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About Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

"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

9700 Amherst Ave.
Margate, NJ 08402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Monroe & Amherst

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 823-1163

Website:
http://www.steveandcookies.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz 7 nights a week

Parking Details:
55 car parking lot on premises.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Kelly

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for a Date (67)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Good for Birthdays (60)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Worth the Drive (51)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Local Ingredients (42)
Romantic (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
Authentic (33)
Cozy (32)
Hot Spot (30)
Bar Seating (30)
Fun (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Waterfront (21)
Happy Hour (19)
People Watching (19)
Casual (18)
Live Music (18)
Seasonal (17)
Healthy (16)
Scenic View (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner with well made drinks. excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, and food that can't be beat.
Shaved brussell sprout salad is perfection and the bronzino entree was superb.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Always delicious- always great service- will be back again soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service every time we come down!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delish! Lobster Mac and cheese was one of the best I ever had. Crab cakes were awesome, but on the smaller side. Martini was very strong!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Very lovely❤️

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time dining here and we absolutely love it. The food was excellent and would recommend to any.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Flawless. Delicious and great service

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was great!! Once we were told they were out of chocolate cake early in the evening...we were disappointed to hear that. Things turned around quickly when our waitress surprised us with a piece of the chocolate cake. Delicious!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome! It was our Valentines Day celebration. We will definitely go back!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as usual!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

I had high expectations given their reputation and a prior experience years ago. Apparently, things have changed because both my husband and my meal were really nothing special and for the price that’s unacceptable. My husband got the duck which was over cooked and dry. I got the pan roasted seafood medley. It was a nice mix of seafood, shrimp, scallops, 1/2 lobster tail, and some crab on top. It’s all served dry. No sauce, no drawn butter , no nothing. The shrimp and lobster tail tough and overdone the scallops cooked perfectly but no flavor to them & the crab was the best seafood there by far. It’s all served over lemon rice which was great but when the best thing we can say about both of our meals were the side dishes than they have failed. Even their wine suggestion disappointed me. We opted not to get dessert because I wasn’t going to pay their prices to be disappointed there too. My suggestion is if you want to pay for a great meal, don’t go here!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, great service! Each and everytime.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I love everything about Steve & Cookies!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious as always

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Steve and Cookies is the best restaurant on the Jersey Shore. Every vacation I take and everywhere else we eat we compare to Steve and Cookies and they do not measure up.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We dined on Valentine's Day and picked Steve & Cookies because it is our favorite restaurant. As we do on most visits, we shared a 2lb lobster. However, this time, it definitely was NOT 2lb. We said something to our wait staff, but got no response whatsoever. But it's still our favorite restaurant and we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Reliably excellent. A lot of good choices, but I always get the same things! Our favorite place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We dined on a Monday evening and had a perfect experience beginning with the friendly greeting the moment we walked in the door, to the moment we exited the restaurant. Our server, Allison was pleasant, knowledgeable, efficient, and stopped by our table multiple times to ensure that we were content with each course. I had the Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with walnuts, pecorino, lemon juice, and olive oil, followed by the Jumbo Lump Crab Pasta. My husband had the Chowder, followed by the Dunedin Filet Mignon. For dessert we shared Banana Cream Pie which Allison surprised us with for our anniversary. Everything was prepared to absolute perfection. There was also a pianist playing in the bar area which added to the ambience. We recommend Steve and Cookie's highly, and look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Casual, Live Music, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall excellent as usual.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Steve and Cookies is the most consistently outstanding restaurant I’ve ever been too. Wether it’s the middle of winter or July 4th weekend it’s packed and the food and service are excellent. My favorite spot at the jersey shore by far ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous as always! Great evening with good friends, the food never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was amazing and service was top notch. Lots of delicious items to choose from on the menu and a great mix of seafood in with other items. Desserts were the final touches to a perfect meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated a birthday, it was great. They sent out a free dessert for everyone to try. And dinner was amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

have eaten here several times never disappointed great food great atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The staff were friendly, helpful and anticipated our needs. Refill of a drink and when to clear our table. Our food was delivered hot and delicious. Our waiter checked in on us to see if we were happy with our food. Great service and delicious food !

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love both the front restaurant and the Oyster Bar.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service was excellent food better. Always a little loud for my liking but not any problem. Love the pork chop and had the fried oyster Caesar. Fabulous! They also have great specialty cocktails. Very good time of the year to enjoy S&C restaurant

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always excellent in every aspect. Many options on the menu to suit everyone`s taste.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great atmosphere, super service and wonderful food. Doesn’t get much better than this! We’ll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First time for us and we loved the experience! Everything from the food to the service was magnificent. The location is on the Bay and if you sit in the back dinning room you have a great view.
My only suggestion - heat the bread before serving, it would be even better!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food outsatnding. service perfect off season and not too loud

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My second visit to Steve and Cookies. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The menu is varied with many choices. There are nightly specials. I have had the fillet and meatloaf. Both delicious along with the veggies. My boyfriend and I also ordered the eggplant rolletini both times and it was sooo tasty. Looking forward to my next visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always amazing!! Never disappoints. My favorite go to for dinner with friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always happy to dine at Steve & Cookies, consistently good food. You won't be disappointed with the food or service . Try it! Guaranteed to be pleased and you will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Steve & Cookies is our 'go to' place when we have guests or family in from out of town, and this night was no exception. Oysters were great, salads fresh and attractive, entrees were delicious and dependable. I got back into my rut of the double cut pork chop, spouse had the steak, guests had the pork chop and veal osso bucco.. All were delicious, and we came home with enough leftovers for the next night (the other couple cleaned their plates!). We'll definitely be back many times.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always love Steve and Cookie’s. Very consistent 75th birthday

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had the grandparent's delight to take our five year old granddaughter to dinner. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive and speedy in bringing our dinner orders and especially desert. A fantastic time was had by all!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

As always the food and service was very good. However, I cannot understand why a restaurant of this caliber doesn’t heat their bread. The bread is carefully wrapped and when you take it out it is very cold. Not even room temperature, but from the refrigerator. Less expensive restaurants even serve warm rolls.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always outstanding food and service-

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