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Steve & Cookie's By the Bay
Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steveandcookies.com/
  • Phone: (609) 823-1163
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Kelly
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Cookie (609) 823-1163
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz 7 nights a week

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe & Amherst
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 55 car parking lot on premises.
A word from Steve & Cookie's By the Bay
Steve & Cookie's is a restored private club located on Margate Bay offering live Jazz 7 nights a week. Philadelphia Magazine writes In the Best of the Shore issue "Steve and Cookie's is not only one of the best restaurants in Margate, it's one of the best in the entire state. The meals here are memorable whether you're overlooking the bay or seated at the Oyster Bar."
Enjoy the best of steaks & fresh seafood in a warm atmosphere enhanced by 2 working fireplaces. We are also part of the Green Restaurant Association. We are tying to do all we can for the environment. All of our meats are humanely raised without hormones or antibiotics. Check us out on Facebook.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My first time there and my food was great as was the service. Just too noisy for my taste."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very good as usual. The best blueberry pie on the planet."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Steve and cookies is like that old favorite tee shirt - you know its good and comfortable! Our meal was very good. As expected on a Saturday in the summer, the place was jammed and noisy. The vibe was "summer fun.""
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "S & C never fails to deliver a superb dining experience. Our umpteenth time dining here in the past 10 years was just like the first. After sharing the ripe tomato blue cheese onion salad, my husband feasted on the French fried lobster tail while I chose the Chilean Sea Bass perfectly prepared with a sesame crust and served over a bed of shredded cabbage and soba noodles. Delicious !! Dinner was followed by their sumptuous blueberry pie and coffee. They can do no wrong. Wish it was easier to get reservations. We were fortunate this time when someone apparently cAnceled a prime 7 pm Friday night time slot and we got it. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "As always a fantastic experience at Steve and Cookies. Great food, great service, and outstanding atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Never disappoints-food consistantly delicious. Best Blueberry pie ever."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent food, good ambiance and fairly prompt service, though the place was packed. My wife had the stuffed pork chop...an perennial favorite while I had one of the seafood specials (halibut). While somewhat pricey, it is not the most expensive place in Margate, but it ranks in the top 5. Cocktail menu continues to grow and while the dessert menu is small, they are good. Fresh pies usually round specials on dessert menu. Finding a new Maserati parked in front of the restaurant as we were leaving was amusing!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food, drinks and service. Cookie, the owner, is very hands on and can be seen making the rounds of the tables to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves and their food!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "dress to impress at this restaurant hot spot and bring your wallet. ugly tomato salad rocks as do both chocolate peanut butter pie and blueberry pie."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent food...both the meat and the seafood! My daughter had her favorite -- the stuffed pork chop. I had one of their seafood specials...it was excellent. The placement of the sound baffles on the ceiling kept the noise of the full dining room down so we could have dinner conversation without shouting to be heard. Service was very good, especially considering the full house. Strongly recommend advanced reservations as the place is very popular."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner! All food was great as well as the service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant many times. It is always consistent. The service is superb, atmosphere calming, and food delicious each and every time. No matter what you order, you will be completely satisfied with your food. Excellent restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious, one person was not impressed with their selection, however the other 4 enjoyed their dinners. The service was just Ok, took awhile to get our dessert. Very busy even though we had an early reservation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was an overall good experience, but get the big issue out: We had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes. I have been to many great, popular, & exclusive restaurants. Never have I had to wait (with no option of bar seats & drinks) for this long, with reservations. They were obviously overbooked and seemed to be ushering regulars in ahead of us. When we did get a table we were put in a corner booth/table combo with heavy traffic. They were allowing diners at the bar, so there was no solace there before the meal. We just had to stand around waiting. The energy was lively. A little loud, but it was because people were enjoying themselves and not manufactured. Food was well proportioned and very well prepared. Would return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Steve and cookies has been the top restaurant choice in Margate for us ! Our only complaint is that you cannot get a reservation during the summer on a weekend so we are happy to go during the week or on a Sunday night! The ugly tomato salad is absolutely amazing as is the cold seafood platter. I have spoken to people who go here once a week or more because it is truly a gem in Margate!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Even though we were in the room beyond the bar, which is not bright and airy, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was very good. We will return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Steve and Cookie's welcome their guests with lovely landscaping and a charming hostess…we were seated at a table by the window and enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor view. It gets better with the food (our appetizers: the ugly tomato salad, clams with cheese and bread crumbs; our entrees: the lobster, the seafood salad (amazing colossal shrimp, huge chunks of crabmeat etc), and crab cakes-- all perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Our dinner was enhanced by a versatile and reasonably priced wine list and a very competent waiter. Desserts: the blueberry pie impressed my sister, a master chef in her own right, and I couldn't agree more! Every detail of our meal said quality and care…did I mention the bread? Delicious!