Smithville Inn

4.6
1842 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(609) 652-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Bellino
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Private party facilities
Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today.
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Private party contact
Heather Cramer: (609) 652-7777
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 9 & Moss Mill Road
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Parking details
Smithville Inn is located in Historic Towne of Smithville - Ample free parking & complimentary valet service for all functions.
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Public transit
New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1842 People Are Saying
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food, service and atmosphere are all excellent. Always stop for dinner when I am in the area.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My fiancé and I love it here. So many good memories. Always good and. The staff is extra nice.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This place offers very comfortable dinning with cozy atmosphere and great service from a very friendly staff.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

With everyone's positive reviews I feel badly that the people at my table did not enjoy their dinner. At least the service was good so all of our distaste for the meal was quickly taken care of. I was given a new menu item and I found it awful as well. A shame for the atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely. As we made our way out to our car we noticed that there was another restaurant nearby that had people laughing and waiting for tables. That in itself told me all. Next time I will try that one instead of the Smithville Inn.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Calamari undercooked
Mussels tasted raw
Red snapper was over cooked and tough
Salmon was bland

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best Father’s Day brunch anywhere. Superior service, selection,and price anywhere to be found.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went for brunch to celebrate Fathers Day. Service was great, buffet was excellent. Will be back

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were a party if 7 and were beautifully accommodated

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My friends and I enjoyed our evening, we did not feel rushed through the meal.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Love the lobster night. I feel the corn and potato could be fresher.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience at the Smithville Inn. We began with shrimp cocktail and corn chowder soup as appetizers. Both dishes were delicious. For entrees, my wife had the filet mignon and I had the pork tenderloin. Both were cooked to perfection and were extremely tasty. Our fine dinner concluded with ice cream and coffee for dessert. We were extremely pleased with the server and the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant. We will definitely return.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Another great Friday night Lobster Special Dinner! Came here for the 1 1/2 pound Maine Lobster Special Dinner offered on Friday nights. A lovely garden salad started off our dinner. The lobster comes with a sweet ear of corn & a baked potato. The lobster was very tasty & moist as usual. The corn was very sweet & the baked potato just the right size. All in all a very satisfying meal!

We had a delicious meal and our server, Mike Ryan, was outstanding as usual. We always ask for Mike & know that we will be well taken care of. He always replenishes our bread basket, makes sure we get our water glasses refilled & brings us extra lemon, drawn butter & anything else we need. He is definitely an asset to the Smithville Inn! Can't wait to come back for another lobster dinner!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Always a great experience. They never disappoint. My favorite place to dine.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We’ve eaten here many times and have always found the ambiance, food and service to be excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

What an AWESOME restaurant !!! I HIGHLY recommend this place !!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My girlfriend had been itching to come here for the lobster special, so we came on her birthday. It was her son and she and me. She and I ordered the lobster special: 1 1/2 lb broiled lobster, a large salad, baked potato, and corn on the cob. My girlfriend thought the lobster used to be stuffed.
Service was excellent, but lobster was somewhat chewy. The nutcracker used to crack the lobster was barely functional. Both of our crackers could not do their jobs, so some lobster may have gone uneaten. These should be replaced. Otherwise the meal was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always a lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Very nice food and service, pretty old place. Liked music during dinner on
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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very enjoyable place to have dinner. Service is good in that it was not overly attentive but exactly right amount of attention with a display of professional

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was our Anniversary and to our surprise we were treated to Champagne! The food was outstanding, ambience was elegant - the room was beautiful. It was romantic - I would highly recommend the restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food and service was good. I like the Friday lobster. However, lobster was a bit mealy. A lot of white gunk but edible. It may be the time of year. I like the Inn card and bonuses. The waiter allowed my husband a piece of complimentary cake for his bday. He put a candle in but no singing of happy bday which would have been nice.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service was awesome. Food was delicious. Every person loved their meal.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything was great, with the exception of not being able to substitute french fries for a baked potato with the lobster dinner special. I was always able to substitute french fries in the past, so I don't understand why I can't do it this season. I don't eat baked potatoes.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The Friday Night Lobster Special didn't disappoint! My 2 dining companions & I had the 1 1/2 lb. Maine Lobster special. It came with a garden salad, baked potato & ear of corn. The very reasonable price of $25 makes this meal a great value!

