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Back Yard Restaurant - CLOSED

220 81st St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1702
+1 609-368-2627
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible15%
12 Jul 2014
“We will Miss You”
4 Jun 2014
“Oops, you missed it!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
220 81st St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1702
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

So many wonderful memories, glad the restaurant will still be here in Stone Harbor. Now we need to figure out which of our friends belong to the Union League! Good luck under your new management!

Thank Traveler1932
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I was so very sad to read in the Philadelphia magazine that Dori has sold the restaurant to the Union League of Philadelphia, and the restaurant will only be open to members and their guests! We have so many lovely memories of this beautiful oasis....More

3  Thank booknanny
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My family and I have been to The Back Yard for the past couple of summers while at the shore. The food is very good, the service is also great but the big draw for us is the atmospere. You can sit inside the 'house'...More

Thank SMP65
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We always enjoy sitting outside in the back yard of the Back Yard restaurant which has great food and a wonderful atmosphere.

1  Thank EHS
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Absolutely perfect setting! Something out of a movie setting. Food excellent and service outstanding. Well worth the cost! Would recommend it to all my friends. An eating exprerience!

1  Thank Laurette S
Reviewed 25 August 2013

It’s amazing how bad service can taint an otherwise acceptable meal. We were not too annoyed with waiting 10 minutes beyond our reservation time, but the reason was troubling. We were one of 3 consecutive groups where our reservation did not exist on the final...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We have been back to the This fine restaurant for over two years. , The meals ,service and atmosphere were all terrific . My Tuna dish was one of the beat I ever had. We won,t wait two years to return

2  Thank mimi19452013
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We were at the backyard at the same time as the wedding party. Service was awful. The filet was excellent. Salmon was good. The pork was undercooked and then was microwaved when I asked for it to be cooked through. The plate was hot. We...More

Reviewed 17 August 2013

I had my rehearsal dinner for my wedding at The Backyard and had a terrible experience. Water glasses were NEVER refilled despite my guests asking repeatedly. The waitress took a dessert order for 1 table out if the 4 and the rest of the tables...More

Thank Kme1589
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This restaurant is in a wonderful setting. The staff is not supported and the food was so not worth the money. There was a strange moth ball meets sewage smell as we entered and to top off our experience, a skunk walked by us. I...More

Thank Phoff617
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 81st St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1702
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Stone Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 609-368-2627
The Back Yard Restaurant has been Stone Harbor's best kept secret for over 25 years. This charming restaurant serves Modern American Cuisine amongst a picturesque garden atmosphere. Dori Johannsen, who has owned this culinary delight for over 25 years, has created a dining experience that is truly unforgettable. Even more enjoyable than the scenery is the cuisine. Executive Chef, Glenn Messick, has been with The Back Yard Restaurant for over 16 years. His thoughtful attention to detail and innovative choice of ingredients can be seen in each of his delectable culinary creations.
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