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Steve & Cookie's By the Bay

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3774 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 15 hours ago

The chef sure hits the taste buds with his local ingredients and surprise combinations. The cauliflower steak is tasty, satisfying and vegetarian. Great apps too! Great quality food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Seated next to a family of 9 , 5 kids and 4 adults. They had eating habits of a goat! The parents were not much better.
Need to pick my table better next time.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always excellent meals at Steve and Cookies.
Pricey but definitely worth it for a special dinner. Almost impossible to get a Friday or Saturday night reservation in the summer.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Father's Day

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Perfect as always

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

EXCELLENT. Food is always exceptional... can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The service is always great !
Great drinks !!
Everything served in a timely manner.
Food is always AWESOME !!
Favorite restaurant... never had a bad meal and never will !!!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Beyond great always! Consistently the best in every way possible!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Simply superb. Every aspect.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I happened upon this lovely restaurant 4 years ago and come back each year while traveling to Atlantic City for business. George at the bar is a true gem. Takes care of you, anticipates, says it like it is and made the evening very enjoyable. To have an owner come around to greet me at the bar or table, is quite impressive and it shows she really cares about her customers and restaurant. I took my son with me last year and she remembered him this year. Class act Cookie! The food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Everything was superb start to finish. Our server Ally was especially friendly and efficient memorizing all of our orders and helping my son select a beer. We were in no rush so the service was slowed to a proper pace at our request. The food was excellent. My eggplant app was off the charts delicious. Followed by a generous portion of lump crab and pasta which despite my best efforts I could not finish. The desserts were also very good. I love this place which has now become our go-to Shore eatery every time we are here. F

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had our daughter’s birthday dinner and as usual, dinner was awesome. Our favorites will always be the ugly tomato salad, butter poached clams and the cauliflower steak main course.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent meal as usual for Steve & Cookie’s. Our waiter Gabe was friendly and attentive. Live piano music was lovely and still allowed us to hear each other speak.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Ugly tomato salad and the blueberry pie are delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Steve & Cookies was amazing. The restaurant is adorable and great decor. You can see out on to the marina if you’re in the front part. Every single thing we ordered was delicious. The tomato salad, the oysters, the sea bass and the blueberry pie. Our server, Hector, was awesome. All around fabulous experience!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was great and only matched by the great service.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I don’t want to make S&C even more popular but I have to tell the truth! The food was creative and masterfully prepared. And of course the Blueberry pie is incomparable. The service was excellent. For a Shore restaurant the dining staff was very well trained. They always asked how the course was while they are clearing dishes. But the main attraction is the food- outstanding!!! Can I get a reservation during the Season?

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Outstanding meal as always. Very consistent high quality year to year. We will be there several times this summer.


Definitely worth a drive in the off-season

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Always a treat, never disappoints....
Maybe the music should be back in the piano room. Maybe in the fall when they don't need as many seats...

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very nice and our waiter, hector, was awesome

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Four friends annual Steve and Cookie’s shore trip
Always good food and service you can count on because Cookie is always on site.
Blueberry pie and ugly tomatoes star
Bouillabaisse especially good

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always great food and service. Consistently great.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Cookie visited with us, another fantastic meal! First rate with amazing people in the organization.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Everything was awesome
Thanks for the Comp desert!
Blueberry Pie, out of this world

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We love it here
No complaints
This is the one place where I’m guaranteed a good Martinez
We ate earlier than usual but it was worth our modifying our desires

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We enjoyed branzino and halibut - along with tomato app and blueberry pie. All delish as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Steve and Cookie’s has been our “go to” place for any special occasion for many, many years ! NEVER disappoints from start to finish. Cookies attention to detail and her personal touch make this place very special.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food is by far as good as any

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Never never disappoints. My girlfriends always kick off our summer at steve and Cookies. We especially enjoy the ugly tomato salad and always order the cold seafood entree. The shrimps, lobster and crab meat were fresh and delicious. Of course , we ended our meal with the blueberry pie - outstanding.
Already looking forward to our next ladies night out at steve and cookies.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I am LUCKY enough to live in Margate and go to S. and C. often....we r NEVER disappointed...rarely do u go to a restaurant that the food AND the service r exceptional - BUT - this IS the place to go to...food always creative and the staff is trained to be the BEST anywhere...IF by some chance u go to S. and C. and r not happy U MUST be at another S. and C. than Margate because they NEVER disappoint....

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Joanne provided exceptional service. She was very knowledgeable about the the menu, friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Will be back. Classy place. Great food. Exceptional waiter.... Daniel

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Never had a bad meal here. Love the 🍅 tomato with goat cheese salad. The warm blueberry pie served with vanilla ice cream was 👍 great.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

It was my husband’s birthday and his mouth was watering for the Ugly Tomato Salad. As always it was delicious. He had the Jumbo Lump Crab Imperial. So delicious with those huge chunks of crabmeat. I had the Lobster Tail. One of my Many favorites. I had the sautéed spinach as a side. I don’t want to forget my muddled old fashioned with Catskill NY Honey. As George would say you don’t have to say muddled a good bartender will know an old fashioned is muddled. Not always true but definitely true at Steve & Cookies. For dessert we shared the Banana Cream Pie and a piece of the Blueberry Pie for the road. They were very kind and generous to not charge for the BC Pie. It even came out with a lit candle. It doesn’t matter what you order you will Never be disappointed. I wish they were closer to Avalon or Naples, FL.
Not that we haven’t asked. Hey! When you are as good as Steve & Cookies people will travel to you.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Nice Time - Great Service - Very good food!!! Would definiteley go back.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent as always

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Always a favorite, always excellent food, service , and ambiance . We are consistently happy with our meal and experience.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always delicious! Tonight was no different. Love the food here!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It is always a perfect dining experience. It is our absolute favorite restaurant at the shore.

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