everything was. One of your ladies even kept coming over to me, the bride, and bussled my dress so I could continue dancing. Your staff was WONDERFUL!!!!Kathy, our maître d, led her staff that night with grace and ease. She kept in constant contact with Mel & I and made sure we were happy with everything throughoutthe night. I can honestly say, she was truly AMAZING and I would highly recommend your restaurant and catering company.
One of our favorite places for dinner and it’s even better that it is local!
Had Kate and Ally’s cater our daughters college graduation. Service and food was awesome! Also you can’t beat the price. Thank you all very much for making our special day even more special.
If I could give 100 stars I would! Absolutely delicious! Everyone at my house warming party raved about the food! I will be back! Thank you for an outstanding job!
Kate & Ally’s catered a wedding for us in November and did an awesome job. We contacted them only a couple weeks before the wedding, and we were very fortunate that they were able to fit us into there schedule. They gave us many great suggestions to make the reception perfect. They took detailed notes on our wishes along with the procedures they described to us. The day of the wedding they did everything just as we discussed. The food was excellent! The chicken was very tender and tasty, meatballs delicious, and the stuffed shells, and tortellini and salad were fantastic. And the servers were the best!! They did an excellent job with the setup, serving and cleanup, they were friendly and easily worked with some last-minute changes. The kitchen even looked better than when they arrived. The guests had so many great compliments about the food and servers. Thank you to Kate & Ally’s catering and all the servers that worked that day. It was a perfect day!
Thank-you to the wonderful people at Kate and Ally’s who made my husband’s 60th Birthday Celebration a night to remember! A special Thank-you to our servers who helped facilitate my daughters surprise engagement that same night! Our guests have not stopped raving about the food and the amazing service! Many Thanks!
Thank you to Marilyn and her staff for making my wedding day everything I could have ever dreamed of and more. Marilyn was wonderful to work with during the planning process and on our special day everything was executed perfectly. Meghan was present on my wedding day and she was attentive and kind and she made sure that we were always taken care of. And the food is AMAZING! Our guests were raving about everything from start to finish. I will highly recommend this business to anyone looking for catering services for important events!
Thank you again for all the hard work you and your staff put into my in-law’s 50th anniversary celebration. As always, we enjoyed our time celebrating at your restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was thoughtful and incredibly attentive. We can’t wait for the next milestone to enjoy with you! Thank you all, so much, for everything!
Had Kate & Ally’s cater our daughters sweet 16. I can’t say enough about the food, the service, and Kathy who helped set everything up. We will be using them for all of our events in the future. Thank you for making our daughters special day even more special!
Thank you Kate and Ally’s for wonderful service and delicious food.
We threw a Bridal shower yesterday for my daughter. Gina was our server.
She was great!! Everyone loved her and her smile. Our guests raved about the food as well.
First time at Kate & Ally’s, & just sorry it took so long to try this awesome restaurant. The staff was very friendly & professional. The menu choices were great. Prices are on the high side & there is not much of ambiance in the décor, but………the food was amazing!! There were 4 in our party, & each one of us was more than happy with our meal. Everything was piping hot, & fresh, & tender, & seasoned just right. And the plate presentation said it all. You won’t be sorry if you go to Kate & Ally’s, & for sure you wont be hungry when you leave. Kudos to the chef!
If I could give 10 stars I would! Kate & Ally’s catered an engagement party for us yesterday and it was absolutely perfect! Everyone of my 80 guests raved about how delicious the food was and the staff who worked the party were beyond professional! My house was spotless when they left and they were wonderful to my guests! Thank you Kate & Ally’s!
One of the few 5 stars I give. Food was amazing, pace was leisurely, prices on the high side but worth every penny. BYOB accommodations we on point and service was attentive without hovering. I can’t single out any one dish over the other ( there were 4 of us with entrees and we ordered 3 apps ) as they were all amazing. Restaurant is located in a small shopping center so I was prejudiced to think the food might be so-so because it was not a stand alone. I was wrong. This will be one of our new go to places. Check the hours before you go as they seem to vary and make a reservation. You won’t be dissappointed!
Art & Gail Corbley – June 23rd Anniversary Party
Maureen O. – – Wedding Catering – June 2017
Kate and Ally’s catered my wedding and we were so pleased with everything from start to finish. The overall coordination, suggestions,
day of organization and outstanding food made our wedding exceptional. Everyone raved about the food and we couldn’t be more pleased with everyone we worked with from start to finish.
