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.
Located on the water in Gardner's Basin, Back Bay Alehouse is the perfect place to enjoy micro-brewed beer and watch the sunset over the water. A scrumptious selection of brew-house eats Jersey Shore style includes burgers, steaks, and seafood. Be sure to join them for their sunset toast every evening that there is sun! Open seasonally, be sure to call ahead or check out the website for more information.
A beautiful waterfront location, charming ambiance and an exceptional menu of American favorites has made The Inn at the Sugar Hill, one of the best dining experiences in the city. The restaurant takes its striking features from the beautiful bed and breakfast within which it sits. Lavish use of woods, floral motif wallpaper and cozy fireplaces give the dining room, a quaint Victorian charm. Ornate lanterns and fine art portraits adorn the walls adding to the distinctive ambiance. The outdoor veranda affords stunning views of the periphery. Chef Larry Boyla offers a diverse choice of American favorites with a good mix of classics and a few of his own creations. Seafood plays a dominant part in the menu with delights like the Emerald Scallops and the signature Sugar Hill Crab Cakes warranting a try. Classic steak preparations as well as meat specialties complete the selection. Leave room for the sinful desserts on offer. The restaurant's charming setting has made it a favorite for intimate dinners and family affairs alike. Call ahead or check website for more information.
This historical tavern has been serving beer to the people of Atlantic City since 1685. You may be wondering how the Tun Tavern has stayed in business for so long. The reason isn't marketing skills, the beer is just plain good. Any beer you order, whether it be the light Golden Ale or the hop-y American India Pale Ale, is developed and brewed in house. For a nosh to accompany your tall one, Tun supplies food that can stand up to any brew or appetite. The menu runs the gamut of steaks, seafoods, pastas, and other entrees. Partake of the 8 ounce Fillet Mignon or try your hand at the Cowboy Tun, a 20 ounce ribeye steak.
Smitty's Clam Bar, situated at Smith's Marina, is the go-to restaurant for seafood lovers in the city. This quaint spot, offering delicious seafood in a no-frills setting, is often filled to the last seat by its loyal customers. The patio at Smitty's Clam Bar is ideal for dining on a balmy day while enjoying the view of the marina and the calm waters. Make sure to stop by the ATM before heading here as this a cash only restaurant. Open from second Sunday of May (Mother's Day) to 16th September every year, this restaurant is a local favorite.
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.
The Wingcraft Kitchen and Beer is a hip place offering classic American fare and a range of canned and bottled brews. Choose between salads, burgers, pizzas, wings and sandwiches. The Classic Burger and Short Rib Grilled Sandwich are particularly delightful. Seating includes a mix of wooden chairs, comfortable couches and bar stools. You also have the option to enjoy your meal in the cozy, indoor setting or take in the weather as you dine al fresco at the patio. If you are looking to have a lively evening out, Wingcraft Kitchen and Beer Bar with its delicious food, young crowd and enthusiastic wait staff won’t disappoint.
Harry's Oyster Bar is known to serve some of the best seafood in the city. Steeped in simplicity, this eatery is all about great food at reasonable prices in a casual setting with friendly service and that's exactly what they deliver. The raw bar features oysters and oyster shots, clams, lobster, tuna, and the raw bar sampler that has small portions of them all. The menu changes daily and features fresh fish from the day's catch. The crab cakes, clam chowder, Mahi Mahi tacos, shrimp ceviche, Angus beef burger are some of the recommended dishes. If you love seafood Harry's Oyster Bar should not be missed when in Atlantic city.
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.
Walking into this festive restaurant is like walking into a hip Havana nightclub circa 1940. The large dining room filled with ornamented archways and palm trees plus the fabulous food will get you into the Cuban spirit. The dishes are authentic and no-frills-- just great flavors. Fill your belly and warm your spirit with the Guava BBQ Ribs or the Traditional Cubano. After dinner try the Coco-Cream Xocolati, a dessert drink made from rum and powdered chocolate. Come eat and stay late for events like the Late Night Latin Floorshow.