Maplewood III of Vineland

4.4
268 reviews
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$30 and under
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A spin off of the original Maplewood Inn located in Hammonton, Maplewood III of Vineland is a family owned and operated restaurant serving the Vineland area for over 30 years. Maplewood III is the culmination of the dreams and work of Howard Esposito and his son Ken that began in the early 80's. We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch; tomato sauce, meatballs, soups and eggplant are prepared daily. All entrees are cooked to order using the finest, freshest ingredients. We are proud to have been chosen Vineland 's favorite Italian & most romantic restaurant by locals year after year! Although our basis is authentic Italian we have expanded our menu over the years and now offer rack of lamb, roast half of duck, broiled seafood combination, filet mignon plus a large assortment of seafood and fresh fish. Based on customer requests many of our menu items are offered in a smaller portion for those who are looking to have a lighter meal.
Enjoy! -Kenneth Esposito, Owner
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always consistently delicious and plenty of it and the service is always friendly and professional

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ER
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had the perfect ambiance and amazing food. Absolute gem!

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CB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Very disappointing. I remember going here as a kid and thought it would be amazing, as I had remembered it. Ambiance has not changed at all, and that’s not a good thing. The homemade spaghetti was good, but the shrimp in my scampi was overcooked and the sauce was bland. My friend had the scallop and crab and felt the same.
Very overpriced for what we got.

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d
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was o.k., not great but not bad. The salad and the dipping sauce seemed diff. and not in a good way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Portions for were small compared to the price paid. My Salmon was a little strong.

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MM
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service, and hearty cocktails are the cornerstone of this Vineland staple where the tables are still too close together.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and attention were above par. The food could have been better.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. We were seated near the bar so the noise was a little louder than the rest of the restaurant but not unbearable. Friendly service. A local classic for good reason!

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EL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They have good Italian food. A little on the higher price, special occasions, worth it. We go alot for good food. Noise level varies depending on time.

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere was very nice. Food was really good and the service was great. Great place for special occasions.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I’ve been a long time customer for the Maplewood and always remember it being so fantastic. When my husband came home from active duty service overseas, I took him in for a much deserved date night. It was busy so service was a tad slower than usual and we understood completely. However, water didn’t hit out table for 15 minutes, drinks took 15 minutes after the water, and food took over an hour from the time ordered. My husband and I ordered the same dish yet it looked drastically different and didn’t even taste the same. I was very disappointed with this visit. I’d been a few times after and those visits were just as disappointing. We won’t be going back anytime soon. Too much money for the lack of service and attention to detail.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The place has been there for many years. It needs a facelift. But it’s warm and welcoming. Prices are HIGH for the area! Food was adequate. Nothing more than glorified seafood diner. But we as a good time. Waitress was good.

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RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good dinner menu. Priced reasonably.

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e
Atlantic City
49 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We stopped for an early dinner on a Saturday night. We were seated after a short wait. The service was good. The bacon wrapped shrimp w/horseradish sauce appetizer special was overcooked. The housemaid spaghetti was overcooked. The mussels fra diavolo were tasty. The scallops were good. The prices were high. One cocktail, two glasses of wine, one appetizer and two entrees was $91 + gratuity.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the filet and crab cake meal this time with homemade pasta as the side. Everything was very good and the waiter was very good. Went for my son's 18 yr. birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eddie provided excellent service. The food was fantastic and is always consistently great.

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DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 45’th anniversary and my wife says that the lobster tails are the best in town and always cooked perfectly

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e
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Maplewood III for many years. It is always a good experience. The food is always good.

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MM
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyable evening. Moderately priced. Excellent service.

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Went for birthday with friends . Food was great ,service wasn't. Waitress kept coming to the table , said she was sorry for making us wait and left without taking our order. I had never seen it that way before. At least get us drinks. Finally took our order and waited way to long for it to come. I guess it was an off night or something.

