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Scales Grill & Deck Bar

800 N New Hampshire Ave, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-517-2602
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
800 N New Hampshire Ave, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this place based on its high reviews and it looks like a normal eating place compare to all the restaurants in atlantic city. GPS took me to the residential area that's across the water from here but I managed to get here anyways....More

Thank wdee219
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Someone basically dropped a couple shipping containers on the dock, converted them to bars, and parked a couple food trucks next to them. It's an awesome place to pull up on a boat and have some drinks and some shrimp tacos.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful location right at the water. very relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant that was there got destroyed during Hurricane Sandy so it is not a sit down restaurant any more but for a cocktail it is perfect.

Thank Uli W
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor for this cool location. Spend a nice and relaxed afternoon there with my wife. She loved the bartender Valerie. They had a nice chat while Valerie was preparing awesome Margaritas for us. As a SNACK we enjoyed cayun shrimp with yummy fresh...More

Thank Hubert B
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My wife and I visited Scales Grill & Deck Bar before going out on an evening boat cruise; Scales is located at the former Flying Cloud location in Gardiner's Basin, Atlantic City. It was a beautiful summer, Friday night. Parking is not adjacent to Scales,...More

2  Thank NJBeachbummz
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Perfect place to grab lunch. Great location, right on the water, nice breeze, casual atmosphere, I had the sweetest crab legs, best I have had in quite a while. They were setting up for live music when we left so I would think it is...More

Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you like the cool vibe of food trucks and enjoy a water view, this is the place for you! Scales Woody's Food Truck sits on the former location of Scales Restaurant which was lost in Hurricane Sandy. Since the Gardners Basin group isn't sure...More

5  Thank Colleen924
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Cant beat the dock side drinks in Atlantic City. The shrimp tacos are to die for. Lots of friendly faces and good views of the casinos and Absecon Inlet.

Thank Menehune_Marcus
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is my second review of Scales Grill & Deck Bar. The first I wrote last year. I LOVE this place!! Best location and beautiful water & casino views. For those who are not familiar with Scales(formerally The Flying Cloud Cafe) The original building was...More

3  Thank LoveToTravelGal
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Great place. Just had wonderful fish tacos - 2 for $10 can't beat it. Drinking mojitos eating great food looking over the inlet to the casinos. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great find. A must visit

2  Thank Jlong42
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24 May 2017|
Response from rship1 |
No there is no indoors seating. BackBay AleHouse just accross the parking lot does have some indoors seating, mostly on FL2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-517-2602
  • E-mail
Awesome AC skyline views, full outside bar, delicious menu!!!
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