One of the most popular restaurants in Atlantic City, and rightly so. Opened in 1897 by "Dock" Dougherty, Dock's has been family-run for three generations and still serves up some of the best steaks and seafood around. An extensive list of fresh oysters from all over the globe is complemented by hearty entrées such as Rack of Lamb and Crab Meat au Gratin. A comprehensive wine list of classic and esoteric varietals and blends allows you to choose the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Open everyday from 5pm until closing.
Since 1935 Angelo's has been offering locals and tourists hearty, home-style Italian cuisine. Family owned and operated for three generations, the bar is designed to look like an Italian alleyway, balconies and all. The menu is full of Italian classics like Veal Florentine and Linguine with Clams, as well as a large selection of seafood specialties and steaks. Their wine list blends the best of Italian and Californian vintages, and don't miss dessert: there are Italian gelati as well as American classics like carrot and cheesecake.
For a casual and fun dining experience The Irish Pub does not disappoint. Thanks to a menu of reasonably priced and delicious pub food, the restaurant was once named "Best Cheap Eats" by the Atlantic City Magazine. Dishes like Fish and Chips combined with traditional Irish music and free flowing beer make for a jolly good time. After a night of eating and drinking, walk right up the stairs and settle into one of the rooms available for rent above the bar.
The Deck Bayfront Bar & Restaurant is exactly what its name implies. A huge deck on the bay side with a good sized stage for live performers and a big bar. It's a popular summer hangout, since it's only open May through September and you can typically find people of all ages who come here to bask in the sun while enjoying a meal or cocktail. A big table outside is provided for outdoor eating and on weekends, live bands play in the afternoons and evenings.
Diners at the red roof-topped Knife & Fork agree that eating here is a treat, even more so than at many restaurants on the Boardwalk. Regardless, the elegant decor, the friendly, efficient service, and the romantic atmosphere indicate that a pleasurable experience is in store. For starters, whet your appetite on the pleasing Cornmeal Crusted Calamari drizzled in roasted pepper aioli. For the main course, reward yourself and order the delectable Stuffed Veal Chop or the Whole Lobster. One caveat: sometimes the restaurant can get noisy, so request a more private dining table if necessary.
Since World War II, this sub shop has been a favorite sandwich joint for locals. It may be just a little place, but it is filled with character and history. A whole sandwich is 3 feet long and the rolls are baked fresh everyday, from Formica Brothers Bakery (just across the street). These sandwich artists really know what they are doing—just order the White House Special and you'll see what all the rave is about.
Since its establishment in 1921. Chef Vola's has come to be a household name in Atlantic City. Although located just off the boardwalk, the restaurant's location has nothing to do with its popularity. The main dining room is tucked away in the basement of an old house along South Albion Place. Reservations are a must if you want a table, and don't forget to bring your own wine! On the menu you will find a selection of cassic Italian dishes like Veal Parmesa, Linguine with Clams and Veal Milanese. Reservations are often hard to get, so be sure to call at least a few weeks in advance. The side effects of dining here include possible addiction and a tendency to look down upon all other Italian restaurants. Charmingly simple and unpretentious despite its legendary reputation, Chef Vola's is the perfect choice for an intimate meal or a special celebration.
This restaurant is located, as you may have guessed, overlooking the bay area; a beautiful view adds a nice touch to any meal. What's more? Jazz musicians perform here on a regular basis. Choose to seat yourself anywhere - in the main dining area, by the bar, in the Piano Room, or in the 'Verandah', which is actually a dining room with gigantic windows overlooking the water. And feast on such dishes as Veal Chop Milanese, 8oz. Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail, and Pan-Seared, Honey Mustard Crusted Organic Norwegian Salmon.
This is definitely the place to go for visitors to Caesars Atlantic City looking for a great meal with the added ambiance to make the evening memorable. Nero's is situated right over the waterfront affording is patrons fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Also because of its close proximity, you can be sure that ever bit of seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. For those that prefer something a little more bovine, the restaurant features spectacular cuts of steak, making this a favorite for the intimate, yet hungry, couple.