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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food at Steve & Cookies is always good with an array of choices to satisfy every palate."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Crab cakes were great, but small. The blueberry pie was outstanding, clearly the best I've ever tasted."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food especially the juicy lobster and wonderful pies. We will go often"
    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
  • "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
  • " Never had a bad meal here ! Piano bar is Classic . Staff always tries to accommodate ."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Always excellent food and service, hard to get reservations. However, prices are getting out of hand, making it difficult to eat here on a regular basis. $150 dinner for 2 incl tip, two appetizers, entrees, 2 drinks, 1 dessert 2 coffees."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "Always perfect food & service every time, not many places you can say that about!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal at Steve and Cookies works like clockwork service, food an atmosphere love it there"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Really enjoyed this neighborhood gem. Food and waitstaff was really good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This was the third time we ate at Steve and Cookies and it was great again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "Delicious as always. The menu has been basically the same for a few years. It's very good but I think they should try and change it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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
  • "Really nice spot for a good dinner in Margate. Double cut stuffed chop was excellent and lobster removed perfectly from shell after presentation was done nicely. Good wine selections. Lead server just went through the motions but was adequate. I would think there are regular waitstaff and then they probably have to add for the seasonal crush. We had a 5 taste sampler for dessert that was fresh and delish. Would definitely recommend and return. Advance reservations also recommended."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "The good was great!!! Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. It was a nice night out sans children. We will definitely come back...."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Very noisy after about 7:30 in front room so we always go early"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have been going to Steve and Cookies every summer for at least 12 years. Although the food was excellent, the noise level is extremely high and could be addressed with some sound-absorbing material. Service was very slow, both for food and the bar. Also, this year they seemed to be controlling costs by eliminating their famous cranberry rolls as well as paper towels in the bathroom! We expect more from them!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful, esp the daily specials. Somewhat crowded and noisy in season (summer), so reservations highly recommended, even on weeknights. In addition, owners are recognized as major philanthropists and benefactors in the community, so it always feels good to support this establishment."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The ugly tomato salad, the Cape May Salts and then the crab stuffed local flounder, topped off with Key Lime Pie, who could ask for more! Excellent as always. Love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had to wait 25 minutes for an open table reservation. One bartender was rude. Food was excellent and waiter was very good"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant at the Jersey shore, hands down. Food is simply amazing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "we had a tomato appetizer which had onion straws and cheese on it...and delicious dressing...fabulous crabcake and sea bass....blueberry pie.....THE BEST. Our waiter Steve was wonderful. Can't wait to go back. It's the real deal. Than you STeve and Cookie's by the bay."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food is consistently fabulous. Service was fair since they are adjusting to season and very busy Bus boys who bring bread and do clean up, etc. needed training. Otherwise excellent!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Steve and Cookies twice last week. The first time, a week night was very good with great service and great food. So we decided to return on Friday with our family to share what we found. Friday was a total disaster, very different from what we experienced earlier in the week. We had a server who was clueless. He was rude, slow and had very little follow up. Two menu items were out, which is understandable on a busy night, but he was very poor in how he handled the situation. We ordered wine and was served the entire bottle at once. We ordered a second bottle that never came. The food was not very good and for the $260 we spent for dinner, left very unsatisfied. All and all a very bad dining experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great place for the food, energy and to celebrate just about anything. The only negative, if you want to call it a negative, is that the dining rooms are loud. I like the energy, but had a hard time hearing. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had friends from Boston, and we wanted to make sure they had a great meal, so we knew Steve and Cookies was the place to take them; we were not disappointed"
    Dined on 6/28/2014