Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

4.9
3966 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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"Fans attest quality is everything at Cookie Till's legendary Margate New American where well-trained servers offer on-target suggestions from the menu of excellent locally sourced fare and extensive wine list; the mood is upbeat in the multiroom space that's usually packed with an ‘in' crowd, which is why regulars recommend reservations in the summer and on weekends year-round."
-ZAGAT

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 823-1163
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Kelly
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Monroe & Amherst
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Parking details
55 car parking lot on premises.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz 7 nights a week
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love Steve & Cookies. It is always consistently delicious!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best restaurant in New Jersey

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best meal on the island. The ambience is amazing and the food perfectly prepared. If you can get a reservation you will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food as always was great. The noise level was unbelievable. I couldn't even hear my daughter, who was seated across from me, worse, I was facing a window with the sun coming in, so I couldn't even see her. I won'the be back till the fall until it's just locals again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always a fantastic meal and excellent service. The Ugly Tomato, Beet Salad and the Sushi Tuna are always a good choices. Entrees are all delicious and the Blueberry Pie is to die for. I just wish it wasn't that hard to get a reservation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I could sit here and tell you all about my delish halibut and the yummy bread, but I won’t. You know why? Because it really is just so good that you just need to go if you’re down in margate. It came recommend to me by a cousin, and now I will pass this delicious find onto you. Make a reservation as soon as possible. I booked a month ago and most timeslots were taken!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints ! The food is fantastic, the staff is always professional, friendly and courteous. A great place to go for any occasion.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Reservation was at 5 pm and everyone who had a reservation at that time had to huddle in the small lobby until AFTER 5 pm to be seated. Ugly salad and cold seafood platter were excellent. Crab cake was average. The meatloaf should be taken off the menu. Overall, I was disappointed.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Have never had a bad meal there before. Recently had a steak at this well-known seafood restaurant where last year on 2 occasions I enjoyed an excellent NY strip steak. Not so this time though my guests thoroughly enjoyed their non-meat entrees!According to a wonderful waitress, the meat supplier had changed . My strip was very tough and chewy . They did offer me an alternative and I had the “cowboy steak “ special . The flavoring was great but the meat only average . The restaurant did not charge the few bucks more for that choice and “comped “ their signature blueberry pie for dessert ! We will return ASAP but not for the beef !

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Another delightful meal at Steve & Cookie's. By far, the best restaurant on the island! Our server was super friendly and attentive. I wish I remembered her name but she had blond hair. Cookie was walking the restaurant, as she often does, checking in and chatting with her customers. I love to see that. It demonstrates her commitment to the business and helps ensure a consistently high level of quality and service. I only wish we could be at the shore for longer so we could eat here more often. We try to go at least 3 times in the month or so that we stay in Margate each summer. The most difficult part is getting a reservation. This occasion was my wife's birthday and for dessert they brought her a complimentary piece of blueberry pie (YUM!) with a candle on it even though I hadn't even requested it. Now, that was a nice surprise! Furthermore, I had originally made a reservation for 6 but then our group expanded and we were 11 people in all. They accommodated us by placing us at two tables beside one another - not easy to do when you have a fully packed restaurant that turns their tables over 2, 3 or more times per evening. They did that once before a couple weeks earlier when we were a table of 4 and our friends were also dining there as a table of 4 and they put our two parties beside one another as if we were a group of 8. They can't (and don't) guarantee that it can happen but we know the hostess did her best (and succeeded in our cases).

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always. Food delicious, service very attentive. Always crowded!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful meal and service as always, which has become less intrusive than previous years, when everyone you had a fork in your mouth, a server was asking you how it was!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We have been trying to get in this restaurant for a while finally were able to plug it was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Never a bad meal. Waiter, Gabe, is equally reliable. Had a favorite - veal milanese. It's often too much and doubles for another meal the day. Just wish reservations weren't so difficult, even for those of us who are there every week.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Perfect. Awesome. Hits the “cover off the ball” every single time!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Excellent food and attentive staff. It’s nice to dine at a fine dining establishment where it does not feel stuffy. Relaxed but elegant. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Our dinner was outstanding! We come several times a year, and delighted the foods is always OUTSTANDING. Staff and servers were great, although the woman who took our order was distracted - I shouldn't have to ask three times for drink refills. Perhaps she was overwhelmed by the hard drinking party in the corner, but it got better when they left. Still, outstanding experience. Go there, and you will dine very, very well.

This was when the wine glass hit the floor.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We had a lovely experience. Food fabulous, as always,
& our table was in a quieter more private spot. The only negative item is that for a restaurant of your caliber, the ladies lavatory was well below par. But, all in all, a wonderful dinner!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Ugly tomato salad.... awesome
Crab cakes... excellent
Mojitos .... outstanding
Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Always a great dinner. Truly the best! Danny M. Was a great server.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Had dinner there several times, always one of our favorite spots when we're down the shore. Make a reservation early because it books up fast especially on weekends.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We had an amazing night at Steve and Cookies! Great food, half priced wines, perfect service. And even though it's not terribly kid friendly, our little ladies were treated with the utmost respect and they enjoyed the special meal. Pb pie was so good we ordered more!

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We were underwhelmed by Steve and Cookies this time. Their specials were just meh and the Crab Pasta we shared was not very good. This has been our go to place down the shore for consistently great food. What happened? New chef? The servers were very nice and efficient. We got our Blueberry Pie to go...thankfully that remains stellar!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

As always perfect. Aubrey our server was just lovely. Food and service is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Always an amazing meal!!! I adore the cauliflower steak with mushroom gravy. Ask for blueberry pie as it is truly a work of culinary art. Rest of our group had stuffed pork chop, halibut and crab cake....all were absolutely delicious. Every plate was clean. Love, love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Thebethe best concissentaly at the shore. There is no better. Mm st

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We have dined here many times and each time has been a wonderful experience. Entire staff are very cordial and professional. Would recommend dining here to everyone.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Steve and cookies is my favorite restaurant on the jersey shore. The food is the best by far. We take our family at least once a summer for birthday celebrations. Always enjoy it and they accommodate my request for a table in the front by the window woth a bay view. This year the service was not as attentive as usual and it’s was extremely busy and crowded noisy and it took a long time to get waited on and for our drinks to arrive . I was a little disappointed, but the food is so amazing that made up for it .

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

All very good, but not excellent. We waited past our reservation time. It was a bit noisy. The service was good but we occasionally couldn’t find our server. Most food was great but the duck a bit overdone. Grateful for the birthday dessert on the house. Definitely a good time and place with room for improvement to great.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Delish, as always!!! We always enjoy dinner at Steve and Cookies!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Always a great time! Food is always good and so is the service

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

We were seated promptly and had a wonderful seafood dinner. Good value for the price.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Delicious again. Big fan favorite. Cookie always available and ready to make the night spectacular. Would eat there everyday if I could get in.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Branzino was okay, but really enjoyed the grilled romaine with oysters! Husband loved the duck and the house salad. Pleasant but busy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Always excellent service and food is amazing. Can’t go wrong.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Love blueberry pie, Ugly Tomatoes and Hector!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

It’s our favorite Resturant!!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The halibut is delicious. We order it every chance we get. But the restaurant ran out of it at 6:15 on Saturday night.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

There is no better restaurant in South Jersey period.

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