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Restaurants Southern NJ

Blue Pig Tavern Congress Hall Best Restaurants in Southern New Jersey

Blue Pig Tavern 
200 Congress Pl. Cape May NJ
Enjoy casual dining and American comfort food at Blue Pig Tavern. Dine al fresco or by the fireplace with a delicious farm-to-table menu featuring fresh produce, herbs and eggs from our own Beach Plum Farm.

Teplitzky's Best Southern NJ Restaurants

111 S. Chelsea Ave. Atlantic City, NJ
Named for the hotel’s original proprietors, Teplitzky’s is our signature restaurant at vibrant The Chelsea hotel. We serve diner-inspired food in a fun, classic setting that also houses a hideaway cocktail lounge and coffee shop.

Tavern on the Lake Hightstown NJ

Tavern on the Lake 
Hightstown, NJ

The Tavern on the Lake is located at the northern tip of Peddie Lake in picturesque Hightstown, New Jersey. If you’re looking for a unique setting for a date, come down on a nice afternoon and have a meal on the large patio while watching the afternoon sun cast shadows on the beautiful lake. For more information, see their full page listing.
Highly Recommended!

Gourmet Restaurant Best Southern 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.

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.

Top 10

Restaurants Southern NJ

Ebbitt Room The Virginia Hotel Best Southern NJ Restaurants
Ebbitt Room 
25 Jackson St. Cape May, NJ

Discover a Farm-to-Table, Farm-to-Glass philosophy at the Ebbitt Room! Be delighted by a dining experience of artisanal cocktails and farm-fresh classic American cuisine, featuring the freshest ingredients from our very own Beach Plum Farm. 

Rusty Nail Best Southern NJ Restaurants

Rusty Nail 
205 Beach Ave. Cape May, NJ

The Rusty Nail, Cape May's legendary "hang out' for life guards and surfers after hours is back and better than ever with an indoor/outdoor ambiance, live music, and our take on beach vacation cravings.
Highly Recommended!

Joseph's Restaurant at Renault Winery Italian Restaurants Southern NJ

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.

Emily's Ocean Room best Southern NJ restaurants Emily's Ocean Room 
Ocean City, NJ
The Flanders Hotel, a wonderful hotel in Southern NJ, is also home to Emily’s Ocean Room restaurant. Open year round, Emily’s Ocean Room serves traditional breakfasts and lunches daily, with dinner served during the summer. This restaurant is truly one of Southern NJ’s best because not only do they offer a seasonal menu, but the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. For more information on The Flanders Hotel, click here.

Best French restaurant in Northern NJ

Peter Shields Restaurant 
Cape May NJ 
Most Intimate!

This superb restaurant is located in a charming Victorian House, directly the street from the beautiful Atlantic ocean. A great place for a quiet, romantic, intimate dinner together.

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The following restaurants are, in our opinion, the best that Southern 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 Southern NJ.

Best Restaurants in South Jersey's Editorial picks

Editorial Pick for the Best restaurant on Long Beach Island!

Avenue restaurant Long Branch NJ
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23 Ocean Avenue, Long Beach, NJ 732-759-2900 

This beautiful new restaurant was designed by the internationally renowned architect David Collins. We were amazed by how gorgeous and modern the decor was. The food was even better. A very nice lounge and Terrace deck seating make this a great place to bring a date. (But make sure to bring your wallet too!)

Editorial Pick for the Best Steakhouse in Southern NJ!

The Chophouse restaurant Gibbsboro NJ Best Steakhouse in Southern NJ
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The Chop House 
4 South Lakeview Drive, Gibbsboro, NJ 856-566-7300
Very classy, expensive and noisy. What more could you want from a classic steakhouse? The Filet Mignon was perfect and was one of the best we have ever had. The Veal chops were delicious too. They have a really cool Martini menu that couples can enjoy. We think it is a bit overpriced (especially some wines) but it is truly a great steakhouse. I guess the old adage is true, "You get what you pay for"!

Editorial Pick for the Best Japanese in Southern NJ!

