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Joseph's Restaurant romantic Atlantic County restaurants
Joseph's Restaurant
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Imagine a gourmet Italian meal, prepared from scratch, using only fresh ingredients. Add a unique selection of Italian and French wines and unique liquors to complement the meal, and have this experience set in the gorgeous Tuscany House at the Renault Winery.

Girasole Italian restaurant Atlantic City NJ

Atlantic City
Very hip modern Italian restaurant with a sexy ambiance that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in Atlantic County. In the warmer months you can dine alfresco on their garden patio. Girasole also has a very lovely lounge (great for a romantic date).

Sofia restaurant Margate NJ Sofia
Margate NJ
Best Greek/Mediterranean!

Luscious Lamb Chops, beautiful atmosphere, fountains, courtyards, chandeliers, outdoor dining, friendly staff, live music on weekends and Greek food with a savory flair. Need we say more? A must visit!
Highly Recommended!


Bobby Flay Steak Atlantic City best restaurant Southern NJ Bobby Flay Steak
Atlantic City NJ
Best SteakHouse!

Unbelievable expertly grilled, Top-quality beef, rubbed with a just the perfect blend of spices. Excellent service and decor. Has a nice bar area. Can get a bit loud. On the pricey side but well worth it.
Highly Recommended!

Manna restaurant Margate NJ

Best American!
Above average American cuisine served in a simple straightforward manner. Imaginative menu is sure to please clientele that are looking for a fresh new twist on things. Leave your wine and they'll tag it for you.


Atlantic County

Gourmet Restaurant Atlantic County NJ restaurants
Gourmet Restaurant 
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Gourmet is a restaurant that is sure to wow you and your guests with its ambiance and excellent, fresh food. A simple online search will show that a lot of people rave about the beef tenderloin, roasted shrimp, jumbo scallops and succulent lamb dishes available here. Gourmet diners have the ability to sample Renault's award-winning wines, as well.

Knife and Fork Atlantic City NJ

Knife and Fork Inn 
Atlantic City NJ
Best Steak!
There is not much to say about the Knife and Fork in except that "You will absolutely love the steaks and the service!" The seafood dishes are excellent too. Very nice wine list. A must visit!
Highly Recommended!

The Lobster House Cape may NJ Sea Blue 
Atlantic City NJ
San Francisco based chef Michael Mina comes to NJ and with a vengeance! If you want the true and full Michael Mina experience, get some raw appetizers and the lobster pie! A little pricey but you were looking for the best weren't you? Definitely order the Lobster Pie!


Tomatoes restaurant Margate NJ Tomatoes 
Margate NJ
Best Eclectic!
Don't be fooled by the Italian name! Tomatoes has a full page of sushi and sashimi on the menu. Very delectable dishes and a very cool bar scene. Tomatoes also boasts a very diverse wine list. Exceptional Seafood!
Highly Recommended!

Best Japanese Izakaya restaurant Atlantic City NJ

Atlantic City NJ 
Best Japanese!

Very imaginative modern Japanese cuisine that must be seen to be believed! The modestly sensual and exquisite atmosphere makes this a great choice to bring a date. Izakaya has a wonderful sushi bar. Also boasts a great after hours scene.

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The following restaurants are, in our opinion, the best that Atlantic County New Jersey has to offer. It is the definitive dining guide to the garden state. It is perhaps the only guide you will ever need to refer to if you are looking for the best restaurants in NJ.

Best Restaurants in Atlantic County New Jersey's Editorial picks

Editorial Pick for the most reliable seafood restaurant in Atlantic County NJ!

Dock's Oyster House Atlantic City NJ
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Dock's Oyster House 
2405 Atlantic Avenue. Atlantic City 609-345-0092

One of the best all-around dining experiences that we've had in Atlantic City NJ. The servers are very knowledgeable and friendly, and the atmosphere is quite relaxing and elegant without being pretentious. Start with the Oysters Rockefellar, Clams Casino, clam chowder and the large grilled shrimp. You can pick your own entree from there. You will not be disappointed at this rare 4 star gem.

Editorial Pick for the Best place to have a drink in Atlantic County NJ!

