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Smithville Inn, Absecon, NJ

Smithville Inn

4.6
4.6
3297 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Old world charm meets new world hospitality in this lovely lakeside landmark. A longtime locals favorite serving award winning classic continental cuisine with a modern flair. The restaurant, resurrected from an uncertain future in 1997 by the combined efforts of the Coppola & Bushar families, has since reclaimed its spot among the favorite dining locations in the Atlantic City area.

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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 652-7777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Gormley

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today. 1-609-652-7777

  • Private party contact

    Heather Cramer: (609) 652-7777

  • Neighborhood

    Galloway

  • Cross street

    Route 9 & Moss Mill Road

  • Parking details

    Smithville Inn is located in Historic Towne of Smithville - Ample free parking & complimentary valet service for all functions.

  • Public transit

    New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music every Wednesday night in the Baremore tavern 7:00 PM-Close. Enjoy the music of Lenny Mitchel performing live on our grand piano every Friday & Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    American

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Great for Lunch

  • Atlantic City

    Scenic View

  • Atlantic City

    Special Occasion

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  1. JN

    JoseN

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there for lunch and we had to special three for $30 it was excellent

  3. PD

    PDM1

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance, the food and the hospitality at Smithville Inn is exceptional. Where else can you find an elegant, romantic dining experience in such a historical setting.

  4. LZ

    LauraZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Everyone liked there food I just got not a good dish but it was okay. They wanted to get me something else but I just ate some of my husbands food. But they came over and told us they took it off the bill. They were very nice I did not exspect that it was very kind jester we will be back again loved it ty

  5. s

    sujo820

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5

    A lovely setting overlooking a small lake and green lawn. Dining room is pleasant and comfortable. Food is average but adequate.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our 10 year anniversary. Our waiter was Mike he was wonderful , funny and thoughtful and Made our night!! The poke bowl was amazing and fresh and highly recommend it In addition to the roasted Duck and. Rack of Lamb! Plus the Piano player made our night magical enjoying the music he played and he was kind enough to take requests and he was. Wry passionate about the music he played! All in all it was wonderful experience and we look forward to coming back for more and letting our friends and family know about this place to go and have a wonderful meal! By the way the cocktails were amazing!

  7. JP

    JoanneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner in a romantic atmosphere. Loved the Yorkshire pudding! The piano player was a nice touch; beautiful music. Will definitely return for special occasions

  8. A

    Asbury16

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service was good except after food was brought out by kitchen staff our waitress didn’t show up to check on us or the order. Also prices are a little high for this lace.

  9. LC

    LeslieC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    My wife and I both had the rack of lamb which was outstanding. I had the onion soup which was covered with thin onion rings. The best. My wife had a so called seafood soup which had no seafood in it. She did not eat it and returned it. Other than that every thing else was great.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Upon entering we were greeted immediately by the hostess and a manager who kindly offered us a good evening. We gave them our reservation information and were immediately seated in a very nice setting. Servers were ready to take our orders and brought water and breads ti the table. Our server Mike was tremendous and made our 25th wedding anniversary dinner date a wonderful experience. Thanks to all who made the evening so enjoyable.

  11. j

    jolouie

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our anniversary and we wanted someplace special. The view was lovely from our table and that was the start of a perfect meal. The waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Our food was hot and cooked just right. I had the NY strip steak and my husband had the beef short ribs with rigatoni. We had the chef philly cheesesteak eggrolls for an appetizer, which were the best ever. We will go back again and recommend the inn to all our friends.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was the best experience I have had here. I made reservations weeks in advance to celebrate my birthday. This young hostess was nice and professional. In the past, I tried to eat here and they wouldn’t let me because I didn’t have a reservation. I just happened to be in the area and wanted to eat there. The old hostess was very rude and obnoxious and was not helpful. I ended up leaving on 2 separate occasions to find somewhere to eat. I am glad she wasn’t there this time.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration

  14. AJ

    AJC57

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Well, you may want to remove special requests from this place. We asked for a table by a window and the person at the front desk said they don’t honor special requests. This was very disappointing and we will think twice about eating there again due to that response.

