The Deauville Inn, Strathmere, NJ: A Restaurant Review

The Deauville Inn, Strathmere, NJ
The Deauville Inn
201 Willard Rd
Strathmere, NJ
(609) 263-2080

The Deauville Inn: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American/Seafood

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Well-executed, artfully presented, prepared with local, farm-to-table produce, with a commitment to wild caught seafood.

Friendly, attentive, though during peak times apt to be slower.

1920s & 30s nostalgic with contemporary rustic, upscale touches with scenic waterfront and sunset views.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars 

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a large family friendly restaurant complex with scenic waterfront and sunset views, and a good variety of well executed, fresh seafood dishes

Not Recommended For:
"Old World" fine dining enthusiasts, or for budget minded diners who prefer a traditional menu served with huge portions.

Recommended dishes:
When available, The Seafood Tower; The Whole Roasted Fish Chef's Selection; and The Slow Roasted Prime Rib Loin.

Liquor: Full Service, multiple bars

Restaurant Review

Located on the bay side of Corson's Inlet with scenic waterfront and sunset views, the Deauville Inn is destined to becoming a premier dining/resort themed destination

The Deauville Inn is a casual yet upscale restaurant with 1920s and '30s nostalgia and an excellent choice for diners to enjoy a bite to eat with friends and family, soak up some sun on the beach. With scenic waterfront and sunset views, enjoy a romantic early evening outdoor experience with your significant other over a speciality cocktail.

Under ownership by Strathmere resident Dr. Tim Fox, and partner Dr. Robyn Kjar, together they have teamed up to restore the Deauville Inn with a multi-million-dollar renovation. After having made major improvements to the buildings, decor, and a revamped menu, they launched their new improvements during the summer of 2020 amid the pandemic.

The makeover includes both the exterior and interior of the building, including recreating parts of the Deauville Inn's storied past, back to the 1920s & 30s, as well as adding upgrades to create a more contemporary upscale vibe.

The Deauville was popular during the 1920s and '30s, operating as a speakeasy and illicit casino during Prohibition. It attracted many the era's famous entertainers including Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, and Jimmy Durante.

During its peak summer season, the restaurant can accommodate seating for 450 at all their dining areas including The Main Dining Room, The Sunset Deck/Outdoor Patio, The Sand Bar, The Pub, and The Lawn.

The interior has a casual rustic vibe with dark distressed wood flooring, deep brown 1930's era tin ceilings, ceiling fans, dark wood tables, a stone fireplace, and an attractive bar area renamed "The Pub" has rustic walls with stone and mahogany trimmings, and large screen TVs. It is a great place to watch Philly sports.

The outdoor patio with an overhead canopy, and tented walls overlooks the bay. It includes a new 40-foot-long bar where customers will be seated for drinks and meals. They have installed overhead heating system will extend "outdoor style" dining year-round, weather permitting.

The Sand Bar is open during the summer months with a bar and a casual style menu that will cater to beach goers. Their adjacent Lawn area is ideal for functions such as weddings and private parties

The EZ Boat Docks are available to accommodate seasonal docking with a marina style ambiance.

The seasonal menu features a well-executed, artfully presented menu prepared with local, farm-to-table produce, and wild caught seafood. You will not find farm raised dishes such as fried tilapia on the menu. The seafood menu is supplemented with shipped in products including scallops from Boston that are known for their superior quality

In addition to their seafood menu, they offer a large variety of well-prepared meats, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and other comfort food items.

The main dining area features a menu with more high-end selections, while the outdoor dining area and the summer operated Sand Bar offers an a more affordable menu with more comfort food selections.

They are child friendly with a kid’s menu.

The Deauville Inn has live music on Friday & Saturday evenings.

The Deauville Inn is open year-round, seven/days/ week 11am-10pm.

They are open Thanksgiving, serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

(updated: May 2023)

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