Steve and Cookie's Margate NJ
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Steve & Cookies By the Bay
9700 Amherst Ave. Margate, NJ 609-823-1163 
Steve and Cookie's is open for dinner every night all year long. They have some very good food. They also feature some of the best jazz musicians on the island, in their piano room every night. Their classic Ash bar is always congregated by locals. In the winter you can smell the inviting scent from our two working fireplaces even before you enter their building.

Editorial Pick for best restaurant to bring kids in Atlantic County NJ!

Pistol Pete Steakhouse Pleasantville NJ
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Pistol Pete Steakhouse and Saloon 
1000 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville NJ 609-484-1000
The interior of Pistol Pete's is nothing fancy really, but it does have a cool laid back Saloon type vibe and an overall atmosphere that kids and parents alike will love. Dads will love the inexpensive draft beer prices! You can dine in the downstairs Saloon area or the upstairs Steakhouse area. They have a large variety on the menu and extremely reasonable prices. Try the Bang Bang Shrimp or one of their Texas Barbeque items. Kids meals are just $4.99!!

Best Italian restaurants in Atlantic County NJ

2801 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 609-348-6737
The best family style Southern Italian fare in Atlantic City. The atmosphere is charming and the sauces have a fresh homemade taste. The food is really rich and delicious and the portions are huge. Try the Meatballs!

Angeloni's II
Corner of Arctic & Georgia Avenues, Atlantic City, NJ 609-344-7875
Very friendly down home Italian spot in Atlantic City New Jersey. A great place to take a date..Angeloni's II has been in Atlantic City for 18 years. Their homemade ravioli, lasagna and fresh sauces are excellent. They also have amazing 16-ounce steaks and chops and an award-winning wine list.


Other Very Good Top Restaurants in Atlantic County NJ

Denotes our Editorial Choices

Angelo's Fairmount Tavern
 - Atlantic City - Above average Tavern
Atlantic City Bar & Grill
 - Atlantic City - Classic Pub fare - open very late
Atlantic City Irish Pub - Atlantic City - Reasonably priced Irish fare and suds
Back Bay Ale House - Atlantic City - Good local seafood with great prices
Bubba Mac Shack - Somers Point - Great place to see live Blues
Cleo's Fish Palace - Ventnor - Very reasonable seafood prices
Dock's Oyster House - Atlantic City - Fine seafood worth a visit
Dune Restaurant - Margate - Best Seafood restaurant in Atlantic County
East Bay Crab & Grill - Egg Harbor Township - Fun for kids & great Seafood 
Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern - Historic Smithville - Great Tavern food 
Johnny's Cafe & Bakery - Ventnor City - Italian with an Asian Flair
Knife & Fork Inn - Atlantic City - Very good Steakhouse
Laguna Grill - Brigantine - Great Martini Bar
Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant - Atlantic City - Good Mexican AC
Merighi's Savoy Inn - East Vineland - American Fare
Palm Restaurant - Atlantic City - Classic Steakhouse

Pistol Pete Steakhouse and Saloon - Pleasantville - Great place for kids
Rams Head Inn - Galloway - Elegant and Inviting
Renault Winery & Gourmet Restaurant - Egg Harbor City - Gourmet Mediterranean
Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlantic City - Fun Irish Pub
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Atlantic City - High end steakhouse
Sofia Restaurant -  Margate City - Gorgeous Greek restaurant
Steve & Cookies By the Bay -  Margate - Best place to have a drink
The Crab Trap - Somers Point - Top notch seafood
Tony's Baltimore Grill - Atlantic City - Great Pizza

Wolfgang Puck American Grille - Atlantic City - Awesome American

A little bit about the Restaurant Guide in Atlantic County NJ

Remember that a "Best of list" is just an editorial opinion. You should use them for what they should be used for..... A reference of opinion. Of course they are not the "gospel" that is set in stone and does not define every restaurants' reputation and standard. There are always great restaurants that will get bad reviews as there are restaurants that aren't considered as good that will get good reviews. Please enjoy this reference for what it is. A guide of opinion. It is more important to remember that you should simply have fun going out and trying new restaurants in New Jersey. You will surely come up with your own favorites.




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Top 10 restaurants in Atlantic County New Jersey

We hope you enjoy exploring the restaurants we have listed here. For a broader range of local restaurants see our picks for the best restaurants in Southern NJ .

For more variety, see also our list of the best restaurants in PA and the best restaurants in NY.

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