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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (69)
Special Occasion (68)
Worth the Drive (63)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Scenic View (53)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Romantic (51)
Cozy (43)
Good for Groups (41)
Comfort Food (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Great for Brunch (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Seasonal (26)
Business Meals (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Casual (20)
Waterfront (20)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fun (16)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Live Music (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great Beer (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Went for brunch. There was a great selection of food, everything was good. The service was great, wasn't overly crowded. A little pricier than some other brunch buffets, but the food selection was better than most. Would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 2 days ago

Lots of selections and food was very good. Service was good, but also, this was a.buffet style brunch. We were not rushed. Hot food was hot and cold food was cold.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Lots of food choices to pick from. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

The service & food were fabulous. I’ve eaten there before. I would recommend anything you desire on the menu, as the food is A+.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a special occasion dinner and dressed accordingly. It was surprising that other adults wore jeans and sneakers to such a lovely place. The hostess was very friendly as was our waitress. My husband’s dinner was excellent. However, he felt his drink was the worst Manhattan he had ever had. I suggested he send it back but was uncomfortable in doing so. My fillet was medium rare and completely dry. Not sure how that happened. The dessert and coffee were excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

It was our first time going and it was great our server Mike was the best. He really made us laugh and feel welcome. The food came out at a reasonable time it was also delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Took my wife for late lunch she had turkey meal with potatoes and string beans I had filet tips with penne I thought my meal was great till I tasted hers and it was one of my best meals I have ever had and we go out to eat a lot . The Smithville inn is a traditional stop of ours on the way to atlantic city casino that will always continue.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I requested a seat at the bar and was seated there. Stephanie, the bartender was very attentive and cordial and professional. She allowed me to set my own pace for the meal. The chicken pie, their signature dish, was outstanding. It was loaded with large chunks of tender, juicy white meat and was pleasantly seasoned.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went for Valentine's Day. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We liked the fact that the owner was approachable and checked in on us. We live nearby but had not visited the Inn in a long time. We plan on coming back very soon to enjoy another delicious meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

First time visit. Was for Valentine's Day. Food was delicious, atmosphere was just perfect. Can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately, our high expectations were just not met. The food was mediocre at best, service was barely ok. Hubby had linquine and clams that was a very small portion and had only 10 tiny clams in a shell...what happened to a baker's dozen? The pork medallion dish had so many cut carrots on the plate it was ridiculous, and the meat was so dry I had to ask for some kind of sauce to put on the dish. Not impressed, would not return. Maybe it was the meals we choose, but we wouldn't want to find out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. Service by Mike was exceptional.....as usual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My Husband and I and my Sister and Her Husband stayed in Galloway for the weekend. So happy we decided on the Smithville in for dinner it was so nice charming place. Enjoyed the music by the very talented piano player. The food was good the wait staff could not have been nicer. The Room with the Bar is very nice sorry we did not take the time to sit in there. I would definitely recommend the Smithville in.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Employees are friendly and considerate. The Smithville Inn is our favorite for special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Four of us visited for are twin daughters 23rd birthday lunch. It was really good! We were sat at a window table with a nice view. Waitress was friendly and attentive. Food was very good and I felt very reasonably priced. Same for the tap beer and wine. Overall a very nice experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As usual, outstanding, great food and service etc. Our favorite restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Music, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food for value. Attentive and good service. Liquor is overpriced,especially the wine and beer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Smithville Inn has been doing Sunday brunches for years, and if anything, has gotten better every year. Everything imaginable is available including a carving station that is off the charts. The beef roast, which is described as a NY strip sirloin, is not only tender beyond belief but loaded with flavor. Everything presented is true gourmet quality and the service is second to none. I highly recommend the Smithville Inn for all of your dining needs including lunches and dinners. By the way, the owners are great also. You won't be disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We spent a relaxed Friday evening with each other and great food. The ultimate! Service was caring, quick and attentive...thank you Laura and the nice efficient man who keeps the table from getting cluttered! ( so sorry to have forgotten his name☹️). Also love the piano man! Our entire experience was a wonderful stress reducer and delicious besides!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good, as always, but our server was rude and never asked us if we wanted another cocktail. We may think twice about coming back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The prime rib special was mouth absolutely delicious! The piano player added ambiance to the atmosphere. Excellent every time we come!

