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Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light

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1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-0544
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never have been disappointed!

Fred and Ethel's is one of my favorite dining spots. My husband agree. We love the cozy atmosphere, varied menu, and friendly attentive service. Steaks, soups, salads, seafood are all good. The meatloaf is a signature dish. The "original" Fred and Ethel would be proud of this restaurant!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Oscarmartinguitar
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Galloway
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate dinner here one night while staying at the Colonial Inn for a couple of days. Loved the quaint tavern atmosphere. The food was awesome and the portion sizes average to above average. We both ordered one of their signature dishes..."Meatloaf Mountain" for myself and "The Governor" for my husband. I struggled to finish mine but... More 

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StL
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There's a lot of variety on the menu. If you're hungry, you've made a great choice. Burgers, wraps & salads were all really good.

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Galloway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fred and Ethel's is one of my favorite dining spots. My husband agree. We love the cozy atmosphere, varied menu, and friendly attentive service. Steaks, soups, salads, seafood are all good. The meatloaf is a signature dish. The "original" Fred and Ethel would be proud of this restaurant!

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Bayville, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

employees treat everyone special, they truly appreciate you being there! food is excellent as well! Sometimes you need to wait a little to get in, but I've found that to be the sign of an excellent place to visit. Been there many times and will be back many times in the future!

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Bayville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

When in Smithville we always stop here for a nice salad for lunch. They are a nice large meal for $10. We also had a dinner there with a large group. The food was good, service was inconsistent, depending on the wait staff. One time was great, another average. Bar had entertainment on the weekend which was fun. Best salad... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We ate two dinners during early April and the two experiences were vastly different. The first was four adults and two children. Our waitress and service were excellent and the food was good. Had we only this one experience we would have rated the restaurant as Very Good. Because of our positive experience and child-friendly setting, we returned as two... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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218 reviews 218 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Came here w a friend for lunch, we both ordered salads , the were very good, ate outside on a perfect day... I usually get a burger, but opted for a salad this time. Great choice, citrus vin dressing was great....

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LBI New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Good selection of table options or eat lunch at the bar. The sandwiches were good and large. Great atmosphere....

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Riverhead, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Cute place with nice decor, the bar crowd on the Saturday eveningwas a bit loud. The booth seating is hard wooden benches, rather uncomfortable. Wait staff was very good. Relatively prompt and attentive service. The food started off good and went downhill. The appetizer mussels were hidden in way too much stewed tomatoes, The mahi nachos lacked character -- could... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Out with some friends we decided to eat at Fred and Ethel's since there were about 4 tables taken and they had a seafood menu. Since I am the quest to find the perfect spicy bloody mary I ordered one. So far the worst I have had. I asked for horseradish but instead got a glass filled with tabasco. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: (609) 652-0544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?