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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.83mi
  2. Distance: 1.94mi
  3. Distance: 2.46mi
  4. Distance: 4.86mi

About Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront upscale casual Italian dining. Featuring fresh local seafood and produce.

101 Parker Rd.
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open Thursday-Sunday for lunch & dinner

Thur & Sunday 11:30am-8pm

Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm

Cross Street:
Green Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 294-4281

Website:
http://www.paninibay.com/

Catering:
Catering options are available for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Parking Details:
Private lot, street parking, and dockage for customers arriving by boat.

Executive Chef:
Ivar Johnson

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Waterfront (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant with awesome views.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was awesome as was the staff. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was impeccable and food was fresh and delicious. Not to mention the view.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful view of Tuckerton Cove and sunset. Food and service outstanding

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service, as usual! We sat in our usual spot! The waitress was very polite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

my husband and I have gone to Panini Bay three times every time has been wonderful. this is my top five restaurants in all of New Jersey. Summer gets quite busy def make a reservation it’s worth every penny. Thank you Panini Bay for another fabulous night. May the summer be splendid.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a lovely, delicious dinner.
This was our first time at the restaurants. I highly recommend it and will be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always great food and service ! Specials of the day always a treat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service, a very enjoyable meal on a wekend evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome food! Overall wonderful place to eat. It's my favorite !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience as usual. Looking forward to many visits in 2018......

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was very good. The view is very nice unless your table is towards the back which we were. Not a very good table. We had a reservation but was told the remaining 3 tables for 2 were reserved. I thought we had a reservation as well. I guess we should request a table with a decent view the next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was excellent!
Food was excellent!
View could have been better since I requested a window seat. We were not given a window seat and there were two tables at the window which were open the whole time we were there.
A little disappointing.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We take our granddaughter for her birthday every year. Food is great and atmosphere cant be beat. View of bay and Atlantic City skyline is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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food5
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything was terrific until a large group of 14 showed up. The acoustics couldnt handle it so it was difficult to hear each other above the noise. Would try again and hope it was a little quieter.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Appetizers were wonderful. I hat the Prince Edward Island Mussels and my wife had the Fried Roman Artichokes (she loved them). I also had the Clams & Hot Italian Sausage over linguine, very good, however my wife's chicken Milanese was dry, and she didn't eat it.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Panini Bay never fails to please. Excellent locallly caught seafood, wonderful pasta and great homemade Italian dishes. I haven’t sat at a table yet that doesn’t have a great water view. The staff is friendly and service oriented but not overly attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Absolutely delicious! The third time I have been there and it was so yummy!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was good except our table....this restaurant is on the water with great views of the bay. We were seated in the back of the dining area even though the place was half empty. We were told those empty tables were reserved when we asked to change our location even though we had a reservation as well. My wife ate her dinner with sunglasses on as the late afternoon sun blazed through the shadeless window....at least she had a view of the bay...I sat facing the wall....Waitress provided us with great service and was very apologetic about the table situation. The food is very good but the main reason we come here is because of the view. Looking at a wall during dinner left a bad taste in my mouth.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

restaurant would not accept 20 dollar discount from open table even tho open table said it would be attached to myreservation which the had. second try that failed. staffsaidopen has np access to their accountaining system. embarassing to say the least. if open table wants to grant an award,as small as it is, they should make sure their system works. it doesn,t.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love coming here! The food is amazing and the view is beautiful. unfortulately, we were placed in the front by the kitchen. When we asked how long it would be for a nicer table we were told an hour. That was at 8pm. Next time I make my res, I'll specify that I want to be in the dining room. It's just not nice to sit by the kitchen when you're trying to enjoy a nice meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We have visited Panini Bay several times this season and have always enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I brought an out of town guest to dinner at Panini because I knew it would be something special! This restaurant is just wonderful.
The food, the wait staff, the VIEW... PERFECT.
The only suggestion I have is to try to find a way to keep the noise level down. It got so loud it was hard to hear the person right next to me..
I live in Tuckerton, and U feel that Panini Bay makes our town very special. No need to leave Tuckerton for a beautiful dinner- Your staff gives us that EVERY TIME> Thank you so much for giving us a great dining experience. We come to Panini at LEAST three times per season.

thank you.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Although my husband and I been there, by boat, by car, for lunch, dinner and even breakfast(years ago) along with MANY different friends over many many years and thought it to be the best...Something was VERY different this time..the noise level was overwhelming. The service was almost none existing, two out of the four dishes served were taste, two very questionable. What has happen to one of our favorite Restaurants.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Be cautious. Autumn hours are in effect now. This visit was for lunch. Eggplant parmigiana or meatballs on baguette were wonderful. Burgers also, but there is so much more. View over bay is so nice to watch during your visit. Elevator is tricky but a great addition for those unable to do the steps. This is one of my favorite places in the area.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I have been going to Panini Bay for a couple of years. The ambiance is great, casual atmosphere, scenic with view of the bay and AC. It's a BYOB ,reasonably priced, service is good and the food is great! What else can you ask for!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had an excellent meal with a very attentive waitress. The ambiance on the bay was charming. It was a bit loud and difficult to hear at times, but it was a full house!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was my 52nd birthday and I was looking for a restaurant that was on the water for a nice scenic view while dining. This was exactly what I was looking for! Loved the food, loved the wine, loved the atmosphere and our waitress was fantastic! Will definitely recommend to others and will be back again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food and service are consistently great. The noise level on Saturday nights however can be off the charts.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Best restaurant in town...i hate when it closes for the season. We had an awesome sunset during dinner on fri!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Pleasant surprise - excellent!

Perfect meal, we will be back!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Consistently good food and service. I had the chicken franchese for the first time, it was excellent! Each time we have dined here it has been wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent selection of food. Very tasty with a good presentation. Service was a C+

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent as always! Dinners were delicious as well as appetizer and desserts

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everything was excellent. Appetizers unique, plentiful and delicious. Entrees were excellent and so large they were lunch the next day. Too full for dessert but took to go and they did not disappoint!
Service was excellent, the only problem was the extreme rainstorm we went out in but the meal made it worth our while. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our Dinners were very tasty; we had appetizer of Grilled Bruschetta with Fig Jam, Gorgonzola Cheese & Prosciutto; Caesar salad; and our entrees were clams & hot sausage, and a special that had halibut, chorizo and tomatoes, and both were served with pasta.
We requested a window seat in the porch area, if possible, and they were able to seat us there.
Our service was perfect👍👍👍👍👍

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Arrived at 6:15 for 7 PM reservation. Asked for a window table and said I realized we were early and we were willing to wait.( the reason we were there was for the advertised scenic waterfront view). Were told "Not tonight". and we were seated at a table overlooking our car in the parking lot .Food was average and place was extremely noisy. Nothing worth travelling for.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The fried oysters with a nice spicy sauce were a nice app treat. The Cavatelli with white beans, sweet sausage, penne, and broccoli in a broth was delicious. My son had the shrimp with grits which was also quite good. Always interesting menu choices and good meals at Panini Bay!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

View is beautiful - arrived early so enjoyed a peaceful lunch with good value and service.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was relaxed and friendly. Food was good. Views and ambiance were nice. Would recommend.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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