  15. DD

    DeeDee

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was good but not great. Temperature of food wasn’t hot but lukewarm. They were busy but the staff was attentive.

  16. J

    Jane615

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was our first time there as our parents just moved to the area. Having the piano player was perfect. Overall it was a lovely experience.

  17. SN

    StevenN

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience

  18. e

    egsbert

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent for meetings and social evenings

  19. BK

    BarbaraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our table was available right away. Mike, our waiter was excellent. A wonderful selection on the menu. The food was excellent.

  20. TK

    TomK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and excellent food. Awesome place to enjoy your friends and family over lunch or dinner.

  21. DS

    DanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and service! Rose, Hank and Stef all made my daughter's graduation the best!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always great food wonderful service. Ethan was out server he was very attentive and well versed in the menu. Management should be very proud of him.

  23. BR

    BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service and food was very good overall. I wouldn’t get the crab cakes again as they were mostly filler. I am fully aware that crab prices have increased significantly but for $38 I expected a little more crab.

  24. LR

    LarryR

    Philadelphia

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    3 of us had the Prime Rib done medium rare and it was excellent. The other person had the Crab Cakes and he said they were good. He would. Have preferred less filler.

  25. LF

    LFalk

    New York Area

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved dining again at the Smithville Inn! The food was excellent and the service was wonderful! We always love the onion soup! It’s the best anywhere! We had the best waitress named Laura too and it was a nice experience! Can’t wait to go back !

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tricia was a fantastic server! Food was delicious. Table was perfect for the 6 of us. Thank you!

  27. D

    Dineinme

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful environment but for a very affordable price, fine dining quality but at an amazing deal

  28. CK

    ChrisK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, again. Went there for lunch this time. Drinks and appetizers came out fast. Lunch was delicious. Large variety of options. Food well cooked and presented. Staff was friendly and available.

  29. LD

    LouDel

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Laura, our waitress, was terrific. Our overall experience was great. The food was exceptional. We love this restaurant, and we’ve been here many times.

  30. S

    Simba

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We try to ge to Smithville at least once a year and are never disappointed1 Great food and service on a beautiful early spring day makes it all a perfect day.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lunch with family. Ethan was a great server. Food was very good. Braised short ribs, turkey platter, burger, truffle fries and antipasto platter. Wine list is ok. Restaurant has a fabulous view. Always enjoyable.

  32. c

    chasnan

    Philadelphia

    292 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    292 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Ordered hamburgers they were not to great they did not have hot turkey sandwiches like we thought only a dinner not for lunch

  33. RG

    RoryG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food. My friend's seafood tasted "off". We were not sure if the seafood was not fresh or there was an unusual ingredient in the scampi sauce prep. The onion soup was very good as well as the salad. Service was excellent and we left a 30% tip to show our appreciation.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Disappointed. Normally i love it. Our table was by the kitchen and smelled. My husbands tuna was stringy. I asked for an espresso martini and they said they don’t have an espresso maker. I marked it was a birthday occasion and no reference to the occasion. Service was very slow. Just disappointed

  35. EN

    EllenN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Excellent food. Ambiance perfect. Piano music just right!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The dinner was decent, dessert was great, and Mike our server was wonderful. He was charming, personable, attentive and funny!

  37. LM

    LoriM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Pot pie was huge! My daughter and I split it. The fries were soggy. Cesar salad was overdressed when I asked them to go light on the dressing. Enjoyed being there never the less.

  38. C

    Cindy

    Atlantic City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, the ambience and the food were all wonderful!! Been there many times and will go back again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prime Rib Friday! Yum.

  40. SS

    StephanieS

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Smithville Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 3297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Smithville Inn

1 North New York Road Absecon, NJ 08205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9 & Moss Mill Road

  • Neighborhood

    Galloway

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Smithville Inn is located in Historic Towne of Smithville - Ample free parking & complimentary valet service for all functions.

  • Public transit

    New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Gormley

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music every Wednesday night in the Baremore tavern 7:00 PM-Close. Enjoy the music of Lenny Mitchel performing live on our grand piano every Friday & Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 652-7777

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today. 1-609-652-7777

  • Private party contact

    Heather Cramer: (609) 652-7777

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