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“Consistently Good”

Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Galloway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Had dinner here with two grandchildren recently. Located in Smithville Village, there is ample parking available, well lit area with clean surroundings. The staff has always been friendly, attentive and smiling particularly with young children. Waitress answered any questions we had about items on the menu, refilled drinks promptly, gave us enough time to look over the menu after drinks were brought to the table. All food was prepared as ordered, well seasoned and served hot. Even our precocious grandson enjoyed his dinner. Food is prepared to order so there can be a little wait for the entrees but it is well worth the time. It was not an overly long wait. We normally will stop here for lunch or dinner when in the area or on the way back from Atlantic City. Prices are average and the portions are ample. There is a good selection of items on the menu for everyone to enjoy..

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Thank Stash103
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

After an hour wait, they seated me and my boyfriend at a high top table next to the front door that had been available the whole time (having been used by other people who were waiting and getting drinks at the bar). The plates on the table for appetizers were dirty, when we got our dinners, pieces of other meals were on our plates (we both ordered burgers, but there was gravy slopped on the edge of my boyfriend's plate and some pieces of salad were mixed with my fries), and our "medium" burgers were bloody/rare with chewy pieces in the meat that had to be spit out. The disgustingness of this restaurant had me instantly nauseous and I will never return.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Ok to be honest we was a few times in Smithville but somehow we never went into Fred and Ethel's. The outside was not appealing to us. Our regular spot was closed so we went in. What a pleasant surprise. It looks really warm and inviting and its much bigger as it looks from the outside. The food excellent!! If you like Burgers and home cooked style food, that's your place. Prices very reasonable, service quick but very nice and attentive. We will go back next time we there

Thank nysteffi
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years and are never disappointed. French onion soup is a favorite as well as the burgers and the fries always get the fries !!! The staff is great

Thank Christine I
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

One of the reasons we visited was to try the loaded fries with Guinness cheese sauce that a friend recommended. They were delightful! We had lunch fare. Everyone enjoyed their sandwiches. Great selection of beer in the bar. Gets a bit crowded so be prepared to wait, but definitely worth it! Very clean and the staff is friendly.

Thank msaperry
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