Historic Smithville has some of the best dinning around, The Smithville Inn, Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light, Costello’s and A.J.’s on the Lake are enough to keep your plate full and your tummy happy for days. Many of our guest stay multiple nights and the question is sure to come up… “where is a good place to eat if we are headed out?” It is an easy question to answer because we are surrounded by so many wonderful restaurant’s. We like to start with the local favorites. Here are a few of our suggestions.
Oyster Creek Inn Restaurant & Boat Bar
41 Oyster Creek Road * Leeds Point, NJ 08220 * 609-652-8565
If you are looking for great seafood and a beautiful atmosphere, then Oyster Creek is your kind of place! Located right down the road from Historic Smithville in Leeds Point, Oyster Creek offers a great dining room menu, sushi menu, crab room menu, and a decadent dessert menu offering lots of yummy cakes! We recommend sitting outdoors on their patio with a cup of New Jersey Crab Bisque, the blackened salmon and a crème brulee to finish it off! Enjoy!
Romanelli’s Garden Cafe’
279 S New York Road * Galloway, NJ 08205 * (609) 652-0179
From authentic Tuscany style Italian entrees to the freshest of seafood to the juiciest of steaks, it’s easy to see why Romanelli’s is the rave of many of our guests. Add in homemade soups, salads and pastas, along with the delicious desserts, and you’ll never have a reason to dine anywhere else. Romanelli’s can also host or cater your next event too, many of our weddings have their breakfast catered and are always pleased.
Shea’s Café & Bakery
195 S New York Rd* Galloway, NJ 08205 *609-748-7000
If you drive by Shea’s on a Saturday and Sunday, you will always see a line. Why are people willing to wait in line to grab a seat at Shea’s? You will have to taste it to believe it. The only problem you will have at this friendly restaurant is choosing just one thing from their amazing menu. They’re open every day from 7:00am-3:00pm and we think the line waiting outside speaks for itself but you will have to stop by and tells us if you agree. Located down the road from our Bed and Breakfast on Route 9, Shea’s offers all American fare from pancakes to salads. We recommend the White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes or Shea’s French Onion Soup, yum!
619 S. New York Rd * Galloway, NJ 08205 * Tel: (609)748-1818
Athenian Garden is a family-owned and operated Greek restaurant located in Galloway Township, New Jersey just outside of Historic Smithville. They serve traditional home-style Greek recipes that will surely please your palate. We are on a first name bases with the owners, they see us so often!
Our favorite: Revithokeftethes (Falafel Platter) Fried Chic Pea Patties with Tabuli, Hummus, Cucumbers, Feta and Tzatziki