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Tavern On The Bay, Somers Point, NJ

Tavern On The Bay

3.4
3.4
64 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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Booked 15 times today

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

Menu

Appetizers

  • Clams on the Half$14.00

    • Oysters on the Half$15.00

      • Shrimp Cocktail$16.00

        with Lemon & Cocktail Sauce

        • Sauteed Musssels$16.00

          Red or White

          • Spinach Dip$16.00

            Homemade Spinach dip served with fresh chips

            • Bacon Wrapped Scallops$17.00

              Fresh Seafood Scallops Wrapped in bacon

              • Fried Calamari$14.00

                Salads

                Chicken and Shrimp Extra

                • Classic Caesar$16.00

                  with Shaved Imported Aged Romano Cheese

                  • Buffalo Mozzarella Tomato Salad$18.00

                    with Olive Oil, Fresh Basil, and Balsamic Reduction Dressing

                    • Lobster Bisque$12.00

                      Pastas

                      • Frutti di Mar Over Linguine$29.00

                        Clams, Calamari, Mussels, with a Light Marinara Basil Sauce

                        • Linguine Clam Sauce (Red or White)$25.00

                          with Garlic, Basil, Olive Oil, and White Wine Sauce

                          Seafood

                          Served with Vegetable of the Day

                          • Maryland Crab Cakes$32.00

                            Served with Homemade Aioli

                            • Stuffed Shrimp$34.00

                              with Crab Meat

                              • Pan Seared Seasoned Atlantic Salmon$26.00

                                • Sea Scallops Oreganata$29.00

                                  with Seasoned, Toasted Bread Crumbs and White Wine Butter Sauce

                                  • Twin 8oz. Lobster Tails Broiled

                                    with Butter Sauce

                                    • M/P

                                  Meats & Poultry

                                  Served with Vegetable of the Day

                                  • Grilled 16oz. Ribeye$39.00

                                    • Filet Mignon 8oz.$36.00

                                      with a Cognac Demi-Glace

                                      • Grilled Chicken Marinated in Olive Oil$23.00

                                        Lemon

                                        • Chefs Special$51.00

                                          Surf & Turf with an 8oz. Filet, 6oz. Lobster Tail with a Merlot Wine Sauce

                                          Signature Sandwiches

                                          Served with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles, and Fries

                                          • Angus Bacon Burger$16.00

                                            with Cheddar Cheese

                                            • Grilled Chicken Burger$16.00

                                              • Fish and Chips$20.00

                                                Desserts

                                                • Deep Dish Apple Pie$9.00

                                                  Deconstructed Apple Pie

                                                  • N.Y.Cheesecake$9.00

                                                    • Chocolate Brownie$9.00

                                                      • Sorbet$9.00

                                                        Last updated: May 10, 2022

                                                        What 64 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                        3.4
                                                        3.4 based on all time ratings
                                                        • 3.4Food
                                                        • 3.7Service
                                                        • 4Ambience
                                                        • 3.2Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        1. M

                                                          Mike

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Very enjoyable experience. We will be back!

                                                        2. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall2food1service5ambience3

                                                          Terrible food for the price.

                                                        3. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Chicago

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 14, 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 !

                                                        4. S

                                                          Sara

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                        5. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 25, 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

                                                        6. B

                                                          Barbi

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          34 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          34 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 30, 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

                                                        7. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 14, 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.

                                                        8. S

                                                          Sara

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Love food was fab

                                                        9. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Pittsburgh

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 18, 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.

                                                        10. B

                                                          Barbi

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          34 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          34 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                        11. s

                                                          seanc

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 8, 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.

                                                        12. SP

                                                          SPan

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 30, 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.

                                                        13. KJ

                                                          KellyJ

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 28, 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.

                                                        14. A

                                                          Albert

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 26, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                                        15. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                        16. MM

                                                          MargeM

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 19, 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.

                                                        17. J

                                                          Julia

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 16, 2021

                                                          overall2food1service1ambience3

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

                                                        18. MD

                                                          MDfoody

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 14, 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:

                                                        19. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 14, 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.

                                                        20. RC

                                                          RobertC

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                        21. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Phoenix

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 13, 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!

                                                        22. BB

                                                          BillB53

                                                          New York Area

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 10, 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.

                                                        23. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 10, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

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

                                                        24. SN

                                                          SandiN

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 8, 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

                                                        25. S

                                                          Sara

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 6, 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

                                                        26. f

                                                          foodlover47

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 5, 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!

                                                        27. RG

                                                          RG3362

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 3, 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.

                                                        28. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 1, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                        29. G

                                                          Grella

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 31, 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!

                                                        30. KS

                                                          KellieS

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 25, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service3ambience5

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

                                                        31. AM

                                                          AnneM

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 25, 2021

                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

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

                                                        32. RB

                                                          RB510

                                                          Baltimore

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 23, 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.

                                                        33. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 21, 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.

                                                        34. BB

                                                          BobB

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 20, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 18, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                          Our waiter Anthony aka Tony was great! We went with two little ones and he got there food and drinks ASAP. We got the little necks which tasted good but they were cold and then the crab cakes and shrimp scampi. The crab cakes were all crab and baked but the old bay seasoning was a little over powering. The shrimp scampi tasted really good. The outside ambiance could use a little sprucing up like the tables and chairs and over decor but nice view.

                                                        36. D

                                                          Delicious

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          30 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          30 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                          We were seated at 8:15 for a 7:00 res. Resturant had empty tables but was very short staffed. Waiter did his best and tried to be accommodating. The food was bland and our spinach dip appetizer was more like spinach soup. It a beautiful property with a great view if only someone who actually know what they were doing would buy it. .

                                                        37. MS

                                                          MelanieS

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          Server was very unaccomidating, bartender was very kind.

                                                        38. MT

                                                          MitchT

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                          Poor service, sub par food. Go down the street for better restaurants.

                                                        39. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic food, great steak. Service was impeccable. Restaurant very clean snd very neat with a lovely view of the bay and marina. Lovely for a date night. Will definitely go again. Highly recommended.

                                                        40. M

                                                          Mark

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 15, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Found this little place by accident, and so glad that we did! Didn’t even realize it was a restaurant, but so happy we decided to try it! Beautiful view on the outdoor deck right at the bay, the host was the nicest guy you could meet, very welcoming and sociable to us. Even though they were busy that night, the waitress was still incredibly sweet and very attentive, and to top it all off, all of the food we had was very very good…great ambiance, great service, great food…we will be visiting here again for sure!

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                                                        Tavern On The Bay is rated 3.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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                                                        Booked 15 times today
                                                        Google Map for Tavern On The Bay

                                                        800 Bay Ave Somers Point, NJ 08244-2308

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          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 Lot

                                                        • Additional

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

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