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Tavern On The Bay, Somers Point, NJ

Tavern On The Bay

3.6
3.6
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Tavern on the Bay is a contemporary shore restaurant located right on the bay in Somers Point, just minutes from Atlantic City.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 926-3500

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lenny

    Philadelphia

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Salty potatoes and not so great stiffed shrimp killed the meal. Caesar salad was above average - hot rolls were great. That’s it for this places- it defines an average meal period!

  2. CR

    ChuckR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    We were there for a birthday dinner for our daughter who turned 17. She had invited 5 friends that were going to pay for themselves. The restaurant's computer system did not allow for separate bills. Other than that little snafoo, the meal was great and the ambiance was spectacular!

  3. SU

    SUSAND

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The food was mediocre at best. It was cold when it arrived at the table. Taken away and was still not hot. The quality of food was poor for the price. The ceiling began leaking and my dress got wet. The service was unprofessional. I would not recomend this restaurant. Many other fine restaurants in Somers Point.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    View was great. Menu disappointing. Service great

  5. AC

    ArthurC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our party of 3 Had dinner outside last night and our meals were wonderful. Scallops, salmon and Maryland crab cakes were delicious. Drinks and our server incredible. We all enjoyed the evening and recommend this restaurant.

  6. F

    Floridalady58

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    The online menu is completely different than the menu in the restaurant. The restaurant menu is very limited

  7. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable experience. We will be back!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3

    Terrible food for the price.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience! If you are in the area it is a “Must Have” experience. Atmosphere was amazing, service was 5 star and the food was some of the best I have had . Try the crab stuffed shrimp !

  10. S

    Sara

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Excellent view of the bay . Food is excellent at a great price. Elegant setting

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The menu was really small they were three sides to choose from string beans mashed potatoes and french fries. I was an a party of five the first guest order lobster tail french fries but when the plate came out it was lobster tail mashed potatoes and string beans the second guest received their food with no problems. the third guest wanted well done steak mashed potatoes string beans food came out first time rare. They took the steak back bought it out again it was still bleeding. Fourth guest received there food no problem. The fifth guest receives the first plate with hair on it

  12. B

    Barbi

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    Scallops cold, soup cold, steak raw inside, charred outside, frozen? Sliders were hockey pucks, again way over cooked cause frozen? Summertime we had great food here so not sure if new cook ? Place not busy. Anchorage was so busy so maybe locals know more than us

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful dinner with family. Quiet atmosphere for talking. Table by the window. Beautiful view of the sunset Food was great. Pricey, but well worth every penny.

  14. S

    Sara

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love food was fab

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    We made our reservation for outside-the place is called Tavern on the Bay-but we arrived and we told we couldn’t sit outside. After some pleading they sat us outside. They had two servers for the whole place. Our drinks were awful and the food was mediocre at best. Staff was very apologetic but it was a huge let down.

  16. B

    Barbi

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anthony was awesome. Lobster bisque, filet Minon, garlic potatoes be green beans. All tasted awesome. View of bay gorgeous.

  17. s

    seanc

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Absolutely awful. Food was all cold and tasted horrible. Expensive for what you actually get. Service was questionable. Never returning here again. Shame because it’s a great location. I should have known when the 2 restaurants across the street have 2 hour waits and this place was able to seat 8 of us right away in a dead restaurant that something was wrong… clearly the locals know not to go here.

  18. SP

    SPan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    Such an odd dining experience. We had a reservation on a Sunday evening in August. We were the only customers and we opted to be seated outside. In the middle of dinner, the music turned off and our waiter didn't know the wi-fi password to put the music back on. With no other customers, we dine in silence other than our own conversation for the rest of dinner. Most of the meals were actually pretty good although the three orders of steak came over very undercooked. One was sent back and still was pretty undercooked. I wouldn't go back.

  19. KJ

    KellyJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Beautiful view. However they need to up their game with the food. Everything soaked in butter sauce, even the shrimp scampi which should have clam sauce. Bland flavors. They charge beyond what they deliver, and some items on the menu were not even served as listed! Needs a chef as fancy as the setting and they will do great! Loved the live music.

  20. A

    Albert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The staff are super friendly food is really good and the ambience was amazing. We will definately be going back.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, everything was superb. Could be our newest “our place”! Thanks for making it special…

  22. MM

    MargeM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The view from the restaurant is beautiful; the dining room inside is pretty. The food was sub-par; crab cakes had more cake than crab, scallops looked processed. Ran out of better quality chardonnay and tried to pass off cheap wine as what we ordered.

