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Marabella's Family Restaurant

9426 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1925
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Ranked #27 of 48 restaurants in Stone Harbor
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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59% Recommend
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English first
Beckley, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We started going to Marabella's in the 1970's. At the time, it was a little operation called Marabella's Fish Net. The seafood was out of this world. They evolved into a small restaurant. The quality was amazing (we knew that there was an Italian grandmother in the back making things by hand) and the restaurant grew to the 2 rooms... More

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Stone Harbor, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great spot for families, and after 7:30 or so, a nice spot for couples. Marabella's has the 5 o'clock family rush, and they handle it well. After the initial rush of families with kids, its gets a bit quieter. A nice spot to sit and watch the line at Springers grow and grow. The food is classic italian with... More

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Schenectady, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our family had eaten at Marabella's for the past 25 years. We come back every year because it's a great family place with really good Italian food! Our kids, who are now in their 30s put dinner at Marabella's on the top of their "must do" list in Stone Harbor. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. Our top... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We are regular Avalon visitors for 30+ years and always have dinner at Marabella's. It offers outstanding meals with quality ingredients and excellent service. We are never disappointed with our meal - it's like eating at Grandmom's on Sunday. Have a lovely dinner and stroll the shops of Stone Harbor - a perfect evening.

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Pennsylvania, USA
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

One all else fails, everyone (especially families) can find something they like at an Italian restaurant. The six children loved the spaghetti, and the six adults enjoyed the different fish dishes along with some nice soup. We manages to sneak in on a Friday night at 8PM without much wait, but in July and August it gets crazy. TIP: Run... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Every trip to Avalon is a trip to Marabella's. The food and service are good and as a other reviewer had said it's a tradition.

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is another place that my family goes to every year as well on our trip to Stone Harbor. We go now more for the tradition than anything else. The quality has gone down a little bit over the years but the memories are awesome. The high points of their place: The pictures of the family members as children, eating... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We hosted 100 people for a Wedding Brunch on Sunday after our daughter's wedding replete with an omelet station! The good was hot, plentiful, and delicious ! BYOB your own Blood Marys and Mimosa for a fabulous event! We have also been guests at a rehearsal dinner which was excellent!! If you are looking for a good food value for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have been frequenting the Southern Jersey Shore for over 25 years and have therefore eaten at many restaurants throughout Avalon and Stone Harbor where I spend vacation time. There are several really good restaurants around and all have different qualities I enjoy. But when I want to feel at home and just eat good, tasty, and sometimes creative (their... More

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It's not that it's bad--but it isn't special in any way. It was good for us because we had 8 people and they were willing to seat us. The food and atmosphere are pedestrian, but the location is convenient to the business area and the prices are reasonable. BYOB

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