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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (16 reviews)
“tomato soup” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Smithville while staying in AC. Went the great craft festival they had this weekend and had lunch at this place. It was great find. Good menu and great craft beer list from local breweries. It is worth checking out.

Thank yummimummi1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THe food was good and more than ample. THe inside is all wood and rustic, Service was good and friendly.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We been visiting, and enjoying the accommodations in the historic village of Smithville for years now. One notable establishment within the historic village is Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern, located in the front portion of the village. They serve a decent lunch, lots of...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes you just get lucky. That's how I felt after experiencing the wonderful service and food. At Fred & Ethels restaurant. We ate a reasonably price meal of the doubled boned pork chop and vegetarian pasta of excellent quality. Our server (John 😊) was personable...More

Thank Courtneeb
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great food!!!! And I LOVE the drinks (specials change seasonally)!! Our waitress, Nicolette made excellent menu recommendations based on a few things we like and whipped up AMAZING drinks!

Thank ElCoronadoResort8501
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very good restaurant and they have a great meatloaf plater it's worth coming and take a shot they also have a bar and it's in historic Smithville which is also a good place to visit and there is a lot of shops...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Staff was very friendly. Food was presented well, very tasty, and served relatively quickly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Barret V
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Our food was heat hot which we like but would we come back....probably not. Sure there were lots of micro-brews and other good things and many items to choose from on the menu. It falls into our one and done category.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Couldn't believe the portions, quality for the price . All had great food and were very satisfied . We will return.

Thank tdisalvio
Reviewed 20 March 2017

During the summer, July 2016, we had a wedding in Smithville, the rehearsal dinner was at Fred & Ethel's. The food and service was excellent. We were staying in the area last weekend and decided to return for dinner. The wait staff where courteous and...More

Thank PRvolleyballgirl
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Nearby Attractions
Historic Smithville and Village Greene
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.12 km away
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Pura V
What's on the dessert menu?
15 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. :)
Pura V
Should I make a reservation for Monday evening?...Or are Mondays rather slow?
15 March 2015|
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Response from DebZ0313 | Reviewed this property |
Mondays seem slow so I would doubt you would need a reservation. Maybe once the weather is nicer I would call ahead but I am sure you are fine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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