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“Nice View...Great Meal”

Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Tuckerton
Price range: US$16 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Green Street
Clark, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice View...Great Meal”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have dinner on the water and found this place on Trip Advisor. Reviews were favorable so we decided to give it a try. Arrived early for our reservation and sat outside near the dock and enjoyed a glass of wine. It's a BYOB establishment which helps keep costs down. Waited about 10 extra minutes to get seated....it was worth the wait. Corn Crab Chowder, grilled peach salad, Mama's meatballs & sausage for starters....all excellent. We had the grouper, shrimp & grits and clams with hot sausage as entrees....we all enjoyed our meals....service was friendly and informative....we will return.

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English first
Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Some hit, some miss”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We've been for lunch a few times and it was satisfactory, thought we'd try to dinner. Made reservations (a must, I witnessed plenty of ppl turned away with no reservations or 1 hour wait). Yes it's noisy, yes the views are nice (but no sunset to be had at all, a house on the side blocks it, I was misled it would be a nice sunset view), The hits are: warm bread, friendly waitress service, my grouper and broccoli was amazing. The misses: corn crab soup, bland and more potatoes than anything, the hostess staff - not very friendly, my husbands ragu pasta - bland, no wine buckets offered or available. The fig appetizer looked good as did our neighbors Shrimp/grits dinner - but just looked, didn't tast. Its so close to our house, we will probably give it another try, maybe not a Saturday night.

Visited August 2014
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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Beautiful Views but Very Noisy”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went there last Saturday night and had an 8pm reservation. We only have to wait a few minutes before being seated at our table. We had a great table right by the windows with a beautiful water view. We ordered two appetizers which were both excellent and we all ordered the Grouper. Served over mash potatoes, with spinach and in a wonderful broth. It was amazing.

The main dining room was so noisy that I am not sure if I would go back again, unless it was off season and there were less people. It looked like they made a failed attempt by putting up a few acoustical tiles on the ceiling. If you are planning on a quite romantic dinner this is not the place. If you are going with a crowd or large table, you don't have to worry about being too noisy.

I was surprise that they did not have more of a seafood selection for entrees. That night they had grouper, talapia and shrimp.

BTW it's a BYOB.

  • Visited August 2014
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Whiting, New Jersey
1 review
“Sorry, never again”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Happy that they reopened after Sandy. We made reservations. Food terrible. Broke my tooth on really, really hard bread. Waitress felt bad no management came to see if I was OK. Long wait for food. Not one of us was happy with our lunch. When bill came I was charged for wrong lunch besides not being serviced. YUK I do have personal pictures but don't know how to post. They were taken before we removed bread trying to cut using steak knives. Of course after broken tooth to upset to finish meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
“Complete Disappointment!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Both the food and service were terrible on 7.20.14. After our water and drinks were served, we never saw our waitress again. Specials were not explained. We all ordered the Eggplant dinner. A different server brought our food. It was tasteless. Thin, length sliced eggplant with very bland ricotta cheese broiled on top. The meal was served with mashed potatoes and string beans....which we hadn't ordered. Servers where rushing around, but our table was virtually ignored. Our husbands attempted to get eye contact to request coffee and dessert menus....that didn't happen. My husband finally got up and walked to the kitchen, where our server was chatting away with staff and requested our bill.
Additionally, this restaurant was very loud for dining. The absolute worse dining experience we have ever had.

  • Visited July 2014
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