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Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light

1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
+1 609-652-0544
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (31 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
“meatloaf” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
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Reviewed 6 days ago

From beginning to end amazing , my wife took me here for my Birthday and service from our waitress was excellent and food from appetizers to even the coffee was perfect, Thank you

Thank Glassblowerus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very unpleasant experience for dinner at Fred and Ethel's. Our server, Jaime, was very rude and unprofessional. He dropped my husband's dinner on the table, spilling the marinara sauce on him. When we asked for refill, we were not done talking and...More

2  Thank Erm106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped on our way back from Cape May on a Tuesday night. Almost went with a $10 mini-dinner special but we wanted to experience the dinners here since all the other times we've come in was for lunch. Prompt seating as well as the waitress...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Historic Smithville Village recently, we decided to eat at Fred & Ethels Lantern Light. We had been there a number of years ago and felt it was average. This time, it was much better. My wife had the short ribs & grilled cheese...More

Thank dpg1988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch here. Despite crowds of people shopping and touring Smithville, was able to be seated quickly. Food service was fair-to-good, food OK, and prices also OK. Limited number of places to eat in locale so comparisons are also limited.

Thank CRLretired
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot for lunch with good draft local beer and a good range of sandwiches. Not overly crowded in late October but Smithville draws a good crowd.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a late lunch on a Friday. Service wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It took longer than it should have for our waitress to appear once we sat and then she wasn't too attentive once we ordered and got our food. I had...More

Thank 283beckya
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Eh.... service was poor... meal was ok... atmosphere was nice... will not return... Ordered ruben and burger specials... just ok...

Thank Welove G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had a great lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. Interesting place with great friendly service. The burgers are yummy, served on a Brioche roll, done to perfection. Crab Cake was delicious.

Thank Trixie1953
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My husband & I stopped here for lunch & were pleasantly surprised by some pretty creative choices. I had fish tacos which were awesome! The server could not have been more accommodating & the atmosphere was pub / energetic & welcoming. Highly recommend!

Thank phjfromnj
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Kathy L
24 August 2017|
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Response from PMCranford | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but maybe 5-7 PM ?
2 August 2017|
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Pura V
14 March 2015|
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Response from Katherine K | Reviewed this property |
Your typical variety of dessert options, a cake or two, apple crumble, etc.. don't remember specifics either, but if you call I'm sure someone would be happy to help you. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: +1 609-652-0544
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