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Old Waterway Inn

1660 W Riverside Dr # 1700, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1632
+1 609-347-1793
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good10%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible40%
1 Sep 2012
“Decent food in a historic location”
28 Jun 2012
“Not worth the money”
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1660 W Riverside Dr # 1700, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1632
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Despite the other reviews, the Old Waterway Inn is a decent restaurant. The last time I was there I had chicken tortellini soup and salmon. Others in my group had stuffed flounder, prime rib, and chicken milanese. The soup was homemade but a bit spicy....More

2  Thank David W
Reviewed 29 June 2012

We received a $25 card as a gift, and decided to try it even after reading the sad reviews. Even with the $25 taken off our cost, we agreed that we would of been better off paying full price somewhere where the food was decent....More

4  Thank Dmdmdm-12
Reviewed 25 June 2012

the deck was packed, food was great, service was great! free metallica concert for us they were playing across the water! great saturday night for us and our friends!! fireworks from the concert was added bonus! the view spectacular a must try!!!

2  Thank Tomany
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We were having dinner with another couple who had a wonderful experience there with the prior management. Our own experience had not been good the last time we went but we were willing to give the place another try. At 8 pm on a Saturday...More

2  Thank Nitvoyodelo
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Worst over priced restaurant around. Horrible food, service, witnessed people walking out, sending back horrible food and a waitress who had no clue about anything. Save your money and time. This place is terrible!

7  Thank Nickylv
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The mussels smelled very fishy and were the most sandy mussels I've ever eaten. The fried calamari was tough but we loved the creole roulade. Our dinner companion had a very soggy Cesare salad and I had the seafood special combination plate - the lobster...More

3  Thank Sandee3454
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Want to eat in a restaurant running on an outdoor generator because the power was shut off? This is your place. Want to eat in a restaurant where employees are not paid, the state has close to $20K in judgements while all food must be...More

3  Thank FrequentDinerEHT
Reviewed 12 March 2012

A disaster from A-Z. I would not recommend eating here under any circumstances. The first clue should have been the fixed menu, which was not the case in previous years, but we decided to give the new management a shot. First the drinks came out...More

4  Thank TravelingMatt66
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We went during restaurant week (limited menu of a few highlighted items) and it was terrible. The place was dirty, the toilet in the bathroom was broken and the owners children were running around throughout the meal at 9pm at night. However, the worst part...More

5  Thank Cyndy1
Reviewed 10 March 2012

The worst experience, It was nice 15 years ago now a group of con artists must run the place, It was restaurant week, over 3/4 of the tables very available but they tell you there is a wait so you buy drinks at the bar,...More

4  Thank 395Kevin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1660 W Riverside Dr # 1700, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1632
    (Grammercy)
  • Public Transportation: Venice Park
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-347-1793
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Description
The Old Waterway Inn has been a staple with the local Atlantic City community since the early 1900's. Originally built by the Free Masons, it was known as the LuLu Temple Yacht Club. Take a stroll through time back to the place prohibition era gangsters used as a stopover before delivering their bootleg liquor. Sit by our fireplace on a chilly night while you gaze at the breathtaking view of the Atlantic City skyline and enjoy a taste of our new menu featuring a raw bar. Hang out on our deck on a balmy night to enjoy a burger or some oysters. Pull up on your jet ski or boat, and listen to the sounds of a reggae band. At the Old Waterway Inn, we promise to satisfy everyone! From the classic dishes to the most updated cuisine, we use only the freshest ingredients from local places. Stop by for a cocktail and appetizer and see what the buzz is about. Mile Marker 199 on the Intercoastal!