Food & Drink

Atlantic City's Unsung Food Scene Is Its Greatest Draw

Published On 02/17/2020 Published On 02/17/2020
Atlantic City restaurants
Photos: Cole Saladino; Design: Maggie Rossetti
Look beyond the boardwalk and casinos for what really shines in Atlantic City. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

"AC doesn't always make it easy. We're legit underdogs, every time."
Get a sub filled with fresh "mutz" (mozzarella) at Tony Boloney's | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Pancho’s Taqueria serves what could be the best Mexican food on the East Coast | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

“You’re competing against people’s memories.”
Coffee in the AM, coffee cocktails and wine at night at The Iron Room | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

Diving into the spaghetti at Tony's Baltimore Grill | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Start your night early with the oyster happy hour at Dock's | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

Abdullah Panah wants to introduce Americans to Afghan food at Setaara. | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
There is something hopeful about the diversity of AC’s small businesses
Pistachio based baklava at Setaara | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

White House Sub Shop's iconic nighttime glow | Cole Saladino/Thrillist