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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

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (79)
Good for a Date (72)
Worth the Drive (69)
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Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Scenic View (53)
Romantic (48)
Good for Groups (47)
Comfort Food (45)
Cozy (44)
Great for Lunch (39)
Great for Brunch (35)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Seasonal (31)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Business Meals (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Casual (22)
Fun (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Waterfront (17)
Authentic (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Live Music (13)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great Beer (7)
People Watching (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

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 4, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·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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·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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·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere, friendly service, and great food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went between the holidays was decorated beautifully. Service was excellent food was great and piping hot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Holiday Dinner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A nice experience. Enjoyed our dinner but nothing special. Quite pricey.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, the food, staff, and atmosphere were outstanding! Thank you for making my birthday dinner wonderful!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our family makes this an annual Christmas trip. We also visit in the summer as well. Quaint little shops and the Smithville Inn serves delicious food. Their specialty is chicken pot pie! It is delicious! No matter what you have it is good.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great tasting food as always and Jack was very attentive making our 24th wedding anniversary a memorable one. See you guys next year, if not sooner!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Somewhat limited menu but good food and service. On a lake amidst quaint shopping village.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our first visit to the Smithville Inn and it did not disappoint. Our server, Jack, was attentive and the food was outstanding. With the area decorated for the holidays, the ambiance was extra special. It certainly won't be our last visit!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything was perfect and couldn't be any better

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

My wife and are locals and we went there for holiday dinner. Had to send my entree , stuffed pork loin back - too much garlic. Replaced with prime rib-again garlic prevailed and meat was a bit dry. Had a few bites and took home. My wife had rockfish which was seasoned with too much black pepper and fish was dry. Corn soup was good and wine was very good from extensive list.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Walked around shops prior to eating lunch. Had a reservation for lunch through Open Table. Food was good and not t expensive.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great experience all around! The food was outstanding and our waiter was great! He made recommendations that were spot on and very helpful

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

A Christmas lunch with family. Lovely place, great food and service. Would definitely return!

Tags: Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Colonial atmosphere, good food, professional service and attention make the Smithville Inn a special restaurant. It is a great place to really "dine" and nit just "eat" a meal. We go there for special occasions and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I like the location and various shopps. I would like to see an upgrade in the quality and selection of food choises. We came from Philadelphia and if the food was better we would come more often

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Took my family there for Christmas dinner. Everything was lovely. They decorate the lake with trees that blink to music. A few shops were open, we walked around after dinner. We had apps., wine, drinks also had desert. Everything was good. Even the kids loved the duck quesadilla and calamari. The table was lovely. I ordered some flowers from a local florist. They were delivered right on time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great holiday ambiance The staff was very polite and the food was great. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I hadn’t been to the Smithville Inn in about 25 years. It’s a little far from my home. But we were so surprised and had such a great meal I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We loved the brunch. Freshly prepared food and some items that are not usually on a normal buffet. The service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is a great restaurant been several times. It’s great for Sunday brunch

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

the bar took 30 min to Take cocktail order.
after food was ordered, it took almost 2 HOURS to get served . total lip service , no compensation at all...server & manager were so uncaring.
never go back

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Every thing except our dinner entries was wonderful. Prime ribs seemed as if they were made days prior to and au jus added to them. Short ribs were very greasy. We were disappointed in this element considering everything else was so well done.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Beautiful restaurant especially this time of year. Fabulous food - taste and presentation. Great service. Our server, Laura, was fun and attentive. Our glasses were never empty. Even through there were a few tables of 10 or more people, it was uncomfortably noisy.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was terrible, the food the service the price. They sat us on time and then everything went down hill from there.
We will not be going again.

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