Tags: Vegan, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Live Music, Waterfront, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was a great experience as always. Only problem is they did not have the reservation through open table.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We love Smithville Inn! The Sunday Brunch can't be beat. The staff is very accommodating, and they really care that their customers are enjoying their meal at the Inn. The food is high quality, the drink menu is excellent, and service is the best. And the ambiance is cozy and warm. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the world!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I had the crab cake sandwich which was pretty average, nothing to write home about, but the place looks nice and it's great for lunch and a glass of wine with a friend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We are frequent customers of the Smithville Inn and always enjoy our dining experience. As a matter of fact, we usually take our quests to dinner at the Inn.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I’ve eaten here on many occasions, and today was my first disappointing experience. The young hostess (not the hostess I’ve seen here for years) told us that we would not be seated in the usual dining room overlooking the lake because that room was too cold. I can roll with that. What I couldn’t roll with was waiting for the table that was reserved for my party—we were ON TIME—after watching her escort the same-size party to a table just in front of us. Food was very good, but our waitress was mostly absent. I cannot blame that on the number of tables she was waiting, as ours was the only table in this smaller room she was serving, and the large dining room was closed, as already mentioned. She did not offer dessert. Just as well. Because she was slow, we could have been there all day.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is our second visit for the Sunday brunch. The food has been very good both times. If you have mobility issues there are steps to navigate to get to the food. The omelet station and potato bar were both very good. I also like that they have creamed chipped beef, a bit salty but that's just about everywhere when you get it.
I hate to be negative but they have just the worst service! I thought maybe the first time was a fluke, but sadly no it's just awful service. Once you're seated your server may or may not bring your coffee and water. Refills? forget it. Clearing away dishes? forget it. I mean you literally have to try to flag someone down for a cup of coffee or just about anything. Then the poor young guy who poured me more coffee reached in front of my daughter to pour, she literally had to lean back so he wouldn't hit her in the face. I say poor because the servers who get the tips do nothing, this one guy is running around doing their job. They never ask if everything is okay or if you need anything else once you're seated. I just can't believe I even tipped on this service. I have to say both times it was the worst I think I've ever had while eating out.
Price is $30+tax+tip. Small Mimosa $2 extra.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had blackened swordfish special. Was awesome. Bartenders were great! Ate at bar because table where we were originally seated in dining room was really chilly. Bar dining is our preference anyway. Perfect night!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Slow service. Food OK. Not exceptional. Price high for overall experience

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were attending a conference at the Seaview Resort and decided to dine at the Smithville Inn after reading the history and the menu. The service was very attentive!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My fiance and I love coming to the Smithville Inn whenever we can pull ourselves away from the "daily grind" of life! We escape and stay a couple days at the "Colonial Inn" Bed and Breakfast and ALWAYS have our dinner at the Smithville Inn. We were so lucky this time to have a WONDERFUL (and quite entertaining, as well!) waiter by the name of Mike Ryan. He not only was efficient and professional....but he was fun and had a great personality. Even though it was a busy evening for him as far as the number of tables he had to service, he was on the top of his game by making sure every one of our needs were met....and in a timely manner! We were extremely pleased with his service and will request that we sit with him again the next time we go. Additionally, we were there on a Wednesday night and were excited to see live music.....the jazz trio "In Trio" performed from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.....without any breaks! They were WONDERFUL! Their style of jazz was relaxing and quite enjoyable. Our only complaint was that we ordered the "Veal Parmesan" and it was not quite up to par. The veal was tough and the sauce was acidy. It almost seemed that it was not something that was made fresh....and that it had been made much earlier in the day and then heated up. But, I must say that the New England Corn Chowder and the salad....as well as the DELICIOUS Blue Cheese salad dressing.....were EXCELLENT! I wish I could have taken home a HUGE pot of the soup....it was that good!!! Our overall experience was an awesome one and we will be back again very, very soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were at Smithville Inn for NYE with a group of people, the food was very good for most of the group, but someone had a problem with their fish. The manager came over at once and took the fish off the bill. We will go back to the restaurant whenever we can.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always delicious. Comfortable atmosphere. Just a very special place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had dinner on New Years Eve. Was very impressed with the extensive menu. Service was excellent and friendly. Did not rush you even though it was a busy holiday. Had reservations and was seated very quickly. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Because it was New Year's Eve there was a special menu which we didn't expect. All 4 of us were disappointed in our meals. My meal was veal milanse with arugala on top of it, no potato, rice or other veggie-for the price they charged I should have had something with it. Rack of Lamb was on the tough side. Shrimp cocktail included 3 shrimp for quite a high price. We have been to Smithville Inn several times before and always loved going there but not this time. Service was extremely slow. Pianist was excellent with great music choices.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been to this restaurant many times for lunch an dinner. W e have never been disappointed in the food the service the atmosphere. The drinks are great.We were there New Years Eve for dinner which was great. The piano player was suburb!! We tell everyone we know about you and how much we love coming here. We have given gift certificates to our family and friends. Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!! George and Angela Buchanan

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lunch in the tavern was excellent. From the roaring fireplace, to the delicious food and spectacular service, it was a perfect afternoon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great spot for Sunday brunch, nice variety and quality of food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A little pricey and food was not exceptional as we remember it. Better experience in the past. Waitress was not very attentive, waited long for second drink, almost completed meal before offered

Tags: Seasonal
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