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Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant

101 Parker Rd, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-2421
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Ranked #2 of 44 restaurants in Tuckerton
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Green Street
Description: (609) 294-4281, paninibay@gmail.com
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91% Recommend
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Forked River, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

...being that we just moved to town and it's right down the street. Unfortunately, though the view is lovely, it's quite loud and cramped. It was hard to carry on a conversation without yelling. We had the calamari for an app, and it was some of the best I've ever had. Then, it was all downhill from there. The mixed... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant when owned by the previous chef/owner. She sold it, and the new owners didn't have it long before Sandy came and devastated the Jersey shore. They closed for almost a year, then reopened. One of the differences is that the restaurant is now raised on pilings, like many homes in Tuckerton since Sandy. They use... More

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Long Key, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Had lunch here today with 4 other friends. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. The view was AMAZING. I had the Chicken Parm and the flavor of the sauce was great. I'll return in the summer...xo

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Forked River, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was one our favorites. Sold just before Superstorm Sandy to a new chef/owner and then destroyed we eagerly waited for its return. We found it to be very overpriced and the although the food is good - not great. On a Saturday night, 2 of the specials were gone by our 7:30 reservation. Our meal for 3 with only... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The owners have created a beautiful Italian restaurant. Super storm Sandy did not damage their spirit to continue. It is better than ever. Fine dining. Favors wonderful italian cuisine. Outstanding service. Do to how high they had to raise the building, the stairs may be a challenge for some. However, there is a handicapped elevator. Easy to use. If you... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Panini Bay is one of our very favorite restaurants! This restaurant was devastated during Storm Sandy...and thru the hard, determined work of Chef Ivar...and a one year renovation..it is now finally open. Thank goodness! The new design is beautiful. There are more seats..and a breathtaking view. Best of all...the food is the same..maybe better. I know it tasted delicious after... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This small Italian restaurant is tucked away down a long road in the middle of a nature preserve. You can't find a place with more beautiful views of the bay, Atlantic city, and LBI! In the warmer weather the boaters come in via their boats and dock at the pier. The food is fabulous and fresh. It you like clams... More

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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Last night we decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants Panini Bay. It has been closed since hurricane Sandy hit it. It's all brand-new and very pretty. Considering that it was opening-night the food was plentiful and delicious. The service was very good and the place looks terrific. Cannot wait to go with the gang for Panini's on... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This place is very good and they have a great view. Don't go there expecting only paninis though. They have a lot of other great food. In fact, I don't remember there being a lot of paninis on the menu, which was dissapointing at first, but I got over it when I tasted the other good food. It also may... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We are anxiously awaiting the reopening of our favorite restaurant- damaged by Hurricane Sandy (as so many of us at the shore were in October), we are eager to return to this wonderful restaurant. When we want to take out-of-town friends to have a delicious dinner on the water, we head for Panini Bay. Though it is small and you... More

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