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.

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

By the same owners as Le Club, this French restaurant prepares plates such as steamed mussels, steak frites, and braised lamb shank, served beachfront on leather banquettes or on the breezy rooftop lounge.

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.

This Seaside Heights restaurant is the place for Italian by the shore—share the Mozzarella Tower with roasted peppers and dive into chicken Parm or pasta.

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.

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.

An Atlantic City institution that soldiers on in the shadow of the glitzy casinos. The Sub Shop is fiercely independent, with oddball rules - if you want a beverage to go with your meal, the cashier will reluctantly make change of a dollar bill so you can use the soda machine.

This venue is closed.

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

A BYOB seafood restaurant

The only Northeast restaurant helmed by chef Michael Mina. Try the lychee gimlet at the bar before sampling the lobster potpie.

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.