Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

4.5
548 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Waterfront upscale casual Italian dining. Featuring fresh local seafood and produce.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open Thursday-Sunday for lunch & dinner

Thur & Sunday 11:30am-8pm

Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm
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Phone number
(609) 294-4281
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ivar Johnson
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Catering
Catering options are available for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant directly.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Green Street
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Parking details
Private lot, street parking, and dockage for customers arriving by boat.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 548 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing as always...if you haven't tried dinner here, you're missing out!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Don’t tell too many people about how good tgis place is as you may not be able to find a table once people know of this gem.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We eat here regularly. Food is consistently great. Servers are very attentive and friendly. In season you need to make reservations if you’re going on a weekend. It’s BYOB but they carry wine from a local winery to purchase if you forgot (or need some more). Our local ‘go to’ place.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious as always. Very friendly, attentive staff. My only complaint is that it’s very noisy!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a highlight of our NJ vacation!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love love love this place. The food is outstanding and our waitress was nice and friendly

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Go there every summer when we come down from CT. Have always had an excellent meal , great service and beautiful view. I highly recommend Panini Bay.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Service was excellent and the food was good. We will return to this restaurant again.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Have been hear a few times before. Food is good, service not so much. Server took our order and we never really saw her again until we were almost done with our mains asking how everything was. Also waited nearly 30 minutes for a water refill. Sorry but this has gone from one of our go to spots to we will not be back.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Good food as always with the wonderful view. Service from Stacy terrific. Scallops, usually a favorite, could have been a little better cooked and certainly more spiced. Other than that, all good!!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had a wonderful meal tonight and the view was magnificent! Thank you Panini for a great dinner!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Creative menu, food is delicious. Wonderful service.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Lovely service, food was good and the atmosphere was nice - we booked to take the family back this week

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Boated over from LBI with friends. Easy docking but bring your own lines. Food is special.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Panani Bay never fails to meet our expectations. The view, the staff, the food - all great.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Dinner was a very good experience. The mussels were delicious and the clams and sausage dinner was excellent. The linguini and clams dinner was bland. The sauce was lacking flavor and could have used some chopped clams to go along with the whole clams. Our server did an excellent job and was very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Always enjoy coming here! Casual, waterfront and good food!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Never disappointed. Always a safe choice Jersey shore at it’s best

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Love this restaurant. Food and service are outstanding. View of bay and AC skyline are amazing.

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

very disappointed as I have dined here before. Roast beef was stringy and tough. None of the food presentation was attractive at all. And there were 3 of us.
definitely not planning on returning.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

All was good. A nice place. First time there

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

It was a party of four and we had outstanding food and service the entire evening.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

A great location and view. The bread was delicious and we enjoyed the Bellview wines. I had the mussels app, a disappointment since the broth was watery and lacked any depth of flavor. My husband loved his chowder. I had a wonderful flat Iron steak and my husband raved about his halibut. Overall a wonderful dinner and we would recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Crowded on a summer Friday evening but with our Open Table reservation we were seated immediately. Pleasant, efficient server. We both ordered the tuna, which is excellent. Partner's was not cooked as he specified but that lapse was rectified without a problem.
The restaurant is always noisy, but that is a feature of the architecture and acoustics -- nothing to be done. The view is superb, though, so worth it!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Beautiful water views, excellent food, and a fantastic value. Love this place. Also BEST MEATBALLS!!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The food is always good and the prices are very fair. Service is impeccable and the views are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants. Been going since it opened. Could expand the menu a bit, perhaps more chicken and fish dishes.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Excellent meal, all cooked fresh and delicious..... . If you were from out of town ( like us)This restaurant is in a location that you wouldn’t find unless you saw it on open table... but it was so worth the drive from LBI! We will be back! .. beautiful sunset too!

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We were greeted by a young lady that really didn't seem to enjoy what she was doing {no smile) very important when greeting customers. My meal was good , the Italian bread wasn't fully cooked - soft dough. My wife's meal had no flavor, chicken francese. I would recommend to spice up the sauce's . Overall the restaurant was average.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Thanks for accommodating my request for the round table my out of town guests LOVED the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We invited our friends, who had never dined here, to join us. We requested a window table (in advance) and it was ready for us when we arrived. Friends were very impressed with the view and with the food. My salmon was the best I’ve ever had. Will keep coming back here again and again. Never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The service was outstanding. Kim, our server, was wonderful. My appetizer, bacon wrapped poppers, was undercooked. Kim removed from bill and comped my dessert. Our entrees were delicious. I would recommend Panini Bay.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Arrived by Boat, nice accommodations. Great food! Great place! Super nice staff! Beautiful view of the bay!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Enjoyable Meals. Was there on Saturday and decided to go back again on Sunday.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had a bottle of cold white wine. The waitress never brought us a wine bucket with ice. There was only a place setting for one on the table & we had four people. We had to ask for cutlery, the ice bucket & bread. We noticed that other tables that came in after us had bread automatically. Also our meals came before anyone cleared off the salad plates. To top it all off we where sat at a table placed right under a ceiling fan on high. We asked if the fan fan could be turned down so it didn’t cool down our food. We were told no they could do that because it would turn all of the fans off in the room. We love the food at Panini Bay however they need to work on their staff.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. Bread was put out right away and our waitress introduced herself to us. Service slowed down a bit as the restaurant got busy. The caesar salad was good but the chicken milanise was dry. Desert was delicious carrot cake. I recommend the restaurant as a lovely shore experience as it is built on a pier in the bay. Lovely views and sunsets. Enjoy

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was excellent!. Beautiful Relaxing View! Went on Saturday, then went back on Sunday since we enjoyed it so much!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Love Panini Bay’s linguine with white clam sauce. It’s the best I’ve ever had! My daughter tried it for the first time and loved it too. My husband’s 4 cheese eggplant was delicious as usual. Service was great. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was awesome as always and the staff is friendly and courteous

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Love this restaurant. We look forward to coming here every summer when we come to LBI. Great food, ambiance, food and staff.

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