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Atlantic County NJ comprises of 23 municipalities of which many have some great long standing dining institutions that have stood the test of time, especially in Atlantic City. We've narrowed it down to our top 18 picks. We hope you enjoy our choices and we hope you find your new favorite spot in the South Jersey areas of Atlantic County NJ.

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Joseph's Restaurant Website | 609-965-2111
72 North Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08215  Southern NJ
Joesphs Restaurant Most Romantic Egg Harbor NJ Restaurants Italian, seafood, premium steaks and burgers! Josephs Restaurant Best Atlantic County NJ Restaurants
Imagine a gourmet Italian meal, prepared from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients. If you add a unique selection of Italian and French wines, specialty liquors to complement the meal and the thought of having this whole experience set in the gorgeous Tuscany House at the Renault Winery, you can imagine a meal at Joseph's Restaurant.

Chef Joe DeGennaro creates the experience of your year, whether you try their specialties such as Shrimp and Crab Louis Renault, Chicken "Under a Brick," crab omelette with Fontina cheese or a simple gourmet twist on a normal burger, you are sure to have an excellent meal. You even have the healthy selection of salads, bruschetta and unique gluten free menu items for guests who have an allergy! Gift cards to Joseph's Restaurant are always available and are a great way to introduce your friends and family to one of the best Atlantic County NJ restaurants. They are open from breakfast until dinner on a daily basis but hours may vary so please call ahead.

Drink service available!
Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House Website | 609-350-6721
672 North Trenton Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House Atlantic County NJs Best Restaurants Kid friendly restaurant in AC!
Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House is located on North Trenton Avenue is Atlantic City, NJ. They offer a plethora of unique and delicious items for you to choose from. They are famous for their mouthwatering giant burgers with tons of tongue tingling tastes. You will have a selection of "Spicy Californian Burger" or "Open-Faced Hot Mess Mushroom Burger!"

Other specials include signature fries, "Vagabond Crab Dip," crab & avocado salad and so much more! They even offer a great kid friendly menu with everything from "Crabby Pattys" (two mini burgers with fries) to Linguini (Marinara or Butter). Every week Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House hosts fun events and you are always invited to come out and have fun. Whether you are looking to see a band perform live or meet other singles in the area, you can do it at this awesome Atlantic County family-friendly restaurant!

Drink service available!
Back Bay Ale House Website | 609-449-0006
800 North New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Back Bay Ale House Atlantic County NJs Best Restaurants by the Shore Fried food and delicious drinks in Southern NJ!
On the side streets of Atlantic City, behind the marinas, lies this gem, the Back Bay Ale House, a restaurant with some of the best fried food in the area. Open since 2003, this low key spot is one of the best restaurants in AC. You are sure to find a variety of seafood at this restaurant! Some house specialties include jerk shrimp, the rib eye sandwich, Old Bay Fries, pork shanks, crab cake po' boys and fried crab potato skins.

Happy Hour at Back Bay Ale House is a blast because friends and family come together for a night of fun. You can even try their specialty Mason jar drinks which are 32 ounces of deliciousness. With outdoor seating, made especially for the beach goer in you, you soak up those beautiful Jersey Shore rays while having a delicious meal. Locals say this spot just keeps getting better and better! First come, first serve, no reservations. Dine in or take out are available! Call 609-449-0006 for hours and specials of the day.

Drink service available!
Buddakan Website | 609-674-0100
1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Buddakan Atlantic County NJs Most Popular Restaurants Unique dining environment in AC!
Buddakan, an Asian fusion restaurant located in the well-known Atlantic City, NJ, has one of the coolest atmospheres you will ever find at a restaurant. From normal dining seats, to private booths individually draped off by curtains, this restaurant's theme is centered around a sculpture of Buddha.

Accompanying their unique theme are truly delicious and scrumptious meal options. You can choose from shrimp dumplings, king crab tempura, Asian Caesar salad, lobster fried rice as well as many other dishes. Buddakan also has sensational desserts for you to savor after your main course. From almond bread pudding to zen-ful donuts, you can find it all on this Atlantic County restaurant's menu! Additionally, they have an endless menu of different kinds of sake and sparkling wine, all to complement your choice of entree and dessert! Call ahead to have an event or party booked!

