Chef Vola’s In Atlantic City Is A Must Try Spot At The Jersey Shore
After this Sunday’s Ben To The Shore Bike Tour, which is a 65-mile bike ride from Philly to Atlantic City that I completed in just over four hours, Pattyann and I had a fantastic dinner at one of our favorite places.
The restaurant is called Chef Vola’s and it is also located in Atlantic City — and, no, in case you are wondering, we did not ride our bikes there too!
The place is just spectacular, and it is a family-run establishment and hidden gem right off the Atlantic City boardwalk. I would recommend it to anyone I know, that’s how much I love it.
The food is served in massive portions and it is just outright delicious. Plus, the service there is top-notch. Our server, Mary Mac, was superb at remembering an extensive list of specials, which between appetizers and entrees, the list had to be around ten different items. There is a reason she has been there for over 25 years!
We got a bunch of stuff, including a tomato and blue cheese appetizer, which was delicious, and, a New York strip steak with crab meat, which was so good! But the bone-in veal parm is the best!
By the way, did I mention it is BYOB too?
“Located in the nondescript basement of a rowhouse on South Albion Place, a tiny way street in the shadow of the Tropicana, Chef Vola’s has no liquor license and no sign out front. Its green awnings are the only clue that something special might be going on inside. A statue of the Blessed Mother keeps a benevolent eye on the doorway.”
“Currently owned by Michael and Louise Esposito, Chef Vola’s has never advertised and has no sign, no listed telephone number, no liquor license. It accepts no checks, and it maintains an inflexible policy of not serving anyone without a reservation. High rollers, casino executives, even the comedian Billy Crystal have been turned away.”
What a cool place to eat! If you ever find yourself in Atlantic City, you definitely have to stop by!
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