Quick Bite

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

This 75-year-old Italian restaurant, located half a mile from the Atlantic City Boardwalk, is an American Institution.

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern
2300 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City

Hours: Lunch: daily, 11:30 am–3 pm. Dinner: Mon-Fri, 5–9 pm; Sat-Sun, 4:30–9 pm. (Bar is open later)

Price: $$

Located half a mile from the Boardwalk, Angelo’s is a 75-year-old institution, serving traditional Italian-American cuisine. One of the few truly kid-friendly restaurants in the area, it is also a favored date spot and accommodates large gatherings.

Don’t Miss: Angelo’s is an apps-for-the-table kind of place. Eggplant rollatini ($7.75) and fried calamari ($7.50) make great pass-arounds. Entrées tend toward staples such as chicken parmigiana ($17.75), veal piccante ($20.25) and shrimp scampi ($19.25). Stuffed shells come with either meatballs or sausage ($11.75). Baked lasagna has five layers of beef, cheese and pasta ($13). Crab fra diavolo over linguine is a winner ($20.25). Steaks are popular. Steak Angelo, a 16-ounce aged sirloin, is cooked Sicilian-style in a cast-iron pan with roasted peppers, black olives and artichoke hearts ($27). Entrées include a house salad served family style. For dessert, the tartufo comes in chocolate or white raspberry ($5.50).

Heads Up: At peak dinner hours on weekends, you might have to wait an hour or more for a table (reservations for parties of 10 or more). But time passes quickly at the bar, where folks are friendly and the bartenders chatty.

The Scoop: Angelo’s, in A.C.’s Ducktown section, has a rambling interior with cavernous spaces as well as more intimate rooms. 

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    European - Italian
  • Price Range:
  • Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern
    2300 Fairmount Ave.
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Reservations:
    not needed
  • Hours:
    Lunch: 7 Days a Week
    11:30AM - 3:00PM;
    Dinner: Monday - Friday
    Opening at 5:00pm;
    Sat - Sun: Opening at 4:30pm
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