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Kunkel's Seafood & Steakhouse
Kunkel's Seafood & Steakhouse

Kunkel's Seafood & Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Kunkelsrestaurant.com
  • Email: Kunkelsrestaurant@verizon.net
  • Phone: (856) 547-1225
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Justin Kunkel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full menu of catering available to go
    for parties of 10 to 200
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a chef"s table, and three separate dinning rooms for parties of 20 to 140
  • Private Party Contact: Carol Kunkel (856) 547-1225

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Public transportation in front of restaurant Kings Highway Rt 41.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kunkel's Seafood & Steakhouse
The Kunkel family was introduced to the restaurant business in 1979, when Carol & John purchased a well established luncheonette located on Kings Highway in Audubon, called Del"s Luncheonette. The family lived above the business and our children were exposed to the restaurant business at a very early age. Family has always been one of the key ingredients to our success in every restaurant that we have owned or have operated since then.
The feel of family is evident throughout Kunkel's, from the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by Carol, all the way to the kitchen where son Justin is preparing some of our great meals. You feel at home in our cozy dining room featuring two fireplaces and mahogany and painted woodwork throughout, which was designed and built by John. You will also find daughter's Rachel and Tereze occasionally serving our guests, as well as son-n-law Jim overindulging on pasta on Tuesday nights.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We ate there and it was just ok, one of the steaks had to go back as not cooked to order YOUR A STEAK HOUSE, also some food was not hot but arrived warm. Service was spotty. Over all it was ok but here is the kicker, I made a reservation for Easter dinner which was accepted and they wait till the Wednesday before Easter to tell us they are not open Easter. The owner's wife made some lame excuse to my husband but really is this how to do business! Don't think we will be back as there are many very good well run places around."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I really wanted to like this place. My party of 6 ordered steaks. 2 fillets, 2 NY strip, and 2 ribeye. All were bland. Honestly no flavor or seasoning at all. So disappointing. The restaurant was nice, the service was good in the beginning but then as tables started to come in our waitress disappeared. The salad was good but the balsamic dressing was entirely too sweet. Such a shame."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "When I want ambiance, delicious food and a 'special' place to dine, I think of Kunkel's. It is on the top of my 'favorite' list. Carol, Chris and the staff are always a delight as the wiz around the dining room making certain all their guests needs are met. It is the 'go to' place for special occasions or for just an impromptu lunch. I used the website to make my reservation for a birthday celebration, party of 7 last week and it worked very well. I will use that service again for future parties."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "So we thought it was restaurant week, we were a day early. Not a problem. Started with the Johnny salad, a wedge salad, great blue cheese and the restaurants own dressing, almost a thouisand island- russian, but lighter. The filet with the kunkel love was cooked to perfection, albeit the sauce was too peppery for my taste but I still managed to finish all. The salmon, teryaki and bok cho was also cooked perfectly. The waiter however failed to ask if we were interested in dessert. We weren't, but.... he should have asked anyway. All in all another good dining experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I ordered the grouper. It did not taste extremely fresh but had a fishy taste when it should have been mild. I've never had grouper, but everyone tells me it's very mild tasting. All sides we had were excellent. The haricot verts were cooked perfectly. The bread pudding and hazelnut cake were both excellent. The wedge salad was served with bacon, also a great choice."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Well done! We dined at Kunkel's during Restaurant Week and will certainly dine there again. The overall experience was wonderful. Our server, Sarah, was terrific. The mussels fra diablo alone were worth the price of admission. And the sun roasted tomato soup was hands down one of the best soups I've ever had (and I don't like tomato soup!). The entrees (grouper and salmon cakes) were equally delicious. And the hazelnut cake! I just can't say enough about the entire meal. Excellent!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went there for restaurant week, so we ordered from that limited menu, but the food was well prepared and tasty. Will deifinitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My recent experience for dinner was fair. The service was good, but the food was only fair . It could be because it was restaurant week but still, no excuse. I would not return for dinner."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "First time dining and Kunkel's and what a delightful experience! The food was fabulous, service was incredible and the owner was so friendly. This was a great find! Grab a great bottle of wine and visit this gem!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were sad to find Kunkel's food so disappointing. The service was great, it's nearby, and the restaurant itself is quite lovely - small rooms, nicely decorated, not noisy. We probably won't go again soon though."