Places to Eat

Gilchrist Serves Up Comfort Food For Margate & Atlantic City

An Atlantic City area classic since 1946.  Margate was blessed to get a Gilchrist Restaurant of their very own not too long ago, inside Margate Towers. Gilchrist Restaurant: A Jersey shore institution lead by Mike Barham and his mother, Denise Stamat. They represent the 4th generation of family ownership. Gilchrist serves up signature blueberry hotcakes, …

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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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Margate and Atlantic City Restaurants Battle Public Safety and Lock-Down Challenges.

Ventura’s Greenhouse on the beach in Margate reports via social media: The health & safety of our patrons, employees and surrounding community is our top priority. Ventura’s Greenhouse will remain closed until further notice for cleaning purposes. A Ventura employee tested positive for Covid, and as of right now, is doing well. Restaurants are about …

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Downbeach Foodie Welcomes Pulia to Ventnor’s Restaurant Row

Authentic Italian restaurant Pulia adds to variety along Ventnor’s restaurant row. Now open for outdoor dining and take-out. Pulia. 5210 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor, NJ. Pulia was founded in 2012 with the mission of bringing the Apulian culinary traditions to the world. Authentic European flavor. Pulia: a culinary trip to Southern Italy. Co-owner Gennaro Comella is …

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Downbeach Restaurants Prep for Dining Outside Starting June 15

At long last, we can soon sit down and to enjoy a meal at our favorite Ventnor & Margate eateries. We’ll be dining outdoors, but hey, we’ll take it. NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, who prefers a controversial, one-size-fits all approach for the Garden State, has issued protocols for food and beverage dining in outdoor areas. …

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