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food at Steve & Cookies is always good with an array of choices to satisfy every palate."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I had the baked flounder stuffed with crab in lemon butter & yummy!! I started with the beet salad which was enough to share & super yummy! My hubby had his usual " meatloaf stack"...loved it! and of course the amazing " blueberry pie" which must have over a pint of blueberries in each slice!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food especially the juicy lobster and wonderful pies. We will go often"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food and dining atmosphere. Hostess was not friendly though and neither was the girl that sat us. We were there before the people in front of us and the hostess asked them where they would like to sit but not us. We were sent to the back of the restaurant where our waiter only came to our table 4 times . The food runner was very nice, friendly, and got us any thing we needed unlike our waiter."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant "blindly" as we did not have either a recommendation or previous experience. It was outstanding and the food was better than expected. For those who want a dining experience and not just dinner, I recommend Steve & Cookies in Margate. In addition, the bill was very reasonable for the amount that our family ordered."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My wife and I came to celebrate our 35 year anniversary. She had been to Steve and Cookie's with her bank for dinner, but this was my first time and it will not be my last time. The service staff was impeccable and very knowledgeable of the entire menu. Because of allergies, the kitchen staff was more than gracious to make substitutions in certain ingredients for the different foods we ate. All in all, everything was great. I even liked the idea that the manager came around and asked if everything was fine and going well. It is a great place with great fresh food and a lot of fun."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Always perfect food & service every time, not many places you can say that about!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Cookie is the best She knows what is going on and stays on top of everything. Goof great. A lace to ho"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great place. The service can just be a little slow. Otherwise great experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "One of our favorites restaurants down the shore. My only complaint is that we never can get it on a weekend, even if a call 2 weeks in advance."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • " Never had a bad meal here ! Piano bar is Classic . Staff always tries to accommodate ."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Had an early dinner here on Sunday, July 5, because we couldn't get a later reservation, but I'm always grateful to be able to make a reservation at a place close to Ocean City in the summertime, since so few places take reservations here. This time, took our visiting sister-in-law who had the double-cut stuffed pork chop on our recommendation. She loved it. I hope that never goes off the menu! I had the fish special, a very light breaded piece of haddock. Shared the small bites for dessert, and asked for one extra piece so that we could each have two, which of course they accommodated. All three of us had enough leftovers of our entrees that we didn't have to cook dinner the next night."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is a true gem. The food is spectacular (but pricey)...Reservations well in advance are a definite especially during the summer season. Food is very fresh and cooked perfectly. Four adults....not one complaint! Yummy....."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was the third time we ate at Steve and Cookies and it was great again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal at Steve and Cookies works like clockwork service, food an atmosphere love it there"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Crab cakes were great, but small. The blueberry pie was outstanding, clearly the best I've ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It seems each time we have dinner here our experience becomes better each time. My wife and I have tied a wide variety of dishes and none have disappointed. Flavor and freshness permeate each dish. We have dined here recently on holidays and while some places struggle maintaining the same quality with busy nights Steve and Cookies is always spot on."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We definitely enjoyed our meal. The food was great and we liked finding a nice restaurant outside of AC. The only issue really is parking and it was packed and extremely loud at 6:30pm."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in NJ. I can't imagine being in the ACV area without eating here."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this neighborhood gem. Food and waitstaff was really good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have gone here many times in the past, when we have visited my husband's family. We were told that the restaurant had gone downhill, but we relied on our previous good experiences. got a last minute opening and got there on time for 7:45 res. Seated around 8:00 as the place was very crowded. We waited a bit for a waiter to approach, but drinks and salads arrived fairly shortly after. and then we sat. and sat. and sat. finally, when meals came much later, one meal was said to be excellent, one pretty good, one meat very overcooked and my shrimp very overcooked and dry. We left without coffee and dessert as it was just too late. what a shame to see the negative changes in a once neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It's very hard to get a reservation at this restuarant in the summer and we only visit in the summer and it was dissapointing that they ran out of their famous blueberry pie. They should be more prepared. They know the number of guests they are having any given night because they confirm the reservation a million times. We had a 7pm reservation and the pie was gone by 830. Really disappointed!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had planned a nice evening out and chose Steve & Cookie's on a recommendation from a family friend. We found the overall ambiance of the venue quite nice and what we expected. Our orders were taken quickly and it appeared that the meal would move at a nice steady pace. My wife's salad came in a timely manner as did our appetizers. Then there was a lull of 30 minutes after finishing our appetizers and the main course being served. The manager did provide a free dessert, but the lack of communication for the delay to my wife and me had already soured our mood. While the food was quite good, I had the Bouillabaisse, the service left much to be desired. I hope it was just an off night in the kitchen or for the server."
    Dined on 7/2/2014