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Where to eat in Atlantic City – a food and dining guide

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The Atlantic County area is an all you can try buffet of local favorites and tastes from around the world. From Italian and American cuisines to traditional Vietnamese grub, visitors will find elegant restaurants with sunset sea views and casual diners with real New Jersey character. When the comfort food cravings call, Atlantic City’s Boardwalk will answer – here you’ll be plied with a satisfying array of pizzas, pretzels and hot dogs.

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Pizza is something of a dietary staple on the Jersey Shore, and they certainly know how to do it well. For sweet toothed travelers, be sure to try some traditional saltwater taffy on the Boardwalk.

Atlantic City Center


Atlantic City’s vibrantly illuminated epicenter offers a buffet of eclectic choice, with plenty to satisfy distinguished foodies and casual diners alike. For an altogether stylish dining experience, indulge at the Bobby Flay Steak at the Borgata Hotel and Casino. The celebrity chef run restaurant offers a creative menu, with delectably delicious dishes such as the Philadelphia style strip steak, which comes served with provolone cheese sauce and caramelized onions. For seafood with a sea view on the side, Azure by Allegretti offers a glamorous dining experience with all the flair of the Riviera.

 

Bobby Flay Steak, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
TEL: +1 609 317 1000
Azure by Allegretti, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
TEL: +1 609 225 9870

 

Absecon

 

Absecon has a bounty of casual eateries, from lunch delis and pizza parlors to chain restaurants galore. If you’re all about the finer things however, elegant evenings are assured at the Ram’s Head Inn, with its classical décor and candlelit ambiance. The American menu is twisted with contemporary flair, offering lavish dishes including the South African lobster tail, served with sautéed baby spinach. If you prefer sake over champagne, then China Sea of Absecon is the quintessential restaurant in which to sate your oriental appetite. Here you’ll find traditional seafood and meat dishes, served with their perfectly cooked rice.

 

Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, NJ 08205
TEL: +1 609 652 1700
China Sea of Absecon, 662 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201
TEL: +1 609 569 1995

 

Pleasantville

 

In among Pleasantville’s chain restaurants you’ll find some superb independent gems, from Mexican to Chinese. Marco Polo Pizza is one of these, with its relaxed vibe and great value subs and pizza. Mouthwatering toppings include Philly steak, with mushrooms and crunchy green pepper. For something a little more exotic, check out Hu Tieu Mien Tay. The no frills restaurant gives you a traditional taste of Vietnamese cuisine, with a menu of healthy hits. The pho dac biet is a favorite, a golden beef broth swimming with a mix of aromatic ingredients.

 

Marco Polo Pizza, 461 W. Delilah Rd., Pleasantville, NJ 08232
TEL: +1 609 383 8282
Hu Tieu Mien Tay, 700 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
TEL: +1 609 646 8977

 

Ventnor City

 

A lot of the restaurants in the summer town reflect Ventnor City’s laid back but pleasant feel, with mix of cuisines on offer. Sage Restaurant has a particularly cozy atmosphere, with a busy menu comprised of Mediterranean, Asian and American inspired dishes. The must-try entrees include the beautifully seasoned sesame-crusted tuna, served with Asian vegetables. If a hearty Italian meal is your dish of the day, Domenico’s will do it the authentic way. The veal pizziola is particularly delizioso; consisting of succulent veal medallions with calamatta olives and capers, finished with a tomato and wine sauce.

 

Sage Restaurant, 5206 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406
TEL: +1 609 823 2110
Domenico’s, 5223 Ventnor Avenue. Ventnor, NJ 08406
TEL: +1 609 822 1300