Oh Yoko best Japanese restaurant Cherry Hill NJ
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Oh Yoko 
1428 Rt 70 West, Pine Tree Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ, 856?57?050
Owners Jin Sung and In Mi Jang serve light, crisp dishes of Japanese and Japanese-Hawaiian fusion food. Much of the seafood is caught in the waters of Honolulu, and served on platters made of ice, a Japanese serving technique that keeps sushi as fresh and cool as the moment it was caught. Which makes this the best sushi around!

Best Italian restaurant in Southern New Jersey

Catelli Ristorante
Plaza 1000 Main Street, Evesham & Kresson Road, Voorhees, NJ 609-751-6069
Sophisticated cuisine and superior service are hallmarks of Catelli Ristorante. A great place to bring a date for a an elegant evening out in Southern New Jersey.

Best Mix of Culture's and Cuisine's in Southern NJ

410 Bank Street
410 Bank Street, Cape May, NJ, 609-884-2127
Not quite what it once was but it is still awesome the way it fuses styles. Where else can you get unique New Orleans/French/Caribbean cuisine in New Jersey? Still worth a visit.

Best Chinese restaurant in Southern NJ

Joe's Peking Duck House
145 Rt. 73 South, Marlton Crossing Shopping Center, Marlton NJ, 856-985-1551 
The food is amazing here. If you really want to finally try the best Chinese around then Joe's will not disappoint. Best Peking duck in all of NJ and some of the best Chinese dinner dishes that we have ever had. The fresh ingredients shine through on every dish. Also has a dim sum menu!

Best Barbecue in Southern NJ

Fat Jacks BBQ
Several locatons - Turnersville Audubon and Blackwood, 866-243-7333
Get a full slab of ribs (either wet with sauce or dry rub) with 3 sides and cornbread. Even kids love Fat Jacks!

Best restaurants in Atlantic County NJ

1. Bobby Flay Steak 
Atlantic City - 866-692-6742

2. Knife and Fork Inn 
Atlantic City - 609-344-1133
Steak and Seafood

3. Wolfgand Puck
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-317-1000

4. Fornelletto
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-317-1000

Best restaurants in Burlington County NJ

1. Blue Claw Seafood and Crab Eatery
4494 Route 130 Burlington Township NJ 609-387-3700

Best restaurants in Camden County County NJ

1. Fuji
4116 East King's Highway, Haddonfield NJ, 856-354-8200

Best restaurants in Ocean County NJ

1. Plantation Restaurant and Bar
7908 Longbeach Blvd. Harvey Cedars, NJ, 609-494-8191 
This casual yet elegant restaurant has a very different kind of adventurous menu 

Other Very Good Top Restaurants in Southern New Jersey

 Denotes our Editorial Choices

Axelsson's Restaurant - Cape May - Known for it's fine Seafood
Buttonwood Manor - Matawan - Gracious Country Dining
Caffe Aldo Lamberti - Cherry Hill - Innovative Italian Cuisine
Chef Ed's Seaside Grill
- Belmar - Specializing in Seafood
Crab Trap, The - Somers point -Awesome seafood over looking the bay
Dorris & Ed's Restaurant - Highlands - Seafood Restaurant
East Bay Crab & Grille Restaurant - Egg Harbor - Famous Garlic Crabs
Inn at Sugar Hill - Somers Point - Victorian waterfront B&B
Lobster House - Cape May - Fine raw bar and fish market
Mad Batter Restaurant - Cape May - The Best Brunch in South Jersey
Joseph's Restaurant Renault Winery - Egg Harbor - Mediterranean
Peter Shields Restaurant - Cape May - Charming Victorian House
The Ebbitt Room - Cape May - Regional American Cuisine  
Tropea Ristorante - Bridgewater - Regional Italian Cuisine
Villa Amalfi - Toms River - Serving Fine Italian Cuisine
Washington Inn - Cape May  - Five unique dining rooms - American (Traditional)

A little bit about the Restaurant Guide in Southern 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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Best places to eat in Southern NJ

We hope you enjoy exploring the restaurants we have listed here and choosing your favorites to visitagain and again. If you're looking for a romantic place to bring a date, see our picks for the top 10 most romantic restaurants in NJ.

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