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

4.4
4586 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was tender and melted on your mouth. Bread was hot a straight out the oven. The oysters were succulent and the creme brûlée ended the night.

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EvdoxiaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Our waiter Elio was perfect. We weren't rushed through our meal and the seating felt private and cozy. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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peterg
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . Good drinks & great food for a reasonable price.

PB
PB609
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service, attentive staff and great vibes. Can't wait to go back!

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our waitresses first day and she was amazing!!! The food was to die for!!

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AngelB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining. The food was succulent and the service from Marisol was impeccable. Thank-you for making my husband’s birthday amazing!

AB
AishaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Veggies can be cooked a little longer. I had a party of four and we all said the same thing about the veggies.

RS
RayS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Our waiter Elio was superb in meeting our every request.

The Herb Grilled Chicken course is a fine choice to order. Savory and well proportioned.

The Classic Shrimp Scampi - Delicious, good portion size, and healthy amount of shrimp

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin and I both had the calamari misto and bourbon glazed salmon with mashed potatoes and spinach. It was delicious. I enjoyed my dinner very much.

LM
LenM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice family gathering here on Sunday evening. The service and food were better than expected. Amongst the 7 of us we ordered a variety of dishes and the steak and the seafood all came out nice and hot and extremely tasty.

The server was awesome, stopping by enough times to see if we needed anything but few times enough not to be a distraction.

All in all, it turned out to be a great selection in a City where there are so many good choices!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Promptly seated, table could have been better. Unusually poor service, top notch food.

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vipStevenP
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Always a pleasure dining at M&S

Out of king crab, this was disappointing but the stuffed salmon was very good.

Somehow they need to find a way to increase the items on the menu and keep it in stock.

Overall it was enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I know it was busy because we visited during a Friday in the summer. But the floor under our table was dirty and the food was just ok. Definitely not the top notch quality or experience that you are paying for.

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Cocktails were watered down and not made properly. Service was slow. Waiter and manager were helpful.

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Mriccio
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Our server Wellington was very good .

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SteveD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service and timing of meals. A little high priced for size

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maryh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive but delicious. Our group had salmon, filet mignon and sea bass with all dinners being delicious. I definitely would go back again.

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Grasshopper
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy McCormick & Schmick's because the food is consistently good and the service is always very nice. We particularly like the Chesapeake Buttermilk Fried Shrimp. They are cooked perfectly and delicious!!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was really great. It was out anniversary and we felt special there.

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AutumnSol
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I really enjoyed our dinner. This will be added to our places to go from now on. Everything was cooked to perfection.

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karln
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both your fish and chips and New England clam chowder has been consistently great. It's our favorite item on your menu

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Zaleapb
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my aunts 84th birthday! The food was delicious and Josh gave us outstanding service!

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christopherc
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Definitely under staffed but over all good experience

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AngelF
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always ask for Elliott, he is the best of the best. Very courteous and friendly!!!

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Bunch
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh our server was great. Very kind and gave great suggestions on menu

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Phetis4
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was worth every penny. Food was excellent, server was attentive. Great experience

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Renae
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! So much so we are going back tomorrow!Definitely 5 stars.

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martinf
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service- convey for patrons of Harrah’s AC

MS
vipMSmimi
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see our favorite hostess, Montana and our favorite server, McBride. It was a busy Saturday night but their service was always exceptional to us. Amazing!!! They make us feel so welcomed and special. Also, we like to thank McBride’s right hand man, Jesus for being kind to us as well. He brought out our dishes quickly! And we also would like to give credit to the runner, Jenny. Wow, every time we are there, we see her work so hard and quick. She gets the table cleaned and set in such a timely manner.

Keep up the wonderful work, you guys really are a great team and wonderful contributions to McCormick & Schmick. Can’t thank you enough, Montana, McBride, Jesus & Jenny! See you soon.

CD
vipCynD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Manager was great in taking care of our bday celebration.

