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Scales Grill & Deck Bar

American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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800 N New Hampshire Ave, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
+1 609-517-2602
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Someone basically dropped a couple shipping containers on the dock, converted them to bars, and parked a couple food trucks next to them. It's an awesome place to pull up on a boat and have some drinks and some shrimp tacos.

Thank Dan W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful location right at the water. very relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant that was there got destroyed during Hurricane Sandy so it is not a sit down restaurant any more but for a cocktail it is perfect.

Thank Uli W
Antalya, Turkey
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor for this cool location. Spend a nice and relaxed afternoon there with my wife. She loved the bartender Valerie. They had a nice chat while Valerie was preparing awesome Margaritas for us. As a SNACK we enjoyed cayun shrimp with yummy fresh pineapple coleslaw, juicy crab cakes and chicken tacos. Everything well prepared. Thank you guys. That... More 

Thank Hubert B
Atlantic County, NJ
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

My wife and I visited Scales Grill & Deck Bar before going out on an evening boat cruise; Scales is located at the former Flying Cloud location in Gardiner's Basin, Atlantic City. It was a beautiful summer, Friday night. Parking is not adjacent to Scales, but there is plenty of it. Walking up the Scales I had never seen anything... More 

2 Thank NJBeachbummz
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Perfect place to grab lunch. Great location, right on the water, nice breeze, casual atmosphere, I had the sweetest crab legs, best I have had in quite a while. They were setting up for live music when we left so I would think it is a nice place for an evening bite and a drink or cold beer. We will... More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you like the cool vibe of food trucks and enjoy a water view, this is the place for you! Scales Woody's Food Truck sits on the former location of Scales Restaurant which was lost in Hurricane Sandy. Since the Gardners Basin group isn't sure what to do with the real estate, they are not rebuilding the site, but have... More 

5 Thank Colleen924
Brigantine, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Cant beat the dock side drinks in Atlantic City. The shrimp tacos are to die for. Lots of friendly faces and good views of the casinos and Absecon Inlet.

Thank Menehune_Marcus
New Jersey
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

This is my second review of Scales Grill & Deck Bar. The first I wrote last year. I LOVE this place!! Best location and beautiful water & casino views. For those who are not familiar with Scales(formerally The Flying Cloud Cafe) The original building was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. They now have food truck service and also a bar with... More 

3 Thank LoveToTravelGal
Vincentown, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Great place. Just had wonderful fish tacos - 2 for $10 can't beat it. Drinking mojitos eating great food looking over the inlet to the casinos. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great find. A must visit

2 Thank Jlong42
Totowa, New Jersey
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Wow. Not only was the food outstanding off the food truck, the cook/server was a great guy, We ordered one shrimp po'boy and one fried shrimp small plate. The description stated "lightly breaded" and it was spot on. Just the way I like it, not overpowering on the breading, and not greasy at all! Although I can only comment on... More 

Thank shyfunnygal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-2900
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-517-2602
Awesome AC skyline views, full outside bar, delicious menu!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?