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Isabella's Ventnor Cafe

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4 S Portland Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2748 (Formerly Thomas' Ventnor Cafe)
+1 609-822-2477
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Have been there a few times and usually service is quick and food is good. Went there this weekend and the waitress took so long to take our order we left.

Thank Sarah D
haddon heights, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to gather with friends and enjoy a great meal! Crab Tostados were outstanding. Beef empanadas were too doughy but chicken were tasty! Could use better dessert options. Flan was yummy but not traditional kind. Was a great night, staff was very good.

Thank Dianne D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I would like to give Isabellas 4or5 stars because their breakfasts and lunches are wonderful. I love the chorizo omelette for breakfast I love the Mexican cob salad for lunch as well as the tuna stuffed tomato but I went there for dinner was very disappointed small portion high price cold food lackluster service. Dinner is the antithesis of breakfast... More 

Thank ricki99
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I am trying to figure out how to give the place 5 stars for affordable and delicious breakfast and lunches (my fav is Mexican Cobb for lunch and chorizos omelet for breakfast with fresh squeezed OJ) and no stars for cold overpriced burrito and taco at dinner. Nuff said.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

While staying in Atlantic City we brought our bikes with us. After taking our bike ride to Ventor we were looking for a place to eat for breakfast. While looking on Trip Advisor we came upon Isabella's Cafe in Ventor. We thought we would try it. So glad that we did the food was great and very clean. This just... More 

South Jersey
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Bland Mexican food? How can that be? I used to come here often, but not after Hurricane Sandy, too busy. The very friendly owners have renovated the place quite nicely and expanded the menu. Unfortunately, our dinners were bland: too little salt, no spice. It was a disappointment. Seems like all of the chicken for our dishes came from one... More 

Thank SouthJRZMom
Brigantine, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Breakfast was bustling on an off-season, late-morning Saturday. Space is limited, and the service was efficient and friendly. I can only speak to 2 dishes, which were on the back of the menu under Mexican dishes: juevos rancheros and the chorizo breakfast burrito. The juevos rancheros was good (not great), and I recommend getting pico de gallo instead of just... More 

Thank Denise H
atlantic city nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Don't miss this gem in Ventnor. The Meggsican breakfast with guacamole, salsa and sour cream to top the eggs pepper,onions and sausage. Great French toast and turkey bacon and delicious smoothies all at reasonable prices.

Thank nockout198
Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

You may not have considered this place as a breakfast location. It's great! One of the best omlettes I've had in a long time. The Mexican food is also great

Thank Robert C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I have been eating here for 6 years. Everyone is friendly. The food is good and the Mexican dishes are fantastic! This is a great place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Thank Johnw1822

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 S Portland Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406-2748 (Formerly Thomas' Ventnor Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ventnor City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-822-2477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?