Smithville Inn

4.6
2130 reviews
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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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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The wait between courses was very long. Other tables were served in a more timely matter. Our dirty dishes were not collected before other food was brought. We had to shove plates around and pile them up ourselves to make room. Our water glasses stayed empty until we asked for more. We sat for a long time waiting for our server to return and had to ask for boxes to take food home. The food was delicious and served hot, however the room was cold. We were there to celebrate a special birthday, good conversation helped make a disappointing experience bearable.

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DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always-a wonderful time!! Food excellent! Service is the best and the drinks were great.

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OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Valentines brunch

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

Went to Sunday Brunch yesterday, and the food was fabulous. The waiters were very attentive with filling drinks and taking away empty plates, and the ambiance of looking over the lake was very nice. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to attend the Sunday Brunch.

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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner and the view from the window with the sunset was breathtaking. We enjoyed our dinner very much! We had the Prime Rib and it was delicious. One serving was enough for two people. We will definitely be back!

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DS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We have always had great experiences at the Smithville Inn. However, on our last visit several things went wrong. We ordered oysters for our appetizer which came out completely burned. They ran out of the prime rib so we had to settle for something else. Our server did not tend to us as other servers have in the past. He kept on forgetting what we asked for and had us waiting a long time for the entire order throughout the dinner service.

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RW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pricey fare for sure. My shortrib meal was flavorful but the pasta was dry and chewy. I go to the Inn several times a year and always get a good meal. Most of the time. Can't be perfect everytime I guess.

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TD
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Smithville often but, never ate at the Smithville in until tonight. I wish we would have tried it sooner! Everything was perfect, great food, great service, ambiance was outstanding as well. This will definitely become a regular spot for us. Highly recommend!.

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F
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Valentines Day dinner. I ordered a stuffed Italian pork chop that was so tender that I didn't need a meat knife which was a good thing because the waiter didn't bring one. Maybe he knew I wouldn't need one. The flavor and juiciness of the pork was outstanding and cooked perfectly. I hope they continue this item on their regular menu as it's a real winner. My bride of 56 years ordered shrimp and scallops. The shrimp were excellent but the scallops were only so so. All in all it was an excellent and enjoyable 5 star dinner. The Smithville Inn is a wonderfully run family restaurant with very caring hands on owners. You'll never go wrong dining here.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The prime rib was very tough and was supposed to be medium but came out rare and the baked potatoe was cold. For the price of this prime rib I expected a better cut of beef, very disappointed in this meal. I will not be going back.

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CW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The Prime rib was what I always expected. The tuna was done to perfection and was mouthwatering. Excellent place. Dining the way it should be. Thank you.

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JW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smithville Inn has incredible ambiance, like going back in time, but with an updated twist. The food on Valentine's Day was superior, and the service was unparalleled. I highly recommend the Smithville Inn to anyone who desires a true dining experience.

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SL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE SMITHVILLE INN AND SMITHVILLE. IT IS MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all the way around.

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RS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time having brunch there and they did not disappoint!!!

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S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and we enjoyed listening to the excellent pianist.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place great ambiance. Wonderful for business dinners as well. Nice private rooms.

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m
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Visited on a quiet weeknight. The restaurant offered a special 3-course prix fixe menu that was a good value for the meat lovers in the group. Service could have been more attentive (one glass of wine didn’t arrive until the end of the meal). Overall a good meal in a nice atmosphere. Menu would benefit from the addition of a few vegetarian entrees.

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a
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smithville Inn is one of my favorite places to be. Food, service and ambiance are excellent

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here for our weekly date night. He ordered the New York strip and said it was the best meal he has ever had. I ordered the filet and wow! The service was great. They even had a jazz band come in. Great food, amazing food and we will definitely be coming back

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DG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gourmet gluttony with $2 mimosas, breakfast, lunch or both, sugar, protein, starch, salt, you name it! I love the tables by the huge windows overlooking the garden, lawn and pond, right by the brunch buffet! Authentic antique ambiance is great! Not cheap but not killer either! Non-valet handicapped parking can be a bit of a walk. Many fine shops adjacent to walk off some of the calories and bloat! For the ladies, brassiere fittings at the Pink Corset across the drive are recommended.