Drink service available!
Dos Caminos Website | 609-441-5747
777 Harrahs, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Dos Caminos best outdoor dining restaurants Atlantic County Cinco De Wedsnesday every week!
Welcome to Dos Caminos in Atlantic City New Jersey, the heart of the nightlife in the Garden State! Dos Caminos is a true experience for the casino goers who have a desire to satisfy their zesty and elegant taste pallet. This top restaurant in Atlantic City is the home of the best guacamole in the tri-state area! Some of their specialty dishes include, Rib Eye Steak Alambre, Salmon in Pvocado Pipian, Dos Enchiladas and Carnitas Tacos.

All of the food at Dos Caminos is made with only the best and most authentic Mexican spices and ingredients. Their menu even gives guests gluten free options. On this menu you will find selections such as tacos, guacamole and steak, all free of gluten! Visit this restaurant for Cinco De Wednesday and "Happy Hour" prices after 5pm! Reservations can be made by calling or visiting their website.

Drink service available!
Chart House Website | 609-340-5030
Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Chart House Best Bars and Restaurants in Atlantic County NJ Happy hour every Wednesday - Friday and Sunday!
Chart House is one of the best kept secrets in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This restaurant is located in the elegant Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel and serves some of the best seafood in the area. The Chart House takes fine dining to a whole new level with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and a dockside parking lot! They were even voted Best Scenic View Restaurant in America 5 years in a row by OpenTable!

You can always find a fresh fish special on their menu and it is sure to be prepared with mouthwatering ingredients and flavors. It is also recommended that you try some of their signature specialties such as lobster bisque, grilled citrus salmon, bronzed swordfish, filet mignon or their hummus trio! For those guests with certain dietary needs, Chart House even offers a gluten free menu! Everyone can get a great meal and the best selection of wine in Southern NJ at this restaurant. Make your reservation by calling 609-340-5030 today! Hours are subject to change so please call ahead!

Drink service available!
Knife & Fork Inn Website | 609-344-1133
3600 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Knife and Fork Inn Restaurants Atlantic County NJ Pumpkin Creme Brulee!
Established in 1912, the Knife and Fork Inn is a unique restaurant on the Southern Jersey Shore. One of the best, most elegant restaurants in Atlantic City, Knife and Fork Inn is known for their atmosphere and wonderful food. They offer mouthwatering specialties such as beer battered string beans, stuffed veal chops, Filet Oscar and pan sauteed flounder!

Knife & Fork Inn is the winner of 2012 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectacular, and, with an extensive wine list, they continue to blow guests' taste buds out of the water! They have multiple rooms, all of which you can book to have a special event such as a birthday or corporate event in. They also have tons of events, holidays or not! Happy hour specials daily from 4pm - 6:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling 609-344-1133 or visiting them online, but a reservation is not required.

Drink service available!
The Continental Website | 609-674-8300
1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
The Continental Best Gourmet Restaurants Atlantic County NJ Global cuisine!
The Continental, a restaurant in Atlantic City, has not only a global menu, but also an 80s Las Vegas strip theme! Known by its customers to have quality food, and an inviting atmosphere, this is the restaurant to go to for a night out. With exclusive specialty items such as fluffernutter waffles, crispy calamari salad, Pad Thai, Korean pork tacos, Baja fish tacos, cheesesteak egg rolls and much more, there is sure to be something that pleases everyone.

You are welcome to host an intimate gathering or an evening for the whole family at this restaurant in NJ because they have 3 semi-private areas which hold up to 40 people each and a completely private room which holds more than 45 people! They even allow you to buy out the restaurant for a night if you are having a large party because that would accommodate 180 guests! To learn more about The Continental, or to book a reservation, call 609-674-8300.

Drink service available!

Kelsey's Website | 609-344-2200
1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Kelseys Top 10 Restaurants in Southern New Jersey Atlantic County Culinary perfection in Southern NJ!
Kelsey's, Soul Food Kings of AC, will bring the heart of Louisiana straight to the Jersey Shore and to your table. They are open for brunch on the weekends and dinner and happy hour every night of the week! Some house specialties include fried catfish, stuffed shrimp, authentic slow smoked ribs, blackened salmon and shrimp and grits. While you are in Atlantic City, NJ, you may think you are down South because of their expert use of flavor and ingredients.

