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Tony’s Baltimore Grill Restaurant and Bar – Atlantic City NJ Atlantic City, NJ 24 Hour Eatery!

Posted on: March 9, 2011

2016 update:

Mod B and Retro Roadhubs made a B-line for Tony’s after we saw Brenda Lee in AC and happy to see that not much has changed.

Tony's Baltimore Grill - Atlantic City 2016 Retro Roadmap

Though our waitress clued us into a change of ownership, we’re hoping that they realize what a treasure they have at Tony’s and that they don’t mess with success.

Tony's Baltimore Grill - Atlantic City 2016 Retro Roadmap

Also – our visit to Tony’s will forever be remembered as it was the image I used on our Christmas card this year!

Tony's Baltimore Grill - Atlantic City 2016 Retro Roadmap

Our original 2011 visit:

Speaking of vintage Italian restaurants – Tony’s Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City New Jersey is an authentic old time AC eatery, located just a block from the famous boardwalk.

Tony's Baltimore Grill Atlantic City, NJ

There are 2 entrances- one on the corner that leads directly to the bar, another into the wonderfully in-tact retro dining room. Either way you’re told to sit anywhere you like, by one of the seasoned waitresses.

Bask in the Glow of Red Neon

We opted for the dining room, which at the time of night we were there wasn’t packed, but did have a decent stream of folks coming in out of this freezing cold windy evening for some warm pasta, pizza and throwback ambiance.

If you’ve spent more than a minute inside one of the many boardwalk casinos, with their recycled air and shopping mall vibe, you will appreciate the authentic feel of a place that has been here long before the giant buildings took over the seashore. And as you can see, they cater to the late night crowd.

HoursOpen for over 70 years, you could almost envision the Rat Pack sitting at one of the booths. (Alas the music on the jukeboxes did not live up to my swingin’ sounds expectation).

Tony's Dining RoomLike the front sign says “Spaghetti Pizza” and we said YES! I got the pizza, Retro Roadhusband got the spaghetti and meatballs and we both split a “Large Salad Bowl”. As well as a couple of affordable beers!

The pizza crust was definitely fluffier than the thin crust pies that are my fave, but this pizza was still good. RRH dug his spaghetti tho the meatballs are on the mushy side, however I informed him that I read they’ve been that way for years.

Tony's Grill PizzaI thought it was ironic that some of the casino hotels and restaurants give that old time vibe (thinking of The Continental, etc) but right here, in the shadow of these behemoths, the real deal lives on.

You Go, Little Guy!