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What a great place! There were six of us and we all had a great time. We were seated at the "chef's table," and it was nice and private. Our appetizers were delish as well as our meals, and the desserts were fab! They have a variety of food for every palette. The workers were very pleasant and attentive and the atmosphere was warm and comforting. I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food always great, only problem is if you put your fork down for a minute their ready to take your dish away. I understand they want to clear the table but we do take our time eating. Everything else is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Although the place was nice, and the waitress was very friendly, there were a few issues; First, the hostess was rude to my wife when we identified we were there. We were 15 minutes early, and the hostess made a comment about us being early, based on her facial experssion, she wasn't happy about it. Next, I ordered a soup as my first course. The soup never arrived, my wifes appetizer did, as well as the salads, but not my soup. Finally, I ordered the Filet Mignon, it was the first Filet Mignon that I was ever served that had FAT in it. As a rule, I never return my food, and typically don't comment to the help unless it is not eatable. In this case, the meat I was served was ok, but it could not have been Filet Mignon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "we eat at Kunkles all the time but this may have been the BEST filet ever"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Try to request seating near one of the fireplaces. Very romantic. Although the tables were quite full, the noise level was still intimate. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable; the food is outstanding - the oysters are amazing! Meals can be adjusted for special requests, but is normally not necessary since everything is flavorful. BYOB and be prepared for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was ok, our server might have been new, she didn't know a lot about menu items. I felt the seating in the place was a little too crowded. We were at a table for 2, but the couple next to us was so close I could hear their conversation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Staff was attentive and friendly. My wife loved the wedge salad (extra blue cheese). I had a steak. It was cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. Portions were ample."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Decided on a whim to go to dinner during Taste of the Town and so glad that we did. It's been awhile since our last visit to Kunkles, but still as good as we remember. There were alot of the choices for a tasting menu, making it "hard" to decide what to choose! I opted for the roasted tomato soup and my husband tried the short rib sliders for our apps, both very much to our liking. My husband went with the swordfish and I had the tilapia for dinner. My husband was content with his portion size and I was only able to eat half of my fish (lucky for him, had ended up finishing mine!) Unfortunatly, they were out of the apple dessert so we tried the creme brule and the cannoli, both a great way to end a very delicious meal!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Nice place food and service were excellent. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "When a restauant is around for ten years they're doing something right. Kunkel's is relieable and delivers what's promised on their menu. The menu just never seems to change which doesn't make me want to go there too often. Our appetizers of mussels and calamari were good. When I ordered my salmon rare I was told that it couldn't be prepared that way since it was fresh. ???? It was nicely done, but it makes me wonder if it's just a nuked fish? Their steaks are always good and their wedge salad is a meal by itself. I can't say that I didn't enjoy the food but things looked a bit tired. I'd recommend Kunkel's but with some caveats."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Kunkle's is my favorite restaurant and they never disappoint. The food is incredible, service is outstanding and the hostess is the friendliest and cutest! The ambience is warm and inviting. We were there for Taste of the Town and each of the 3 courses was delicious. I will be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Each time I visit Kunkel's I have some of their fresh oysters. Never disappointed, always tasty and fresh. The service was prompt and the food was excellent. Good portion size. I will return again."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "So friendly, really good variety of classic food that you can tell was cooked with care. The only little thing is the lighting is really low. Up a few notches and it would be perfect."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Nice atmosphere, hospitable hosts - good food and very nicely done steaks. Large portions so come hungry."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is only 5 blocks from house but this was first time visited. Service was outstanding and friendly. Hostess, waitress and busboy all went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. Appetizer was so large that it could have been dinner for my wife. Our steaks were both cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was conducive to a quiet celebration for my wife and I. Desert was so rich and tasteful that we only split one desert. Definately a must eat at restaurant"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were here on a recent Sunday night. The food is always good from start ( crispy fried calamari) to finish (creamy rice pudding). Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the salads were fresh. Our server, Maureen, couldn't have been more efficient and pleasant."