We recently moved to Forked River and have been trying out local restaurants, and finally found one that is par with the NYC area, which is where we came from. Everything we ordered was delicious! The crab taco appetizer was all crab and very fresh! The she crab soup was the best I have ever tasted and the homemade ricotta gnocchi with white truffle sauce and pancetta was amazing. For our main courses we had lamb chops wrapped in bacon with roasted potatoes and pork osso buco that melted in your mouth, with a delicious light brown gravy instead of the usual heavy wine sauce with carrots, etc. gravy. It was served with french string beans and blue cheese mashed potatoes. All quite delish! The restaurant itself is small and quaint, but could use some better lighting. Other than that, this is the place to eat if you are in the area. Make a reservation as they are only open 3 days a week. They are a little pricey, but well worth it, plus its a BYOB, which is always a plus! Service was also very attentive!
My wife and I finally went to Kate an Ally’s. The food was fantastic and the staff were friendly. This is fine dinning at its best. My only regret is that it took us so long to go. Try the shrimp and lobster lasagna and the crab tacos you wont regret it. Don’t forget it’s BYOB.
If there were more stars we’d give them too. The best appetizers, NY Strip, filet mignon, pasta dishes, et al, with salad & hot herbal bread included with all entrees. She crab soup laden with lump crab meat, . And of course BYOB. I’d urge you to rush right there, but I hope it doesn’t get to the point where we can’t get in. Love this place, it’s staff & owner.
This is fine gourmet dining , the food is always terrific and the staff is
friendly and go out of their way to make it a great experience.
My wife and I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine dining at an unbelievable cost. BTW it is a BYOB.
Bee Dee – March 18, 2017
Kate & Ally’s
catered our daughter’s college graduation party June/2016. From start
to finish the service was terrific. Excellent food, combined with
attention to every details made for a flawless event. Our server,
Renee, was professional and delightful in every way. Thank you
Marilyn, Kathy and Renee for making our celebration extra special
– and most of all work free for me!
Dear Kate and Ally,
I just want to thank you for a amazing job of catering for my dad’s 90th
birthday I was so pleased. Kathy was wonderful it was so nice to just
sit and visit with all my family and enjoy the party Kathy did
everything it was wonderful . Thank you so much!
Kate and Ally’s recently catered an event for our family at our house on LBI, The food, from the appetizers,(great scallops and sliders) to dinner and desert, was top notch. Professional and friendly staff who were willing to accommodate a tough to please crowd. I would highly recommend K&A and look forward to using your business in the future! Thanks again!
Daniel Wrede – Franklin Park NJ July 2016
The most amazing food in New Jersey! A hidden gem and never a disappointment! The soup is an ABSOLUTE must. It doesn’t matter what the soup of the day is, it’s going to rock your world! The steak with the crab on top is to die for! Hunters chicken is also another fave!
Can’t say enough good things about this place. I love the people and love the food! Oh and it’s a BYOB! Win win
Sophia W. Forked River, NJ August 2016
We were a party of 10 for a friend’s birthday and my biggest regret is that we live 60 miles away. Otherwise I could see my self coming back here again and again.
Service is great! The food was up there too. I had the short rib over spinach and it was delicious. My wife absolutely loved her seafood stew cioppino.
My friend who ordered the pasta carbonara raved about it. Everybody seemed to love their appetizers and soups and we did have a wide variety of these items.
Still having blissful thoughts about my meal there.
Lenny K, Edison NJ March 2016
One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The she crab soup and the gnocchi appetizer are both amazing… I have eaten there over 20 times and look forward to my next meal there. The service is great and the wait staff is a joy.
If you can’t find something you like here, you should probably stick to Applebee’s…
John, Marlton NJ – 7/23/2016
“Had the pleasure of spending our 25th wedding anniversary at Kate & Ally’s. I can honestly say that our dinner was one of the best meals I ever had. thank you for making our night so special. ”
“ My husband and I have been to the restaurant a few times and each time dinner was amazing, The chef rocks!! “
Pamela and Frank
“ Just had my wedding reception 06-16-2012 I was looking for a company local to work with and when speaking with Marilyn, she was amazing to work with. Very organized women and will make sure everything is the way you want. She went out of her way for me and definitely made me confident that things would be perfect.
Marilyn and her staff from Kate and Ally’s in Forked River, NJ … THANK YOU!!!
The food was GREAT and the staff was A+ with accommodating my husband and myself along with our guests. Couldn’t have done it any better. They did everything from start to finish!!!! Set-up, clean-up, linens, cocktail hour, dinner/buffet. No matter where my husband or myself were they always made sure we had what we needed.”
Thank you so much!
