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Back Bay Bistro

4.4
215 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
New American Menu serving cut to order Prime Rib, NY Strip Steaks and Flat Iron Steaks. Fresh local seafood, veal, chicken and pasta dishes. Entrees are served with choice of fresh sautéed vegetables and a baked potato or garlic mashed. Plus you will enjoy a family style salad and our own homemade focaccia bread and dipping oil. Come discover for your self why we were voted #1 New American and caterer by PHL 17 Jersey Shore Hot List. BYOB
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:45pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:45pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:45pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 8:00am - 12:30pm.
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Phone number
(609) 889-8500
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering weddings, private parties, special events, back yard BBQs and more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodland Ave
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Parking details
Parking on the South and North of Building.
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Entertainment
You will hear sounds of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and many more like artists.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 215 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Always a great experience

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always a great meal and great service, thank you!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

A diamond in the rough. Have eaten there twice and am very pleased with the quality of the service, the food and inviting atmosphere. Nice job!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast with our grandson! Special 2-2-2– special eggs-cakes-bacon-coffee only $5.99! Grandson had Taylor ham & wife had egg white omelette- everything was cooked perfectly and prices amazing. Waitress service some of the best we’ve seen anywhere! A true local treasure.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Strong, unpleasant ammonia smell that hits you the moment you walk in door. I Called ahead to get candle and special order bday dessert but they forgot to pass along to server. My sons cheeseburger was raw/cold in middle and had to send back. My pasta Roma was dry and more like a baked ziti. With all that said the apps (fried mozzarella, coconut shrimp and garlic knots) were delicious and wait staff was kind and attentive

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Good food, good service and best of all, it’s a BYOB!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Great staff. Excellent service and delicious food. Waitress actually remembered that I liked my salad without lettuce.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We go out about once a week for a nice quiet dinner with friends. We were initially disappointed in the noise level of a children's birthday party with adults which were extremely loud. We asked to be moved and we were accommodated. But even the couple sitting next to us were disappointed at the loud behavior of the children. We were happy when that party left. So we think the hostess should have asked the family to quiet it down some.
we come there frequently and this is the first time this has happened. Will be a while before we come back because of the noise level that was not addressed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and service. Went there for Easter and was well worth the trip. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful apps. Dinner comes with house salad and focaccia bread with dipping oil. BYOB and great desserts. Worth the drive to Villas, NJ.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My friend and stopped here for a quick, early dinner. We were seated surrounded by several tables filled with locals who were regulars. Our waitress was very pleasant and efficient. The early bird menu included soup or house salad, choice of an entree from many offerings, and apple cobbler for dessert. The salad was crisp and flavorful, however, it did come with a caesar dressing on it. I ordered the broiled lump crab cake, it was very soft with fine pieces of crab, and truly pure lump crab as many I enjoy in Baltimore. The sauteed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes were delicious. My friend's chicken dish with spinach and roasted peppers was tender, plentiful, and flavorful. She loved it! When we return, I would like to try an Italian dish or one of the chicken entrees.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good meal, friendly service, BYOB, reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our first time to this place. It was a really nasty weather night so we were glad to be seated promptly. Nice salad, family style with really tasty bread and dipping sauce. We all enjoyed our meal and the server was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Good and Consistent! At the shore, restaurants change each year with new chefs/owners, etc. Not Back Bay Bistro! This restaurant is a perennial favorite because it is consistently good, close and reasonably priced with good value and service. We like the fact they are on Opentable because when we have guests or if its just the two of us, we can make a reservation and not have to wait in the crowds! Thanks again for a great meal we are looking forward to another good season!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is absolutely delicious! The service was awesome! It is also a byob