Happy hour is every day from 4 - 7pm with a special of $2 drafts, $5 martinis, $3 well shots and half priced appetizers. Events are always happening at Kelsey's, for more information about upcoming events, check out their event calendar. There is always something fun happening, great food and nice people at Kelsey's! To book a catered event or make a reservation, call 609-344-2200.

Drink service available!

Tomatoes Website | 609-822-7535
9300 Amherst Ave., Margate City, NJ 08402  Southern Shore Region NJ
Tomatoes Best of the Best Restaurants Atlantic County NJ Four Craft beers on tap!
Tomatoes, a restaurant in Margate City, NJ, is the home of healthy and tasty food! As a winner of the 2015 Diners Choice from OpenTable, this restaurant is dedicated to serving guests high quality and delicious food. It is recommended that guests try some of their specialty items such as their Lollipop Chicken, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Cuban Pork Chop, Long Island Duckling, Crab Pasta, Atlantic City Roll and more!

Tomatoes offers happy hour every Monday through Sunday from 5 - 6:30 pm with a full bar available & 4 craft beers on tap! Every Tuesday and Thursday visitors can enjoy their signature tapas from 7 pm until midnight and, every night of the week, Tomatoes features live entertainment! With great food and live entertainment, Tomatoes has something for everyone and the whole family can have fun. Call Tomatoes at 609-822-7535 or visit their website to learn more about the restaurant or make a reservation for a specific day.

Drink service available!
Angeloni's II Website | 609-344-7875
2400 Artic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Angelonis II Best Restaurants Atlantic County South Shore NJ They have martini & meatballs on Thursday nights!
Angeloni's II Fine Italian Cuisine Restaurant and Lounge is known for the finest authentic Italian-American cuisine in Atlantic City, NJ. Some of their signature specialties includes fried calamari, veal marsala, chicken piccante, eggplant rollatini and other dishes! This top restaurant in Atlantic County also hosts happy hour from 3 - 7 pm every Monday through Friday and 4 pm - close on Sunday, but bar side only.

Thursday nights at Angelloni's are a steal with $5 Stoli martinis all night and a plate of FREE meatballs with your purchase of a drink from 4 pm until close! They have an amazing selection of white and red wines aged to perfection just for you! Additionally, Angelloni's II offers catering for private events and you can click here for their party package options. Hours are subject to change so please call ahead before planning your trip to Southern NJ and Angeloni's II.

Drink service available!
Carmine's Website | 609-572-9300
2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Carmines Best Restaurants in Atlantic County NJ Shore Region Visit for the full Atlantic City experience!
Offering the best family style Italian fare in Atlantic City, NJ, Carmine's is a great restaurant to dine in with the kids. The atmosphere is charming. You are certain to be welcomed by one of the restaurant's friendly servers who will answer any questions you may have regarding the menu or specific dishes.

The goal of Carmine's is to give their visitors some of the best Italian cuisine in the Southern New Jersey area and, as a result, they make their sauces in-house on a regular basis. With numerous rich and delicious dishes, all portioned graciously, it can be hard to decide what you want to order. You can try the specialties such as fried zucchini, penne a la vodka, lasagna and even shrimp parmigiana! To make a reservation, you can call the restaurant directly at 609-572-9300 or visit them online. Whether you are looking to book a single table for your family or you want to set up a private party with catering, the staff at Carmine's will gladly be of assistance.

Drink service available!
Dock's Oyster House Website | 609-345-0092
2405 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Docks Oyster House Awesome Restaurants in Atlantic County NJ Best oysters in Southern NJ!
Dock's Oyster House gives you one of the best all-around dining experiences, with a classy atmosphere, that you can find in Atlantic City, NJ. All of the servers are knowledgeable, accurate and friendly, making your dining experience pleasurable and fun. Additionally, this AC restaurant has a cozy and relaxing ambiance which makes this location quite refreshing and elegant without being pretentious.

They also offer a huge list of gourmet wines and tasty desserts centered on their amazing specialties. You can start your meal with the Oysters Rockefellar, Clams Casino, clam chowder or the large grilled shrimp and finish with the restaurant's popular velvet devil. You will not be disappointed at this one-of-a-kind, 4 star gem in Atlantic County New Jersey. Call for hours & reservation options before heading down to AC for your romantic weekend getaway.

