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Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light

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1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
+1 609-652-0544
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burgers” (31 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
“meatloaf” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've only been here one time and it does get very crowded. Meatloaf was very good and a nice selection of beers.

Thank Flossieo56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From beginning to end amazing , my wife took me here for my Birthday and service from our waitress was excellent and food from appetizers to even the coffee was perfect, Thank you

Thank Glassblowerus
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We had a very unpleasant experience for dinner at Fred and Ethel's. Our server, Jaime, was very rude and unprofessional. He dropped my husband's dinner on the table, spilling the marinara sauce on him. When we asked for refill, we were not done talking and...More

3  Thank Erm106
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Stopped on our way back from Cape May on a Tuesday night. Almost went with a $10 mini-dinner special but we wanted to experience the dinners here since all the other times we've come in was for lunch. Prompt seating as well as the waitress...More

Thank George B
Reviewed November 2, 2017

When visiting Historic Smithville Village recently, we decided to eat at Fred & Ethels Lantern Light. We had been there a number of years ago and felt it was average. This time, it was much better. My wife had the short ribs & grilled cheese...More

Thank dpg1988
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Stopped for lunch here. Despite crowds of people shopping and touring Smithville, was able to be seated quickly. Food service was fair-to-good, food OK, and prices also OK. Limited number of places to eat in locale so comparisons are also limited.

Thank CRLretired
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Nice spot for lunch with good draft local beer and a good range of sandwiches. Not overly crowded in late October but Smithville draws a good crowd.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Had a late lunch on a Friday. Service wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It took longer than it should have for our waitress to appear once we sat and then she wasn't too attentive once we ordered and got our food. I had...More

Thank 283beckya
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Eh.... service was poor... meal was ok... atmosphere was nice... will not return... Ordered ruben and burger specials... just ok...

Thank Welove G
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Had a great lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. Interesting place with great friendly service. The burgers are yummy, served on a Brioche roll, done to perfection. Crab Cake was delicious.

Thank Trixie1953
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Kathy L
August 24, 2017|
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Response from PMCranford | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but maybe 5-7 PM ?
August 2, 2017|
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Pura V
March 14, 2015|
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Response from Katherine K | Reviewed this property |
Your typical variety of dessert options, a cake or two, apple crumble, etc.. don't remember specifics either, but if you call I'm sure someone would be happy to help you. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: +1 609-652-0544
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