Mako's American Grille

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$30 and under
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Mako's offers unique menu items not found in other restaurants. Mako's has been #1 on Tripadvisor for 2 years. All the food is fresh and healthy. No dishes at the restaurant contain fried or frozen food. Mako's receives trucks daily to ensure freshness and quality. Mako's caters to all food allergies. It is a BYOB restaurant. Mako's serves Breakfast, Lunch & Diner. Casual atmosphere & Casual Dining. Parking is available in the Long & Foster Realty parking lot after 5:00
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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for an 8:00 dinner on Valentine’s Day. When I walked in with my date smoke bellowed out of the restaurant. Even worse, the staff was clueless when I told them I had a reservation. Not honoring the reservation all they did was gave me a shoulder shrug and said maybe we could be seated by 9:00. Between the smoke and the look of the food, them not honoring our reservation ironically turned out to be good thing!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Smoke filled the room, didn’t receive food until almost 2 hours after reservation.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I have eaten here in the summer and had a wonderful experience, but off season was a different experience. The lights went out multiple times during our dinner, service was slow/non-existent, and the entire restaurant was filled with smoke once the chef started cooking. Luckily the food was good!

H
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was closed when we got there

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal for the price!

DO
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The air-conditioning wasn't working. It was warm and not as enjoyable sd usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was not good

T
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Air was not working and room was very stuffy- night was to brisk to eat outside. Vegetables were tasteless and water logged. Tuna portion was very small and lacked flavor. Wait staff was very good.

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great. We were initially set up to eat at a table that had a lot of sun through the window. Since it was an early reservation, they were easily able to move our spot. It was a little warm in there, and it is smaller than I had imagined from photos, but great food. Bathroom was clean as well.

EJ
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very intimate dining room , always with excellent food. Our waitress, who usually does breakfast, was excellent, attentive and did a great job taking care of four of us.

Highly recommend the Ginger Ahi and the Teriyaki Ahi!
Both cooked to perfection and very tasty.

CS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the creative items on the menu-far from typical! A BYOB which is great too. Saturday night at the Shore in August gets very busy. Parking difficult, staff very busy and attentive. Have been before and will be back next Shore trip! 😎

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

PP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good, but from the time we ordered, it was over an hour before we got our food. Also, our server didn't have answers to most of our questions. I would recommend it for the food if you have a long time to wait.

GP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local BYOB! The ingredients and menu selections are always fresh and seasonal. The specials are creative and delicious. They know how to make fish! The servers make you feel at home and the atmosphere is casual and comfortable. They have indoor and outdoor seating. We went on early side and it was quiet. Have been there before at a later hour and the noise level was moderate and the restaurant was quite busy. Definitely recommend!

j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super salad. Nice ahi tuna properly prepared. Chef very knowledgeable.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, nice attentive waitress

CD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salad was fresh. I had salmon topped with crab, over asparagus. The salmon & crab were fresh and tasted great! There were only 2 very skinny pieces of asparagus, though. Overall excellent food at a good price. Being a byob is a big plus!

b
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The kitchen was slow getting the food out. Our meals did not come out together.

KG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant staff & small but adequate interior. Nothing was technically "wrong" but the food was just ok, and no real reason to return within Sea Isle vs. the other options. Got Mako Bites - tasty but very over-seasoned with blackening spice / salt. I ordered the seared tuna which was nice, veggies were fine, but seaweed salad was horrifically "fishy" tasting; have never had a seafood salad taste that like that previously. Wife ordered their special chicken dish - the piece of chicken was massive and texture was so-so. Again, it was fine, just would not return or recommend.

TT
Philadelphia
181 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Especially enjoyed the tilapia and mako shark dishes. Fantastic cream of crab - loaded with crab meat. Service was excellent.

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a fantastic meal and friendly service , breakfast omelettes are amazing and fish tacos are the best

L
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is the first time we were not wowed by the food. My husband had the special Mako and he was not thrilled
The desert was not good, they ended up not charging for it.

YM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful place. Staff is fantastic and food is superb!!!!

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing , can't wait to go back and try breakfast

d
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! So many great menu selections made it hard to choose, but the crab soup was delicious, and the mako and salmon entrees were terrific. Cannoli dessert topped it off.
We are very happy to have this year-round BYOB within a short driving distance and will definitely return before the summer crowd begins.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, love this place. Have gone many many times and never been disappointed

k
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was excellent

J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for Mako's on OpenTable for 1/28/18 at 7 pm for my wife and I. I have the confirmation but when we arrived the restaurant was closed. Confirmation #2109757130. We enjoy eating at Mako's so this was a bummer. Found out it was a glitch with OpenTable not Mako’s. We dined again on 2/17/18 and it was great.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

2 nd time here . 1 st was in busy summer so not great too busy-- but tried again and had a Groupon! Very good!! Def be back!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dads 84 bday and they were great. Shout out for our server Michele !!

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a very good meal, friendly staff, great special offerings!

DT
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was super excellent. Our server was pleasant, timely and smiled easily. She gave excellent advice as to the menu.

The food was very good. I ordered the Blackened Mako. The combination of the blackened fish, apples, onions and chutney was designed excellent. All of it together enhanced the experience. My wife ordered the crab stuffed tilapia. Again, far better than expected.

My only knock on the place is that the portion size was small for the price.

FYI: like lots of Jersey restaurants, its BYOB.

k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a great restaurant with a lot of gluten free options that are delicious.
The service is always great and the chef is very accomodating. It is also a great spot for breakfast.

s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Makos never disappoints! We had a glitch in that open table took a reservation for us on a Thursday nite when Makos was closed. We were so upset as we drove 2+ hours to get there and it was closed. Silver lining was that we were able to dine for lunch Friday and the food was amazing as usual. The manager was understanding and apologized for the glitch. Highly recommend the pasta with crab and shrimp in pink sauce. Worth traveling for!
Also don't miss the crab bisque which we have had many times and is outstanding.

T
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mako's was closed at the time of my reservation. The place was locked up tight. Not sure why "Open Table" took my reservation! I'll give them another try in the future, but will call them directly for a reservation.

l
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food; great service. Pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

KC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meals were delicious, service excellent! We ordered from the special Girl's Weekend choices, which was everything on the menu, not something you usually are offered! My husband even got the special price!! Mako's is a great restaurant in Sea Isle, one of our favorites!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Will definitely go back. Nice menu choices.

s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding crab soup and Mako Special. Friendly staff and outstanding service! We will most definitely be returning!

M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food choices, especially if you are gluten free. I had the Ahi tuna with orange ginger sauce and it was cooked to perfection,rare. I have Celiacs and was so excited that I could select my dinner from the regular menu,even the soups were gluten free. Mango habanero Makos was delicious, per my husband.This was our second visit, and not our last!

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