Mike Ryan, our wonderful server, was everything a server should be...attentive, professional yet warm & friendly. We always request Mike as he is the best there is! He brings us exactly what we need when we need it & always is ready to make our dining experience a memorable one!

We always enjoy our Friday night Lobster Special & look forward to it each time we come back!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My Seafood Paella came with tough scallops, shrimp, chicken and crab. The clams were tiny and almost non-existent. Entire meal swam in soupy broth. The staff were for apologetic and quickly offered me alternate meal, which was quickly prepared and served to me. The manager was very professional. He and the waiter continually checked in on our dining party to assure everything else was to our satisfaction.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This was a business dinner. A new manager began working with us and she is new to the area. I was bragging about your restaurant and she suggested we have our dinner there. I requested the table by the window overlooking the pond and we were accommodated. In addition to everyone totally enjoying what they ordered, our waiter made our dining experience even more special. He was personable and in tune to everything happening at our table. I will make it my business to ask for him whenever I visit your establishment going forward. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We just love the Smithville Inn. We enjoy the atmosphere, the food and the service. This time we met two of the owners. They were so nice! I love how they decorate the lobby by the fireplace.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints! I had the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the tuna. Both were large portions and accompanied by a tasty house salad. We also had the mussels which were on point. The peanut butter bomb for dessert was delicious. The ambiance is charming and the view of the pond with the ducks is peaceful. As always, the service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience. The atmosphere and food are always excellent. Whether a special occasion or a weekly dinner, never have been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The Smithville Inn never fails to provide an excellent meal. The staff is attentive and the food is great. The brunch has so many items to choose from. If you leave hungry it's entirely your own fault! Love this place.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

What a great place to enjoy a very nice dinner.Love the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food delicious. Was not rushed at all. Great experience overall. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Highly recommend. The venue is vintage. The staff is polite, knowledgeable, and friendly. The environment is clean and family friendly. Live piano music was provided. The space allows for restaurant goers as well as private parties and weddings. Finally, the food is outstanding. The cost matches portions and flavors delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always look forward to dining at Smithville Inn. Yesterday we ordered fried green tomatoes and they were not up to par. Heavy layer of breading and tasted very mealy. Always look forward to the chicken pot pie as well. Definitely skimping on the chicken and vegetables. My husband had the grouper and he said it was very dry.
We have been eating here for over 30 years first time I was disappointed in meals. Service was great! Maybe the chef was off his game yesterday!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Another great meal!
We come on many Friday's for lobster night during the summer.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great Lobster Special Dinner! Had a wonderful $25 Lobster Special Dinner here on a Friday night. You get a 1 1/2 lb. Maine lobster, corn on the cob & baked potato along with a nice garden salad...all for the great price of $25. My 2 dining companions and I all got the lobster.

The lobster was delicious and the corn was sweet. The salad is a good size and very nice.
The baked potato is always good too.Overall a very good meal.

Mike Ryan, our requested server, was great as usual. We love Mike! His service, friendliness & professionalism can't be beat & I always request him. He anticipates all of our needs, brings us extra drawn butter, lemon & whatever else we need. We always have a great experience when Mike is taking care of us!

I would highly recommend the Friday night lobster special!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always good food and Mike our waiter is fantastic !

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

everything was excellent....

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food and atmosphere are always great! The chicken pot pie is amazing. The bartenders and waiters are very welcome and friendly

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We were there for my birthday. Staff and food were very nice. The only problem was someone at the next table talking loudly on his cellphone and repeatedly invoking the name of the Lord ( not in a good way). I tried to make light of it but he continued. Made a great night mediocre. SAD!
Hope to return for another milestone birthday but can only hope the cellphone policy is changed.

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