JS
vipJeanineS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

One of the worst meals I've ever had a restaurant. I ordered the chicken because I didn't care for the fish dishes on the menu, nothing was fresh. I'm not exaggerating when I say I think they gave me a tv dinner or a hungman meal! The potatoes tasted like they came from a box, the chicken was like the Tysons frozen chicken right down to the sprayed on grill marks. The vegetables were obviously frozen. The waitress was nice enough to comp my meal, even though I never asked she saw I wasn't happy with it. Because I was still hungry I ordered the cheesecake thinking it's dessert it can't be that bad.. I was wrong. Even the cheesecake had no flavor. It was a pretty bad experience all the way around. Needless to say we won't be going back.

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LynnellW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

From beginning to end just a bad experience. I eat out a lot and people actually believe my reviews because they are the truth. The server was overwhelmed, asked for a bottle of wine got a glass, no bone in steak, only 2 oyster choices and 1 available, steak was not good at all, both were over cooked. It was just bad for the prices on the menu. I even flagged down the man with AGM on his black shirt and he completely didn't make eye contact and never came over to my table. I paid the bill and will never be back.

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LieR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food was terrific. I had the shrimp scampi with a side order of oysters and my wife had swordfish and the service was great to and wonderful evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Where do I start. We were put right next to the kitchen when there was plenty of open tables not near there. It was so loud that we could barely speak to each other. I’m very big on how long it takes for a waiter/waitress to attend to our table. It took her over 5 minutes before she came to our table. When she took our order she did not write anything down. As funny as it may seem my fiancé asked her when she came back to our table “how do you remember everyone’s order” the waitresses reply was “I’ve been doing this for a long time”. Well we ordered the oysters as an appetizer…… our waitress came up to us about 20 minutes after taking our order and said our entrees our coming out soon. That’s when I asked her if she forgot about our oysters and rightfully so she said “oh my god I did forget to put them in” so much for her remembering everything because she’s been doing this for so long. Just saying! Then comes our entrees. My fiancé she ordered the lobster tail with shrimp. She asked if one of her sides could be switched from the roasted potatoes to the spinach. It came with two sides so her sides were gonna be asparagus and spinach. Of course you know what happened with that. Yup you guessed it she got roasted potatoes and spinach. I got the ribeye and roasted potatoes and just so you know don’t order the potatoes I think a 5 year old can make better roasted potatoes than this place. And btw we got the oysters AFTER our dinner. So my overall experience for this place was absolutely terrible and WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!

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MadelineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We have dined here many times before and we understand that conditions right now can be very trying, however, the quality of the food leaves much to be desired.

CD
ChristineD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a nice time there service was a little slow but i can understand with the current situation.Food was very tasty bread delious. HIGHLY recommend.

EA
EffieA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and the wait staff was very friendly. Every single dish we ordered was wonderful. The wait for the food was a little long, but honestly that is true for all restaurants now due to the labor shortage, so we were prepared for a long wait. Next time we go to Atlantic City we will be going back to McCormick and Schmick's.

MS
vipMSmimi
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Our dining experience at McCormick & Schmick’s has always been wonderful but tonight had been a huge disappointment. I made reservations a week ago knowing that my friends from out of town would be here. I specific on OPENTABLE that we requested for McBride again but instead, the hostess Ingrid sat us down at Jimmy’s table. Jimmy was okay but we wish he was more attentive since our dirty utensils and plates were never changed. And when we ordered desserts, we had to ask for serving plates. Also, we ordered 3 orders of King Crab legs and were told that the kitchen had none at all. We were pretty shocked that king crab legs were sold out since it’s a weekday (Tuesday) and if we knew, we would’ve went somewhere else. I dislike writing mediocre restaurant reviews and was hesitant to write this one but I think this will help better everyone.

PB
PaulB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

was disappointed they did not have crab legs. Service was good.

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Jane
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent.
Server outstanding.
The room had several larger parties,so noise level was very high our server did say he could move us if we wanted. We didn’t do no big deal!

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlantic City - Harrah's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlantic City - Harrah's is rated 4.4 stars by 4586 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Atlantic City - Harrah's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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