  23. J

    Julia

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    The views saved our dinner. The food was hit or miss. The service was… interesting. Will not go back.

  24. MD

    MDfoody

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The fish we ordered was rubbery and not cooked. Our waiter said he’d have a new piece made. Twenty minutes later we were still waiting for it and finally told him not to bother. The scallops WERE fully cooked but had no flavor. The menu is pricey for very average cuisine:

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    Very limited menu. Restaurant has potential for more creativity in menu. Table was sticky when we sat down. We used our own disinfectant wipes to clean table. Table was not set when we sat down. We accidentally spilled a glass of wine and bartender notified server. It took about 5 minutes for server to arrive. We cleaned table ourselves. Bartender did not charge for wine which was very considerate of him. We would return for informal dining (sandwiches, etc). Nothing special about the dinner.

  26. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good place to eat, moderate pricing. Live music was a pleasant surprise

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was dinner and a show for our party of nine! From “Uncle Johnny” the piano man to the bartender to Anthony our waiter, it was so very entertaining. The service and food were great. Two crowd favorites were the Lobster Bisque and the Baked Stuffed Shrimp. Would definitely come back here!

  28. BB

    BillB53

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    For 7pm reservation, was ultimately seated and had a visit by a waiter at 7:30pm. Waiter was very funny, entertaining. Food was mediocre. Great view of the bay. Would only go back as a last resort.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Deck was nice. Dining room mostly empty. Food wasn’t great.

  30. SN

    SandiN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Everything was fine but it was way too expensive and not as fancy outdoors especially for what they were charging. Food was acceptable but not great

  31. S

    Sara

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the place. I been there before when it was a kosher restaurant. They have change the menu to cater to all palates and is a pretty good menu. We choose to sit inside and had a beautiful view of the bay. But outside seating is available and it seem fun. Will definitely come back

  32. f

    foodlover47

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a cute spot! The view was amazing and so was the food. Alexa, our waitress, was incredible! Highly recommend, will be going back!

  33. G

    Gigi209

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Severe staffing issues! No cooks last night. They tried to serve dinner but it was a disaster. Do not go there until the issues are resolved.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place great service very attentive staff. Was there twice in the past few weeks and great both times.

  35. G

    Grella

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Seems to have no oversight or management. Server had a dirty tee shirt on. Wine list has incorrect spelling of Frontera wine, calling it "Frontier"! Vegetables were cold. Only saving grace is that it's on the Bay and view is fantastic. They really need to up their game!

  36. KS

    KellieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Beautiful outdoors spot to dine. Great food! Server was nice but extremely slow. Waited over 40 after telling her we wanted check.

  37. AM

    AnneM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great host, server, and entertainment. Food needs a little work!

  38. RB

    RB510

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall1food4service4ambience3

    VAPE PEN in the kids markers! To say that this experience would be a memorable one would be an understatement... Upon being seated, my children were handed menus on which to color and a bin of markers/crayons. My 18 month old son picked out a "marker" and like many babies his age, he put it right in his mouth. A moment later he was coughing out smoke. Somehow a vape pen made its way into the bin of markers. As a mother I was horrified and sickened at the thought of what my baby just inhaled and whose mouth had been on this thing before his (poison control was called). The waiter immediately got the manager, Caleb. Caleb seemed to be "on something" himself and couldn't understand what happened. When he finally grasped what had occurred, his response was "things happen". I responded quite unfavorably and he then told me "your son will be fine, God's got him". No apology, no accountability. Caleb is nothing short of a joke and has no business managing a restaurant. We still ended up finishing dinner at the restaurant (though nothing was even taken off the bill)...but our waiter was friendly and apologetic and the food was actually good as well. Two days later I attempted to contact the owner to no avail. I ended up speaking again with Caleb who could not understand why I wanted to speak with the owner. Three days later and I have yet to hear from the owner. Either he hasn't received the message or he is just as bad a manager as Caleb. A horrible experience overall.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Restaurant looks nice with a beautiful view. It’s just poorly run which is a shame because there is potential there. Overheard the bartender telling patrons at the bar (whom he appeared to know personally) about how poorly run the place is. He also revealed that the cook got into a knife fight in the kitchen and was stabbed.

  40. BB

    BobB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food, service was great considering they were understaffed. Outside deck needs some touch ups.

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Tavern On The Bay is rated 3.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Google Map for Tavern On The Bay

800 Bay Ave Somers Point, NJ 08244-2308

Additional information

  • Area

    Somers Point

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View

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