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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

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (99)
Good for a Date (78)
Good for Anniversaries (71)
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Worth the Drive (68)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Local Ingredients (51)
Romantic (45)
Bar Seating (45)
Notable Wine List (44)
Authentic (42)
Fun (40)
Hot Spot (40)
Cozy (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Business Meals (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Happy Hour (26)
Waterfront (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Live Music (25)
Casual (22)
People Watching (21)
Seasonal (21)
Scenic View (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Healthy (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Disabled Access (10)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I had a delicious dinner Saturday evening. The earliest reservation we could get was 8:45 as this a popular, and festive spot all year around in Margate, NJ. The staff was very attentive and we did not feel rushed. My husband left his credit card behind, in the folder. When we called the next day, it was found and put safely away in an envelope. We were very relieved that they would additionally take good care of our lost card. Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was amazing! Had the blackened grouper! It was delicious!!! Thai chili Brussels sprouts are to die for!!!Lobster MAC was amazing! Desserts were delicious too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Always enjoy our dinners at S&C's. Very hard to get into. But always enjoyable!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Pricey but excellent. Nice for a special occasion. Appetizer was good. Seafood was excellent. Desserts were outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious and our service was EXCELLENT thanks to Tito !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always consistent. Great food and service. One of the best wine lists in NJ. Always busy. Even in the off season.

Only suggestion is that if you go often like we do the menu does not change much so we find ourselves ordering the same meal. It would be great if they had more specials that changed weekly or monthly.

They are in the top 100 for a reason and it is well deserved. You won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always perfect!!! Food is the best anywhere!!! I love Hector , amazing server!!!! Also love Bruce at the bar!!! Food is crazy delicious!!! Perfect every time!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a very fine meal. Cocktails were great. Service by Jessica was outstanding. She even called us later in the night to tell us that she found my wife’s wallet under the table which we retrieved the next day. This is our second time at the restaurant and it doesn’t disappoint.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Best place for delicious food and exemplary service. We are never disappointed when we dine here. Everything is always perfect~

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great seafood along with an exceptional wine list. Well worth the drive from the philly suburbs.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A great post Eagles’ playoff game meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Birthday dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love the ambiance, service is excellent, food delicious. Second time there and was just as good as the first. Everything done properly.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall we enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere. I would have enjoyed the experience more if the dining room wasn't so bright. Perhaps you do this for safety reasons for the waitstaff but it gave almost a "cafeteria" feel.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our family of 6 went to Steve and Cookies before a Borgata concert - the restaurant chosen for something different for 6 people with very different tastes. The people are incredibly friendly (our waiter Hector was sensational), the dining room is bright and comfortable, and (despite an Eagles' playoff game) conversation was easy. The food was outstanding (the Brussels sprout appetizer was phenomenal and the crab cocktail was fresh and delicious). The entrees varied from steak and pork chop to vegan. All were remarkable. Superbly prepared and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Each time we dine at Steve and Cookie's, we are never disappointed with the ambience, service, food presentation, excellent choices, live music.

Although, there are times when the volume of chatter can be distracting, it would not deter us from coming to dine.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Although we r locals, this was our first time here! It certainly will NOT be our last! The service was wonderful as was the food! Didn't know that they have nightly specials. Looking forward to coming back with friends!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Usually one of the best dinning experience at the shore, however when we were there this week it was very crowded and tables were jammed together in the front room where we were seated, people kept hitting our table when they passed. Food usually perfect was cold and what was strange, there were no centerpieces or candles on tables in the front room resulting in the atmosphere being depressing. Maybe just a bad night.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very cold sitting in back room. Back door should remain locked. Really need to work on a better solution in keeping your guest warm. Which in turns means cold food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the country. Really! I travel quite a bit and always have an excellent meal here. Steaks and seafood are top notch. Cookie is the owner and she makes sure that EVERYTHING is wonderful. They even filmed a movie here! Indulge in their blueberry pie (summer) and banana cream pie. A must visit when at the Jersey shore.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent all the way around - gets better every time. Perfect place for special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent, well paced meal with a very knowledgeable server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, the food was delicious! Tito was an excellent server!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our appetizers took 45 minutes to get to the table. I was very surprised to see plastic to go bags.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful! As always!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been going to steve and cookies for several years, it is a short 15 minute drive from Ocean City. The food is absolutely outstanding!! The grilled romaine/fried oyster starter is our favorite.Biggest seafood you have ever seen! Our favorite spot!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Noting new here.....fantastic as usual. Great food, outstanding service, and not overpriced.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We did happy hour enjoyably with excellent cocktails and treats.

Dinner was super for the three of us. The Dunedin filet was to die for (we were in Dunedin earlier this year). Best filet I have ever had, perfectly cooked. My wife had the superb halibut (which I tasted) and my son had the huge Dunedin veal chop. Do you think that Lucy is proud?

We had excellent service at the happy hour and at dinner. This is a class act and while it is a 50 minute drive from home, it is well worth the trip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was very good. Wait staff was good. We had to move because they sat us near a door. It was very cold that night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious and server was attentive and couldn't have been nice. We came for our anniversary but will be back again way before next year!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyed the whole experience , food was great, service was excellent, will definitely return

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Travel the world. Still one of our favorite places to dine!!!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We always have an amazing meal here! This is our favorite restaurant. Our server Kelly was wonderful !!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We always have a fine experience here. The food is exceptional and the service is great~

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Twice a year I think about S&C and we head out to Margate for dinner there. It hasn't ever disappointed. Might be busy or crowded but the food is excellent and service very good and frankly fairly priced. It was equally good this time and the signature cocktails unique. Need to go back again soon

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The best from start to finish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Steve and Cookies never fails to satisfy. It is no 1 in Atlantic County NJ. The restaurant is so good, it could stack up to restaurants in Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, or New Orleans. It is quite frankly my favorite Local restaurant: always consistent, great service, exciting and fresh food, comfortable, beautiful (inside and out), and free of nauseating attitude.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great Place-Excellent food and service consistant quality

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening. The food was great and Tito, our server was wonderful!

Thank you Steve & Cookies!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. We make it a point to get here at least four times a year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic
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