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About Smithville Inn

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.

1 North New York Road
Absecon, NJ 08205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 2:30pm - 8:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Route 9 & Moss Mill Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 652-7777

Website:
http://www.smithvilleinn.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chris Bellino

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today.

Private Party Contact:
Heather Cramer: (609) 652-7777

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Smithville Inn specializes in private events from 10-200 guest. Weddings, Showers, Anniversary's, Graduations, Holidays, Birthdays & More. Contact our event manager Heather@Smithvilleinn.com for more details.

Smithville Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (69)
Scenic View (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (60)
Worth the Drive (59)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Comfort Food (48)
Cozy (47)
Good for Groups (43)
Great for Brunch (42)
Romantic (42)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Great for Lunch (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Seasonal (28)
Casual (26)
Waterfront (23)
Authentic (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Business Meals (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Kid-friendly (13)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Live Music (10)
People Watching (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Great Beer (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautifully decorated, food was excellent and our server was right on top of everything, never needed to wait. Great experience! Thank you!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Annual Christmas gathering for Sunday Brunch was delicious and comfortable with excellent service and great ambiance. Always worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very quaint and festive during the holidays. Food was good not over the top excellent but good.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Great place for the holidays.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food and service , particularly enjoyed the ambiance. Beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great views if lake. The inn us old and rustic. Great fireplace with fire burning. The night was cold and the fire made it inviting.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Had our office Holiday party there. My first time ever and it was outstanding. The food was incredible, drinks were wonderful and staff was great!!! Decorated beautifully for Christmas, loved the fireplace in the entrance! Highly recommend, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Haven't been there in a long time because we had lousy service in the past. Food was good, but our friend's son's chicken tenders came out burned. Very surprised that it even left the kitchen!! We enjoyed our Eggplant Rollantini and Braised Short Rib Pasta. Our friends enjoyed their Fillet & Shrimp dish. Service was better than last time, but they still auctioned off the food. Really, you don't know how to not do this? Place was very loud!! Neat old Inn but we felt like they turned off the heat to get us out since we were just talking after dinner. Parking is a nightmare!! Got yelled at by a valet because I didn't know it was a "valet spot". May or may not return.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience on all accounts! Very attentive staff!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Mike is fantastic! We enjoyed the evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Met one of my dearest friends for many years for birthday / holiday lunch! We enjoyed every bite and had some to take home. Best sweet potato fries ever/ better than dessert, which we didn’t need. Shopped afterwards- just like old times!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely historic inn in a touristy but quaint shopping and sightseeing enclave. Limited but enticing menu, satisfying comfort food, competent service. Caters to an older crowd, including tour groups, but does so with skill and style.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Smithville inn was decorated beautifully for Christmas.
The food was good....a bit pricey. Service was excellent.
My only complaint was that it was not crowded and yet we were seated right next to another table. A bit too close. I didn't feel that was necessary.
Would dine there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food. Great service.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the Christmas brunch. Come every year. Beautiful setting. The whole family will love it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Take my sister and husband for they birthdays each year and invite a special friend to join us. Its a treat but book early because booking fills up fast.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our family holiday dinner was a perfect night ! Dinner was amazing, atmosphere was festive and cheery, The Inn totally met our high expectations! Merry Christmas!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful place to go back in time for a delicious meal , the huge fireplace in the lobby is just awesome. The wait staff is very professional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service never disappoint. We absolutely love having dinner at the cozy and beautiful Smithville Inn

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Guest from out of town. 2nd visit for
Her, 3rd , 4th for us.
Food fresh and hot. Large variety. Something for everyone. Cannot wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Inn is beautiful. I food is medicore at best. I ordered chicken milanese the salad on top need something for flavor, very blah. My husband enjoyed his Salmon entree. He ordered a drink it was not good sent it back. The service is good, it was busy so our dinner took a long time to come out. I would go again and try something else. The menu needs a revamping, it seems dated. I thought the prices were high for what we had, especially me a $24 chicken cutlet.. We sat in the Braemore inn which I thought had a lighter menu, maybe a hamburger choice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

From Upstate New York. 4th time taking my grandmother out for dinner while visiting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I read good reviews prior to our reservation so had no trepidation in making the reservation.

My meal was horrible from start to finish.
The soup of corn chowder was ok, but warm, not hot.
The short rib and cheese sandwich was soggy - was supposed to be hot and wasn't.
The sweet potato fries were grease laden and wimpy - not crisp as expected. The waitress thought they were not fully cooked as well.
She gave me pasta salad as a substitute and the pasta was hard and there was nothing else in it -- should have just been called pasta.

