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“Great service, excellent ribs”
Review of Tavern on the Bay - CLOSED

Tavern on the Bay
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Are you craving an authentic wood fired pizza? What about fresh caught seafood, a new york strip steak, or chicken parmesean? Then get in the car; Tavern on the Bay is your next destination! Located in Wildwood, Tavern on the Bay features the only wood fired pizza kitchens in the area. But don't be fooled, the diverse menu also includes favorites such as the Tavern Burger, Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Marsala and more! Join us Thursday through Sunday for dinner, or at the bar! Tavern on the Bay has three areas for your enjoyment; a rooftop bar great for watching the sunset, a patio where dogs are welcome, and indoors where guests will enjoy the finest food and music. Check out our daily specials, early bird menu, and weekly events! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the latest information! Did you know? We proudly serve pizza Napoleatana. Neopolotan pizza is characterized by dough made only with imported Italian flour, sea salt, and water which must be kneaded and formed by hand. It is then tossed thin and brought to life by a selection of Oak, Hickory, and Cherry wood fire for a fluffy crust and one-of-a-kind taste. According to authentic Naples tradition, each signature Tavern on the Bay pie is served as ready, from oven to table. What are you waiting for? Tavern on the Bay in Wildwood...Hello, Sailor!
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The owner and staff were very accommodating even with a packed lobby. They showed us to the upstairs roof deck bar to get a drink while they for our table ready.

We heard other diners raving about the ribs, which isn't something you expect to hear at a place on the shore. But after 3 of us got the ribs we can honestly say they were delicious, fall off the bone, must get.

Go to have fun, eat outside, enjoy the great drinks and leave full and happy.

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant had the best food we have had in a very long time. The service was impeccable and everyone and I mean everyone was pleasant, professional and inviting. We will definitely go back there.

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Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Randomly stopped here.
We were greeted at the door by owner (?) who got drinks for us while we waited. Everyone was very attentive.
Food was EXCELLENT! So much so that my husband made it a point to let the owner know as we were leaving how much he enjoyed his meal. Our particular waitress wasn't on it - but what appears to be family members are right there to be sure we had what we needed. Recommend! Oh and the Sicilian Calamari appetizer? YUM!

1  Thank NJJenn
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We've been going to Wildwood for many years and eat at the typical "seafood" type restaurants that EVERYONE goes to and we were looking for something new. We were greeted nicely and seated right away (we were are party of 9 including three kids). Our waitress was very nice and attentive although it took a bit to get drinks and food. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. None of us got the traditional "big" dinners but two folks had crab cakes, one had the catch of the day sandwich, which was mahi mahi, my husband and daughter split a wood-fired oven pizza, I had the fondue. The traditional seafood meals looked on par price-wise for what the other restaurants are asking. We enjoyed great bread and olive oil to start. It was refreshing to have a new place to go to that had good atmosphere with a kid-friendly menu. Total cost for the whole group of us didn't break the bank which was nice. I highly recommend the spot if you're looking for an alternative and if you don't need to have a big fancy meal. We'll be trying the roof top deck next year (without the kiddos). Definitely give it a try.

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1  Thank KJPR
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Must be a new place or new ownership, because when we drove over the bridge into Wildwood we noticed the sign off to the side...

On day 3 we left the kids to their own devices and headed off to try out the Tavern on the Bay!

Roof top was packed so we took a table outside down on street level which was nice around 5pm midweek although since it is Rio Grande Ave I would HIGHLY recommend avoiding that spot during any busy travel time!


The rice ball app,was positively sinful...

The missus had the crab cakes and gave the entire platter a 5/5 while I went for the Tavern on the Bay Burger and it was top 3 in the Wildwoods for me.

With a few drinks and a big tip to the awesome waiter Brian who stopped by often, but not too much, to make sure all was well, it was still under $60.00.

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1  Thank Just_Steve_35
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