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Tavern on the Bay Steakhouse

236 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tavern on the Bay is a Southern New Jersey historical landmark. Housed in a Victorian mansion built in 1884, it is equipped with a bar, restaurant, and a marina. It is located in the quaint and charming sea village of Somers Point, just a 15-minute drive to Atlantic City, NJ.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Thursday- Saturday 4pm - 10pm
Sunday 1pm - 10pm
Happy Hour Thursday to Saturday 4pm - 6pm; Sunday 1pm- 10pm
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Phone number
(609) 926-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Cross street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking is available.
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Public transit
Bus stops are located on Bay Ave, just a few blocks from the restaurant.
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Live Music Saturdays, R&B Singer Shawn.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 236 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was just awful and over priced. The music was fit for a house party and not a nice meal. Our server was a very nice women so no complaints there.

The bar crowd seemed to be having a good time so I would say go for the bar and skip the food.

Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband & I have made a tradition of going out to dinner every Christmas Eve. We chose Tavern on the Bay this year and our only regret is that the restaurant only had a few patrons that night. The food and service was wonderful and it was a shame the possibly more people didn’t realize this restaurant was accepting reservations for Christmas Eve. I hope they will continue to remain open during the Holidays. We definitely will be back.

Clipper (Atlantic City)
Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our evening at the Tavern. The setting on the bay is beautiful. The food is tasty cooked to order and reliably so- we have dined there several times. I had a filet and asked for it rare and it was. Often I find a steak cooked medium rare not rare as I ordered it. One issue is the menu while good is limited. In the summer they have valet parking at no charge.

Mary (Atlantic City)
Dined on November 5, 2017

We tried The Tavern on the Bay during Restaurant Week. We were very pleasantly surprised with the food. Although the menu didn't match what had been posted online, they had ample choices. Most restaurants were offering an appetizer, entree and dessert for Restaurant Week. Tavern on the Bay also included a Caesar salad, making their Prix fix meal four courses. They did not have a choice of desserts however. Luckily we like key lime pie as that was the offering that evening. Our only disappointment was our seating. They have a lovely view of the bay, but we were not seated in the dining room, but rather at a table near the bar. The bar was pretty busy that evening which made it a loud place to be eating.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place to eat lovely atmosphere can see the bay and see over into Ocean City Bridge a great place to gather for friends and a fun night out good food

beachmama23 (Philadelphia)
Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our 1st trip here. We saw the menu on Somers Point Restaurant Week online and were looking forward to it. On arrival, we were told that wasn't the correct menu. It was last years. Choices weren't the same. Drinks took a long time and 2nd drink wasn't the same as the first. Wasn't even drinkable. Dip was good. Salad was a palm sized serving of caesar. The salmon was inedible. Not just by me, but others at the table as well. 3 ordered things off the regular menu and weren't happy with that as well. I think it was seafood risotto. I'm a huge dessert fan & said well at least dessert will be good. No choices. Were just served Key Lime pie. The only dessert I don't eat. The ambience was beautiful, the company was fantastic, the service was great, but the rest was just horrible and way over priced.

LoisM (Atlantic City)
Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food with good portion sizes. All staff friendly and provided great service. View of bay and the sunset provided a very relaxing environment. A local gem which fits into the small town charm of the area. Dined on a Saturday evening and never felt rushed or hurried, was made to feel it was all about us.

bdscates (Atlantic City)
Dined on November 3, 2017

Interesting meal at Tavern On The Bay November 3. Waited for the host for 15 minutes, during that time people employed there kept ignoring us. The host finally appeared...he seemed a little "off". There were 6 more people waiting in a line I made. He reprimanded us and proceeded to heard the customers back into the lobby. We had made reservations, which was not acknowledged, but he did write my last name in s book. We all were seated in bar lights in room nor on table. Cell phone flashlights were needed to see each other and read the menus. I asked for a candle and the reply was "you look mad". My friend stated she was a little confused as to the reception received and he said he was dealing with "complaining customers". kidding! He handed us one faded copy of the Price Fixe menu. The ink had run out so you barely could read it. The people next to us did not get a Price Fixe menu. The waiter was a smartas*. Removed our plates the minute we put our fork down. There was no need to do that. The line was not "out the door" waiting to come in. I could tell the people in the lighted dining room were being catered to. We saw a table for 2 in there but were told, "people are sitting there". During our meal at least 6 glasses were broken at the bar. Bread and butter tasted musty.....not good. Rest of meal was "mediocre" - crabcake appetizers were burned, kale salad was child size (would fit in small teacup, salmon was obviously microwaved and smelled strong. Risoto was like cream of wheat. I'd say the chocolate cake which we had for dessert came from Walmart. Believe it or not, they have a great chocolate cake. I wanted to take pictures but it was too dark. One last comment, the host was taking dirty plates, I don't know where he got them, and putting them on credenza outside kitchen. When we left there were 4 plates pilled up. Maybe they were his dinner plates. Will never ever return.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on October 8, 2017

Horrible. Will never go back. One of the few restaurants you could get a reservation. Now i know why

Fallguy (Hawaii)
Dined on September 24, 2017

Great fun for the family. Service by waitress was very good.