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Smithville Inn, Absecon, NJ

Smithville Inn

4.7
4.7
3811 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 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

What 3,811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    American

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City

    Great for brunch

  • Atlantic City

    Great for scenic views

  • Atlantic City

    Good for special occasions

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  1. JulieC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Catie our server was very attentive- not hovering Our food was nicely presented & delicious. A wonderful experience
  2. MarlaC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 6 enjoyed a wonderful lunch to celebrate a birthday . Lunch was delicious , service outstanding .
  3. mikey312

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    met a friend for lunch, had a great 1/2 lb angus burger, friend had the turkey wrap both delicious. Service and atmosphere great.
  4. BarbaraP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love dining at the Inn. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service is amazing. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.
  5. Rena

    Atlantic City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner, l ambience always good, rack of lamb was good but lyonnaise potatoes were disappointing. The cowboy steak was excellent, cocktails very good. Noise level was a bit loud due to a wedding!
  6. RondaS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinners, view of the pond and geese terrific, excellent service.
  7. MicheleM

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was terrific, wait staff very attentive. I would highly recommend.
  8. BruceT

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious as always and service was excellent. We were near the piano, which made it a little noisy. On the other hand, the pianist was very good so we enjoyed the music.
  9. MillieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. The waitress was exceptional and so pleasant. I will be returning.
  10. Leslie

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The ambience was excellent. The entrées come with a small house salad. We asked that the small house salad be a small Caesar salad. We realized there was an up charge. Seven dollars a person was TOO much. 
  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, just a little loud in the upper dining area
  12. DeniseS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was meh. Ambiance and view was terrific.
  13. PatP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the meal was excellent! Great place to spend an evening with friends!
  14. Mary

    Atlantic City

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We are at the Smithville Inn to celebrate a belated Mother's Day. We have dined there many times. Overall the food was delicious, however we were very disappointed with the Maple Bacon Appetizer. We ordered it because our son was with us and my husband and I had really loved it when we dined there previously. When we had it the first time, the bacon strips were very lean, long and about 1/4" thick. This time, the bacon was extremely fatty. There were two pieces and both had a tiny sliver of bacon on the edge of a 1/2" piece of fat. When we asked our waitress if how the item is prepared has changed, she replied that it varies depending on the cuts of bacon the restaurant receives. Personally, we wouldn't have used those pieces. We should have sent it back.
  15. JanineK

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop special stuffed with cheddar cheese and served with sweet potato mashed was unbelievable. Chicken pot pie also perfect!!
  16. Anne

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, good food and good service. We have been coming for years and are always pleased, never a bad meal and service is always great.
  17. LisaL

    Atlantic City

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service are always consistent. Food was very good along with service. Will be returning soon.
  18. RobS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Ambience was amazing, bacon slab was incredible. My main course crab cakes was underwhelming but my wife’s filet was tender and delicious. I would go back just order something different. Bacon slab is very filling so definitely share it
  19. CharlesS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on the Saturday of the Mayfest for 2023. The service was great and our food came out very quickly. It was especially nice to hear someone playing at the piano while we eat. We plan on coming back soon.
  20. ACRealtor

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live nearby but haven't been there for dinner, in the restaurant itself for quite some time. ( we've stopped at the Baremore Tavern, part of the site, several times) Very nice restaurant. Large. Has several rooms so private parties are often booked there. The atmosphere is one-of-a-kind as the building is old but in wonderful condition. The food was good (prime Rib), the drinks were good and our server, Briana, was excellent!
  21. MAVERICK

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service Excellent food We will return
  22. SmithvilleHarry

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We were seated next to a very loud guest. We ordered the chicken pot pie. It was good, but not the rave we were led to expect. I would not order it again. Other food going to other tables looked much more appealing.
  23. JamesK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff, hostess and manager made you feel welcomed and appreciated your patronage. This is are go to for special occasions!
  24. JustinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were extremely friendly especially our waitress. They congratulated my girlfriend and I on our anniversary which was really sweet. They had also given us a complimentary glass of champagne each! The food was absolutely incredible everything came out fairly quickly, and like I said it was just divine. I would absolutely come back again!
  25. NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good an always such a nice place with the shops to walk around before or after dinner!
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kudos to the chef, never disappoints. Great food, ambiance and service. Recommend highly. Will be back soon…
  27. Gator54

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall was an outstanding experience. It was my first time dining here, and everything was excellent. Scallops were perfect, and everyone's meals were spot on. Chicken Pot Pie, Fried Shrimp, Crab Cakes, and the Prime Rib are all perfect. Highly recommend
  28. Kelly

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    1st time my husband and I were there. Great food and service.
  29. MarkT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and wait staff were great - Rise was an excellent waitress.
  30. Richard

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and delicious food Smithville village looks like magical place from cartoons
  31. MaryF

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always service and food are wonderful. Went with my mother, to celebrate the end of her radiation therapy, they treated her like a celebrity.
  32. OCDeb

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to go here and always great service and food.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing experience, we a life long resident of Absecon/Galloway and have always loved Smithville Inn, this dinner was for my fathers 69th birthday and our service from Mackenzie was amazing, super attentive and extremely catering to our entire tables needs. Will always love this restaurant for dinner and/or brunch. Thank you for making this a special dinner for my father!
  34. OloresPhomen

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated friends bday! We were seated in my favorite area looking out to the beautiful garden!. Michaela, our waitress was on point! Beautiful smile, quick service with a beautiful disposition. She made our lunch feel special. She enjoyed grilled mahi with seasoned rice and broccoli, salmon wonton, and a dessert for $30. I enjoyed my turkey club spinach wrap very much. A wonderful bday celebration indeed!
  35. Eileenm

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delete food and great service. No complaints. We will be back
  36. NJwoman

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat anytime. Especially for special occasions. I’ve never been disappointed in the food or service. Anytime I get company and I want to tray them to something special, I make reservations. The food is excellent, my compliments to the chefs and staff.
  37. Lmac

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately it rained so we couldn’t take advantage of the area. The restaurant is very nice and the food was amazing. Will definitely go back!
  38. Johnnybms

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was outstanding! We had 5:30pm reservations, and arrived at 5:00 and asked if they could take us. The hostess said absolutely, and sat us in the dining room where there was a piano player. He was great and the background provided by the piano was not loud at all. Our waitress Makila was friendly and made our dinner great and was more than patient and kept coming back to see if we were ready to order.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent. Service was top notch. Perfect for friends get together.
  40. JillO

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table in porch window view..you will not be disappointed...good is excellent!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Smithville Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3811 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 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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