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Smithville Inn, Absecon, NJ

Smithville Inn

4.7
4.7
3403 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Old world charm meets new world hospitality in this lovely lakeside landmark. A longtime locals favorite serving award winning classic continental cuisine with a modern flair. The restaurant, resurrected from an uncertain future in 1997 by the combined efforts of the Coppola & Bushar families, has since reclaimed its spot among the favorite dining locations in the Atlantic City area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 652-7777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Gormley

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today. 1-609-652-7777

  • Private party contact

    Heather Cramer: (609) 652-7777

  • Neighborhood

    Galloway

  • Cross street

    Route 9 & Moss Mill Road

  • Parking details

    Smithville Inn is located in Historic Towne of Smithville - Ample free parking & complimentary valet service for all functions.

  • Public transit

    New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music every Wednesday night in the Baremore tavern 7:00 PM-Close. Enjoy the music of Lenny Mitchel performing live on our grand piano every Friday & Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Special Occasion

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    American

  • Atlantic City

    Best Overall

  • Atlantic City

    Best Service

  • Atlantic City

    Best Ambiance

  • Atlantic City

    Best Value

  • Atlantic City

    Good for Groups

  • Atlantic City

    Great for Lunch

  • Atlantic City

    Special Occasion

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  1. LR

    LarryR

    Philadelphia

    228 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    228 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We all had the Lobster special. It was wonderful.
  2. RJ

    RoyJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner for our daughter and son in laws visit from Tampa
  3. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service… enjoy walking around the village and then having a relaxing dinner
  4. WH

    WilliamH

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was much better than expected and that I remembered from visits a long time ago. You can actually talk in this place.
  5. JH

    JoanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Smithville Inn was overall outstanding. The atmosphere is beautiful, the food was excellent along with the service. I would recommend it to my family and friends.
  6. ME

    MarkE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I hadn't been here since the late 1970's, and it was a wonderful experience. I love historic places and this Inn that dates back to 1787 did not disappoint. Food was off-the-charts, ambiance was romantic, and our server Nadia went over and above to made our experience memorable. Kudos to our porter Rene who made us feel welcome and appreciated right front the the moment we were seated. We started off with the Inn House Salad and the Strawberry Salad, both were fresh and delicious. Of course the signature Pot Pie was as advertised, the filet was tender and tasty, the lobster tail was sublime and the caramel apple ice cream phyllo made for the perfect ending. My only regret is that we didn't get to try everything on the menu, but that's what return visits are for!
  7. MB

    MelanieB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation since me and my bf were spending the night at village rooms. It was very nice atmosphere. The host sat us by the window over looking the lake since we said we were having a celebration date night and we both were dressed nicely. Our server did take a few minutes to great us but she did have a larger party of 10 that she was also serving. The food was nice very delicious. I got one of the specials and the server recommended it as the best one for the night. My bf not much of a eatter so he got a meat and cheese plater as his meal (its an appetizer). The food temperature was very good. The server came around to check on us and refill our drinks. As well as the restaurant manager walking around and checking in on us. Overall it was a very nice dinner, we also got bread (roll) basket and I got a garden salad with my meal. We also shared a chocolate cake at the end. It was very delicious 😋. Definitely can't wait to go back again!
  8. OC

    OCDeb

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was a birthday celebration. I’ve usually always had great experience. Great food. This time not so much. Door took forever to arrive , not attentive staff and not typical service.
  9. L

    Luvfinedine

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Laura was very attentive to our needs - wonderful!! Our meal was excellent, we have been dining at the Smithville inn for years and never an issues
  10. F

    Fredwina

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At our table, we had prime rib, wasabi tuna, chicken pot pie and a pasta dish. We all loved our entrees. We each ordered cocktails, which were excellent, as well. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were also very reasonable.
  11. PR

    PeterR

    Atlantic City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice time as it was our first time here and we arrived a little early! The host was very accommodating and sat us promptly! Service was excellent as our waitress gave us recommendations after we asked and the food was terrific.Fried tomatoes as an appetizer and short ribs w/pasta hit the spot…
  12. AL

    ALVAHD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have eaten there many times and have always had a great experience.
  13. LM

    LaineM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience with views of the lake and fairy lights. The food and service are outstanding. The wasabi crusted tuna practically melts in your mouth and is flavored to perfection. Our waiter was charming, and as it was our anniversary, dessert was on the house and the shareable apples and ice cream in a filo crust arrived with a pink and blue candle.
  14. MK

    MomchilK

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint yet again. Briana was at her best although the dining room was very busy. Thank you!
  15. g

    gail

    New York Area

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike and other servers were awesome.
  16. r

    ritamariek

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was excellent and accommodating. She was kind enough to add an extra guest to our party. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. She took extra care making sure our order was precise. The ambiance was very nice. This is my 4th time here and I will go back again.
  17. D

