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Atlantic City No-no's?

Hi all... with any luck I will be transplanted to AC for several months. As reading menus is a fetish of mine I've already compiled a sizable list of prospects and have Google-mapped them.

Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing which places are good and which are to be avoided.

TIA for sharing places that you would not dream of visiting in AC...

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  1. I only eat at the Borgata Buffet when in AC. I like it alot.
    If I want to go outside the city, I like tomato's in Margate. Excellent!

    http://www.tomatoesmargate.com/

    1. I'd rather start by listing a few do's:

      White House Subs
      Tony Luke's
      Izikaya
      Chef Vola
      Opa
      Corky's BBQ

      For Dont's:

      Any and all buffets
      Most of the expensive Casino-attached restaurants

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      1. re: seal

        Hmmmmm... all but Tony Luke's and Opa are already on the list. A Google search yields a Tony Luke's in Philly, but not in AC. And Opa is showing up as closed, and the weblink leads to a page about Jesus. So far, so bad!

        1. re: GroovinGourmet

          Tony Luke's is in the food court at the Borgata - located under the poker room. As for Opa, I am sad to hear they closed.

          I have also enjoyed the ribeye steak and house made potato chips at Wolfgang Puck's place at the Borgata.

        2. re: seal

          x2 on the White House
          there is a little Italian bakery just down the street from there that is pretty awesome too

        3. Add Little Saigon to the To Do List

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          Little Saigon Restaurant
          2801 Arctic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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            1. re: Bossa_Nova

              Done! Thanks and keep 'em coming, both pluses and minuses...

            2. AVOID Fork & Knife Inn ( I think that is the name ) we had a pretty unsatisfactory meal there not long ago

              Go to Docks Oyster House - I think its the best in AC all around for food. Never been to Chef Vola's though.

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              1. re: gwh912

                Thanks... I think I recall coming across Knife & Fork, but for some reason it did not make it to the map, and now it won't.

                Dock's is on there, and the menu looks really good, so that will be a place I hit early on in my stay.

                1. re: gwh912

                  That's kind of funny since Knife and Fork and Dock's are owned by the same people.

                  I was at Dock's last summer and it was very good (but somewhat pricy to make many trips to over the course of a few months -- definitely a splurge meal).

                  I don't know if Tony's Baltimore Grill is on the OP's list. You can get very inexpensive meals there, but the quality is hit or miss. I have not had their pizza, but I hear that it is very good.

                  1. re: Philly Ray

                    Seems quite a few places get mixed reviews... par for the course I guess. Hopefully I will have the opportunity for at least a few splurges. Dock's is definitely topping that list. Baltimore Grill is on the map... thanks for the heads up.

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                    Baltimore Grill
                    , Atlantic City, NJ 08401

                  2. re: gwh912

                    Sorry that you had a bad experience, but Knife & Fork is a must for me in AC. Never had a bad meal there. K&F and Dock's are the 2 restaurants I frequent the most. I like to avoid all of the in-casino dining.

                    1. re: 1stand3rd

                      I will have to check into K&F again... thanks for the rec.

                  3. I will butcher the name but Budhakhan over at Caesars pier was great. The edamane dumplings were to die for.

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                    1. re: angelo04

                      You did! :D On the list... love the menu, and the dumplings were one of the first things I noticed that made the place stand out. Thanks for the thumbs up.