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Ventura's Greenhouse Restaurant

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106 S Benson Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2425
+1 609-822-0140
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Decent meal, the food was pretty good. Limited menu in the deck but the atmosphere is worth it. Nice view of Lucy. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Bill H
Harrison Twp
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324 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

After taking a dinner recommendation from an area hotel, I ventured to the beach and found this gem. Located next to the Lucy the Elephant and I thought I had been sold a bill of goods but walked in anyway and would return in a heartbeat! The lobster bisque made my critical grade but the crab tower appetizer was outstanding!!... More 

Thank John W
Margate City, NJ
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

What an evening! Four people being offered great service (Tara) and great food. The veal parmesan was huge and very tasty with a robust sauce. One of our party couldn't eat it all. Veal marsala with capellini was THE best I've ever sampled with a sweet and dark marsala sauce. My guests had one of the dinner specials, another veal... More 

1 Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've recently ate here and I have been here before numerous times. It is such a beautiful place rite off of the beach! We were so lucky to have had Amanda as our waitress she was such a sweet girl and you can tell she is experienced and loves working at the Greenhouse,she was very imformative and answered all of... More 

Thank MarieV473
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We ate out side for a quick bite. It wasn't quick. Burgers were good. The seasoned shrimp lacked a little seasoning. Would have preferred done if the dinning room choices. Ordered a margarita and it tasted like it was poured from the bottle. I couldn't drink it. Returned it for a beer. Waitress was very pleasant. She was a local.

Thank Loracmom2boys .
Port Washington, New York
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate here twice last week, once with kids, once without. It's your typical bar food… burgers, salads, pizzas (better than almost any we had in OC). We had the seasoned shrimp as a starter. Turnover on tables were pretty quick, so we didn't wait long. The open window atmosphere with the beech in the distance was really nice. One... More 

1 Thank Goatsgruff
Voorhees, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here twice recently on the outside deck. The food was good both times and the drinks were delicious. The service is terrible. You seat yourself and then "you wait" !! The waitress threw some menus on the table and we waited to place our order. Employees walked by and asked if we were being helped and we... More 

Thank sjerzelady_50
Largo, Florida
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210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wasn't to sure what I wanted to eat..so I just picked the Panini sandwich , boy was I surprised...it was delicious ...I recommend the Portabello and the chicken parm No need for an app your belly will be full !!!

Thank Chrissy1113
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We ate on the open air deck which was very nice and the only reason it got 2 stars instead of 1. The menu is very limited and overpriced. Service was terrible. They give you plastic utensils and paper plates. The only thing this place is good for is getting drunk on tropical drinks. Don't eat here.

Thank Brian S
Hartford, CT
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55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant is close to the beach and has a busy bar scene. Very casual. Food is good but not outstanding. Prices are moderate and service can be good or bad. Good for little kids and families but stay away from the bar area where smokers congregate on the side open to outside.

Thank BusinessTraveler967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Benson Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2425
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Margate City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-822-0140

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