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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Solid good food

Get the buffalo chicken salad! It was delicious and abundant. Very fresh and wholesome ingredients. Potato soup was so rich and filling. Great service. Fun place with craft beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
wonderwoman7757
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Ridgewood, N.J.
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ridgewood, N.J.
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Get the buffalo chicken salad! It was delicious and abundant. Very fresh and wholesome ingredients. Potato soup was so rich and filling. Great service. Fun place with craft beer.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since we are occasional patrons of the bar on Friday evenings for a drink and a burger and have enjoyed the casual, friendly atmosphere and good service by the bartenders we decided to try Fred & Ethel's for an impromptu St Patrick's Day dinner. The dining room was busy but not at maximum capacity. The corned beef and cabbage dinner... More 

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Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We eat at Fred and Ethel's every time we go to Smithville. Casual dining, food is always good and the drinks are fantastic. Very friendly staff.

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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We are big fans of the Smithville Inn, but one night we decided to try Fred and Ethel's. It was a Saturday night and was crowded, but we got a table quickly. The atmosphere was pleasant, but it was very noisy, almost hard to carry on a conversation. The food was outstanding, but it took a long time to be... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I always have dinner here whenever we are in Smithville! The place is great; the dining room is large enough that the tavern atmosphere doesn't get overwhelming! We have never had food that we didn't like, and my man is a craft beer drinker and he really enjoys their selection. We always order the Guinness nachos (but... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Happy hour between 4and 7 very nice.we had some appetizers which were very good.Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.Try their Sangria different from most.

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Medford, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

very busy so call ahead if u know u r going there, but worth the wait - the food was fresh and delish, pub style

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have eaten here many times, the food is good and the service is usually great. Unfortunately the last time I was here it was crowded and the service was not good. I ordered the roast turkey dinner and it came to me barely lukewarm. This was after at least a half hour wait. Our server was not very attentive.... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have booked my wedding and reception here because I just love this place. It's simple yet elegant. The bar when you walk in is so cool looking. Their food is great as well is the staff. Its a wonderful restaurant. The banquet room is great for a small wedding and there is a giant fire place. I can't wait... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Set in Historic Smithville, this restaurant draws quite a crowd on weekends. We visited on Tuesday night, when they are quite a bit slower. The inside of the restaurant is very quaint. The large span of windows provides an excellent view of the town of Smithville. There is no "bad" seat in this restaurant. Food is good, service is good.... 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

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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Sicklerville, New Jersey
14 days ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?