Tonio’s Seafood Shack

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Thank you for choosing Tonio's Seafood Shack! At "The Shack" you'll experience the finest of casual dining. While the menu's focus is on traditional, local and FRESH seafood - with your dinners cooked to order - there is something for every diner as we also offer Pasta, Steaks, Chicken and Kids options. At The Shack we boast a family friendly atmosphere with our fully air conditioned indoor dining room as well as our fully covered back patio.
What 207 People Are Saying
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B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

not in the off season service was pleasant but slow and food was over cooked by a lot

DR
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Second time there and food was same as last time , delicious 😋 very impressed when the chef brought out my tuna to tell me why it was served a bit later than everyone else at out table. Love the attention to detail

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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very surprised and definitely go back there again

BH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and friendly service. It was busy and the staff handled it well. We’ll go back.

m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for the Lobster Roll which we found out was only on lunch menu. Had excellent linguini with red clam sauce.

DE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I've eaten at Tonio's a few times and always pleased. Perhaps because of the crowd and business this time did not seem up to the standard. I had the mani special which was priced 4.00 more than simply grilled. Have to say it was vey dry. Otherwise very friendly and nice to have the salad included.

s
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little shore find.

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always consistently good and great service

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful staff, great food, only downside was that appetizer was on the small side.

LL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! My wife and I have had a home in Wildwood for 17 years and thought we knew most of the quality restaurants in the area. We were not familiar with Tonio's and gave it a try. We dined in the outdoor area which was very nice. A young lady was playing acoustic guitar and was very enjoyable. The menu is quite extensive (obviously with seafood). The prices were fair and portion sizes were plentiful. My wife had the red snapper which was delicious. I ordered the tuna steak which was excellent as well. Our server, Jenna, was attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Tonio's and we plan to return soon.

MM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding as was the service only negative is that the food took a while to come back.

JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. I had the Lobster special. Very fresh and piping hot. My spouse had blackened swordfish. Server was attentive and friendly. We reserved on open table. Next time, I need to request patio table. On Mon, Tues & Thur they have live entertainment on the patio. We at indoors which was nice, but would have liked to eat outside under covered patio. Will return.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing terrible about this place, but the food is unimaginative and unsophisticated and the service was disorganized and spotty, but the prices were relatively high.

M
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal and great service!!
Thanks!

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We both had the hog fish. (One day we might be able to rename it). It was very good. Tuna tower as an appetizer spIcey and a nice starter.
Very satisfied with service and attitude of all the working there. All in all this is the third time that we had been there in a short period of time and every time they met with exceeded expectations. Keep it up!

JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tonio's is always good. The outdoor space is great. BYO and great for Family dinner!

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding! Shrimp,scallops and pasta with Rosa sauce excellent. Mary Anne had sautéed soft shelled crabs —tasty. Service team was friendly and on top of things. Thsis is a good place fore fresh seafood!

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had blacked tuna (rare) and blackened swordfish. Nicely done. Servers were competent and attentive.. good time!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good
Service was slow

R
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second summer visiting Tonio’s. Had the broiled seafood platter, 6 oz. lobster tail, scallops, crab cake & flounder. Flounder piece was very small, no taste. All other seafood on plate was great. No real ambience but I was their for the fresh seafood. We ate inside. They have outside seating, also. Will visit again next summer when back in Avalon.

DE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated inside as patio was booked but we did not have a reservation ahead of time so very nice with booth seating. The pasta dish is enough to share at no extra cost and includes a salad. The waitresses were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonios has become one of our favorites!! Never had a bad meal or service!! Food is delicious & service is always spot on! Their Seafood special with shrimp, scallops over pasta with a Rosa sauce is to die for! Enjoy!

K
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I know there are several seafood options on the island, but this is the best bang for your buck. The food is ALL amazing (from lobster rolls to sushi to the octopus) … all is prepared fresh and good portions. And the prices are very fair. The BYO option makes it even better! Highly recommend you try this little gem in Avalon!

F
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat outside. It was very pleasant. It was a very busy night. The food was a bit slow coming out but it was very good. The crab cake is all crab meat. The halibut special was excellent. Our server was pleasant and kept us informed of the status of our food. All in all I highly recommend it.

L
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tonio's seafood is fresh and delicious. Total beach vibe outside with live music on most nights and the staff is friendly and fun to spend an evening with. Highly recommend the bang bang sauce and conch fritters, soft shells and the tuna tartare with avacado. BYOB so a great value....

B
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Been to Tonio’s several times, hoping tonight was an off night. Entrees were good but my potato was very dry & over cooked, salad appeared to be sitting around, not crisp and way too much yellow iceberg! We were served 3 small pieces of bread that was dry & wasn’t warm. We were there early so it is possible that those items may have been made earlier in the day. As we were leaving I noticed the bread on the tables that just came in did look fresh. Service was ok, here again it may have been that they weren’t busy enough & were distracted. Doubt we will return this season, maybe give it a try next year.

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tuna special I had might be the best ever. Can’t wait to go back.

MJ
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food, service good and fast. Buffalo shrimp excellent as was stuffed flounder and shrimp and scallops in rose sauce!

DR
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and we will definitely go back. There were 8 of us and every dish came out perfect. The sachetti in rosa sauce with crabmeat was excellent. Love that’s it’s also BYOB

h
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation with our kids...Tonio’s was their first choice!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and a very enjoyable night out! The food was very good and we were really impressed with how quickly they got everything out! Great place for kids!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality food, friendly and attentive servants, and a comfortable, relaxing ambience.

TM
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice outdoor seating and well done seafood. The soft shell crabs were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Classic shore seafood spot. Food was okay. Service was very slow!

A
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband ordered what he wanted and I added two lobster tails for $16. With bread and half his salad and our BYOB wine sitting out in the evening air it was a perfect dinner.

PJ
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A cute little place with a nice selection of seafood. The muscles and Chilean Sea Bass was incredible. The waitress was very personable and friendly. We enjoyed it and definitely would go back.

ML
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a very good meal. Expensive considering the venue

CP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made our meal very enjoyable, especially Shannon our waitress. She was awesome!! We’ll definitely be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, service was good, live music was great! Original arrangements and moderate sound level great for dining

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