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.
Los Amigos was one of the first Mexican restaurants in the Delaware Valley and has been offering up some of the best Mexican and Southwestern food around since 1976. The menu has a bit of a seafood spin with items like Clams Mexicana and Crab Quesadillas, as well as traditional border fare like burritos and fajitas. They have a great children's menu, and of course ice cold cervezas and frosty margaritas, the perfect compliment to spicy dishes and hot summer nights.
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.
Breathtaking, awe-inspiring and perfection aren't the adjectives you would normally associate with Atlantic City restaurants, but Buddakan just might change your view about dining in Jersey. Since opening its doors in October 2006, Buddakan in Atlantic City has gained the prestige and outstanding reputation that follows the success of the other locations in New York and Philadelphia. Built to resemble an ancient Chinese village, patrons enter through a garden filled with footbridges, archways and rocks that lead to the main dining area and the smaller dining areas styled as opium dens. A colossal golden Buddha stands guard over the entire restaurant while diners feast on modern Asian cuisine, basking under a twilight sky created by high tech lighting. The extensive menu offers dishes such as Edamame Ravioli, Glazed Alaskan Black Cod, Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon, but make sure to save room for the Crying Chocolate (warm chocolate cake with Vietnamese ice cream) or a Chocolate Bento Box. If you still haven't had your fill be sure to sample one Buddakan's many creative cocktails that include ingredients such as red chili, cucumber and ginger juice. Semiprivate dining spaces and a mezzanine are also available for larger parties. Reservations are highly recommended and are accepted up to two months in advance. While you can make reservations by phone, you might want to check out Buddakan's website because like the restaurant, it is an experience in itself.
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.
Ruth's Chris Steak House is the place to go if one wants to enjoy a good steak meal which is juicy, tender and sizzled to perfection. Worth trying are any of their fresh seafood selection and the various fillets and lamb chops. The vegetarian fare is equally appetizing. They also have a well stocked bar with the finest vintages and malts to go down with the grub. The meals can be rounded off with yummy desserts like cheesecakes and bread pudding. The staff is friendly and efficient. Personalized gift certificates may be redeemed at any of their locations.
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.
Would you like some USDA prime-aged beef from one of the most famous steakhouses in the country? With the exception of vegetarians and vegans, the answer is a resounding 'yes'! Travelers to Atlantic City are in for a treat since there is a Morton's at Caesars Casino & Hotel. This location has a bar that is open 15 minutes before the restaurant and stays open throughout dinner. So have a slab of delicious quality meat, or your choice of fresh seafood and produce, and a drink!
Angeloni's II is a family business that takes the best ingredients from sea and land to create belly-warming Italian dishes. The menu runs the gamut of Italian specialties like Chicken Marsala, Veal Florentine, and Shrimp Fra Diavolo. The ingredients are seasonal so freshness is guaranteed. The extensive wine list has earned the restaurant several awards. They have been honored the Award of Excellence by The Wine Spectator Magazine many times. One look at the international wines available and it's not hard to see why. Wines from France, Italy, Lebanon, Chile and more comprise the choices.