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Smithville Inn, Absecon, NJ

Smithville Inn

4.7
4.7
3585 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 41 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 3,585 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Great for Lunch

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Special Occasion

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    American

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Great for Lunch

  • Atlantic City

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy grey goose pear martini!!
  2. ME

    MariaE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time great fun…. Staff very friendly and attentive
  3. S

    Shelby

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent!
  4. NS

    NancyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had not been to the Smithville Inn for many years. We made a reservation for lunch, which I strongly suggest. It's a popular place. The atmosphere was very pleasant, with a very low noise level. The food was as good as we remembered and the waitress was very attentive and friendly. It was a very pleasant visit, and we plan to repeat the experience again next month.
  5. CH

    CharlotteH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another outstanding visit to the Smithville Inn! The service is always above and beyond and the food was fabulous. Can’t wait for our next trip.
  6. K

    Kathyp

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    What a beautiful Colonial place that is decorated so nice for the holidays. Piano player adds to your experience. Food was delicious and totally enjoyed our evening.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here since I was a kid. Nice relaxing day before the hustle of the holidays
  8. FW

    FaithW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service very attentive, pumpkin soup special to die for. Went for a birthday lunch with my sister. Highly recommend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was mediocre at best and certain dishes were lacking in flavor, ie, Seafood Scampi. How can you not taste garlic in Scampi Sauce? The three cheese French Onion Soup was also lacking in flavor. It was difficult to identify the somewhat bland cheeses. The broth was also bland. However, the presentation was beautiful which is part of why I think I was disappointed in flavors. Service was great. The Pear Martini was awesome and worth $13 per. Ambiance was pretty. Food presentation was good. Just think they need to work on at least the meals we tried.
  10. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I will go back for sure. It was such a beautiful area to visit during the holidays. The town is so charming with some really cute shops
  11. RB

    RichardB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was dreadful. The food not much better. Very disappointing as we had heard good things about this place. But staff was clearly overwhelmed even on a night that was not so busy. The bar area looks nice so next time maybe just go for drinks here. Also, the general appearance is starting to look a little worn. There were valet signs but of course no actual valet service, one could figure that out after sitting there a while. Would not recommend this place for dining.
  12. BC

    BeaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loves going to the Smithville Inn. You can always be sure you’re going to get a good meal and wonderful service. I always request Laura for my waitress because she is outstanding. My only complaint this last visit was the pumpkin soup that I had, it was extremely sweet. Will definitely be back because I love the SSmithville Inn!!!
  13. C

    Cindy

    Atlantic City

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the ambience, and the service were all excellent!
  14. LK

    LisaK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything tasted excellent! Would have loved more chicken in the pot pie.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner & fantastic service to celebrate our friends 56th Anniversary! Piano was super good with beautiful music! All went well, no rushing, waitress & busboy were kind, attentive and helpful! We’ll be back! Loved this mini-celebration! Kind-courteous Valet gentleman too! Sorry I didn’t get his name.
  16. R

    Rich

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at the Smithville Inn. Our server Morgan was outstanding, I would give her a 10. The red sangria and the long island drinks tasted great. The corn chowder soup was very good. Salads were very fresh. We both had surf and turf which was outstanding. As I said in the being our server Morgan did an outstanding job. We will be back at the Smithville Inn for diner.
  17. DH

    DonH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Our server Alex was wonderful. We went to lunch to celebrate our granddaughters birthday. We didn't expect anything special but when it came time or dessert Alex and the others came out with a candle in the dessert we ordered and singing happy birthday. Our granddaughter was delighted. As always food is great and so is the staff. We will be back
  18. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails. Excellent wait service. Food was awesome. Great for a date.
  19. A

    Annie

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy a meal at the Smithville Inn when we are in the area.
  20. DR

    DaveR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to the Smithville Inn through out the year. My only constructive comment would be the soup could have been warmer.
  21. VD

    VincentD

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is truly and old style inn. Wood floors, well spaced tables, excellent staff.
  22. BT

    BryanT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable, food was very good, service was outstanding!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as ever. Our server Brianna war great. She added to the great experience. Well done!!!
  24. B

    Boxster

    Atlantic City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Prime Rib night! Three of us had the delicious prime rib. It was fabulous.
  25. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is still as delicious and quality as ever. The service remains top notch. The best!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proposed to my girlfriend with the help of Kim who referred the florist to me. Flowers werr there when we arrived. Food and service was excellent.
  27. MA

    MAVERICK

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    quiet atmosphere, excellent servers, magnificint food... can't wait to return
  28. SM

    SelenaM

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience here with delicious food and drinks
  29. PB

    PhillipB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is our 1st time back after covid. Last time we were here during covid my meal didn't come out until my wife was done eating her meal. But this time everything was excellent and back to normal :)
  30. KE

    KarenE

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    94th birthday
  31. l

    linda

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional and large portion...good value for the prices...nice quiet atmosphere and service was terrific. We were lucky enough to have server Alyssa who was bubbly, full of great tips and suggestion ....she added to our great experience there. My husband and I have been there several times for special dinners and I always order the short ribs which are the best ever!!!! Alyssa was our server last two visits and it was nice to see her smiling face welcome us back. Highly recommend , you wont be disappointed with the menu choices, service or experience
  32. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have eaten at the Smithville Inn once or twice a year for the past ten years or so. The service is always friendly, the food is delicious and the portions are generous. It is a peaceful place to get away and enjoy a great meal!
  33. e

    elman1952

    Atlantic City

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smithville Inn was, as always, the best! Excellent welcome, excellent table service, excellent food, excellent drinks! Not inexpensive, but well worth it! Highly recommend! Loyalty program gives excellent perks!
  34. EK

    EdwardK

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The experience was very good with the exception of the wait time for our meal. After waiting to be seated for almost an hour, the meal did not come out for more than an hour more. Service was great, food was good and the attention to food allergy was great too.
  35. JJ

    JerseyJim

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal with a charming atmosphere. Service is good, but don’t be in a rush. Expect to be given time to enjoy your meal.
  36. CS

    CynthiaS

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. Good good, lovely ambiance, friendly service. BEST sangria!
  37. C

    Classylady28

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back
  38. S

    Sandra

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The 6 of us were at a lovely round table which was spaced well from other tables around us. The food and drinks were very good, and our server was pleasant and efficient. The inn is charming and cozy, so all felt very comfortable, and it was a great evening.
  39. LT

    LynnT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    from the lunch menu: short ribs. Very tender and delicious.
  40. 4

    41fan

    Atlantic City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch for party of five. I had the turkey platter which was delicious. The stuffing was great as was the entire plater. My friends had soups and sandwiches. Everyone liked what they had. It was a beautiful day weather wise, and we all enjoyed shopping in the Smithville shops. It was a great way to spend an afternoon. Thank you. .

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 3585 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 41 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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