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c
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been here several times and usually leave quite pleased. Unfortunately , though our waitress was fine and their signature berry martini tasty, my dish of lump crab and spaghetti was skimpy with the crab which has not been my past experience , and my boyfriend broke his tooth on his meal. We told the waitress just to give them a heads up. The owner visited our table , but was more concerned with whether or not we had the shell and seemingly getting proof it was his dish than the fact my boyfriend broke his tooth. We weren’t looking for anything , didn’t make a big deal about it or even ask to see him. Yet the manner in which it was dealt with when he did show up did have us leave with a bad taste in our mouth that night.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were at this MAPLEWOOD for the first time for our 10th anniversary. We enjoyed the decor and the service very much. My wife had filet mignon and was cooked perfectly to her liking. I enjoyed the home-style salad and fresh baked warm Artisan bread. And the deliscious desert of pastry and ice cream with caramel we shared. The Maplewood made our Anniversary dinner an enjoyable evening.

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RP
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience

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PG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Maplewood many times for a variety of occasions and every time the meal and service were outstanding.

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New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The decor is a little dated and there was a musky smell at first. The menu is wonderful with lots of crab. We were offered a tiny table by the busing alley. We asked for another table and were seated by the restrooms eventhough there were better situated tables which remained empty the entire time we were there. We could see the value of being regulars. They received extra attention. Our server was very professional and helpful, but not as warm as he was to others. The food was marvelous. I had the lump crab over pasta and my husband had the dungeness crab. We would go back, but request better seaing.

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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love going to Maplewood of Vineland. I always get the Crab homemade pasta red Sauce. This time I changed to crab and scallops in the red crab sauce with homemade pasta. I love the crab sauce...best around...I thought adding the scallops would be very good, however, they were over cooked and dry. Was a bit disappointed with them for the extra money. We had stuffed mushrooms....they were outstanding, and we got the long hots....they were good as well but they only come with 2 peppers. Seemed to be very small for what they cost.

Like going to the bar. Barry does a great job there.

I would go to Maplewood more if it were a bit more of a value.....although I like going here....it will probably remain more of a special event dinner location unfortunately since I can find very quality red sauce seafood dishes for 6-8 dollars less.

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RI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ordered meal together and one came out cooked wrong and did not eat together, only a sorry from the server not a manager... was always on point when ate here before maybe just an off nite!

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n
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My husband's chicken parm was rubbery. He stated that it tasted like boiled chicken.

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. First time here. Was great experience. Wine list was great, meal was great, dessert was amazing. Will be back. Was a wonderful time.

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LL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I booked a reservation on 9/24/18 for my son's 35th birthday. We arrived at exactly 6:30 & had to wait a bit for our server to set up our table. He ordered a steak dinner (medium) and it was extremely red (more like a medium rare) but he ate it anyway because he felt bad sending it back. I ordered a small plate ravioli, it was bland for my taste, and I got 1 meatball, which was very mushy & fell apart. My daughter had a pasta dinner w/lobster, she also said it was bland. My other son found his pasta to be very "lemoney" but aside from that, no complaints. The wine portions were very nice, compared to other restaurants. The ladies room was very clean.

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RM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great stand by when your u just want some good Italian food.

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k
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had not been in to the restaurant in a long while.
It was comfy place to dine and the food very good.
I will be returning often.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent. Staff friendly and on the spot.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a beautiful night . Food was great and waitress was great

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l
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A gem in the boondocks of New Jersey! The salad is to die for!!!!!!!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maplewood III is one of our favorite restaurants. You can't get better homemade pasta with seafood than here. This is our favorite Italian restaurant. We love it!

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NZ
Philadelphia
274 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We went here for a special occasion, and the server acted very strangely. She had remembered the things that I was allergic to from many months ago, which seemed very creepy. Then, I received my entrée, which smelled and tasted like some sort of lighter fluid. I took only two bites. Someone else at the table offered to taste it, to see what was wrong with it and they also said it tasted like some kind of chemical. We stopped and sent it back immediately. We waited a long time for the replacement dish. We no longer trusted the sauce on the first one, after that. We ordered it plain. With things on the side in the hopes that it would be better. It was sort of a disaster. We did not know if the server had sabotaged the dish, or whether some kind of terrible mistake had happened to the sauce.
It was an unpleasant experience.
We have eaten here before with other servers and have never experienced this. Elderly, heavyset, blonde woman.

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BN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful and delicious meal. The ambience was fantastic, we were celebrating my wife's birthday. Our seat at table 52 was very romantic! Our waitress was wonderful and friendly! We will visit again soon having a wedding anniversary and another birthday this month.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious

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M
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and good service! Friendly staff

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