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“Oceanside Dining Delight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ventura's Greenhouse Restaurant

Ventura's Greenhouse Restaurant
106 S Benson Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2425
609-822-0140
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Ranked #10 of 40 Restaurants in Margate City
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Longport, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Oceanside Dining Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The place has several restaurants including a large deck that butts up to the beach and its right by Lucy the Elephant. THe deck offers good tasting food, the burgers are good but the pizza is really good. THe long hot cheese pizza is worth a return visit if you like hot stuff. Lou Ventura runs a good clean place. His staff are friendly and quick. THe bartenders can make slammin drinks while the kitchen staff puts out some good grub. It'w worth a stop after a long day at the beach doing nothing or after a hard days work. Just the atmosphere makes you want to relax.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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56 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Awesome view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Great view... Beach side dining. Awesome view of Lucy the elephant. Great place for drinks. Food is ok. 2 adults who had burgers & a child that had a hot dog was 50$, with no alcohol. I wasn't thrilled with the price for what we had.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida, USA
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“The view is the thing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you want drinks and light bar food right on the beach in Margate, next to Lucy the Elephant, this is the place to go. Pizza was home-made and very good. Chicken wings, eh, but the view of the Atlantic and breeze was the best. They also have a large full service Italian American restaurant attached by wooden walkways so something for everyone.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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“Better than expected!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This restaurant is right on the beach which is very convenient... Our visit started off with 'just drinks' for the beach... The bartender was great.. She made our drinks and filled them in our 'beach' bottles... We then decided to stay for a late lunch after the beach... We were able to valet our car for free- they work for tips only! The atmosphere was Fun and the waitresses all worked together to take care of everyone.... The seafood 'market price' menu items were good but a bit over priced - the crab cakes and the Ahi tuna were both delicious .... Would definitely recommend it?..if only just for the drinks:)

Visited August 2012
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“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We started out on the far outside deck, but just to hot to stay. They have really 4 different sections to eat wth 4 different menus.
So we went inside to have lunch and i was very good and the waitress and bartender was lots of fun. Tuna Sandwich and Italian Cold Cut were on fresh sub rolls; the french fries are perfect.
It was so much fun the we did it 2 days in a row and much nicer than the crazy Atlantic City noise and traffic.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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