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We often enjoy eating at this fine restaurant and decided to share this find with our friends. They too shared in what we already knew. Food and service did not disappoint. Always a great meal at a great price. Portions were plentiful especially the Thai calamari. I definitely would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Our latest visit was in celebration of a family birthday. It was the first visit for most of our family members. Our server Maureen was knowledgeable and gracious. The menu contained a nice variety and everything was delicious. I suggest you try the Thai Calamari. We never felt rushed as the service was paced just right so we could thoroughly enjoyed each course. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We made a reservation for 8:30 and were rushed. They told us kitchen closed at 9:00pm, but that was not prevalent on the on-line reservation and they did take reservations until 9pm. Food was brought out quickly and was fresh and hot, but not time between courses. They did not rush us out of the restaurant, but did rush the meal. Pricey, but food excellent. I would definitely go back again, but would make an earlier reservation. This is not a place to go for a later dinner and they do not cater to a later crowd. I would not make a reservation any later than 7:30. Also for a Friday night, it wasn't crowded so we really did not need reservations, but may have been just a fluke. This is a BYOB and that is great for a cost savings."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My wife and I have been here multiple times, the food is awesome and the service is great! Make sure you bring your favorite drink, it is BYOB."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had another delicious meal for a family birthday celebration at Kunkel's! The Sea Bass special was amazing as well as the other menu favorites we had! My only complaint would be that the service was extremely slow and inattentive at times. This has never been the case before when we have dined, so I believe it to be due to the party they had up front and hope it will not be the case next time!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We have dined there numerous times and this is the first time the service was lacking. Hopefully this was a isolated incident. The server was very slow to acknowledge us and we had to ask for bread. The busy boy hovered around the table trying to take your plate, with food on it, the moment you put your fork down. The server was not very visible which is hard to do in a small dining room."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great Service, excellent food and not to expensive"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Highly recommend! My wife and I were out shopping and decided to try a new place...we are so happy we randomly picked Kunkel. We had the Thai Calamari, which was amazing. Just enough sweet and spice. Highly recommend! We both had the filets, so tender and good! I had the mashed potatoes and my wife tried the steak fries, which were seasoned to perfection. We are both looking forward to coming again!!! We def added Kunkel's to our BYOB list!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I was taken aback by the one bad review that I read about this restaurant, but after my fantastic dining experience last Saturday night I realized that you can't judge a restaurant by one review, especially when that person clearly must be looking at everything through their rear orifice. Please Kunkel's keep up the good work, we really enjoyed your establishment and I'm glad to see a family owned restaurant as nice as yours."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Big disappointment. First the online menu did not match the actual menu . . . and we weren't thrilled with the actual menu. We ordered the muscles as an appy. Muscles came with no plates or other bowl for the shells. There was toast in the muscles for dipping that was soooo burnt, it was black . . . and they served it that way!! We didn't get served our bread until after we ate our appy and salad. But the worst part of the meal was the main coarse. They advertise as a "Seafood & Steak House". I ordered the crab cakes. They were obviously frozen, deep fried and all breading!! Awful for $28!!! Awful from a restaurant that uses SEAFOOD in their name. The décor is stuck in the 80's Restaurant Impossible . . . where are you?!?!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We had a great time. We brought another couple and they really enjoyed it as well. One of the guys ordered filet mignon and he said afterward, "you can tell they buy quality meat there-my filet was fantastic.""
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Too Dark...couldn't Read The Menu.Menu Items Were Discontinued.Waiter Gave Us Wrong Soup Specials."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Have been here a few times for dinner and a few more for lunch. Kunkels is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy great food . The management welcomes you and their are 2 fireplaces . Its very different than the sit eat get out types and the quality of food prep is very high. A very good restaurant. P.S. Try the swordfish or the steak."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "My party and I enjoyed our recent dining experience. All went well and service was great. Started out moderately, quiet however, got a bit loud by the end of our meal. Not sure if that is usual because it seemed to be just one table of all adults, by the way, making all the loud noise. It was hard to hear after they arrived. Otherwise, it wa a very pleaant experience. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family."
    Dined on 11/2/2013