I've actually listed the Oar House twice in my tips because during the day and at night the ambiance is different. During the day the Oar House is a super place to grab a bite to eat. The service is great and the food is well prepared. The food is pretty typical American Bar food- jalepeno poppers, buffalo chicken tenders, salads, burgers, cheesesteaks, and a daily soup and special such as clams and linguini. Even though the selection is limited, they prepare everything very well.
Since the Oar House is on High Street, you can visit the art galleries, do some shopping and have a super lunch.
Favorite Dish: The salads are especially good. I really enjoyed the baby spinach salad with vinagrette. On Fridays the daily soup is fantastic- Garlic and Acorn Squash Soup. This soup belonged on the menu at a 4 star restaurant, it was that good! It had a complex and rich flavor with garlic, thyme, oregano and other lovely things. If you go on a Friday, request this soup. Yum! It was excellent paired with White Zinfandel and the spinach salad.
I do not recommend going for dinner to the Oar House because it is too crowded. You'll wait forever to get a table. It's very claustrophobic at dinner time. Maybe on a midweek day, but I wouldn't try it.
The Peking Tokyo is the ONLY chinese restaurant in South Jersey that has any semblance of class, so in my book they get points for that. It's also one of the few restaurants in the area that has been reviewed by the Philadelphia foodies and got decent reviews. The service is impeccible and it's one of the few places that stays open until 11:00pm. It is also the only place in the area where you can get sushi, because as the name implies, the Peking Tokyo serves Chinese and Japanese Cuisine.
AMEX, Visa, Mastercard Accepted
Favorite Dish: Sesame chicken! Scallion pancake.
Hours: Monday through Thursday for 11:00am to 10:00pm.
Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Lunch specials available from 11:30am to 3:00 everday. Prices are reasonable in the $5 range.
All dinner items are under $10 except a few choice seafood entrees.
Great decor and superb food and service. Around for just over two years, Winfield's is a welcomed addition to the Cumberland County dining scene, which in the past, has left a lot to be desired. Although a bit pricey for the area, the food is well prepared and very tasty. It's also nice to have a place in Cumberland County to get a real martini.
Favorite Dish: The Striper special was out of this world.
The Looking Glass cafe was one of the first cool places that sprung up in Millville. It's the perfect trendy, artsy coffeehouse that most people wish they had in their town (nah nah!) We don't need Starbucks because we have the real thing. The Looking Glass has a great relaxing vibe with cool tunes, art books, travel & wine magazines and original art to enjoy on great floppy couches. They even have live entertainment such as improv jazz occasionally.
Closed on Sundays.
Favorite Dish: Up until recently I'd only had breakfast at the cafe because I work night shift. The ambiance and coffee not the food keeps me coming back. For a bagel and green tea I paid $3.18. Considering I would have paid the same price at a convience store without the ambience, I think I got a deal. Most recently I got a great breakfast of fresh fruit, toast, eggs and mochaccino. With a nice tip I dropped $10. The lunch/dinner menu includes light fare such as Salade Nicoise, Greek Salad, Caesar Verdura, Grilled Veggie Sandwiches, Garden Burger, Roman Wrap and more. My daughter and I had dinner there recently and the salad was really first rate on presentation, flavor and quality of ingredients. The hummus and berry tart were spot on too. Prices are reasonable, service is friendly, but go for the great energy of the place while you're downtown shopping and visiting the art galleries. If you're a veg/vegan, this place can accommodate.
I've never eaten at Winfield's because I can't afford it, so I can't offer anything insightful. The decor of Winfield's is very metro-artsy, cold and not too inviting. One word... pretentious. I hate snooty. If you are the type of person that likes to schmooze, this is your place. This where are the folks who have too much money go to eat. I've seen the menu- it's of the American/French/Italian upscale variety. I wasn't impressed; it didn't look very inspired. People who have eaten there say the food is good, but no one has raved about it. I think the novelty of being seen at Winfield's is why people go there. Dunno... if I ever get a gift certificate I'll let you know, they're not getting my money.
If you decide to go and go for the whole meal experience with appetizer, entree, dessert and cocktail you'll plunk down $50.
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5 - 10 pm
Reservations recommended for dinner.
Major credit cards accepted.
The Port of Call is a place where good American food is served in a casual setting and everyone in the family will find something they like. The menu consists of steak, pork chops, chicken and standard seafood offerings. People who live in landlocked areas will especially appreciate the seafood items on the menu. This isn't a "fine dining" experience, but they serve consistently good food for the family.
Seating is limited, the restaurant recommends reservations (but not required). BYOB.
Favorite Dish: Everyday the POC has a special, the local favorite is the Chicken Pot Pie. Here's the dinner menu daily special schedule:
Monday- BBQ and oysters
Tuesday- Clam Pie
Wednesday- Chicken Pot Pie
Friday, Saturday & Sunday- Prime Rib
Hours: Monday through Friday open for lunch and dinner- 11:00am to 9:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday open for breakfast, lunch and dinner- 8:00 am to 9:00pm
Sunday morning there is a breakfast buffet from 8:00am to 2:00pm.
Chow's is Best of the Best Chinese Restaurant by popular vote from the local newspaper every year. They have a la carte items eat-in, take-out and delivery, but most people go for the buffet. On the weekends the buffet has a seafood theme and each diner gets a plate of snow-king crabs included with their meal The weekend buffet is a bit more expensive than during the week. The mid-week buffet is the best deal.
Favorite Dish: Their version of crab rangoon (fried cream cheese dumplings) are the best in the county! Their chicken wings are really good too. The buffet has different items all the time, so it varies.
I am very descriminating about pizza. Trust me, this is a good as it gets. It's made in the South Philly style that I love so much. Big floppy slices of pizza that are greasy and delicious. Lots of other tasty morsels on the menu also. The stromboli is quite good. Recently I tried their white pizza with plain tomato and mozerella and I liked it a lot.
Favorite Dish: Plain pizza by the slice!!!!
Amato's recently moved into a new facility and it's a big improvement. There's two rooms for booth seating, so the place is more of a restaurant and less of a take-out place now. It's a really typical American-Italian place that sells mediocre pasta and pizza, where you'll be served by some nice American kids who would rather be doing something else. The food isn't bad, but don't go expecting a great culinary experience. If you want a quick sit down experience for the family in town with a menu that everyone in the family will be able to find something they like, this is your place.
Favorite Dish: Pizza. I'm picky. It's pretty good.