Tavern on the Bay Resort
Tavern on the Bay Resort

Tavern on the Bay Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavernonthebayresort.com/
  • Phone: 6099263500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Furmanski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment nightly, both DJs and live bands.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NEW YORK AVE.
  • Public Transit: Bus stops are located on Bay Ave, just a few blocks from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking is available.
A word from Tavern on the Bay Resort
Tavern on the Bay is a Southern New Jersey historical landmark. Housed in a Victorian mansion built in 1884, it is equipped with a bar, restaurant, and a marina. It is located in the quaint and charming sea village of Somers Point, just a 15-minute drive to Atlantic City, NJ.
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Tavern on the Bay Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
37% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (18)great for outdoor dining (12)vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (4)special occasion (3)romantic (3)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)great for lunch (0)hot spot (0)Show More
  • Stay Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My girlfriend and I went there for dinner on Friday night of labor day weekend. I wasn't sure when I would get down so we waited and picked Tavern on the Bay just based off availability. We saw the bad reviews but I'm an optimist and gave it a try. When we got there it was mostly empty, which should have been a warning. Without going to elaborate details this place was the biggest JOKE I've ever seen. I felt like a camera crew was going to come out and say we were on a hidden camera show with the hilariousness that was their staff, food, and even the other patrons at the restraunt. Just stay away and you can thank me later.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place strikes out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    When we walked in and were not greeted and had to search for someone to be seated it should have been a sign to turn around. You'll read plenty of conflicting reviews about this place. I went in with an open mind but left knowing I'm not going back ever. Save yourself the terrible experience. The staff is not knowledgable about their menu, we were given bread with no plates, the drinks had a distinct taste of dishsoap and generally the only thing good about the place is the view. It is truly ashame because this place has tremendous potential but would truly need a visit from Gordon Ramsey to save it. We were told they were disorganized because it was early. At 6pm the place was empty. Take that as a sign.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Severely Disappointed
    SparkmanVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Don't be fooled by the "Resort" name in the photos for the restaurant. My wife and I were very disappointed with our meals. We both had the Salmon, as some of the previous reviews said it was good. The fish itself was passable, but I had asked to have mine served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus looked and tasted like it came from a can ... Awful. The mashed potatoes were cold. The clientele had kids running all over the outside deck. Definitely not a nice relaxing dinner we envisioned.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Not a great experience. Asked for wine list, got told only house wines, which turned out to be incorrect. Service was poor, waited way too long for appetizers to come
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded and slow
    JF3states
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First there was no valet parking as advertised. Next we sat outside and the music was very loud to accommodate the outside bar. Our waitress seemed frazzled even before the restaurant filled up and after we ordered, we didn't see her for 30 mins. We had to ask the hostess to find her for us. When the food came it was decent. The lobster Mac and cheese and jerk chicken were good and my salmon was actually really good. The risotto was very undercooked. Perhaps if we had been sitting inside the experience would have been better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant itself is quite lovely, and with great views of the bay, but the service and the food really need to be improved upon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with a View
    luvdinnerout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant with a great view of the water and terrific food for dinner while we were on vacation and were told about the Tavern on the Bay Resort by the concierge at the resort we were staying at. It was indeed the perfect restaurant. As soon as we entered we were greeted warmly and given terrific service. The crabcake dish was the best I've tasted. Can't wait to go back when we return to the area next summer. It is a terrific place to have dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    MsTerriP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Drink prices excessively high. Not very many entrees to choose from. It's a shame because it's only one of three places in Somers Point where you can actually sit by the open bay.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scenic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was poor, waitress forgot to take the drink orders. The food was poor quality at best. Stick with the basic choices. Send Ramsey fast this place will not make it
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant near bay
    StanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Location of restaurant is very nice with beautiful view of the bay and bar is also perfect with open view-also had wonderful singer for entertainment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,good service
    BentleyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Tried it twice this weekend. Once inside once outside(rain). Both good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I attended this restaurant with my parents on a Friday night and it was absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was great. As soon as we sat down, a busboy brought us bread and water and a waitress was over right away. We sat in the Bay Room, which is a room that sits along the bay, and it was beautiful! My mother and I both ordered the salmon and my father ordered the tuna and our entrees were delicious. The prices were very affordable and I definitely recommend coming here for a good night out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Tavern on the Bay Resort reviews archive.
  • Great Restaurant with a View
    Pictureman
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Has the best views of the bay in Somers Point, a cozy bar and attentive bar staff that make you feel very welcome and special. The menu has something for everyone's taste, with a little flair to each dish. Moderately priced, and well-prepared food make this a real find. Hard to believe that they aren't more busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it very much, just
    Tracie
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Enjoyed it very much, just wish it were not so expensive. We are locals and would love to stop once in awhile just to have a glass of wine and a lite bit but $50-60 is just too much for that and that has been a problem in the past with this location. However, the food is much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't waste your money. Average
    RayJ
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Don't waste your money. Average food and average service. No value for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service is excellent at
    janjomiVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2011
    The service is excellent at the bar and in the dining foom.Our experience was notable. We look forward to returning in the new year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expected better!
    mutti
    Dined on 8/15/2011
    Upon arrival we were ignored. There were few diners that evening and really no excuse not to be greeted at the door or station. With such a beautiful location and both indoor and outdoor bar area it's sinful not to have better service and food. We SO want this restaurant to succeed. When we dined here, before the remodel, the food was wonderful. This summer when my husband and I dropped in for drinks and bar food, we were not accommodated because the kitchen was "closing". With only one other customer at the indoor bar we thought we should have at least been offered options like nachos,pretzels, or a cheese tray. We live in OC in the summer, we'd love to make this our regular place to eat and hang, but 800 Bay will have to do better!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet