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The Historic Smithville Inn

1 N New York Rd, Smithville, NJ 08205-3040
+1 609-652-7777
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 N New York Rd, Smithville, NJ 08205-3040
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch at Fred and Ethel’s (owned by the Smithville Inn) and then cocktails by the fireplace in the tavern in the inn. The inn is so charming and the almond joy martini was delicious! My date loved his short rib grilled cheese at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 872jennifera
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had four different menu items. Swordfish and salmon were good. Service adequate at best. Two rolls for four people, had to ask for more. Had to request water refills, coke from the bar took 30 minutes due to a "problem". 35 minutes to get our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Randy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef here can produce fine dining if you are able to move past the chicken pot pie type selections, but the staff seems to be quite inept at getting things to the table graciously. I took a date here and knowing wine and knowing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 77RobertH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends here for lunch. None of us had eaten here in many years. We had made a reservation which was really needed at this time of year. The village as well as the inn was festively decorated. There is a lovely area to wait...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VermontFrau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend a stop here. Our waitress was welcoming. They have a nice selection of wine, beer and cocktails. The food was well prepared and everyone truly enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kentmcfar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended a company party here and the food was terrible. Chunks of london broil you couldn't chew. Chicken marsala that looked like it came out of a boil n bag. No coffe station and the dessert station was a tray of old chocolate cookies...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank redvetter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today I met some some lovely ladies in Smithville. I enjoyed our lunch at a tavern . We walked , enjoyed the shops and went to Smithville inn for dessert and drinks. The atmosphere was perfect , the decor was perfect , the hot chocolate...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 11DebbieP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have never been here before, so for Christmas we wanted to try the Smithville Inn. You first walk in, you are greeted by a large, and beautiful fireplace. A fire was going, very nice Christmas decorations. The staff were friendly, and the lunch we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank sharonmo195
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We met some friends here for lunch around the Holiday season. Everything was very nicely decorated and we were seated at a table overlooking the pond. The room was full but the noise was bearable. We ordered three salads plus their famous chicken pot pie...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Arnieonthego
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We were 3 during Christmas season. First of all the service is first class. The restaurant manager, I assume, checked on our table mire than once. A very nice touch! Our waitress Laura was excellent. We started with the French onion soup, sriracha appetizer &the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Sirena1234
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Jacquie P
November 3, 2018|
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Response from denicejohnbobflorenc | Reviewed this property |
They usually have a wonderful Thanksgiving buffet but no reservations for parties less than 10. If you get there before noon, you may have no wait and may be seated in the buffet room.
Sandra P
November 22, 2017|
Response from lorrainef762 | Reviewed this property |
They still have Happy Hours and a great Sunday Brunch. I do not know about their Thanksgiving hours. Sorry.
July 17, 2016|
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Response from Murrows | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know if they have a lobster night...you should contact the Smithville Inn directly, go on their website for phone and other info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N New York Rd, Smithville, NJ 08205-3040
    (Route 9 & Moss Mill Road)
  • Public Transportation: New Jersey Transit bus stop located directly across from the Smithville Inn.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-652-7777
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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