The Rum Runner
816 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ 07760


At The Rum Runner in Sea Bright, try the chicken pot pie, made from diced chicken, peas, carrots and potatoes wrapped in puff pastry ($18.95). The dish is a staple here and at The Rum Runner's sister restaurants, McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch and CJ McLoone's Pub & Grill in Tinton Falls, which means more chances to tuck into this cozy dish.
Posted on January 17, 2018
Have you been to The Rum Runner since the rebuild? It took a few years post-Sandy for Tim McLoone to get The Rum Runner on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright built. It's been open now for about a year-and-a-half, but New Year's Eve was the first time I was able to get there...and it is spectacular.
Posted on January 2, 2018
Three and a half years after the original was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Sandy, McLoone's Rum Runner reopened Tuesday night in the form of dazzling behemoth of a "jewel box" beside the Shrewsbury River in Sea Bright.
Posted on May 4, 2016
The Rum Runner was the first restaurant in Tim McLoone's empire, so when it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy in the fall of 2012, there was little doubt that he would rebuild. After all, the place was chock-full of memories. So his customers waited. And they waited. First for McLoone to find the energy. Then for McLoone to find the money. "It took a while," McLoone said. "I think I had a little bit of PTSD working, because I was struggling making a decision, and anyone who knows me knows I'm pretty good about getting right to it. And I just couldn't do it. I couldn't move for about six months, if I remember correctly. I think we were all kind of like that."
Posted on March 25, 2016
The new Rum Runner is under construction! Expected opening January 2015. Please check back for updates.
Posted on June 26, 2015
McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will be rebuilt at its Ocean Avenue location abutting the Shrewsbury River and reopen before summer 2015, according to a report by Word On the Shore. Under plans approved by the planning board last week, the new version of the restaurant will be elevated 10 feet, according to the report.
Posted on April 15, 2014
The borough planning board has given the approval to McLoone's restaurants to rebuilt their Sea Bright location, the Rum Runner. The restaurant, located at 816 Ocean Ave., was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, but will be rebuilt at a higher elevation.
Posted on April 14, 2014
Tim McLoone's Rum Runner is coming back. McLoone, the restaurateur and musician, this week said his first eatery, overlooking the Shrewsbury River at 816 Ocean Ave., will be rebuilt and, hopefully, ready for business in early 2015. The Rum Runner, flooded and wrecked by Super Storm Sandy, has been closed since the storm hit 14 months ago.
Posted on January 3, 2014