Braca Cafe

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222 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
For over a century, Braca Café has been serving the Sea Isle City, New Jersey community with American and Italian fusion fare that offers comforting tastes for guests to enjoy. Popular menu items at Braca Café include crispy shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, jumbo lump crabcakes, PEI mussels, grilled salmon, veal parmesan, grilled pork chops and shrimp scampi.
The Braca Cafe is offering a new selection of steaks and chops. All meats are locally raised and are hormone free.

For a romantic dinner at Braca Cafe, indulge in the pix fixe menu for an elegant three-course meal. Choose from popular items that include three-cheese ravioli, chicken parmesan, PEI Mussels, crab cake and more. Finish the evening with a dessert of tiramisu or New York cheesecake for a sweet treat.
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TB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner for 2 combining Valentines Day & The Polar Bear Plunge.

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Braca's a few times a season and it never misses. This menu was a Valentine's day fixed menu and it was limited for both the weekend and the night 2/14/2020. It was also Polar Bear Plunge weekend so there was a crowd. The restaurant had been closed for the season and this was the first night re-opened. However, the food was delicious and there was a nice selection. It was also quick. In addition we arrived a 1/2 hour late due to traffic on our way to the shore and they held our reservation.

J
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!
Would definitely recommend this local restaurant!

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noise level high because of New Year's Eve and table was near bsr

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a great meal

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels were fabulous. Always a great experience!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls weekend
Food is excellent
Great value

A
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a shore staple. Their stuffed mushrooms are the very best and well worth the money! Highly recommend!!

A
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a yr rd resident & Braca’s is one of my favorites. The food is always good and reasonably priced. I really appreciate the chef making my entree gluten free. Our server Therese was a pleasure. And, everyone loves Henri’s Outdoor area in the summer.

JL
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my granddaughter to dinner.
One of her favorite restaurants

DP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed very much. Our second time for brunch. Will be back again. Bought 3 gift cards for Christmas gifts.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried their Sunday brunch. Everything was delicious - they served breakfast foods along with lunch foods prime rib, crab cakes etc

This brunch was excellent

TV
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While we have enjoyed many dinners at Braca, this was our first brunch. There was a great selection of both breakfast and lunch food, well prepared, and very tasty. Service was excellent. We will return.

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always tasty

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal! So glad you got your previous bread back! It was really warm in there and we asked if they could make it cooler. Also, about 4-6wks ago we were there and a strong scented candle was burning somewhere and it just made everyhing smell like the candle and gave us a headache.

DV
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding ,from the moment we walked in everyone was very welcoming. We had asked for a certain table and we were accommodated. The staff could not have done enough for us. Our server was so attentive wonderful personality just perfect, we were never rushed. Even with our order being taken we had perfect amount of time to look at the menu and decide what we wanted. Will definitely be visiting again.

BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food! Sorry we weren’t able to stay for the trivia! Good selection of entree on the price fix menu as well. Thoroughly enjoyable dinner!

C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch with wide selection. Service was outstanding and help was pleasant and happy. The manager and owner of Braca's made it a point to visit every table, I don't know if this will be a weekly event for Braca's but it's best value on the island for a Sunday during the fall season.

KW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my family to Braca’s for Sunday Brunch! Food was fabulous. Lots of choices.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was very helpful in offering gluten-free menu items.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There's a reason Braca has been in business since 1901. Service is good, food is good, and the whole team looks to take care of diners - whether old friends or new customers. Specials are tasty and seasonal, and old favorites on the menu are reliable.

AL
Birmingham
105 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious!!!! My husband and I had been on the road for a week and this was by far , THE best restaurant we encountered. The downside was the 3% fee tacked on for using a credit card.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup, salad, and entree were delicious! We were stuffed to have dessert but I’m sure it would have been delicious too. Our waitress Jo-Lin was pleasant and attentive but not obtrusive. The restaurant was busy but our food came out hot and timely.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Seated on time, 20 minutes for an exasperated waitress to tell us all the summer help had gone (9/14), and she would be back for our order. Still no drinks. When she finally came back we ordered 2 beers, 3 apps, and a check. Half hour later the ordeal was over. Been to Bracca’s many times over the years, and always had a good experience. Not this time.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great. Frozen drinks little weak. All in all great dinner!

B
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. Service was a little too fast, but will be back ASAP. Thanks Rebecca.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jo Lin was excellent and food was good and well prepared. Will return for shore

MR
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. The menu offered good variety and was prepared well. Highly recommend this establishment!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ordered a steak medium, had to send it back 3 times. Service was ok. Overpriced. Had our dessert to go and it was the smallest slice of cake I have ever seen. Would not go back.

t
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit with relatives

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have been going to Braca for 15 years and always love it. This visit we ordered the calamari, filet and tuna. The tuna and calamari were both amazing. Unfortunately, the filet looked and tasted like it had been microwaved. I never ordered a steak there and wouldn’t again especially when your paying $38.

j
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding, I had the pork chop which was amazing and the others had the crab cakes and they loved them

Friendly service

i
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Braca. We really enjoyed it a lot. The food was delicious and our server was delightful. I think her name was Jolyn. We look forward to dining there again soon!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely love the crab cakes!! Best on the island!

AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and very attentive staff.

Menu has something for everyone.

Highly recommended

KK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Sea Isle for more than 10 years, and our vacation is not complete unless we enjoy several meals at our favorite restaurant--Braca's. We always recommend you to anyone who enjoys good food, relaxed atmosphere, and a friendly and efficient wait staff. We always feel as if we are returning home. Barca's is definitely a vacation tradition for our family. Thank you for making us feel special. Already looking forward to next year.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We ate off the Pre-Fix and Regular menu. All was great.

PD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was seated right away at our reservation time. Appreciated server's honest thoughts about popularity of one dish vs another. Meals were delicious. Restaurant was very busy and so was noisy in general but not so much that we could not carry on a conversation. Only issue is parking during busy times is difficult. There is parking (pay at a kiosk) out front for the area, and if you circle around enough times you might get lucky. Just need to allow extra time for this.

SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, great service.

RM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Sea Food and Cocktails, Devon rocks and the bartenders and waitstaff are really good