Drink service available!
The Iron Room Website | 609-348-6400
648 North Albany Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
The Iron Room 10 Best Bars and Restaurants in Atlantic County New Jersey Cocktails to die for!
The Iron Room, Margate City's very own speakeasy, is a great place to get a hearty bite to eat in Southern NJ. Hosting educational classes for different types of liquor and cheese daily, drinks are not all that this restaurant has to offer. Try some of their delicious specialties including fried sunchokes, pan basted duck breast, udon mac and cheese and steak tartare. These dishes are truly unique and sure to make your mouth water!

They always have tons of upcoming events, so it is suggested that you check their website to be up to date on what is happening. They even offer to host your event or family gathering at their location, a great alternative to a party somewhere else. Another alternative is to have The Iron Room host an exclusive dinner party with Chef Kevin, with a 4 - 5 course tasting menu.

Drink service available!
Cafe 2825 Website | 609-344-6913
2825 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Cafe 2825 Top Italian Restaurants in Atlantic County NJ Authentic Italian food!
Cafe 2825 is classy dining with a touch of home. Owned by the Lautato Family, originally from Brooklyn, New York this Southern NJ restaurant has since become the best place to get authentic Italian food since your last trip to Sicily. Cafe 2825's food is the perfect combination of Sicilian and Piedmontese Italian with a romantic touch. One of their signature specialties is their Sunday Gravy which is a pasta dish containing red sauce, sausage, beef and meatballs.

Also known for their outstanding cannolis, you are guaranteed a mouthwatering dessert option after your meal. Additionally, this restaurant has a full bar with a choice of Italian wines, and a small selection of California wines. Hours are subject to change so please call ahead before planning your Jersey Shore day trip. Parking is available through valet, street or on a private lot.

Drink service available!
Ruth's Chris Steak House Website | 609-344-5833
2020 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
Ruths Chris Steak House Best Restaurants Atlantic County New Jersey Best steak in NJ!
Ruth's Chris Steak House, famous for a good reason, is home of the best steak in New Jersey. They are winners of the Wine Spectacular and Award of Excellence and always seek to give their patrons the best service and food.

Known to use only the best ingredients in their dishes, they create every dish carefully and collectively with their guests in mind. Some of their signature menu items include prime burgers served with fries, a delicious crab BLT with zucchini fries, New York strip steak, lamb chops and a double pork chop. Happy Hour occurs every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm and you can delight in some great drinks and food. If you wish to have a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House will gladly be your host. They have a private dining area that is great for birthdays or special events of any occasion. Visit them online to learn more about their private dining options!

Drink service available!
Shuckers Bar & Grill Website | 609-350-7478
9403 Ventnor Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402  Southern Shore Region NJ
Shuckers Bar and Grill Margate City Atlantic County NJ Restaurants Clams and oysters are personally shucked to order!
Shuckers Bar and Grill is a casual, down to earth, yet elegant restaurant in Margate City, NJ. It is recommended that you try some of their house specialties such as their delicious frozen hot chocolate, broiled scallops, seafood stew, coconut shrimp, and, of course, Shuckers Bar and Grill's signature seafood gumbo! In addition to great food, this restaurant has a beautiful outdoor seating option that makes for an excellent fresh dining atmosphere.

Guests who dine at Shuckers Bar and Grill can also expect to find great specials and events. They have Sunday football specials, happy hours and other great opportunities for those who dine at the restaurant. In addition to all of the great specials, food and drinks, they also have incredible dessert choices, 10 beers on tap, and pride themselves on not using crab fillers.

Drink service available!
Miyako Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse Website | 609-822-4759
9210 Ventnor Avenue, Margate City, NJ 08402  Southern Shore Region NJ
Miyako Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse Atlantic County NJ Restaurants in Margate City Great date idea!
Miyako Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse is one of the best Japanese restaurant in Atlantic County NJ. They have a wide selection of fresh sushi dishes, hibachi entertainment, soups, salads and delicious tempura! Some specialty items on their menu that you can choose from include chicken don buri, kani salad, shrimp teriyaki, vegetable tempura, filet mignon or lobster hibachi. Additionally, Miyako Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse has a nearly endless list of sushi and sashimi!

It is recommended that you try the restaurant's tempura ice cream with a choice of Chocolate, Vanilla, Green Tea or Red Bean because it is truly unique and delicious. With special dinner options for two, Miyako Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse is a great place to go on a date! You and your significant other can casually dine, enjoy the best sushi around and, now with a full bar, have a drink or two.

Drink service available!
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