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Back Bay Ale House

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-449-0006
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Atlantic City Aquarium, I asked for suggestions where to get some lunch. Since this was March, not all the area eateries were open for business. But the Back Bay Ale House, close by, was definitely serving lunch! This must be the locals favorite watering hole, because this colorful and cheery place has a good conversation going around... More 

Thank Seamaid2
Mantoloking, New Jersey
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitstaff is so sweet. Especially Jen. She has to run up and down stairs to serve everything and she doesn't seem to mind. On one visit, a father was with his two young sons and she enchanted them. The food is really good. We love the lump crabmeat in white wine butter sauce and the prime rib sandwich.

1 Thank Lynnobl
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect spot for a cocktail or a quick bite. This little Bar/Restaurant has the best View, overlooking the water you can catch a beautiful sunset while enjoying something Tasty. The Crab Soup is Very Good!

Thank Nikki W
Galloway, New Jersey
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been 3 times now despite my first impression because of the allure of this place. The food is ok but not stellar by any means. The portions are pretty small considering how overpriced it is. All you hear about is the mason jar drinks and the ambiance. Well the drinks are about $16 and for that price should be... More 

Thank Myscreennameisjeremy
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place to eat outside near the water and bring your dog if you want. Food was good and they had a tremendous selection of drinks served in big mason jars. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and did have a bit of a wait for a table but it was worth it.

1 Thank Lisa S
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Back Bay on Saturday 3/24 to have dinner for 4 people. We tried the crab skins and received 4 potato skins each with 2 small pieces of crab meat for $12.99. This was well overpriced. My wife and daughter shared the crab cakes sandwich and clam basket, crab cakes sandwich was overwhelmed by the roll and the clams... More 

Thank Joseph L
Atlantic City
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202 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with friends from out of town. We wanted something fun and not too expensive. We were warmly and promptly greeted. Our server was wonderful. The drinks were great & the burgers were perfect. Excellent neighborhood bar atmosphere. I definitely recommend.

1 Thank Elman1952
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Love my drinks in a mason jar! Be carful the "trash can" will catch up on you. This off the boardwalk Gem is a local favorite. This is where hospitality people go to get great service.

Thank Bulldozer B
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Best Atmosphere and Best Drinks and Best Staff in Atlantic City. The Best place to eat and drink and an Awesome View.

1 Thank Nancy K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I stop here all the time while mucking around in the bay on my dinghy. The staff is excellent, the drinks are strong, and the food is exactly what's expected. The outdoor space is beautiful, and dogs are allowed. Take your kids fishing.

Thank Dan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-449-0006
Back Bay has been open in AC since 2003. We pride ourselves on great service, delicious food and fantastic atmosphere and views. In the warmer months we feature outside dining and bar. We are the home of the Basin Mason, a 32oz mason jar beverage. We have a large variety of craft beers. Nightly on our upstairs deck we do a sunset toast to say goodbye to the daylight :)

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