My husband's meal of fish and chips was marginally better.
Again, the same soup was okay, but just warm.
His fish and chips were okay, but greasy -- they don't drain, and therefore his was soggy and cold as well. And his french fries were okay, but cold.

The waitress sent us on our way with a piece of carrot cake which my husband tried later. He said it had a smoky wood taste so that also was not good.

We eat out often and I would give this restaurant an "F" for complete failure -- we definitely won't go back.

We watched others get their food and nothing was served hot and I even heard people make the comment. I can't understand why the great reviews on their website. Makes me wonder if they are actual reviews.

Our waitress was okay, but the whole operation was run poorly and unorganized.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Alway enjoy coming to Smithville Inn. Enjoyed our meal, waiter and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed having our family dinner at this restaurant. The staff was very courteous and very attentive. Beautiful restaurant and love the quaint little shopping village and their unique gifts and goodies. Recommend it to anyone to see and enjoy. Thank you for making our dinner a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Historic place to dine at, good food and good times, I recommend going here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch baby

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was delicious and good portions. Chicken pot pie was big and tasty and my strip steak was good size with healthy servings of Brussels and potatoes. Erica the waitress was awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Never disappoints! Prime rib dinner excellent value and taste! Mussels too were outrageous. Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service too!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food in a cozy atmosphere. Our two day visit coincided with a wedding​ reception each night, and though they were very busy, they were still attentive to us. Can't wait for our next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I went to the Smithville Inn for her birthday. Our waiter Mike Ryan was absolutely fabulous from the start. He was very attentive to us and helpful in his suggestions and recommendations. His personality and customer service is second to none. My wife had the NY Steak medium and it was cooked and tasted perfect. I had the lobster, shrimp, scallops mussels and clams and it was delicious. Generous portions for the price. Outstanding deserts. Tony, the owner of the inn stopped by our table to asked how everything was, and if we enjoyed our meal and service. Our experience was excellent from beginning to end. I have to mention also that the hostesses, car valet driver and table buspersons were all excellent as well and helped make our experience outstanding. We give the Smithville Inn an A+.
Robert & Patti Birch, Galloway, NJ

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Meal was disappointing. It was good - not great for the price. Too heavy handed on the salad dressing. Prime rib was mediocre. Had to wait long time for our meals - may have been because they had a wedding going on - which was VERY loud. Not the romantic quiet evening we had hoped for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch. Nice atmosphere and scenery with a great brunch selection for a fixed price. Mimosa, Bloody Mary etc., available for an extra charge. Exceptional service from everyone. Food was delicious. Nice restaurant in Smithville, after dining, walk and visit the shops. Valet parking is available as well as self parking. For larger groups, private rooms are available.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have always enjoyed dining at the Smithville Inn!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The prime rib special was wonderful . Our server , Frank , was pleasant and efficient. We totally enjoyed our meal . Atmosphere is very cozy .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Experience was great, brunch is lovely

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

NEVER disappointed at The Smithville--the food was really delicious, the staff was more than accomadating, really make you feel like everything is taken care of! We were celebrating my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and everything was just perfect, THANK YOU to everyone! ;-D

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for our 22 wedding anniversary on November 4th...our server was Mike and he was outstanding !! We will definitely be back and we can not believe we have not been there before. Easley would recommend this place....loved it !!!

Thank you for a great night !!!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It's hard to beat the Smithville Inn for it's quaint and historic ambience. The Inn itself is wonderful, but the location within Smithville Village is also nice for strolling before or after dinner. Our party was pleased with their meal selections, which included the tasty, perfectly seasoned and meaty crab cakes, a very delectable and perfectly cooked prime rib, and the hearty bouillabaisse. Salads came with the entrees, but other than a substantial selection of dressings, they were nothing special. A warm apple dessert with carmel sauce in a crispy shell was recommended by the waiter. I think the attempt at creativity got in the way of taste. The shell was bland. A simple, well made, warm apple pie would have been much better. We have dined at the Smithville Inn on other occasions and looked forward to having a cup of one of the best coffees I have ever had in my life - Douwe Egberts. I was actually anticipating a cup from the time I made the reservation. It isn't served at many places, but the Inn WAS one of them. We were informed by the waiter and manager that it is no longer available which was a real disappointment. Our waiter was congenial and efficient, but as we have found with many young servers these days, they are very casual in their interactions with patrons. This may be an attempt at establishing a less stuffy, more friendly atmosphere or relationship, but it often makes me wince when referred to as "you guys" and asked "What can I get ya?" I must also mention the wonderful piano player who provides beautiful music to accompany your meal. Very nice! Very classy! A good time was had by all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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