Atlantic City + The Jersey Shore

Restaurants in Atlantic City + The Jersey Shore

Atlantic City restaurants offer fun nightlife and tasty fare. For great soul food, head to Kelsey and Kim’s Café. Their pulled beef brisket sandwich is legendary, and no barbeque is complete without southern fried chicken and a waffle. House of Blues provides dinner and a show. Their American/southern inspired menu is sure to please and diner, and you can book through their website for a concert, or host a private event in one of their venues.
Ventura’s Greenhouse Restaurant started out as a speakeasy during the prohibition, and now boasts a full restaurant with a beer garden facing the ocean. They offer drinks, bar snacks and a lunchtime menu at the café, or a full dining experience in the main restaurant. Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern has family-owned Italian fare. It has an outdoor patio as well, perfect for summer evenings. For great service and some serious seafood and steaks, try Dock’s Oyster House. Its fine dining and wine have been a staple of the Atlantic City scene for years, and is walking distance from the boardwalk for easy access from hotels.

A take-out fish-and-chips shop that offers super-fresh fried scallops on a sun-splashed patio. How fresh?The restaurant owns three "scallopers" docked just steps from the shop.

Save room for the Go Ape Daddy-O, a classic banana split at this old-fashioned ice cream shop decked out with jukeboxes and vintage Cadillac front-ends.

This venue is closed.

Head to this classic diner for Black Angus burgers survey up under neon lights.

Do not show up at 7 p.m. or you will be informed of a one-hour wait and be handed a vibrating beeper.

At the teeny corner restaurant, career chefs craft crab cakes and seafood bisque, followed by classic bread pudding.

A curious 1912 Flemish-style building that became a rowdy men's club during Prohibition and was recently renovated as a steak house serving an excellent Jersey corn chowder.

The bistro serves inventive fare like scallops over rock shrimp potato pancakes.

The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel has a cheeky style (Louis XIV chairs in bright-white crocodile leather) invites the question, Does Cape May need foie gras?Probably not, but enjoy the pistachio-dusted scallops and impressive cheese plate nonetheless.

A BYOB seafood restaurant

Having dazzled New Yorkers with his unexpectedly refined cooking at Buddakan, chef Michael Schulson now masterminds the Pan-Asian small-plates menu at this loungy casino restaurant.

Save on eating seafood by eating at the low-key Red’s Lobster Pot on the dock, about 15 minutes from Seaside Heights in Point Pleasant. Get there in time to watch the sunset.