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Smithville Inn, Absecon, NJ

Smithville Inn

4.7
4.7
3479 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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 3,479 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Great for Lunch

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    American

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Great for Lunch

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  1. CM

    ClairM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Food was delicious.
  2. ER

    EllenR

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great night at the Smithville Inn. Our waiter, Mike,made it exceptional. He was upbeat and funny and we all enjoyed his quick wit and humor. Food was great and we ate until we just couldn't anymore. We come here annually to meet friends and play golf and this year's dinner was great.
  3. LM

    LaurieM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here for our anniversary. The waitress was excellent. The New York Strip and Prime Rib were cooked perfectly. We will definitely go back again.
  4. AH

    AHB1

    Atlantic City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner and excellent service from waitress, Laura.
  5. SO

    StephenO

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance and fine dining. Service was friendly and welcoming. Shopping before and after the meal added to the experience. We highly recommend the Inn.
  6. WP

    WilliamP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had drinks and apps before in the bar. Great ambiance. Dinner was fantastic, surf and turf, as was service.
  7. M

    Marty

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Our server, Mike, was super friendly and attentive to our needs. We are definitely coming back.
  8. R

    Ruby

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were extremely welcoming and the food and beverages were outstanding, Our waitress Laura went above and beyond for us.
  9. LL

    LisaL

    Atlantic City

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    First time at this restaurant. Have to say was abit disappointed to order the prime rib and they were out of it. The waitress should have told us ahead of time. Ordered lamb thought it was very good. Drinks were great! Atmosphere was nice! Will return at some point.
  10. s

    stephang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb, service was excellent, just a great dinning experience
  11. RT

    RobynT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even when the power went out, our waitress Celeste was amazing. She was very attentive, helpful, and made sure we were good throughout the entire night. Food was amazing and the pianist was spectacular.
  12. DD

    DandyDon

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Rolls were soft and delicious. Generous food portions. Steak (medium well) was done to perfection.
  13. DM

    DanielM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I registered on line, but you did not provide adequate information. You emailed me the BANQUET MENU along with the dress code - business casual. Upon arrival, I discovered that the menu was quite different and there was actually no dress code at all. The waitress seemed to be preoccupied with some customers who appeared to be personal friends and it took way to long for he to get back to us. Our reservation was for 5:00PM - we never finished our dinner until 7:00 PM. That was way too long. Other than that, I really like this place and we will most likely be back again
  14. JL

    JerryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful experience! Highly recommend. Could not have been better
  15. F

    Fronk

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and very good food. My wife and I enjoyed it.
  16. g

    garya

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Offered limited entree items but food quality and quantity were excellent
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Family gathering, request window seating but didn’t get it.
  18. DT

    DandT

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant decorated beautifully for Fall. Sandwiches for lunch were large and tasty. The only thing that wasn't perfect for us was there was a large group in our small room celebrating a birthday. This made the room rather noisy so we had a hard time having a conversation with those at our table. Only suggestion would be to seat large groups as far away from others as possible. Otherwise it is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. Easy access for handicapped as you can be dropped off right at the door and there is a handicap accessible restroom as soon as you enter the restaurant. Very cute shops within easy walking distance to the restaurant.
  19. DD

    DiningDuo

    Atlantic City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Inn is one of the best in the area for ambiance, great food and fantastic service. Very accommodating staff. Lynn, the manager, makes everyone feel special. Celebrated a birthday and enjoyed filet of beef medallions with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The beef was cooked rare, as requested. Can never go wrong with a dinner at the Inn!
  20. DB

    DrBobbi

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my daughter’s birthday. Everything was great. Love the ambiance and beautifully decorated fall decor. Our waitress was fabulous.
  21. KS

    KennethS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We enjoyed the piano player.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it. Great place, food and service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding….waitress, food, and the gentlemen were continuously filling our water glasses; thank you!. Loved the piano music. Perfect evening with great friends!
  24. R

    Ronjj

    New York Area

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining in this landmark restaurant
  25. d

    drmjb

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was consistently excellent. Their prices I feel were very appropriate for the quality of the food unlike some restaurants which have started charging extravagant prices. I also was please that they did not add a service charge to my check for using a credit card. One of the better restaurants offering great food at appropriate prices. I will certainly go again and highly recommend.
  26. JH

    JamesH

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every aspect. The food, service, atmosphere and low noise level were all top shelf. Highly recommended.
  27. DC

    DeborahC

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing negative to say. We had the Chicken Pot Pie and it was excellent!! Definitely will be returning.
  28. A

    Arnold

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service, but noisy because of a large party near our table.
  29. JB

    JaneenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was friendly and gracious. Our waitress Brianna was excellent. She went beyond regular service. Checking on the wines and getting us a gluten free menu. The food was very good and plentiful. The atmosphere was delightful and beautifully decorated for the fall. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  30. DW

    DruW

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have dined at the Smithville Inn once or twice a year for the past 60 years. Originally the food and the ambiance was excellent. Then it went through a period of slow decline. I am happy to report that the Inn is back and better than ever: the food was very good and the service topnotch. Dru White
  31. n

    njdiner

    New York Area

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd dinner at the Smithfield Inn. It was very enjoyable. A beautiful historic building in a lovely rural setting with a pond. The service is gracious. The food is delicious. We will return and advise our friends to dine here.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jersey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a hit. Been here many times with the family. Birthdays, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Christmas time and just any old time to get away.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    End of summer dinner party with friends. Restaurant was extremely busy but managed to fit us in. Prime rib was excellent! Service exceptional! Great value! Take a short ride from the beach. Or from anywhere else. It’s definitely worth it.Enjoy!
  35. SM

    SuzanneM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My 94 year old mother loves the Smithville Inn. What can I say? It IS a cool, historic place so it has that going for it. But, I think it could use a good dusting and maybe get rid of the 1980's country decor and fake flowers. Also, if there is a wedding you may hear the thump of the DJ's music in the background along with the live piano playing in the one dining room. Kind of distracting. The food is traditional and the quality of it is not consistent. We have gone twice this year, in March and September. In March, prime rib was great and in September it was not. Tuna entree in March was terrible so didn't order it in September. Crab cakes in September were very good. Mom likes the scallops with the pasta -ordered both times. Lamb chops were overwhelmed with garlic. Fried tomato appetizer was great. The one thing on the menu that is unique is the chicken pot pie. If you are in the mood, go for this! I imagine eating this meal during a winter evening would be a rpmantic tasty treat. Two at our table ordered this in September and I tasted it - huge portion and delicious! Drinks were great - In September they had the Aperol Spritz on the menu which is my new summer favorite. Probably will go back to eat in their cool bar sometime since I love its atmosphere in this historic tavern.
  36. KR

    KathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only problem was the prices we were charged for a couple of items were higher than what was on the menu!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening. Three in our party had the lobster special and the other person had the prime rib. The service was also outstanding. All of us enjoyed the atmosphere and the piano player.
  38. AR

    ARreview

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Service was perfect and made my wife’s birthday a great time. Thank you !
  39. g

    gudoc

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We come here every time we are in the area. Although food and service very good there was a table next to office where the patrons were shouting and using profanity. We were there for almost 2 hours and this went on the entire time. We were unable to have a conversation due to the shouting. All the tables around us were looking at them but management never asked them to keep it down. Other than this the food and service were very good
  40. SG

    SusanG

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday night lobster night! 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 4.7 stars by 3479 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 34 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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