McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlantic City - Harrah's

4.4
4610 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The history of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants began when Bill McCormick purchased Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant located in Portland, Oregon, and brought the more than 100-year-old landmark back to life. When asked the secret of how he revitalized a restaurant on the brink of closing, McCormick says, "I like nothing better than being a good host." Part of the managerial talent McCormick tapped was Doug Schmick, a management trainee. The two formed a partnership in 1974, creating Traditional Concepts, a precursor to today's McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants. In 1979, they opened the original McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. The combination of an open imagination and a respect for tradition are what makes McCormick & Schmick's the classic and successful business that it is today.
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vipmadelinek
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Scallops were smallest I’ve ever seen and only six of them in the portion.
Certainly not worth the price.
Dumbing down portion size is never correct way for a restaurant to treat customers.
Very disappointed with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! The food was DELICIOUS. Looking forward to dining there again.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Eric was amazing ! The food was great !!

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Lulu
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are celebrating our anniversary this weekend and mentioned it in the reservation, everyone knew! They all wished us a happy Anniversary and even surprised us with a free dessert. Aside from that the staff was pleasant and attentive, the food was delicious and the restaurant was so pretty. We highly recommend this place!

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PatriciaG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Rick gave us poor service. He was very rude and unhelpful. We go to this restaurant at least once a month. This month was our third visit. We usually have excellent service and leave pleased with the service and meal but our Thanksgiving dinner was ruined by Rick's poor service.

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GermaineB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was sub par. It was was very bland. I wouldn’t recommend going there on Thanksgiving.

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JeanS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With most services in jeopardy since Covid, it did not affect this restaurant. We enjoyed our waiter and he was very informative when we asked questions relating to the menus. Quality for the prices were very fair. All in all a very satisfactory experience.

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Sukie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't know what to say anymore. Been trying to give this place the benefit of the doubt for years, yet always dissapointed. They just cannot clean up their act. Suggest another place when celebrating a birthday or anniversary. We have celebrated many events here, but always treated like it's no big deal to them.
Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Had a reservation. not a fantastic greeting, but that's always the case, I seem to be disrupting the host/hostess every time we come. Seemed like an eternity to get to our table - I am having back issues, so it's getting hard for me to walk. Waited 10-15 minutes for a glass of water. Mind you, I was parched and my throat was dry from walking. Waiter came over and said I'll be right with you, which was not the case at all. I just needed a glass of water. Still waiting for our server to bring water, so I walked all the way back to the front where the bar was, stepping aside for waiters (when they should be stepping aside for me)., barmaid was nice enough to give me water. Came back to the table and guess what? the waiter brought us water, so I made the trip for nothing. and honestly, should not have had to make any trip (restaurant staff, please pay attention to that point - it makes a huge difference. there is nothing worse than seeing everyone around you being served bread and water, I made eye contact with 3 of you, and no one could bring us a glass of water. Each one of you has that capability and you should be working as a Team). The food. Shrimp cocktail was very nice, although there were some strings(?) on the shrimp (made it unappetizing). Turkey was dry, curling up at the sides and sliced like lunchmeat, potatoes and beans were nothing special and I kept tasting dry stale flavor in the stuffing, not sure what that was? Not impressed with the sourdough bread, they could have made more effort with their choice of bread, or rather a selection of bread like Guy Fieri' or Gordon Ramsay's restaurants. Wine was ok.

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none
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great location, great ambience, great food. As always, Casino dining is overpriced to a degree, but will not deter us from visiting again.

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IngridB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were a party of 8 and everything we ordered was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The lobster tail was excellent. The filet was on the tough side. Service was excellent.

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KenN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good

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Diane
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner Saturday night. The woman who seated us was very helpful. She was going to seat us at a table for two, but I asked if we could have one of the booths with the curtain, as the perimeter of the room. She said she'd find out. She came back and said that would be fine. We appreciated how accommodating they were.
The waiter was also very nice, friendly, helpful and very attentive to our needs!

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DarnellA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Restaurant very nice and the private booths are great. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For starters the menu has changed since my last visit 3 months ago which gave me a cry limited menu to order from. My food came out a little on the cold side. The mashed potatoes was tasteless as well as the shrimp scampi. I’ve eaten here on many occasions but this was by far my worst experience at the restaurant.

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Kainoy
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I have dined here on several occasions in the past. Always a good meal here and today was no exception.
Calamari and Caesar salad for starters. Main courses of salmon and seabass. Both prepared to perfection and delicious.
Joshua was very attentive to our needs. Thanks Josh!
Vanilla ice cream and coffee for dessert. So yummy!!

