Tonio’s Seafood Shack

4.5
362 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Thank you for choosing Tonio's Seafood Shack! At "The Shack" you'll experience the finest of casual dining. While the menu's focus is on traditional, local and FRESH seafood - with your dinners cooked to order - there is something for every diner as we also offer Pasta, Steaks, Chicken and Kids options. At The Shack we boast a family friendly atmosphere with our fully air conditioned indoor dining room as well as our fully covered back patio.

Please note - due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be serving TAKE OUT ONLY (full menu) through June 15th, 2020. On June 15th, 2020, we will allow outdoor dining only. Our customers health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please know we will be abiding by all rules and regulations set in place for restaurants as stated by the Borough of Avalon/Cape May County. Thank you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 362 People Are Saying
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vipStoneHarborFoodie
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in casual outdoor dining.

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vipHungry
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy alligator appetizer! Seriously, it tasted like chicken. Loved my entree… shrimp and scallops with pasta in a “Rosa” sauce. DELISH! As always, I look forward to the next time.

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JamesK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff; great seafood spot.

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vipMarianneC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarina was an excellent server. So pleasant and attentive. First time here and we were very pleased

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and waitresses were very prompt pleasant and attentive even though they were under staffed

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vipChrisH
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service. Food was good but not exceptional.

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vipJeffTerry
Orlando
51 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always happy with our meal and service. Seafood and pasta dishes are all delicious. It is a BYOB which is another plus.

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TimothyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. The waitress was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Not just seafood lovers.

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Delicious
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It does not say it is a BYOB for reservation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Have gone several times over the past few months and have always been satisfied with my meals. Fish entrees are always fresh and special menu additions are unique and well prepared. Highly recommend!

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vipNancyGos
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had requested outdoor seating through opentable and even called to make sure, they said no problem. However, when we got there, they had no record of us requesting it and wanted to put us right at the entrance way of the indoor dining area. It was raining out and eventually sat us outside in a mostly covered space, next to the bathroom- no luck and it was super busy and the food took forever. The food itself was good tho so would go back but will call to make reservations next time as I think they get preference

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vipOutOnTheTown6
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bang bang shrimp, shrimp scampi, and stuffed flounder were outstanding! Service by Kristina was likewise wonderful. Throughly enjoyed dinner.

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NicholeS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Seating is mostly outdoors, service was absolutely fantastic. It’s BYOB but if you forget there is a liquor store around the corner. Seafood was fresh, and tasty!

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Cnunc
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Got reservations for outside only could sit inside. Food was ok. Crab cakes just ok

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Susie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The octopus appetizer was delicious...and big enough to share. The rest of our meal was very good. It was a very hot and humid evening. The fans under the awning helped keep the air flowing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tonio's was great. BYOB. Sat under a tent outside in August. Was not too hot. The fans worked well.
Seafood was fresh and really good.
We'll definitely be back. A great place at the Shore to get seafood!

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vipDonnaR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

With being told there was a crab shortage and having a crab cake I didn’t expect to get a golf ball size crab cake. It was smaller then the fried shrimp but then I was told there was a crab shortage 😊

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vipBilly
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My wife and I sat there for 15 minutes and we’re never greeted it or served people who came in after us were greeted and served. We alerted the hostess but still no one came so we left

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Robert
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor space was nice and had a good vibe.

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vipToddC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good quality straightforward seafood. Not great value but not overpriced either. Back porch dining is fine if it’s not too hot/cold.

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ShellyK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor shore scene with amazing food!

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vipJenT
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual atmosphere with plenty of delicious seafood and shellfish to choose from. And my landlubber son had a great steak. Will be back!

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melinda
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner Saturday night. We ordered the filet and lobster tails. Everything was wonderful. The filet was cooked perfectly and very tender. The lobster tails were amazing. It waz a great evening! Thank you, we can't wait to come back!

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vipPJ5225
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best, fresh sea food along with great service. A winner.

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vipDominickT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food fairly priced. Friendly service but length of time for entrees was excessive.

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vipMaureenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waited an hour and a half for dinner to be served.
Was BYOB with no info on OpenTable I could find about this.

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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. The wait was very for our entree. Sat down at 7:00 and served after 8:00. Waitress was excellent also.

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vipKennyS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Courteous, friendly, efficient service. Pleasant setting. One entree good, the rest low quality.

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't let the pizzeria across the parking lot or the "Shack" part of the name fool you. My husband and I had by far the best meal of our three-night Stone Harbor trip at Tonio's. Another couple--both locals--joined us, and they hadn't been to Tonio's before. They flipped. Of note, he's an excellent seafood cook who has lived in the area his whole life, and he was blown away by the quality of the seafood and the preparation. Everything was fresh, innovative and delicious. We had stone crab claws and octopus for starters, and that was the first time I liked octopus: tender and well-seasoned. We all ordered off the specials menu, and everyone raved. I wish I'd taken the time to post this right after we ate there because I'm a little vague on the details. The guys had pasta with clams and shrimp (I think), and we all helped them clean up the yummy sauce with bread. Just outstanding. I had branzino with a tropical salsa, and we all shared a dessert, a surprisingly elegant peanut butter and chocolate "bombe" that had a mousse-like texture and really good quality chocolate. Most of all, I wish I could remember our server's name. What a pro. Friendly, experienced, attentive, and fun. By the way, we dined on the patio in the back, where we were perfectly shielded from a rainstorm that ripped through. The patio is lined with huge yew bushes and was quite private and lovely. This ain't no "shack." Highly recommend!

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HelenA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service! Nice place for outdoor dining.

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vipjackf
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant. Everyone in our party (4) loved their meal. I had Fried Seafood Combo and it was outstanding.

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vipRich
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal & service.

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vipDono
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

If your looking for casual outdoor dinning serving fresh seafood at moderate prices look no further. Reservations a must. Great for a couple or family large or small. BYOB a bonus as well.

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LizardMama
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful casual porch dining with delicious food and friendly service. BYOB. We had steak and seafood. My son proclaimed his steak perfect and he is a steak connoisseur! My pasta with scallops was memorable. We will be back next summer!

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vipSusanF
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great. We had a group of 5 - some food was good/some just ok. Shrimp apps were good but very expensive for what you get (FOUR Buffalo shrimp which were fried shrimp with Buffalo sauce drizzled on top-not complicated). Bottom line - wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our server, Tory was friendly, knowledgeable and offered extremely personalized service. Loved that it was BYOB. Food took a little longer than expected (about 35-40 minutes) but it was obviously because it was the middle of Friday night dinner service and they were pumping out tons of takeout which speaks to the quality of the food. I’d highly recommend this place!

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vipkimp
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken Bruschetta was excellent and the filet mignon perfectly cooked and extremely tender

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! It seems like it is a hidden secret and only the locals know. We would love to go back!

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Mike
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding, very fresh. The service is great. Love the outdoor dining area.

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Tonio’s Seafood Shack is rated 4.5 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.