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“Bland food...disappointed.”
Review of AJ's On the Lake - CLOSED

AJ's On the Lake
Cuisines: Diner
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Maybe because it was very early in the season (March) but we were very disappointed in our recent lunch at AJ's. DH had 2 hot dogs and cole slaw for lunch. Hot dogs were hot but looked wrinkled as if they had been sitting around-- rolls were stale. When mentioned to the waitress she seemed shocked and said it was a recent delivery. Cole slaw was delicious! I had scrambled eggs that were barely edible...strong flavor of something undetermined. When I asked the waitress she had no idea what it was. Toast was cold and soggy...bacon was good. We've eaten there before and had great sandwiches/wraps. Stick to them!

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Thank pbnj99
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed at The Colonial Inn and decided to get take out breakfast and bring it back to the room to eat. OMG! The portions were huge! We ate half, were stuffed and ate the second half the next morning for breakfast (we had a microwave in our room). Definitely worth a trip to AJ's!

Thank Carol Ann I
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Having had a great breakfast there, we returned with a friend for a lunch. The service was good and the food was great. They have many old photos of Atlantic County sites framed on the walls which makes for conversation and information of the area such as the diving horse of AC.

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2  Thank John N
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We were in Smithville to do some shopping and see the light show, and stopped in here because they advertised Italian Wedding Soup. We were greeted and sat quickly, and the waitress brought our drinks quickly as well. We ordered our food, and the cup of soup was pretty good and came in a reasonable time - and things went downhill from there. We waited, and waited, and waited for our food - all we ordered were two grilled cheese sandwiches and an omelette. My wife is lactose intolerant and told the waitress that to ensure a turkey bacon omelette with no dairy. Se had a few bites and found bacon that seemed raw, and heaps of cheese. The cheese in the two sandwiches was congealed and utterly disgusting. We told the waitress who was incredibly nice, and she took the food off the check since we didn't eat any of it. Although the service was great, we would never go back because we couldn't stomach the food. It's sad with such good service and location they couldn't put out better food.

Thank Steve O
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Awful awful awful ---they should stop breakfast at 2:00 because it's obvious the cooks can not handle such a varied menu. Over an hour later and still waiting. Customers are now applauding because they finally got their food. I feel sorry for this establishment. It is a mess. I am passing the time typing this. Truly a joke. As I listen to my server apologize....other customers are complaining. The service is so bad here that it's turned into a comedy show. Also do not use the restrooms without making sure they have toilet paper. They also are lacking in service.....lol

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Thank Boredstiffwaiting
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