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GregM
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Of the restaurant choices in Harrah's AC this is far and away the best.

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vipJamesL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food. Service great. Nice choice of cocktails.

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TiffanyP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night out for my birthday. The food was excellent! Our server Ricky was THE BEST!

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June
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service outstanding. Definitely will be back!

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vipMichaelF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food was fair. Wine list small and very overpriced. An $11 bottle of Hess Collection for $50+ is unfortunate. Sent it back. Killed the experience.

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RobertD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. I had soup bisque and shrimp wrapped with bacon For appetizers.

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LeVonnA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves for the occasion during my girlfriends bir6

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MichaelG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Good was ok not great - long wait for food and drinks.

Drinks were supposed to be made table side but we’re not
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To expensive for mediocre experience

Lots of noise in the restaurant- no ambience

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gigic
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing experience in private dining alcove! Was busy but our server was fantastic and took the time to talk with us a few times. Oysters, shrimp, steaks..all great!! Always our favorite!

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MaryS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good not Wow! Service excellent McBride, our waiter, was awesome!

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CynthiaK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Server very helpful explaining specials.

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TaraM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!!

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vipwhereweatethisweek
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always top notch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

was very good but when coffee was served only half a cup ice cold. ordered a wedge salad never came. chalking it up to covid hiring

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MelissaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food was good but the price and food portion did not match up. Our waitress was great and ambiance was sufficient.

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MaggieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The restaurant especially where we sat was very romantic. We had oysters, filet mignon, lobster mash side, and spinach side and everything was made to perfection. We also got mojitos that were delicious. Whenever I can find a good mojito I am sold! Our server was so kind and very professional. We will be back!

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CandaceG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress was horrible throwing our plates onto the table the food was horrendous nothing worth the money. Would never return here again. My scallops with linguine was six tiny little scallops that look like they came out of a can.

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nicoleH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Veterans meal was 1/2 price instead of free. We have gone for years and we won't return with that 1/2 price option. We left spending 100$ very upsetting.

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OldVeteran
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We appreciated the opportunity to return to M & S for the veteran's appreciation meal. The menu was varied this year, and we didn't mind paying 50% instead of a free meal. Between that and COVID, the crowds were down, and we felt less rushed while dining.

The sourdough loaf was warm and delicious. My selection of Cobia with Shrimp Scampi on top was fresh and cooked well, but the sauce tasted a little bitter. The string beans were crunchy and delicious. My husband loved his appetizer of New England Clam then his steak entree, which was perfectly prepared. I noticed that his serving of mashed potatoes was a smaller portion than mine and seemed thrown on the plate. For dessert, he thoroughly enjoyed a sizable slice of chocolate pie while I took another slice of the sourdough bread.

There was a lot of movement in the aisle next to our table with servers rushing to their destinations. It didn't disturb our dining, but we felt sorry for the petite young female who was lugging a large container of ice then another large container of something else.

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ACregular
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding. Clam chowder, walnut salad, fish and chips, fried shrimp, Chesapeake Bay fries, cole slaw, chocolate silk pie, creme brulle, and sourdough bread were all outstanding. It's was a very nice meal of everything prepared well.

Service was good but not great which we overlooked because so many restaurants currently are working with a reduced staff so the staff that is there are carrying more tables. This resulted in odd wait times between items being brought to the table like drinks and bread. Otherwise the service was friendly and polite. It was obvious that the restaurant was short staffed as it appeared that whomever was available brought items in an attempt to move service along. This wasn't a case of a waiter and assistant waiter working as a team, this was "you're free, take this to table 5 and this to able 7." We've been to the restaurant in the past and this is not their normal service operation -- so considering the time we are in -- they did well to keep things moving reasonable well. I'm sure many restaurants are dealing with this right now.
Overall -- a satisfactory experience as the food was great.

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Orca
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Restaurant needs updating, seating fabric getting gross. Should put two forks in serving napkins.
Reservation was great seated immediately on arrival. Should reinstitute valet parking credit. Sever was very professional. Bus Boys should be trained to fill water glasses.

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Dukedude
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service is the best. The bartender's and servers make it worth
the trip.

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WadeD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service very good but was slow and it wasn’t busy at all. The food could have been a lot hotter. Seemed like food was sitting for quite a long time before being served.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food for a reasonable price in AC. Appetizers to Dessert was amazing

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