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Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light

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$$ - $$$
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1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
+1 609-652-0544
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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397 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

got here just before they opened and glad we did - it was mobbed. Probably due to the great food and service here Highly recommended anytime

Thank Greg P
Bridgewater NJ USA
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652 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Historic "INN" which was converted into a tavern/ restaurant. Part of the Smithville complex and has been here for over 20 years and was part of the restoration of the Smithville complex. Dark wood and wooden booths reminiscent of the past. Can't make too many changes due to its historic designations. Food was tasty...I had a turkey wrap and my... More 

1 Thank giftedelaine
New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great burgers but more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant. Everything was fine but not my cup of tea. Reminds me of Houlihans

Thank Carol C
New York, New York, United States
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323 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

No wait to get in on New Years Day with a party of 7. Seated quickly and server was helpful and checked in occasionally to see if we needed anything else. Food choice in my opinion were limited if you were a vegetarian/vegan. Menu was definitely structured as a bar menu and expect to pay a premium since you are... More 

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long island, ny
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174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Once a year we spend a week down the road at Marriott Fairway Villas. While on our vacation we always eat at Fred and Ethels at least once. We love the food, atmosphere and extensive beer offerings. We have never had a problem with customer service.

Thank LaurieBCole
Nanuet, New York
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped here for dinner with the grandkids. We were seated immediately at a spacious table, drink orders were taken quickly while we looked at the menu. Waitress was friendly, smiling and very patient with the grandkids who can be a handfull at times. She explained items on the menu and offered substitute items for the kids. Entrees were received correct,... More 

Thank Stash103
Surf City, New Jersey
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a 'Breakfast with Santa' this past Holiday Season. To start off with, it was raining heavy and a few people were able to fit in the foyer. Others had to stand outside in this rain, waiting for the doors to open. A person called the restaurant to see if they would let us in and out of the... More 

Thank tripleJ366
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194 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had lunch here while visiitng Smithville. The burgers were great and there is a good variety. The food was hot and cooked to order. I also ordered a cup of tomato basil soup but I wished I hadn't. It tasted like thinned out spaghetti sauce with a ton of basil. My husband finished it but he knew what I meant.... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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186 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

There is a nice tavern feel with plenty of seating. We stopped for lunch while we were shopping. Our server was friendly and efficient. The menu is varied with something for everyone. I had a classic cheese burger and my wife the crab cake. We were both pleased with our choice. A good stop for a bit, if you are... More 

1 Thank TwoT0Travel
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We spent the day strolling the village and shopping the stores in Smithville village. Dropped of our bags to the car and decided on Fred and Ethel's. Originally thinking it was an I Love Lucy thing we found Fred and Ethel's founded Smithville. Our server from Boston and we from Lancaster county was an interesting accent meld. After crab bites... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?