Braca Cafe

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199 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.
What 199 People Are Saying
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Birmingham
94 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

t
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit with relatives

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and very attentive staff.

Menu has something for everyone.

Highly recommended

KK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal, great service.

RM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner. "Early Bird" menu great value with nice menu portions and selections

S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our annual visits to Braca's are like visiting an old friend. We've been coming to Braca's for years, for it's terrific food, outstanding staff and delightful atmosphere. The italian food is amazing, portions are substantial, and their seafood selection is quite nice!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner. One of the best Snapper Soups I have had, rivals Concordville Inn. Seafood combo was outstanding, and our waiter Connor= Rockstar. Im goin' back....

FS
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always very good here! A surprise was the credit card surcharge we were not informed about ahead of time! Waitress was a bit short when we asked about saying people knew about it for a few months.

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very loud but great food as always. Please bring back the foccacia for the bruschetta!!!

L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was extremely slow. The steak was one of the worst meals I have ever had. It was most certainly not a filet cut, which I paid entirely too much for.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Crab cake was great!
Prime rib little over done forgot my shrimp

DS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crab cakes and scallops. Olive oil with herbs the best I have ever tasted. Salad exellemt as were the fried calamari

SO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Bracas always provides a good consistent meal. We arrived about 5 mins late to our reservation and were seated. We were not greeted for about 10 minutes - a bit frustrating with a toddler. Server seemed busy, although place wasn’t packed at all for 7:15pm mid week - so not sure there. Food was great as always, server was super sweet. Just didn’t get out of there until appx 8:45-9:00 with one calamari and two dinners and sat at 7:20.
Will still return, and hope for more fluency like I’ve had in the past :-)

T
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were seated at the appointed time. The service was a bit slow but the staff seems to be mostly over 50/60 except for the busters. Two in our party had meatballs which had way too much salt in them and we’re not edible. The crab cakes were fine and the combo seafood platter was fine but the scallops were over cooked. The ambiance was families with young loud children even in the later seating. Nice location but don’t know if we will be back.

LL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent, but the place is very noisy, making it difficult to talk.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and portion size! Making reservations online quick and easy. We arrived 15 minutes early and our table was all set up and ready! Server very pleasant and attentive.

C
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s start off by saying the food was phenomenal!! The service was spectacular as well. Such a great team. Everyone worked together to make sure everything was good from people continuously clearing plates off the table to grabbing us refills. I would definitely recommend and I will be back for sure! Great atmosphere as well. My reservation was around 5pm on a Saturday. It was pretty quiet at first but people starting coming in. Wasn’t too loud!

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

New bread is awful!!!! The bruschetta is our fave and the bread was AWFUL! Bland and not the Rosemary Focaccia that has always been used. Everything else was very good.

g
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Typical shore restaurant. Not bad, nothing special. Service was slow but friendly.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great ppl running it.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Used to really like this place. Very disappointing recently.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great and totally made the dinning experience phenomenal.

M
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

2nd trip here this year. Both times the food was great, we really enjoyed the overall service and loved sitting outside

EJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Really like the revised menu. Decent service. Recommend the pre fixe menu as the portions were perfect.

M
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Credit card surcharge was disappointing. The charge was a treason to eat at other establishments

h
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

My Dad said his pork chop was one of the best he’s ever eaten. My crab stuffed mushrooms were amazing, but the veal Marsala was chewy and cold. It was expensive, loud and inconsistent.

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