    Duke

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time center our 41st anniversary! The seafood scampi and chicken pot pie were prepared to perfection. Our server, Nadia, was pleasant and cheery which added to our dining experience.
  18. G

    Gilbert

    Atlantic City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have had dinner at Smithville many times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is excellent. The service is above par and the ambience is something you don't get in more modern upscale restaurants. I highly recommend Smithville Inn.
  19. CS

    CSEZ

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Morgan, was excellent! Since we brought guests this visit, I was disappointed that there weren’t any special entrée aside from menu. Also, a whole filet not offered unless with surf and turf, however, Morgan was able to accommodate our request. The portion was not worth the price. Consider offering an 8 or 10 oz filet as special or menu item.
  20. BB

    BillB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Large portions Delicious food Excellent service Good value Mgr very involved and greeted every table
  21. l

    lmelko

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our meal was delicious. Our server Mike was wonderful & very attentive. The dining room was crowded & the noise level was high & it was warm. I would have preferred a table away from all the big parties of 8.
  22. S

    Susie

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten many times in this beautiful restaurant. The food and drink is exceptional. I really enjoyed the summer lobster special and my husband loved his end cut prime rib. We have enjoyed a spectacular Easter brunch, holiday meals and their special nights. Their chicken pot pie is enormous and a must try. Most of all we have our favorite server Laura, who has waited on us many times. She’s been there 25 years so they must be doing something right!
  23. KB

    KarenB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
  24. HC

    HClocal

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  25. PB

    PatriciaB

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn't been to the Smithville Inn in decades and it did not disappoint. The service, special accomodations for specific personal needs and food were absolutely divine. We had a table for 4 people and we ordered different things: salmon, pork chop and steak. All were made to perfection. Not only was the Smithville Inn wonderful, but the village in Smithville is a must for browsing the small shops. Can't wait to go back!!
  26. R

    Redhead2day

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Been there many times, that's why we keep coming back! However this time the food took forever, my vegetables were cold, beef was smothered in gravy which made the potatoes mush! Food wasn't brought out together...took a long time for coffee. Server was overwhelmed. Our company's food was below par also. Very disappointing...
  27. m

    mikek

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was ok. The waiter messed up an order. Brought potatoes but not asked for a t. Food ok but I have eaten there begore and it was better but place pk
  28. GB

    GinaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at the restaurant was very friendly. Nadia was our server and she was terrific! We even spoke to the manager for a few minutes at the end of our meal and she was also very nice. The food was fresh and delicious. This was our first time eating here and we will definitely be back!
  29. AH

    AlanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the portions were perfect. The prices were lower than expected for such a touristy area. Definitely a place to return to.
  30. JP

    JuliaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Smithville burger very good and cooked perfect. Drink blueberry lemonade spiked small glasses for the price. Lemon cake very good and light
  31. AM

    AMANDAM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our table for 2 was too tiny and wedged in to a corner next to a noisy party. Our food and drinks were excellent. The service was excellent. We loved the lamb and desserts. The decorations and the grounds are well done.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server attention was great but food service a little slow.
  33. LR

    LarryR

    Philadelphia

    229 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had the Prime Rib and my wife had the Lobster. Both were excellent.
  34. DR

    DominicR

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restrauant will always meet your expectations.
  35. JK

    JoyceK

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, the lobster was succulent and delicious; Laura was charming and efficient. Both made for a very enjoyable evening at Smithville.
  36. T

    Tuki

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely wonderful dinner for my husband‘s birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant for any and all occasions.
  37. KA

    KarenA

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very efficient and humorous. The food was very good and we enjoyed our summer drinks.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Mike was awesome! Very knowledgeable and engaging! Appetizer, entrees and drinks were fantastic! Best wasabi tuna! RJ was great too!
  39. TV

    ThomasV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that was ordered at out table was excellent. Wait staff was very attentive and personable.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, not as good as last week. I assume there must be a different cook on the line. Asked for lamb to be cooked Med Rare came out Medium. Not a huge issue but last time everything was cooked perfect. My server was great. Best French onion soup I’ve had.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Smithville Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Smithville Inn

1 North New York Road, Absecon, NJ 08205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9 & Moss Mill Road

  • Neighborhood

    Galloway

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Smithville Inn is located in Historic Towne of Smithville - Ample free parking & complimentary valet service for all functions.

  • Public transit

    New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Phillip Gormley

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music every Wednesday night in the Baremore tavern 7:00 PM-Close. Enjoy the music of Lenny Mitchel performing live on our grand piano every Friday & Saturday night.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 652-7777

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available to accommodate your group from 10 to 200 guests. Custom menus. Free Consultation. Call today. 1-609-652-7777

  • Private party contact

    Heather Cramer: (609) 652-7777

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