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carey
“ Dear Marilyn,
Thank you so much for making Charlie’s party even more special. Food was amazing and your staff were wonderful. Each of them were so professional and they left the house in great shape. I already gave your card to 2 of my guests. Hope to use your services again soon!.”
May 19th 2012
“ My husband & I gave our daughter and her fiancé an engagement party this past Saturday. I have to say it was my first party that Kate and Ally catered for us. Marilyn not only took care of everything and made us feel special, but her daughter Jen, their servers and Ryan, our bartender were all wonderful. Everyone raved about all the food, the delightful service and professionalism that was shown to all of us. Thank you all again for making my daughter’s day, PERFECT!”
May 19th 2012
” My daughter’s bridal shower was this past sunday. Well all I can say is that Kate and Ally’s did a wonderful job!! Everyone raved about the food and the set up was done perfectly! I will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone having a special function. My husband and I and my daughter couldn’t have been more pleased! from the moment I first called Kate and Ally’s and talked to Marilyn I thought I was calling a girlfriend for advice! She was so warm and so are the rest of the staff it feels like family! Marilyn worked with my bugdet and provided a lovely shower with wraps and chicken and shrimp salad with croissants and fresh mozzarella and fruit salad homemade and fresh green salad with a lovely dressing. Also coffee and tea was provided and all the condiments and chips and pickles. They even set up chicken fingers for the children and delicious mac and cheese. I would recommend them to anyone having a special affair or an everyday party. Thank-you so much for a worry
free day with the delicious food and prompt service. Wonderful doing business with you!!”
Joan, Jim and Michele Garabo of Manahawkin, NJ
March 29th 2012
“ I want to take a few moments to let you know how things went on Saturday’s shower.
We spoke about 3 professional things which I expected:
Quality Food, Quantity Food, Professional Service.
Marilyn, you said I would not be disappointed. You were absolutely correct.
Both Bill and I were extremely pleased with every aspect of your organizations food, in including quantity, presentation, timeliness, professional help.
Both Jen and Sue, the servers, were outstanding. One of our guests bestowed a consummate critique upon them which was,”they were invisible”.
I had 16 people here until 9 pm and was able to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy Kate and Alleys food throughout the shower (the men held their shower after the women)!
By the time our guests left, most of the food was devoured, truly a wonderful sign for the hosts! Our guests remarked how delicious the food was and asked about your organization.
This was our first experience with you Marilyn and needless to say it will not be our last. I also can assure you we would not hesitate to recommend Kate and Alleys to others for any type of event.
Our sincerest thanks to you and your entire staff for making our day a success.”
Bill and Noel
February 25th 2012
“Your restaurant is a “hidden gem” in the Forked River area. We traveled 30 minutes to your restaurant for an excellent meal. The beer battered lobster tail was moist and succulent. The pan seared scallops were fresh and flavored with bacon. The pork chop done medium was not fatty and quite flavorful. Crab cakes had little if any filler. This BYOB is a nice find for the LBI shore community. I wish you were open more days. I almost want to have a party so you can cater it! Thank you for a surprisingly wonderful experience.”
September 3rd, 2011
“The Health Fair I was at today in Lacey was catered by you, and it was suggested that I try the cinnamon croissants.. Your entire array of food available at the event was delightful, but the cinnamon croissants especially delectable. I may be paying a visit to your restaurant soon to get another taste!”
July 29th, 2011
“Catered from Kate and Ally’s for Christmas. Once again, everything was delicious. People went back for seconds and there was food left over for people to take home! Have used them a number of times since we moved here from NY. Have tried other caterers and so far, no one else came close. Thanks!”
December 28th, 2010
“On Sunday September 19th, my husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary (actual date Aug. 20) at the Beachwood Community Center. We had decided before hand to have Kate and Ally’s cater the affair. We are so glad we did! Their attention to detail was amazing. Marilyn guided us through our choices from decor and menu, to presentation, and served up the most delicious meal. Other than make choices, we had little to do the day of and were treated like special guests at our own party. I was delighted afterward to receive notes and phone calls from guests praising the food, the decor and the service. Nicole and the crew were awesome. Thank you all so much!”
September 28th, 2010
“I had dinner at your restaurant this week I wanted you to know that the food is awesome. I can’t wait to go back and try something new off the menu! For anyone who has not tried the food… you will NOT be disappointed, it’s the best food around!”
June 4th, 2010
“The best food in Lacey Hands Down…. not only is the atmosphere cozy..it has an elegant touch to it…we love it there, and have gone there for a quiet dinner for 2 (my husband and I ) and also a large group of friends…and have never been let down, the food is consistantly delishious…and the staff is wonderful. Keep it up guys. Lacey has a gem.”
April 9th, 2010