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, ample amounts, and friendly staff.....works for mr~!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We saw reviews that this restaurant had good food for the price, and it did. It's a nice, casual restaurant, though the music was a bit loud for no reason. We just happen to like to talk and have music as a background. Waitresses were accommodating. Other customers told us we must try their bread pudding for dessert, and they were right.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great place for a casual dinner. Friendly staff, good food and reasonable pricing.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a great time here. Delicious food and wonderful service. From the outside it looks like a storefront, but inside is warm and cozy. Dinner includes a family style salad with a nice dressing and bread. The shrimp stuffed with crabmeat was yummy served with spinach and garlic mashed. Our server Pam was so friendly and helpful. We found a new place to eat.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great breakfast. Pancakes are delicious and big. The cinnamon raisin pancakes with vanilla sauce are excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good food and service. Serving on a New Year's eve menu but still accommodated my younger children from kiss menu. Very nice evening. Would go back to try out their full menu.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve menu was wonderful. A great selection from which to choose. Always are greeted as if we were special people. Love getting our favorite table all the time if available. Delicious food. Always served hot!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food BYOB reasonable prices nice atmosphere. Friendly atmosphere great staff good time

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Back Bay for New Years Eve dinner. Great variety for a holiday meal and a very good value. Entrée included soup, salad, and dessert. It is BYOB. Staff is friendly and efficient and we were not rushed. We have always been please with our visits here and will return to this local restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We love coming to Back Bay Bistro when we are in town. My parents gave us a gift card for Christmas and my husband and I were very excited and looking forward to our meal (as we have never had a bad experience). This one was a little different and left us bummed.
Had a reservation and got seated right away. First, they didn’t have any children’s menus available, which wasn’t a big deal. Server was nice but could have been a little more friendly.
Soup, salad, and bread came out and was fine. When we got our meals my crab cakes were just how I wanted them but my husbands prime rib seemed like it had been pulled off the grill and was sitting for about 10-15 minutes. It was lukewarm and he asked for them to put it back on the grill to sear it and make it hot. This took about 5-10 minutes and by the time it came out My daughter and I were almost done our meals. He seemed turned off and was greatly disappointed. I felt bad bc he was looking forward to this meal. We will try it again in the spring/summer when we come down.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed the scallops very much. Our trio also ordered a veal and shrimp dish over pasta that was huge and they were not able to finish. Always a good place for a casual meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Dinner at Back Bay Bistro with my in-laws over the holiday season was very nice. It was their first time here and they loved everything they ordered. The holiday décor made it very festive and desserts were awesome.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

This is second time there. First time food was so much better. This is byob.
Pot pie only fair , was not tasty. Service was slow. Meal comes with salad and dessert. Check had error too. Will try something else next time.
Nice folks, maybe just a bad nite. Will try again before we call it quits.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service always excellent.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Back Bay Bistro is a locally popular restaurant worth visiting periodically. We dined there with family over the past weekend and the bread, salad and all 4 entrees. It did take longer than usual to receive our entrees, but that was not a real problem. Excellent server

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2017

I booked this restaurant when my boyfriend and I were down at the cape for vacation. The restaurant was no more than "okay". The meal came with bread and salad - both were great. However, we ordered appetizers before we were aware that the meal already came with this, so we would have appreciated knowing that prior to getting appetizers and two full dishes. For our mains, we both ordered pasta dishes. Both of our dishes were completed drenched in butter - the menu made it seem like a light, oil/butter/garlic sauce but it seemed like there was an entire stick of butter which deemed it inedible. There was a massive amount of food, though, so if you do go I would recommend ordering one or two dishes to share!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great experience, service was great, for d was excellently!!

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our third visit and Ashley has been our server on two of the visits - she does a great job!
Good food - very enjoyable visit.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been to the Back Bay Bistro many times and have been disappointed in anything I have ordered.
Kiddos to the cook because he is excellent. Kind of disappointed in the face there was an additional charge for two vegetables rather than ordering a potato

Thank you!.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, large portions. The egg plant stacker appetizer is excellent.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant to go to at the last minute when we came across The Back Bay Bistro. If you go be prepared for large portions of great food. Our server was Ashley who did a fantastic job. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

We both had the broiled seafood combo on the early bird menu. Loved my salad- fresh and great house dressing. Flounder was okay (bland); shrimp and crab cake were delish! Great service. Really cute find in the Villas.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Bland and very greasy hash browns. Pool of oil under them. They tested like grease . Place is priced
Reasonably but I would
Spend more for better taste

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We had breakfast and the food and service were excellent. The restaurant is very clean and the kitchen will accommodate special requests.

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