Where to Eat in Absecon: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Absecon (pronounced ab-SEE-con) is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 8,411, reflecting an increase of 773 (+10.1%) from the 7,638 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 340 (+4.7%) from the 7,298 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Absecon

1. Shea's Cafe & Bakery

626 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-9802 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 609-748-7000
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 433 reviews

Shea's Cafe & Bakery

Reviewed By gardening lover - New Jersey

We love traveling down to Shea's. It always has been worth our long trip until this last time. We waited over 40 minutes for our food. We only ordered omelets, nothing out of the ordinary. We felt this was entirely unacceptable and have never experienced a wait time like this in all the years we have been going here.

I feel it will be sometime before we go back.

2. Vic's Subs

742 Ohio Ave, Absecon, NJ 08201-9316 Takeout, Seating, Delivery American, Fast Food, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 609-645-0500
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Vic's Subs

Vic's Sub Shop has been serving up the best and freshest subs in South Jersey for over 70 years! Since we first opened up shop back in the 1940s, we've made it a point to use only the highest quality ingredients available. That's why we hand select ingredients like Boar's Head Turkey, roast beef, and ham, and Atlantic City Italian bread that's delivered throughout the day to guarantee that your sub is as fresh as can be. You'll even see us freshly slicing the steak for your hot or cold sub! And because this commitment to quality has always been core to our mission as a family-owned sub shop, you won't see us charging an arm and a leg for anything on our menu - be it one of our classic subs, burgers, wraps, or salads. Can't get away from the office for a healthy, hearty lunch? We'll happily deliver! And when you need a delicious, easy meal for your big meeting or special event, give us a call and ask about our incredible party trays. We look forward to serving you soon at Vic's Sub

Reviewed By ColradoWeatherguy - Colrado

Having grown up in hoagie-land and then moved to the Rockies, I have a regular craving for the great quality sandwiches of this region. When I come back to the Absecon/ACY area for work, multiple trips to Vic's are always in the plan. The sandwiches are very fresh, portions are more than generous (huge, actually), the bread is excellent, the service is fast and they have Tastycakes on hand. What more could you want from a sub/hoagie shop?!

3. Dairy Queen

310 W Absecon Blvd, Absecon, NJ 08201-2416 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food +1 609-646-5413
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Mike K - Smithville, New Jersey

Haven't been to Dairy Queen in many moons. Years ago when I spent many days on the road traveling to play golf tournaments I would stop at Dairy Queens in all kinds of places. They had dipped cones and blizzards and milk shakes and a few other items. Today it is a veritable menagerie of great options. I did have a Reese's blizzard in a waffle cone. My wife had a chocolate dipped cone. Both were excellent and the service was terrific. Really enjoyed it and will go back very soon. We also thought the prices were excellent

4. Bagel Gourmet

323 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Ste 711, Absecon, NJ 08205-4119 +1 609-568-6020
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By Veneto8 - New Jersey

This is small, locally owned café. Nothing fancy but the bagels are the best -- they make their own. My friend from NY -- a native New Yorker -- says they are the best bagels she's ever had outside of the city limits.

5. China Sea of Absecon

662 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201-2302 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 609-569-1888
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

China Sea of Absecon

Reviewed By Elman1952 - Atlantic City

We stopped in for dinner. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately.

The wonton soup was very bland, almost tasteless, but the wontons themselves were good and the broth did have some shrimp in it. The pan fried pork dumplings were very good, with a very thin dough, which I love. The general tso chicken was outstanding, but the kung pao chicken was almost all vegetables, with very little chicken and just a few peanuts. The little chicken there was tasted good.

Bottom line: Above average Chinese, especially for this area, which has so few good Chinese food options.

6. JJ's Diner

610 W Delilah Rd, Pleasantville, NJ 08232-1212 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 609-641-1400
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

JJ's Diner

Reviewed By VivianeSafwat - Mississauga, Canada

You must go there for many reasons:
Taste, quantity, variety, price, quality and owners
We ordered eggs, sausage and French toast, cheese burger and eggs with bacon and pancakes, faultless and no complains what so ever.
The family who owns the business are wonderful, hardworking and nice .
We met Jack one of the family members and based on google search and trip advisor reviews we picked the place to have our meal.
We don't regret for a second.
You must pay them a visit if you are close by.
Keep up the good job JJ's Diner.

Viviane, Andrew and Fred

7. Romanelli's Garden Cafe

279 S New York Rd, Route 9, Galloway, NJ 08205-9649 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 609-652-0179
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 268 reviews

Romanelli's Garden Cafe

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Full service bar Great Happy Hour drink and Food Specials 4-7 PM Daily at the bar Serving Breakfast & Dinner Early Bird Menu Prime Rib Specials on Weekends Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Reservation Accepted No Longer Doing Live Music on Saturdays

Reviewed By Stewart C - Ocean City, New Jersey

The food is just great and the portions are huge. The service is hit or miss. Sometimes very good, and other times very slow and inattentive. Great fish franchese and large Turkey dinner. Terrific stuffing. Very we’ll decorated for the holidays. Reasonable prices. Plenty of parking. Worth the trip.

8. Tripician Macaroons

640 White Horse Pike, Rt. 30, Absecon, NJ 08201-2302 Lunch, Dinner +1 609-645-1546
Excellent
69%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Tripician Macaroons

Reviewed By AmyandPaula

We love Tripician's! It is our "go to" for purchasing yummy homemade macaroons and fudge. We love picking up some of these tasty items for our out-of-town guests. It never disappoints!

9. Sunryser Country Store & Deli

632 N Shore Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201-1328 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 609-641-2919
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Sunryser Country Store & Deli

Reviewed By Turbocouch - Lindenhurst, New York

This place does not disappoint. The coffee is fresh, the eggs are cooked exactly as requested, and the service was great and with a pleasant smile. Although this place gets busy late morning, we had no problem getting a seat right away on Saturday around 10am. A great place to eat if you are staying at the MarriottVacationClub. I will come back again. I recommend you try the Sunryser Country Store for a pleasant way to start your day!

10. Rita's Italian Ice

453 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201-2445 Wheelchair Accessible +1 609-377-5805
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By phyllis z - Galloway, NJ USA

I am from Philly. Rita's water ice originated in Philly. It was a rite of spring. I know spring will be happening no matter what the weather is like once Rita's opens. I am a traditional water ice eater--no custard, no cream ices, just regular plain water ice and I LOVE it. It is not like a snow cone if you are not familiar with water ice or other frozen treats. My favorites is lemon, cherry, banana, grape and watermelon. Hubby likes wild black cherry. Daughter likes cotton candy and chocolate. Lots of flavors to chose from. Check it out.

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