Whether you live in South Jersey or are a frequent visitor to the area, you are very familiar with the many Pizza Parlors and Italian Restaurants in the area.  But what if you are in the mood to eat from a food menu that is more than just Pasta, Pizza, and Sandwiches?

If you are interested in a lunch or dinner that is different than the same-old, we compiled a list of Restaurants in Atlantic and Cape May Counties that you should check out. All of these restaurants are open year-round and not seasonal, but some of these businesses' hours may be different in the Winter Months compared to the Summer months so always double-check before you go there.

The Nizams is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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The Nizam's

This Authentic Indian Restaurant is located on Route 40 in Egg Harbor Township, they are well-known for their excellent quality food and service. Serving Modern Indian Cusine with a menu that has Vegetarian and Vegan options, they have been rated four stars or better on Google Reviews, Tripadvisor, and Yelp.

Momiji Japanese Restaurant is located in Rio Grande, New Jersey
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Momiji Japanese Restaurant

Located on Route 47 in Rio Grande, this Traditional Japanese Restaurant has great Sushi and Hibachi Food options on their menu. Momiji has been rated four stars and higher on Yelp, Tripadvisor, and Google Reviews.

Tacos El Tio is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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Tacos El Tio Mexican Grill and Bar

High-quality Mexican Food can be found on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township; They are more than just Tacos and Adult Cocktails. Tacos El Tio has a rating of 4.2 and higher on Tripadvisor, Google Review, and Yelp.

Steve and Cookies is located in Margate, New Jersey
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Steve and Cookies by the Bay

This popular restaurant on Amherst Avenue in Margate offers a diverse Seafood Menu and Fine Dining Options. Steve and Cookies has a 4 stars and higher rating on Yelp, Tripadvisor, and Google Reviews.

Sandalwood Indian Kitchen

Even though they just opened in 2023, they have already earned rave reviews on Google (4.8 Stars) and Yelp (4.6 stars). Located on Route 47 in Rio Grande, Sandalwood has a menu of high-quality Indian cultural foods.

Mr Wonton Chinese Food is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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Mr Wonton

This Take-out-only Chinese Restaurant has a great menu of different food options for lunch and dinner each day.  Located on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township, Mr Wonton has a rating of 4.3 stars and higher on Tripadvisor and Google Reviews.

Tacos By The Shore is located in Rio Grande, New Jersey
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Tacos by the Shore

This Tex-Mex Style Restaurant is where you build your order, all the food is fresh when you order and wait time is usually minimal. Located on Route 9 in Rio Grande, Tacos by the Shore has a rating of 4.5 stars and higher on Yelp, Google Reviews, and Tripadvisor.

Docks Oyster house is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Dock's Oyster House

One of the oldest Restaurants in Atlantic City also has some of the best quality food and service in the area featuring an extensive Seafood Menu. Located on Atlantic Avenue, Dock's Oyster House has been rated 4.3 stars and higher on Google Reviews, Tripadvisor, and Yelp.

Murasaki is located in Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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Murasaki Japanese Restaurant

With an extensive menu of Hibachi Dinners, Thai and Japanese entrees along with plenty of Sushi Options, Murasaki is located on Dennisville Road in Cape May Court House. This restaurant has a rating of 4.2 stars and higher on Google Reviews, Yelp, and Tripadvisor.

Mexico Restaurant is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Mexico Restaurant and Bar

Located on Ventnor Avenue in Atlantic City, this restaurant has a plethora of options on their menu that pairs great with Happy Hour or great food for dinner. Mexico Restaurant and Bar has a rating of 4 stars and higher on Google Reviews and Tripadvisor.

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