While in Atlantic City, my auntie, cousin and I could have eaten at one of the many restaurants on the Boardwalk.
Instead, we ate all of our meals at the restaurant inside of the Showboat Hotel, the ACE Restaurant.
This restaurant was remodeled and is located on the first floor of the hotel.
There was once an Italian Restaurant and the House of Blues restaurant in the hotel, but they’re both closed now.
The restaurant opens at 8am and closes at 11pm, although the last night that we were there, it closed at 10pm.
They have a breakfast special that’s served from 8am until 11:30am and costs $8.50.
The special consists of home fries, toast, two eggs, and meat, which is either bacon, sausage or pork roll, which is very popular in New Jersey .
Trust me, the breakfast special was worth it .
As we ate the majority of our meals here, I had the chance to try almost everything, and believe me, I did.
The Buffalo Chicken Wings were tasty, with extra sauce on the side.
The Onion Rings were to die for and put all those fast food onion rings to shame.
The hot dog that I had for lunch was one of the biggest , juiciest hot dog that I have ever had, and it was loaded with onions.
No, not raw onions or onions with tomato sauce like you find in New York City , but carmelized onions, like they came off the grill.
Maybe I was hungry, but adding the onions made my hot dog even more juicier and mouthwatering.
The salad that came with dinner entrées wasn’t just any old salad with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.
The salad came with lettuce, cucumbers, Jersey tomatoes, which, sorry, not sorry are some of the best tomatoes ever.
(Jersey Beefsteak Tomatoes are big and plump and oh so good.)
The hotel kicks their salad up several notches with red onions and cranberries.
You don’t even have to ask them to put your salad dressing on the side.
It’s as though the restaurant knows that you want that Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Honey Mustard or Balsamic Dressing on the side.
(Don’t look for French, Italian , or Russian Dressing, they don’t have it at the restaurant, just the ones that I mentioned. If you want any other kind for your salad, BYOB, bring your own bottle of dressing.)
The only food order that I wasn’t feeling was my Chicken and Waffles, which I had for the last evening.
Y’all were a little stingy with the chicken, people .
A couple of Chicken Wings or a Chicken Thigh on top of the waffles would have been wicked awesome and worth the $18 thatI paid.
Just throwing it out there, guys.
Like most of the hotel , the restaurant didn’t have a lot of people eating there.
The restaurant has another section to it called The Surfside Bar.
They had Happy Hour Specials.
Need I mention that it was ALWAYS full of people?
All in all,I did enjoy eating here.
The Hot Dog, Onion Rings, salad, and Chicken Wings held me down.
I didn’t even want to go to any of the other places that had buffets.
If you happen to go to Atlantic City and you don’t want to go to a buffet or spend a lot of money for a decent meal, ACE Restaurant is the place for you .
Oh did I mention that you can have a nice quiet conversation here with the person next to you without being overwhelmed by the music in the restaurant ?
You can, and that’s another plus in my book.