Places to Eat

Ventnor Foodies Welcome Mr. Gordo’s Mexican Taqueria

Ventnor welcomes Mr. Gordo’s, a modern taqueria serving authentic Mexican food. Early reports suggest this eatery is a winner. Located in the spot that once housed Domenico’s, right next to Sack o’ Subs on Ventnor Ave., across from WAWA. Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Fajitas, Empanadas. Packed with flavor, service is friendly, ambiance is relaxed. Mr. …

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Enlightened Cafe in Ventnor Closing, Making Way for Playa Bowls.

After 4 years in business, owner Jennifer Hansen has announced the closing of her Enlightened Café on Ventnor Ave in Ventnor. We want to thank all of our wonderful guests and employees for supporting us over these past 4 years. Jennifer Hansen Hansen says there will still be recovery meetings, workshops and yoga in the …

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South Jersey Players Dinner Theater at AROMA Restaurant

Marlene May is President of South Jersey Players, a non-profit community theater group. May has always wanted to present dinner theater in Ventnor. She will get her chance in just a few weeks. May met with Ventnor restaurateur, Tony Hoda, back in August of 2021. Hoda, who also owns Aroma and Sapore, loved the idea …

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Deliciously Done. Fresh, Prepared Foods for Carefree Margate Meals

Maybe it’s because I would always order the KAREN ROLL at Tomatoes? Hmmm. Karen is the owner of my favorite restaurant & bar in Margate. Been going there for years. Nothing better. This sushi delight goes great with a Grey Goose martini at the always lively bar. Unbeknownst to me, I recently became addicted to another Karen …

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After 10 Yummy Years, Agnes Cafe in Ventnor Changes Ownership.

Ventnor foodies were surprised to hear the bad news, followed by some very good news. After a decade of feeding hungry mouths, Agnes Cafe on Ventnor Ave is changing ownership. The team behind Velo Cafe will now take the reigns. Agnes and Tom Ritzel are moving on to their next adventure. The couple did an …

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Extra-Slow Lamberti’s Rebuild on Amherst Ave in Margate.

Here’s some new pictures of the Lamberti’s Restaurant construction project on Amherst Ave in Margate. A neighbor shared these pics with DownbeachBUZZ. Amherst Ave residents that live directly across from the unsightly construction site have witnessed very little build activity. Recently, a team was seen on site cleaning up the growing mess. Trash was removed …

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Ventnor Foodies Welcome North Beach Cafe & Creamery

North Beach Cafe & Creamery (formerly Mento’s) has been a Ventnor staple for years. Homemade ice cream, water ice, fresh baked goods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner too, all made in-house from fresh ingredients. All prepared to order. A few years back, two legendary Ventnor businesses — Carisbrooke Café and Mento’s South Philly Italian Ice merged into North Beach Cafe …

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Ventnor Outdoor Dining Facing Stricter Rules

Ventnor Commissioners. July 8, 2021 A particular group of Ventnor eateries, those with outdoor seating on city property, have been put on notice. Ventnor Commissioners are giving the restaurants 10 days to respond. We need to issue permits & licensing. If you haven’t responded to 2nd letter, please do so. According to Commissioner Lance Landgraf, …

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Tony’s Baltimore Grill; Well Worth Trip Into Atlantic City.

The original Tony’s Baltimore Grill opened for business in the spring of 1927. The TBG menu featured a few pasta dishes, excellent fried seafood, tasty sandwiches, and let’s not forget their world famous, 12 inch pan pizza. Tony’s Baltimore Grill has always been a magnet for both locals and vacationers. The place is busy 24/7. …

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Margate Farmers Market Summer Kick-Off; Thurs, June 17, 2021.

Opening day of the 2021 Margate Farmers Market: Thurs, June 17 (8:30a -11:30a.). Browse, savor and enjoy. Right behind Steve and Cookies on Amherst Ave. Over 30 New Jersey farmers and small food vendors. A visual and aromatic feast. Farm tables brimming with South Jersey’s freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables. But wait, there’s more. The …

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Downbeach Foodies Welcome Essl’s on Ventnor Boardwalk

Essl’s now open daily for breakfast & lunch. On the Ventnor Boardwalk at Jackson Ave. Inside Vassar Square condo building. Shonda R: The food is freshly amazingly. Heard so much about this place, but we never had chance to sample the cooking from their West Atlantic City location. After Bob Essl’s retirement in November 2018, …

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Margate Loves Baker Burgers, Ice Cream, Cakes, Pies & Yummy Desserts.

Well-known for deliciously crafted burgers, Baker Burger Company in Margate also doubles as a local bakery. Cookies, fresh baked pies and decadent desserts. Kelly Baker and her son Ethan have combined their culinary talents. Together, they create scrumptious burgers and heavenly baked goods. Kelly Baker is a trained and respected pastry chef. Kelly owned a …

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Ventnor Considers 2021 Outdoor Dining Plan

An outdoor dining renaissance in Ventnor. An unexpected byproduct of the socially-distanced, summer of 2020. Some call it al fresco dining. Others simply call it eating on the sidewalk or street. Either way, it does provide a visually appealing boost to our Downbeach sidewalks and streets. But, there are down-sides. Blocking pedestrian sidewalks. Some restaurants …

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Mother & Son Team Serving Fresh Baked Pies and Burgers in Margate.

Burgers are a specialty but Baker Burger Company in Margate really shines with their baked goods. Perfectly named, Kelly Baker once ran Kelly’s Bake Shop in Northfield. In the spring of 2020, Baker and her 18 yr old son, Ethan Roberts, opened Baker Burger Company in Margate. Ethan is a first-year student at the Academy …

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