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Steve & Cookie's By The Bay

9700 Amherst Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-1008
+1 609-823-1163
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“blueberry pie” (46 reviews)
“cookies” (101 reviews)
“potato salad” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9700 Amherst Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-1008
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Reviewed yesterday

Weekends and summer this very good restaurant is crowded, tables are too tightly set and the ambient noise makes casual conversation impossible. It is not intimate dining during these periods. It can be quite a wonderful find in the off hours and seasons.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No question that Steve & Cookies is the best restaurant in the tri-state area period. Not only do they have the greatest food, but there service and hospitality is second to none. This place is a first class act and Cookie is a the best....More

Thank theseriousfoodcritic
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I have been going to S&C for years upon years and when trying to get a reservation in March when they open them up , its ridiculous that a customer who spend thousands each summer can’t get a reservation for several special events as they...More

Thank Stuart V
Cookie T, Owner at Steve & Cookie's By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are sorry that our "system" for summer reservations is not to your liking. We have been doing it this way for years and feel it is fair. We value all of our guests.and thank you for your comments. Regards, Cookie

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, professional, highly trained wait staff. Amole wine menu with reasonable prices. This place is great on every level. Owner is very hands on and can be found at the restaurant every night. An enjoyable experience.

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Steve & Cookies is consistently good. We go all year round. The location on a narrow part of the Island in Margate offers lovely bay views. Reserve for a sunset dining treat! Fabulous food and service. Been a favorite for years!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

From the 2 appetizers, (fresh chilled raw oysters, and hot baked lobster mac 'n cheese) to the 4 seafood entrees, (one baked crab dish, 2 roasted mixed seafood and a giant order of boullebaise) , and finishing with a baked apple/strawberry crisp, and an interesting...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Dined there with a new friend and had the Veal Chop. Wow, it was perfect. This is a local place and you better make reservations. The wine list is great. Food is perfectly prepared, and frankly I think this is the best kitchen in the...More

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I came in for a quick drink and bar food. We’ve never been here before. Bruce, the mixologist, made some of the most excellent drinks I’ve had in a while. Hence the mixologist! As we’re Vegan, Bruce suggested a Hummus Platter and...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Party of 12. We called two weeks prior to let them know how many people and what time. Once we got there the table was not ready so we had drinks at the bar. Only took the bartender yelling WHAT??!! twice to get the correct...More

Thank classynj
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here to kick off AC restaurant week. The menu was a good representation of the best of the regular menu. The waitress Kay was excellent. She brought a special birthday desert to our table. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank Jennifer L
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25 July 2017|
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Response from catherine115 | Reviewed this property |
Idk but everyone was business casual when I was there
DonnaMarie B
18 February 2017|
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Response from Cookie T | Property representative |
So glad to hear you are coming for a visit. We have a wide assortment of wonderful dishes so it is hard to pick out our favorites! Your server can give you some guidance when you are here. Enjoy!
3 April 2016|
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Response from gam132015 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can make your dinner gluten free, but can't remember if there were specific gluten free items mentioned.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9700 Amherst Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-1008
    (Monroe & Amherst)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Margate City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-823-1163
  • E-mail
Steve & Cookie's, located near the bay in Margate, New Jersey, offers the best of steaks & fresh seafood in a warm atmosphere with live Jazz 7 nights a week. Using the freshest of local and sustainable produce, all meats on the menu are humanely raised without hormones or antibiotics.
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