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LK
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We love coming to the Smithville Inn..however this time trying to get a reservation was told there was only a high top table left for 245 ..no biggie we like the place so we figured early dinner . We got there and there were literally about 2 other tables booked. Would have rather come a little later to enjoy the dinner menu. Lunch is ehh , oh and a little disappointed they no longer serve Douie Egbert coffee.

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great cozy place on a cold night. Loved the entrees...food was excellent.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Our server Mike was awesome. Personality and service was top notch.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the Smithville Inn and what an amazing experience! My husband and I were heading to A.C. for a couple days to celebrate our birthdays. I always wanted to go to the Inn but we wanted to wait until we were going to go to A.C. since it is fairly close. We had a pleasant, welcoming experience from the moment we walked in the door. While we were admiring the fireplace the manager was there adding more wood to the fire and he was telling us the story on how the fireplace was exactly replicated from another place that the owner fell in love with. He further went on explaining how all the little stores were brought here from various locations piece by piece. The stories were so captivating. The manager added to the overall beautiful experience we had. We were then seated in the porch area with the slate floors overlooking the lake with the geese. Perfect table! Even more perfect were the $2 mimosas being served with brunch! It was one of the best brunches we have ever been too. From the hot, freshly made waffles (served with warm syrup) to the mashed potato bar the selection was endless! I have been telling all our friends about this place, and everyone is excited to try it. Thank you Smithville Inn to the start of a wonderful mini vacation! Can't wait to come back!

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brunch with plenty of delicious options for everyone!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, great atmosphere. Server dave was great. There was a piano!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. Took 4 hours to from start to finish for a party of 7 people!?!? The sever was only concerned with her friend at the table next to ours. Server never came to take our drink order and just started with appetizer order. Took 30+ minutes to just get drinks. It was many of our party's first time there and our last unfortunately. Food was decent and deserts were great. Poor service can ruin a business.

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AG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return on our next trip to NJ.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a great meal. Waiter was very friendly. One negative-I initially tried to phone my reservation & got an answering machine message. This left my reservation in doubt. I went online & made reservation. I didn't hear back from a live person until following day around noon.

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TD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I celebrated my Baby Shower at a Sunday Brunch 16 years ago. We have been back a number of times over the years for special occasions and celebrations and have never had a bad meal. Yesterday we took our 16 year old daughter and family members back to Smithville Inn for the Brunch (we came full circle). We had flowers delivered in advance, which the staff set out on the table before we entered the room. It was as beautiful and as delicious as I remembered! Thank you!!!

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MS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a birthday brunch! Room is beautiful and the service was great! Food was very good lots of good selections. Prime rib was excellent.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the food and service here. They sang happy birthday and gave me a free dessert! Mike our server was excellent!!

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NF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We very pleased with everything. Service, food and atmosphere.

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DG
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smithville Inn never fails to please. We went for the prix fixe meals - $20.19 per person, including a wide choice of soups or salads, the entrée and then a dessert. We ordered the calamari appetizer, which was cooked to perfection with 2 different sauces accompanying it - note that the portion on this appetizer was huge - for 2+ people. We ordered the spinach salad, which included cranberries and pine nuts with a delicious dressing. For the entrée, we had shrimp francaise with a rice pilaf and whole green beans. For dessert, choices were a cheese cake, chocolate cake, and their famous bread pudding with hard sauce.

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DA
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

went for happy hour and birthday dinner
unable to participate in happy hour due to not being able to sit at the bar because the few bar stools were taken
for dinner had to sit in bar area because the dining room wasn't open and only 2 servers were working
very disappointing visit for such a special occasion

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The brunch is outstanding! Sure to please

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AD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food, service, and ambiance was great. The brunch selections are numerous. The bloody Marys were great.

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DG
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smithville Inn is consistently outstanding! The Sunday brunch is the best in the state. Wide selection of foods, ranging from standard breakfast fare (including omelet bar) to prime rib to sushi and smoked salmon and everything in-between! The staff is friendly, attentive and helpful. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, a favorite when I am in the area or when I want a special evening with my beautiful wife

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