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Anchorage Tavern Restaurant

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823 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2346
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Great food, ambience, service and all is consistent. Love the historic atmosphere here. I have been going here for over 40 years!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janis R
Longport, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Longport, New Jersey
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food, ambience, service and all is consistent. Love the historic atmosphere here. I have been going here for over 40 years!

Thank Janis R
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, long wait. Rare visit's from waitress. All in all food was really good, drinks are fantastic and made to order. Would definitely come back again, slow service could be just tonight. I would recommend this place for dinner and definitely drinks. Very nice atmosphere.

1 Thank David U
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Anchorage after seeing it on the food channel and sorry we did. To start with the waitress was not trained on how to wait on customers or knowledge of the menu. Our meals came with salad and she only offered one dressing. When we asked if there was any others she offered one more, we had to... More 

2 Thank Ron S
Ocean City, New Jersey
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always nice to live at the seashore after the visitors have left. Anchorage is a favorite place for us, because of the food and the service. They are always first rate. Only glitch is the rolls brought to the table for dinner. They are always stale and hard as rocks. At one time there were old hot dog rolls in... More 

Thank Stewart C
Lebanon, New Jersey
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1,060 reviews
908 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I went here on recommendation of a fried. First problem was that it was Saturday night – which meant an hour wait. No problem, I expect that. But bad service I do not accept. Had to ask for water three times before I got a glass. A co-diner’s baked potato came out – she asked to have it nuked, but... More 

1 Thank Morgan2010
Lawrenceville, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very good food - expect a long wait - sat on the porch and watched the bay as the sun went down - the Bread Pudding is wonderful

Thank geewing
Vineland, New Jersey
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We decided to stop for dinner on the way home from Ocean City. The restaurant was crowded around 5 on a Sunday night, and we had a half hour wait for a table on the porch. We chose a special, Margarita Grouper, and Horseradish crusted salmon. Both entrees came with choice of 2 sides, and soup or salad. Food was... More 

Thank jennygirl57
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Like a lot of people we heard about this place from Guy on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. How it made it on that list beats me because this top-notch restaurant is the real deal. There was about a 40 minute wait but there was seating on a deck out back and with a little view of the bay & just... More 

1 Thank BronxNYJim
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Have been driving by for a few years - always looks busy - went in on Sunday night at end of pope-a-thon weekend thinking it would be quiet - it was super busy - had to wait....LONG about 40 minutes. Great service when we were finally seated. We had three apps - fried oysters with wasabi - really good -... More 

Thank MarlenieGS
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great food whether its a full course dinner or sandwiches in the bar area. Always very busy but worth the wait. The owner/manager is always present to ask customers how everything is. Look forward to going back. Across the street you can walk out on the pier to look at the boats in the bay, how beautiful and what a... More 

Thank Anne C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 823 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2346
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: 609-926-1776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?