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The Diving Horse
The Diving Horse

The Diving Horse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thedivinghorseavalon.com
  • Phone: (609) 368-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Daily
    5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Cash Only
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Palmer Marinelli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st & Dune Drive
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Diving Horse

The Diving Horse is an upscale byob located in Avalon, New Jersey. The menu created by Chef Palmer Marinelli focuses on the availability of local purveyors in the Mid-Atlantic region throughout the summer. The Diving Horse now its fifth season has earned praised from guests and critics alike for its farm-driven menu, friendly service and beautiful setting. The restaurant also features outdoor seating at three large communal tables that are reserved for walk-ins. The restaurant will be re-opening May 20th and will start accepting reservation for the 2014 season May 18th. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Diving Horse is a great place to enjoy an upscale meal in Avalon. The prices are a little higher than you might want to pay at the shore but worth it. The seating is comfortable. The menu is abbreviated but the selections and specials are very good. Every year, while on vacation, we dine here at least once. Make your reservation well in advance to get the time you want."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "I've been to Diving Horse twice, and have walked a way with the same impression both times.. OVER-RATED... The service was poor, one of the meals was sent back being stone cold. The other meals were good. But not up to the hype."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Diving Horse this past Sunday evening! It is one of our favorite spots, and the food is consistently excellent. Sometime the noise level can get overwhelming, but is at a festive level most of the time! This past time, I particularly noticed the prices climbing into the very expensive range. For being a BYOB, the total bill was surprisingly higher than anticipated, which was our own fault. We will continue to frequent The Diving Horse, but will think twice when our party size goes over 2 (and we are paying for it!)."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "Food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Would have liked portions to be a bit larger."
    Dined on 8/13/2013
  • "If you appreciate, even respect, fresh and high quality food prepared perfectly with the intelligent charm of a wonderful wait staff, I recommend getting your reservation in soon! You will not be disappointed. Cinda"
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "Was told this was a must in Avalon. The food was good, but not great. And very pricey. $48 for a 12 oz sirloin. Worth a try, but bring your checkbook."
    Dined on 7/13/2013