The Diving Horse
Food choices were varied and unique. Scallops delicious. Short ribs tender and tasty. Fish of the day wonderful. Side of corn with truffle butter outstanding. Food quality great. Service truly outstanding.
Very nice first experience with highlights:
Gentlemen describing dessert
Just such an place! From start to finish! Bill our server was spot on and food was off the charts. I can’t wait to go back!
The Diving Horse is always good. The tuna crisp is my favorite and the house pasta is my husband’s favorite. The staff is wonderful, friendly,and very knowledgeable. We will miss The Diving Horse when it is closed this fall/winter.
When placing the reservation I requested an ‘out of the way’ table to celebrate a special occasion where there would be a lot of great conversation. We were seated at the perfect corner table. Our waitress was AMAZING and extremely attentive and honest with her choice selections. They were spot on!.. I was in the company of gentlemen who work in NYC restaurants and are actors too, these guys know their stuff. After the grilled tempura octopus they were hooked. We ordered 3 appetizers and 3 entrees, 2 sides and 2 desserts with coffee... everything was spectacular! It was unanimous that this is the best new restaurant we’ve frequented so far!.... we will be back💕
We always look forward to our annual visit to The Diving Horse when we're at the Jersey Shore. It tops our list of places we want to eat and we've never been disappointed with the food and service. This year was no exception. The menu might be limited for some, but always features locally sourced ingredients and especially fresh fish. And of course we're very happy that the Kit Kat dessert remains on the menu. When the restaurant is full as it has always been when we're there, it can get a bit loud, though that never bothers us. We've recommended The Diving Horse to many of our friends and all have enjoyed it.
Always terrific. Perfect service and the food was once again out of this world good. Diving Horse never disappoints in fact it always surpasses our expectations.
The service was even better than the food! Bill is the best!
We had a very nice meal. It’s a beautiful room but very loud at times. Soft shell crabs were excellent. Green salad was average at best. Fluke and scallops were very good. Good service. We will be back next year.
Makes a regular evening special.
Food was good. Service great. Noise level so high we could barely here each other talk.
Waitress was fabulous! Food was very good for being at the beach.
Great shore restaurant. Seats a little tight though.
Excellent!!!!! Food and service outstanding!!
Our server Kate was awesome. The food was delicious . It was not rushed. Ambiance was so nice. I can’t wait til we return next summer. Thank you
Diving Horse never disappoints! The food was unbelievable, from the tuna crudo and fried octopus for appetizers to the snapper over a corn chowder as an entrée. I love that it’s a BYO restaurant. The meal is on the pricey side, but it’s definitely worth it. By far the best restaurant in Avalon.
Amazing food and service!!
We love the Diving Horse! Really amazing food and a beautiful spot in which to enjoy it. Would be great if they had a liquor license too, because I imagine that they would make really tasty cocktails, but the BYOB helps keep the price down at least!
Our favorite shore dining experience for many years
One of my favorite restaurants ever. The service is always top notch and the food some of the best I’ve ever had.
Soft shelled crabs were outstanding. The pasta special was "okay".
Everything was great except that my husband did not rave about his dish - the tile fish.
Excellent food, tuna tartare appetizer was excellent
Everything was absolutely delicious. There were five of us and we started with tomato salads, wedge salad, and tempura octopus. All were incredible! For dinner we had the short ribs, fish special, scallops, and pasta special. Again, amazing! If you’re at the shore, this is the place to eat. Our server was friendly and attentive, too. We will definitely be back.
Best restaurant in Avalon and Stone Harbor by far! Beautiful, rustic ambience with friendly, professional wait staff serving creative, well-executed locally sourced dishes. Highly recommend!!
Absolutely amazing food!! The atmosphere is lovely and the service is spectacular!
Best restaurant on Seven Mile Island! Our favorite!
Skilled chef and pleasant atmosphere would come again. More of a nice bistro than elegant restaurant
First visit to The Diving Horse, will definitely go back. Food was delicious, service was friendly and timely, restaurant was clean comfortable and bright.
One of my favorite spots at the shore!
A superior dining experience that was top notch in every way. Very good food selection, excellent sides and accompaniments and great service
This was our first of what will now be an annual event. Place is by far the best spot in SNJ shore towns if you have a true appreciation for exquisite food. From the ambiance to service and food, The Diving Horse delivers. Top it off with being a BYOB, this place won’t disappoint the true foodies out there. Just be sure to make reservations in advance of your vacation. Cheers!
Fantastic food and service!
Our waiter Bill was amazing - excellent food and awesome setting (sat out on the patio)
Waiter was great. Food was delicious but smaller portion size.
Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. The one restaurant my wife and I make a point of dining at every year we vacation in Avalon. Can’t say enough good things about The Diving Horse!
Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
Outstanding food and great service in a good atmosphere:).
Husband had steak special and shrimp cocktail. Both perfect. I had wedge salad. Delicious. Scallops were great but thought the charred eggplant puree was awful. Just tasted burnt. Service was excellent. Ambiance is very upscale.