This clubby-feeling classic on the wharf serves local oysters and scallops. No reservations means very long waits – go early or late.
Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern is a beloved family-owned Italian restaurant. The outdoor patio makes a nice spot to take in the sunset and have a pint and a burger.
Hannah G's is an excellent breakfast and lunch spot in Ventnor.
A few blocks inland from the Boardwalk, Mexico Lindo, a low-key joint, is a favorite among expat Mexicans
Ventura’s Greenhouse Restaurant, in next-door Margate City, is an Italian restaurant loved by locals.
BYOB; accepts cash only.
This vestige of Prohibition style was restored in 2005. Happy hour, 4pm to 6:30pm, is a good way to see the interior murals and mahogany trim.
The casual Blue Pig Tavern is at Congress Hall.
Diners with more upscale tastes should reserve a table at the award-winning Ebbitt Room in the Virginia Hotel.
In the pretty residential Uptown area, this friendly café does excellent Southern comfort food, from morning grits and waffles to fried whiting and barbecue brisket. BYOB makes it a deal.