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Back Bay Ale House

800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-449-0006
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (12 reviews)
“jerk wings” (4 reviews)
“kielbasa” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We docked our boat near here and this was the only restaurant within walking distance. We expected the typical pub fare — and there is that, but other delicious dishes on the menu. Nice choice of featured drinks, and nice sizes too. I ordered the...More

1  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday afternoon, the bar area was packed although it is very small. We ate upstairs on the patio overlooking the bay. The food was good but the service was very slow. Would like to try Back Bay again, but probably more...More

Thank mmancusi9114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Pub with lots of local beers and home of the best mason jar cocktails. Best local fried clam strips around and best Jersey crab and conch chowder. Atmosphere is fabulous sitting on the porch overlooking the marina. Friendly prompt service as well.

1  Thank votfinoski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. This is off the beaten path with beautiful outside dining and views. There a good selection of food and beers, and our meal was delicious. We enjoyed the crab soup, jerk wings, and lump crab. It is a very...More

1  Thank Kerri M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

After visiting the Atlantic City Aquarium, I asked for suggestions where to get some lunch. Since this was March, not all the area eateries were open for business. But the Back Bay Ale House, close by, was definitely serving lunch! This must be the locals...More

Thank Seamaid2
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The waitstaff is so sweet. Especially Jen. She has to run up and down stairs to serve everything and she doesn't seem to mind. On one visit, a father was with his two young sons and she enchanted them. The food is really good. We...More

1  Thank Lynnobl
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The perfect spot for a cocktail or a quick bite. This little Bar/Restaurant has the best View, overlooking the water you can catch a beautiful sunset while enjoying something Tasty. The Crab Soup is Very Good!

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I've been 3 times now despite my first impression because of the allure of this place. The food is ok but not stellar by any means. The portions are pretty small considering how overpriced it is. All you hear about is the mason jar drinks...More

Thank Myscreennameisjeremy
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great little place to eat outside near the water and bring your dog if you want. Food was good and they had a tremendous selection of drinks served in big mason jars. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and did have a bit of...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Back Bay on Saturday 3/24 to have dinner for 4 people. We tried the crab skins and received 4 potato skins each with 2 small pieces of crab meat for $12.99. This was well overpriced. My wife and daughter shared the crab cakes...More

Thank Joseph L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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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