After an evening spent at one (or more, probably) of Atlantic City's best bars, there's one thing you definitely need: a trip to one of AC's best strip clubs, obviously. Followed, presumably, by the kind of greasy, gooey, and otherwise-awesome hangover eats that'll have you boozing again in no time. The kind served at spots like these...
Atlantic City's 10 best hangover eats
There’s a reason Jimmy Buffett sang “wasted away again in Margaritaville”, and because a bigger Bloody Mary is obviously better, this Florida transplant offers a 23oz Bloody Mary to go with your oversized margarita in a blender-style refillable sippy cup.
Feeling like a taste of nearby Philly, or something (supposedly) from Jersey? Then get the cheesesteak croissant: crispy on the outside with creamy, meaty, and cheesy goodness on the inside. Two or three (dozen?) should do the trick. Or just fill up with the oversized New Jersey-style sloppy joe.
If, on the other hand, you’re trying to escape the City of Brotherly Love, take yourself over to Borgata’s Bread + Butter and try the Taylor Ham & Egg Sandwich, which is perfect for when you're feeling a little green.
The ever expanding Jose Garces joint at Revel (now in Moorestown, NJ and DC too) has all the things your Mexican loving stomach needs, including chunky guac and chips, tequila mojitos, mahi-mahi fried tacos (above), and a spicy tomato-y ceviche called Vuelve a la Vida, which actually means what any good hangover food will do: bring you “back to life”.
Revel at, and in, happiness with the Short Rib Skillet. The secret ingredients? Duck fat potato hash, horseradish, and poached eggs. All that delicious grease should satisfy your rebellious stomach in no time, but if that doesn’t work just try… what else? Some whiskey.
Make a beeline through The Pier Shops at Caesars for some Steven Starr touched (not literally, that would be gross) chicken and waffles. These are no ordinary waffles though -- they are made with buttermilk fried chicken, white cheddar, and touched (in a good way) with applewood-smoked bacon gravy.
The Chelsea, one of our favorite non-casino spots, has more than just an awesome rooftop pool: it also has The Teplitzky Breakfast with two pancakes, french toast, eggs, a bagel, a pork roll, turkey sausage, OJ, and bottomless coffee for $20. Oh, and Teplitzky’s challenge: if you can eat double that (4lbs of food in 30 minutes), it’s free and you get a T-shirt.
Don’t judge a hole-in-the-wall by it’s red & yellow vinyl cover. C&S boasts Mexi-breakfast items like a huge jamón y huevos torta with beans, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, mayo, and a side of fries for $5.95.
Great for voyeurs, the mothership of gluttony at Harrah’s looks right into the bio-dome pool, so while you stuff your face with unlimited crab legs, carved meats (like prime rib), mimosas, plus Mexican, Chinese, sushi, and a large array of desserts, you can watch people do what you won't be able to for, like, hours: swim.
Get here as early as you can drag yourself out of bed because this diner-esque, well-kept secret off the boardwalk gets packed with people looking for their French Toast Deluxe, which comes with eggs, fries, and a choice of meat for under $10. Also worth a try: the fruit/whip cream-topped Belgian waffle.
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1. Margaritaville Atlantic City1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
2. Borgata Baking Co.One Borgata Way, Atlantic City
3. Bread and Butter1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City
4. Distrito Cantina500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
5. Village Whiskey500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
6. The Continental1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City
7. Teplitzky's Coffee Shop111 S Chelsea Ave, Atlantic City
8. Cup & Saucer, Atlantic City
9. Waterfront Buffet777 Harrahs Blvd, Atlantic City
10. Maria's Luncheonette2319 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City
Margaritaville Atlantic City is the Resorts Casino's Jimmy Buffett-themed addition, featuring an Five o'Clock Somewhere bar and cocktails served in huge blenders.
The Borgata Baking Company is located inside, you guessed it, the Borgata. They're serving crispy on the outside, meaty and cheesy on the inside Philly-style cheesesteaks and the New Jersey-style Sloppy Joe that you HAVE to try at least once.
Even though the menu's got lots of great things to try, we suggest having the Taylor Ham & Egg Sandwich because it's been dubbed as a local weird ham specialty.
Food truck inside a casino? Amazing. Refuel here with mini tacos and fruit-infused tequila cocktails, by the glass or by the pitcher.
Raise your glass to whiskey -- 80 different kinds to be specific -- at this resto inside Revel that also has a full menu of awesome food like their signature Maine Angus beef burger or the duck-fat drenched french fries.
Stephen Starr's rooftop retro diner at the Pier Shops at Caesars serves up small bites like tuna tartare potato skins and lobster mac 'n cheese -- along with a ridiculous boozy brunch featuring the likes of Fluffernutter waffles.
Located inside The Chelsea, this coffee shop has awesome breakfast easts like The Teplitzky Breakfast, which comes with two pancakes, french toast, eggs, a bagel, pork roll, turkey sausage, OJ and bottomless coffee for just $20.
Don't judge this place too quickly just because the outside is a bit run-down. The food here is super-good and super-cheap. Try one of the Mexican-inspired dishes like huevos tortas with beans.
Unlimited crab legs, carved meats, mimosas, and more... this resto at Harrah’s has just about everything you could want, from Mexican to Chinese to sushi, plus tons of desserts like homemade gelato.
The French Toast Deluxe with comes with eggs, home fries, and choice of meat (bacon, sausage, ham) is about as hearty of a breakfast as you can get for less than $10. Maria's Belgian waffle is also a popular choice.