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Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1 N New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-3040
(609) 652-0544
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nestled among the great shops in Smithville is Fred & Ethel's Tavern. Our bike group does a 50-60 mile loop starting and ending in Smithville. By the time we are done, we are good and hungry - Fred & Ethel's never disappoints. Burgers are amazing. Everything is tasty and plentiful. Wait staff is always great. We look forward to this... More 

Thank Tracey B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got married last weekend at the Smithville Inn. We decided to have our after party at Fred and Ethel's. We had an absolute blast. The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly and accomdating. We will definitely be back soon. Thank you for making our wedding night one to remember!

Thank erin_elizzabeth
Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fred & Ethels is a really nice tavern in Smithville, good food, nice atmosphere & music. Staff are very friendly also.

Thank JohnandLinda386
Brick, New Jersey
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were told 20 min for table for 2. We watched for almost 40min as people walked right in and said something to the greeter and were sat at the hi-tops at the bar. Some just walked in an sat! Finally I said something and she say up at one of those tables right next to the swinging door to the... More 

Thank stressed652013
Hicksville, New York
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159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by shopping area on way to Atlantic City.Ate at bar-bartender was cleaning cause large group just left.Nice guy,food good and came quick.We had wine and beer...stick to basics.Place was crowded with shoppers so if you are in rush go to bar if there's room for faster service.

Thank brighteyes67
Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an early lunch. Sat there for 15 minutes before anyone showed up to take our order. Sodas arrived 10 minutes later, the food 15 minutes after that (only after we complained to the manager). A 40 minute wait for sandwiches. People who came in long after we did had no problem getting served. No one ever came... More 

Lowell, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a break from Smithville shopping, so popped in here this time only for a drink. Usually we get a sandwich in here, which is filling, but nothing special. This time it was just for a drink - Bloody Mary and Long Island Ice Tea - both were horrible - simply watered down and certainly not worth the price. Stick... More 

Thank Martha T
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant off a recommendation. It was pretty good food for a reasonable price and when you throw in the charming area with the local shops and scenery, it made for a very nice afternoon. Would go back.

Thank Sherry K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very good! Ate in the bar because the wait for dining room was 25 minutes. The service and food was great but the music so loud you couldn't hear anyone talk.

Thank joannecawley
New Hampshire
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere was really comfortable, lots of brick and wood. The prices normal. Service - ehh. Our server didn't need to write anything down (he thought). Messed up with husband's salad, then fixed it. A little loud in there, maybe that was the problem. Then my entree came with rice. Not what I ordered. Since the stir-fry was all over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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: (609) 652-0544

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