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Back Bay Ale House

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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-449-0006
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Atmosphere and Best Drinks and Best Staff in Atlantic City. The Best place to eat and drink and an Awesome View.

Thank Nancy K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stop here all the time while mucking around in the bay on my dinghy. The staff is excellent, the drinks are strong, and the food is exactly what's expected. The outdoor space is beautiful, and dogs are allowed. Take your kids fishing.

Thank Dan W
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went there during the #50bitesAC promotion/charity event. They served Jerk Chicken. I was not impressed. The wings were not crispy and the skin was fatty. We went there last year and had the chowder which was great.

Thank DCShaker
Vineland, New Jersey
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171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came for a sunset dinner. We sat on the enclosed porch, which gave us an excellent view. The mason-jar margaritas-- signature wacky colored-- were a lot of fun to drink. The food was tasty, but a bit rich for me. As appetizer, we ordered the garlic shrimp. And for our entrées, my husband got the Island Salmon, and I... More 

Thank Nitvoyodelo
Exton, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This casual friendly ale house was a fun place to have lunch after visiting the aquarium (walking distance.) Full bar, so beer, etc. with lunch. Food was very good, generous portions, comfort foods like kielbasa smothered in onions on roll! They worked with me for gluten free options as everything is cooked on site. I had plain grilled mahi-mahi to... More 

Thank clp_1234
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a walk around AC. It was cold and windy. We enjoyed both soups on the menu The Back Bay pale ale was good. Several appetizers later we were warmed up and ready to go again.

Thank donna b
Lake Winola, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a few beers on the patio while waiting for boarding on a dolphin-watching boat. At $8 a pint, even though it's in a cute mason jar, it was more than we would normally spend on beer. We can't attest to the food, but the service was quick and friendly.

Thank Sherri M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I'm doing 50 bites in AC. First stop Back bay ale house. Loving the people, loving the food, especially Diane, Mama D as they call her who just greeted us at the door and from there on out we just wanted to eat and drink at their bar. Try their great soups and clam strips! Big drinks, friendly bartender! Enjoy!

Thank Warmtraveler
Avon, Indiana
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband had a great seafood Cobb salad. It was a huge portion with lots of crab and shimp. I had the jerk chicken sandwich (minus the bread) and it was very much overcooked, but the flavor was good.

Thank Karen D
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice place to eat, the menu will please everyone and prices are affordable. We enjoyed everything. Service is excellent, we were served by Sam P W'll be back next year ...

Thank marren53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-449-0006
Back Bay has been open in AC since 2003. We pride ourselves on great service, delicious food and fantastic atmosphere and views. In the warmer months we feature outside dining and bar. We are the home of the Basin Mason, a 32oz mason jar beverage. We have a large variety of craft beers. Nightly on our upstairs deck we do a sunset toast to say goodbye to the daylight :)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?