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Sam's Rialto Bar and Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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18 S Main St, Pleasantville, NJ 08232-2728
+1 609-646-5128
08:30 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 08:30 - 01:00
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Sam's Rialto Bar and Grill is a local fave near my hometown and I grew up eating the delicious simple, soul food. The place never offered much in the way of ambiance or inviting eating quarters which is why we always opted for take-out growing up. However, it seems that the place has taken a step towards improving the dining... More 

Thank ShamLNC
Wilmington, Delaware
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food here was very good. I did find the cornbread to be more like cake, but it was still very tasty. The service was extremely slow for us to be the only ones in the restaurant. I would be concerned if we came on a busy night. I was surprised to find kool aide on the menu, and my... More 

Thank sbey11
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We just ate here on a mini vacation with some family, and it was good for everybody. It's on the outside of Atlantic city and is small but nice. The soft music and TV was good. The breakfast food was nice and my pancakes were fluffy and glad I only had 2 because you would get full from the "The... More 

Thank Enfamale
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious! If you want authentic home cooked soul food, this is it. You must try: Robby's Lemonade Crab Cake Bites Blackened Catfish Fried chicken Peach Cobbler for dessert! And we must give a shot out to our server Valarie. She was super patient, friendly & attentive!

1 Thank LW C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Sam's on a humbug for our friends bday, I can not tell you what to order-i wouldn't know where to begin. the smorgasbord on our table was absolutely delicious and the corn bread well let's just say "CAN WE GET ANOTHER ROUND OF THAT"! compliments to Mr Sam and the chef's!! (my now favorite place to eat in... More 

Thank jidamir
Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Service is friendly, cocktails are great, and the food is good without being too heavy. We we were lucky to find a parking spot right out front of the restaurant. You may want to call and ask about parking if there aren't any spots available out front. It's located in a... More 

1 Thank Adjay30
Juno Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I could easily make this the shortest review I've ever written and it would simply say, "the best fried chicken I've ever had" but the place deserves much more than that. We've passed Sam's many times on the way to other places and nothing about it suggested it would be worth a visit. It's not that's it's foreboding or unpleasant;... More 

1 Thank LouVil
New Castle, Delaware
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Good food, EXCELLENT SERVICE!! Orders were taken promptly and food arrived quickly. The collard greens are delicious and well seasoned and the cornbread is homemade and melts in your mouth. The prices are very decent especially considering portion sizes. Meat (chicken) could be seasoned a little better, and the mac and cheese needs some work, but I was very pleased... More 

1 Thank MsGetThere
New Jersey
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Rialto bang shrimp appetizer was great. My wife and I both had chicken and it was delicious, I also had a waffle and it was very good also. Service was fast and friendly. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

1 Thank J_Urban
new jersey
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My husband and I went to Sam's at the suggestion of a coworker. It is located in the heart of Pleasantville. There is street parking - but also a parking lot in the rear. This bar/grill has become "famous" because of being on Guy Fieri's Driveins, Dives and Diners show. We went on a Saturday afternoon, and found only a... More 

Thank jucahaNewJersey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 13
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Main St, Pleasantville, NJ 08232-2728
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Pleasantville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-646-5128
Welcome to Sam's Rialto Bar & Grill, we are located just 10 minutes outside of Atlantic City. As being one of the oldest southern restaurants in Atlantic City we take great pride in our food. No matter if you are getting Chicken, Crabs, Ribs, Breakfast, we hope to put a smile on your face.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?