Latz's By The Bay
Latz's By The Bay

Latz's By The Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latzsbythebay.com/
  • Phone: 6097888838x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Creperie&Breakfast: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday:4:30pm-8:30pm,

    Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to fifty can be accommodated. Either a la carte or buffet menus can be created to suit any type of event.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Latz 6097888838x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Jersey Avenue
  • Public Transit: Bus stops one block west at New Jersey Avenue and Shore Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on a private lot immediately adjacent to the restaurant with an entrance directly on Bay Avenue.
A word from Latz's By The Bay
Four generations ago the Latz family arrived at the South Jersey beach colony. Since then they have passionately operated restaurants and created a culinary environment which has delighted millions of visitors to the Jersey shore. Latz"s is based on an organic and sustainable philosophy. It is American cuisine at its best using freshly caught seafood, grass fed meat and the finest of locally grown produce. The vintage 19th century cottage offers diners water views as well as a charming garden complete with a babbling water fountain. No trip to Latz's would be complete without a tasting of one of their freshly baked desserts. Latz's is a BYOB with a menu selection that will compliment any wine or spirit that one may bring. No trip to the shore is complete with a visit to Latz's in Somers Point.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Latz's By The Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)special occasion (49)neighborhood gem (49)romantic (39)scenic view (31)great for outdoor dining (30)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (12)good for groups (10)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Very noisy-food hit and miss.
    AllanP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was like an assault on my sentences when we entered the restaurant. It made the dining experience very unpleasant--could barely hear the waiter. Shrimp scampi was very good but the crab cakes were bland and tasteless. The waiter seemed new and inexperienced and was slow and missed a few requests until reminded again. The only salad dressing which was called citrus vinaigrette was a heavy balsamic vinaigrette. The bread was room temperature soft white bread typical of a diner as was the salad dressing.
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  • Over Rated & Over Priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I decided to celebrate our 1 year anniversary down the shore. We decided to stay close to where we were staying. We were greeted with a warm welcome and the staff was able to get us a table a half hour before our reservation time. I had the Key Lime Lobster & a Crab Cake with macadamia rice . The lobster was very tough, the crab cake was very dry and the rice was dry & very bland. My wives pork chop looked great but lacked flavor. We hoped to salvage the night out with dessert, I had the Lemon Pie & she had the Creme Brûlée. The lemon pie was very good but the chocolate crust didn't appeal to me & her Creme Brûlée was just fair. Considering it was $125.00 before tip & no drinks, the night was a bust. The staff was very nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    delhawk
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We chose Latz's from the description on DO/AC and were not disappointed. We went to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and had a nice experience. The bouillabaisse and salmon were excellent as was the service. No desserts as we were stuffed from the main course. Well worth the cost and we would return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would not go back
    BeachgoerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Didn't love this restaurant. Thought it was very loud. Where we sat condensation was dripping on my dads head from the AC. Nothing for younger kids. The ice tea was a rip off at 4$. Desserts were fair. Won't go back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went for tea and it was absolutely wonderful. It was a delicious, pleasant experience. The food was excellent, the service was very good and the ambience is very nice. It is a wonderful place for tea and we will try it for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to choice at the shore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent food and service - as always! Varied menu and our party of 6 (including 3 kids ages 6-13) raved about their choices. Best meal of our week at the shore.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as in the past
    weedge
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were not greeted upon entering. Hostess was on the phone talking. I was going to wait till call ended, but it did not. She never took our name for reservation, walked away from us and headed to a table. I was not sure I was to follow. She never said,hello, good evening, welcome, nothing...bad start with guests from out of town. Mr. Latz would not have liked. Crab cakes also not good. Too much filler for a lovely restaurant who usually serves good seafood. Salad was good and so was the bread. Two diners had the crab so that was not good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    Nonna
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had dinner with friends who were also vacationing inOcean City. We enjoyed the atmosphere and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The food here is excellent and the menu had something for everyone. We will definitely come back next year
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    we ate at this restaurant several times in 2013 and enjoyed the food, service and evening...and was looking forward to that same experience. UNFORTUNATELY the place was so loud you couldn't hear the waitress present the specials nor hold and conversation within our party of FOUR! AND, the service and food were just average at best!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable meal
    Finediner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dined on a Thursday evening and sat outside in the garden which was delightful. BYOB was a nice feature - after reviewing the menu, we decided to bring a rose. Service was attentive but relaxed. Menu was mostly seafood. We had the seared tuna and boulabaise which were good, but not great. Portions were large and the entree came with a starter salad which was nice and a good size. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salad Love!!!
    CarolynVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Loved the Strawberry Arugula salad!!! It was excellent!!!
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  • Foodie2VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Charming atmosphere as if you are in someone's beachside home. My coconut shrimp had wonderful flavor but the reading was heavy handed. The broth in the steamed clams was too salty.. The dipping olive oil for the bread was outstanding. Service was professional.
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  • over rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went here based on good reviews and what we found was a mediocre restaurant. Very disappointed and over priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Weekend
    GirlsWeekend
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wanted a BYOB for our annual girls weekend. This was suggested by a friend, we were a group of 8 and dinner was at 9:00 pm. Although they ran out of dinner sides and had to substitute, this will happen when eating late in a restaurant. No worries all was good. Had soft shell crabs and I was in heaven! We all had great dinners! would go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Restaurant
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is lovely with quaint decor and a charming garden. Eat outside if the weather permits. All entrees come with a nice salad, so there is no need to order salad. Entrees also come with sides, which is so nice considering how many sides are a la carte at many venues. Service was pleasant and accommodating. The soft shells stuffed with crab meat were nicely done. The tuna was also prepared exactly as ordered. The duck was good, but the cherry sauce was more chutney than expected. The restaurant seems to attract an older crowd, which added to the throwback feel of actually being able to talk to your dining companions without shouting.
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  • foodie delight
    funplace2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    consistently good food. byob is a nice bonus to a terrific meal. been here many times and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food not good. we sat outside
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Which was beautiful but when the mussels came they had an odor. My friend and I ate a few of them but they were definitely bad.We ordered the calamari instead which was very good. The server was wonderful but the service was very slow. Our server kept apologizing. When our meal came my friend had the soft she'll crab special which was good but a little too breaded. My duck came recommended by our server but was so overdone I could not eat it. The server said that the main chef was not in that evening and the alternate chef was having a hard time keeping up with the orders. Management was good in the fact they took both the mussels and the duck off the bill. I would like to give this restaurant another try but I am a little nervous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food slow service
    Jedavis
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It took the waiter a long time to get to us after sitting down. Even after he got to us getting bread and drinks took a while. We did have kids with us which made it hard because things took long. Would not recommend to bring kids. Food was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glutzy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    For the prices that Latz's charges....the service and the food were fair. I ordered salmon cooked medium rare and it was served almost grilled to a crisp. The asparagus was almost inedible....very tough. The salad was nothing outstanding. I ordered shrimp cocktail and the shrimp were extremely mushy. This restaurant seems to want to be "high end" but then you don't tell the customer to save their forks for the next course and not even serve a shrimp fork with the cocktail. We won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • charming
    PICKY
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    LITTLE GEM! THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD,SEVCE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND THE PLACE IS SPARKLING CLEAN!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latz's was outstanding
    Dookefan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we had the duck and the salmon, both of which were cooked to perfection. Our waitress was very knowledgable as well as being honest about what to order which I really appreciated. The salmon with brown sugar, etc was cooked perfectly. The two desserts, one a blueberry pastry was delicious as was the other dessert which was from an old recipe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely at Latz's
    gleedah18VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A very enjoyable evening....Great menu selections.....Food was delicious, good service, in a lovely room with beautiful flowers on the tables. We appreciated that the noise level of the room was low enough to have a conversation at our table. Also like that the restaurant is BYO
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladies who love afternoon tea
    2tealadies
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were there for afternoon tea on Thursday. I made reservations and I'm glad I did. There was just one table open the entire time we were there. My friend and I hadn't seen each other for awhile so we lingered over our meal and that was fine with the staff. The waitress was attentive and professional and a bit formal, which was a nice touch for afternoon tea. The food was the best I have had for tea. The savories unusual--not the cucumber and salmon sandwiches you are used to. The scones were fresh and moist and the desserts outstanding. I would definitely recommend Latz's even for an experienced afternoon tea lady.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    highly recommend the huge coconut shrimp and the Scottish dessert made by waiter Craig who is also fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was our first visit to Latz's and it will not be the last. My family was extremely pleased with our evening. The dining room was beautifully decorated with fresh orchids on the table and crisp tablecloths and napkins. Charming! Our server was gracious and knowledgeable about the menu. The Mussells Hollandaise appetizer was outstanding as were the entrees. We are looking forward to returning to Latz's in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Improved Award
    MarlenieGSVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hi, we have been coming to Latz's since they first opened. They try very hard and it's paying off. This season offers new and expanded menu. We shared two appetizers - our favorite was delicious crab salad special in a Lamaze type sauce with a kick, and yummy calamari with thai sauce. Soft shell crabs and seared tuna very good... although - we asked waiter if soft shells were sauteed or fried - he said the former - turns out they were fried. The Bouillabaisse was fantastic and was loaded with shellfish - It wasn't so much a stew since it had a lot of rice in it that absorbed liquid. Seared tuna was supposed to have wasabi and sesame seeds - they forgot the latter - It was busy on Sat night - we sat upstairs - was lovely and quiet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We really enjoyed dining in the upstairs dining room. It was so much quieter! The food was delis hand the service was great. Even Andrew keeps slim by checking upstairs and down through the evening which is such a nice touch. We are returning next week and looking forward to another lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for a birthday dinner
    Seafoodlover2
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food and service is excellent. Ambience is warm and cozy. Nothing pretentious about this place. We brought a bottle of champagne and they had the right glass to pour it into. Most places without a liquor license give you wine glasses for champagne. We highly recommend Latz's for casual dining or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    Baby
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great time as always. Wonderful food!Husband and I always have dinner at Latz's when ever we are in town! Which is often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a great lunch. The menu was varied and everyone in our group was very satisfied with their choice. The service was excellent and we were not rushed. We will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • norm
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food wonderful although little pricey, but the noise level was horrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch With Friends
    OCguy14
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Service great. Waitress exceptional. My sandwich was disappointing. Others in group emjoyed the food. Desert was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • White
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Restaurant was exceptionally clean and looks new not an easy place to find. House salad with great house dressing, Filet Mignon was ordinary the crab cakes disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for Sunday Brunch
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Latz's has the best brunch around and it's just as reasonable as places that are not even close too as good. Their quiche and omelets are my favorites, but don't miss the fresh scones, either. You can bring a bottle of sparkling wine and have truly memorable brunch! Dinner here is great too, food is terrific and it's a BYOB!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on the bay
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    When we arrived our table inside wasn't ready, so we wondered into the outside area and we were pleasantly surprised to see they had outside dining and since it was such lovely night we asked if we could eat outside, they were able to seat and we had a wonderful meal in a lovely garden setting...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had 830 reservations did not leave until 1115 .The food took forever! All courses were spaced too far apart and their excuse was They Were Busy! No one came over to give us any information except when asked where was food Therfore would not recommend it.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LONG WAIT FOR FOOD!
    Cher006VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were at Latz's on a Saturday night. The kitchen could not accommodate the number of people who were dining. We waited almost 2 hours for our entrees to come, and only 3 (out of 4) came. We had to notify the owner after 10 minutes that there was a meal missing. When the food finally came, it was just fair ( I ordered the Ahi Tuna dinner). On the positive side, the upstairs where we sat was a lot less noisy than the downstairs dining room, which was VERY noisy. Perhaps during the week when there are not too many diners would be a better time to come to Latz's by the Bay.
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  • Very nice
    SammysprizeVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was very very good. The service was fine . The noise level was too loud. The sound bounces all over the place. The place is nicely decorated . Will go back when there is not a lot of people .
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Charming find
    STeatout
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is a change from hustle and bustle. A wonderful imaginative lunch menu with terrific deserts, excellent salads and sandwiches. The owner and server couldn't have been more pleasant. Adjacent off street arking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    LoLo
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very flavorful food in a very pretty atmosphere with good ambiance and great, very friendly, personal service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate