Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

4.8
4141 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
"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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RB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Tiffany our server was awesome!

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e
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places. Alway great, always consistent. Monday nights aren't; the same when we're not there.

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D
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined here before during the summer months. We did not notice daily the daily pre-fix menu. Perhaps it is a fall/winter menu. I decided to go with the the pre-fix offer for Sunday. The mean included chopped salad, pasta, and biscotti for dessert. This meal was absolutely delicious! The pasta dish had two huge meatballs, sausage, plus meat pieces in the sauce. Oh, did I mention it was enough for 2+ meals. What a wonderful meal and bargain! We are planning to go again on Thursday for the turkey dinner pre-fix. Can’t wait!

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OC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

S&C is always our go to place for special occasions!

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EJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely night! Food was yummy! Started with a Manhattan that was great! Very nice night...we will be back!

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DH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Cold food, long wait, charged twice for same entrée.

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t
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service was good and they seated us before our 830 seating time. The only issue I had was at the time of the bill I discovered that the wine was ten dollars over the listed price on the menu and I wasn’t sure if that was an honest mistake or not but they gladly took off the difference. I would highly recommend to friends and family

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OA
Atlantic City
150 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I dined at S&C’s on Fri and had yet another stellar experience. The South May oysters were fresh delicious and perfectly shucked. The lamb chops were perfectly prepared and were served with an amazing garnish of fried chick pees & chick pea polenta. My wife enjoyed her salmon and I had the fried shrimp which were high quality and large, delicately breaded and perfect. The house made slaw and sweet potatoes fries were also great! The service was also excellent as were the cocktails. My wife also loves the large selection of high quality wines by the 1/2 bottle.

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RZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only issue with Steve & Cookies is it is so hard to get a reservation. Have been there several times and everything is always great, from drinks through desert.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with outstanding service. Didn’t feel rushed at all. Would definitely go back to enjoy another time.

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JT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm environment, friend and competent service, terrific food all overseen by a caring owner.

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E
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steve and Cookies is one of the only places where you can go and know that the food will be consistently excellent.

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NT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous. If you leave here disappointed you have uneducated taste buds

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. My favorite South Jersey Restaurant!

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N
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steve and Cookies - this restaurant is elegant and reminiscent of quality dining from years gone by.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner as usual. Steve and Cookie’s always delivers!

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s
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places to dine in south jersey. The food and service are consistently above average. I highly recommend trying it for yourself!

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the perfect place for a nice dinner. The food is always amazing and the service is pretty awesome as well. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed.

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y
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food as always hits the mark. Ingredients are fresh and tasty - have never had something to complain about (food wise). This last time service was unusually slow and the restaurant was not at its busiest. Other than that - food, drinks, atmosphere... awesome.

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T
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Steve & Cookie’s. Love the service, the staff, the menu, the ambience! When our friends from out of town visit we take them here!! Our NY friends love it!!

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l
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Steve and Cookie's...one of the best on the Jersey shore.

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NR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative thing was it was very dim light to see the menu and many people were using the lights on their phones and it was blinding people right in their eyes. They should have candles lit on the tables. The banana cream pie was out of this world yummy.

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CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I both ordered the salmon with sweet potatoes and brussell sprouts. It was exceptionally delicious, as are so many other dishes at S&C!

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FF
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love everything about this place. The 2 lb lobster was fantastic as were the lollipop lamb chops. The bar did not disappoint and the brownie for dessert was an unexpected treat. Going back real soon.

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n
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Great menu selections. The wine selection was wonderful.

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My all time favorite. Food was super good the ambience was just perfect

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For over 30 years consistently always great service and food

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N
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly one of the finest restaurants we have ever visited. Superb food, service and fair prices

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BW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

TOO NOISY, TOO LOUD, COULD’NT HEAR ONE WORD from each other unless we yell on top of our lungs, even on a Tuesday night dinner, food is decent, place is clean. But, not going back !!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was lacking this time. Barely saw our waitress.

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual - our most favorite restaurant at the Jersey Shore

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OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The “hostess” who was to show us to our table, did not. Her name was Lee, a tall blonde girl with glasses. My husband, who has a disability and uses a cane, has trouble walking. Lee flew to the table, dropped off the menus and and took off, not telling us even which table. She had a miserable look on her face. She does not belong in a restaurant like this. We have been going here for years. She is an embarrassment. My husband and I could not believe our “treatment.” Please advise Cookie of our complaint. Thank you.

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E
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always. We love this restaurant. Fabulous.

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P
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another incredible meal with my wife at Steve and Cookies. The service, food and ambiance are perfect.
One of my absolute favorite restaurants.
My wife got the blackened halibut special and it was phenomenal.
I got the pasta with crabmeat and it too was phenomenal.
Apps and drinks were great too!

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p
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters are outstanding! Cold seafood and lobster are delicious! Excellent wine list! The filet is really good! The blueberry pie in the summer is the best I’ve ever tasted, it’s just a shame that it’s only a summer dessert. The small tastes are good but they need some larger desserts too! All in all, it’s the best restaurant in the area!! Well done Cookie!

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EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and Service is always consistent. You know what you are getting. This restaurant is relaxing and the staff is attentive.

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OA
Atlantic City
150 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great! We shared east coast oysters which were amazing, fresh, delicious & perfectly shucked. The cici bean soup was also excellent as was the veal & the salmon.

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EF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Few restaurants offer the Consistent quality that Steve And Cookies always offers. It remains one of our favorite restaurants in Margate.
When Cookie walks around the room and checks in at all tables just to be sure that you are having a great evening, it’s a special extra touch.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there is any place at the shore better than Steve & Cookies, we haven’t heard about it. The food and service here is so consistently excellent. The experience becomes so much more personal with Cookie always coming over to the table to say hi.

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HH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Although the food was good, it took 90 minutes before our order arrived. Also the noise was unbearable.
Cookie, the owner, came by and aside from her saying she was sorry, she did nothing to speed up our order or comp us in anyway.

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