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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good stop

Good food and service. Nice casual atmosphere with comfort food and lots of different beers to choose from

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
robert g
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and service. Nice casual atmosphere with comfort food and lots of different beers to choose from

Thank robert g
Galloway, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and drinks for those craving Mexican flavors. Big portions. Sit at the bar and enjoy Monday Night Football with your Super Burrito or Chicken Fajita Salad. Bartender Corinne excels.

Thank shoy57
Galloway, New Jersey
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a go-to place for my family and I. Sit at bar, dinner, larger events can be handled. Staff is great, selections on menu are plenty, weekly specials are always worth trying, beer selection is awesome and live music great! Not much you can ask for. Always happy to come and review this place. Keep up the good work!

Thank RRM1020
Nanuet, New York
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times over the years with never being disappointed. Was there New Year's Day for dinner. Was told about 20 minute wait but was seated in 10. Crab cakes were excellent, perfectly seasoned, moist and tasty. Two in our party had steak w high as tender, tasty and prepared as ordered. This is a must stop when... More 

Thank Stash103
Nellysford, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic village has been converted to quaint shops and this tavern is central in it. There was quite a line, but we were seated within 15 minutes and served very quickly. Fabulous onion soup and crab bisque. Paired with chicken caesar and chicken salad wraps. We also enjoyed the Governor--which is an interesting meatloaf cassarole with beef, bacon, onion... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Visited here for the first time last week. The food was amazing and awesome but the service lacked a lot. We ordered wings which were the best we have ever had and dinner which was delish. The service seemed a little off though, slow and unsure. Thinking maybe they had some new people to help with warm weather run. (although... More 

Thank maysi111
Oakhurst, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We enjoyed their Mexican Monday Menu. Very tasty food and reasonably priced too. Charming atmosphere. It was very busy so the service was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry. I would go here again.

Thank Gail F
Jackson, New Jersey
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went to Smithville village to do some after Christmas shopping and stopped at Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light for lunch. The atmosphere was quaint and cozy. The bar and restaurant are decorated in a "colonial style" with lots of wood. We shared an order of chili nachos and then had the French Onion Soup. Everything was delicious and the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I took my wife and my mother out to Fred and Ethel's for dinner on a Wednesday night. We did not have to wait for a table, and the hostess sat us at a window table. Upon entering, we noticed a very active bar scene which was noisy but seemed like the guests were having fun. Fortunately, the bar noise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you are looking for a good burger, this is the place for you. Good environment, good service, good variety of menu items, good loyalty program and good specials. We eat here frequently--it is that good. The restaurant is located in the middle of Smithville Village with its fun shopping boutiques. I was disappointed when they dropped their Cuban sandwich... 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: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?