Where to Eat in Burlington: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Burlington is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States and a suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 9,920, reflecting an increase of 184 (+1.9%) from the 9,736 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 99 (−1.0%) from the 9,835 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Burlington

1. J B Bakery

712 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016-2609 Seating, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Street Food, Italian, European, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 7 +1 609-386-2295
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Our Story JB Bakery began as a bagel and bread shop in 1952. Over time, ownership passed from family to family, and the product line increased. Thirteen years ago, Burlington native Stephen Simon purchased JB and made it what it is today: a local landmark and dessert lover’s paradise that is regularly voted one of Burlington County’s best bakeries. Although JB may have originally stood for “John and Bill” — the bakery’s founders — Mr. Simon sees it as “Always Just Baked” because it operates 24 hours a day to produce fresh-baked products. At JB, professional bakers and pastry chefs employ traditional methods to perfect the art of dessert-making. They use scratch mixes and high-quality ingredients free of preservatives and imitation flavors, with the human element involved from creation to consumption. The bakery offers hard-to-find specialties from all over the world, holiday delicacies, seasonal specials, fresh bread and rolls, a coffee bar, and exceptional service. The chefs design custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Sweet 16s, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, holidays, reunions, and many other occasions; by establishing relationships with customers and listening to their ideas, JB’s all-star staff turns cake dreams into reality. Through the years, JB has become a Burlington County landmark. It is annually featured in the local news, and people visit from out-of-state to tour the facility and taste the sweets. Guests cherish walking in and experiencing the rich aroma that is unique to real, old-fashioned bakeries. A few years ago, JB gained fame for introducing its ever-popular “Whale Cookie,” a sugary delight inspired by the brave beluga that swam the Delaware River. The bakery was especially honored to host Food Network Chef Robert Irvine for an episode of Dinner Impossible — entitled “Nightshift: Impossible” — during which Irvine used JB’s old-world techniques and machinery to pull a culinary all-nighter. Above all, JB is a family bakery and a part of the local community. Generations have come to regard it as “their” bakery, and it is common for people who grew up with JB birthday cakes to feature JB at their weddings as well. It is the official bakery of Burlington’s Wood Street Fair and supports other local events such as Festival of Lights, Bike Night, and the car show. JB frequently makes gift and product donations to local organizations and fundraising efforts, and it creates jobs for community members.

Reviewed By KameronsMommy - Burlington, NJ

Great desserts st JB. Staff is always pleasant. Desserts are always fresh.They have this one cake, The JB Special. Chocolate cake, with a massive layer of cheesecake, some sort of yummy filling and chocolate ganache to top it all off. Omg so amazing.

2. King George II Inn

102 Radcliffe St, Bristol, Pa, Bristol, PA 19007-5012 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 215-788-5536
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

King George II Inn

The King George II Inn established in 1681 is on the National Historic Registry as one of the oldest continuously operated Inns. We serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week with a view of the Delaware River from 2 of our 5 dining rooms. Join us!

Reviewed By OldBridges - Bensalem, Pennsylvania

A meal at the King George is the perfect ending to an afternoon's entertainment at nearby Bristol Riverside Theater. The service is friendly, the food is affordable and very good. Forgoing the usual Wednesday special (Crab Cakes on Crabby Wednesday), we opted for a surf & turf dining experience. We started off with an item from their appetizer menu: Shrimp & Grits - Gulf Shrimp, sautéed with bacon bits, served over creamy cheddar grits & finished with a slightly spicy creole sauce. So good; add a salad to this appetizer & you have a complete meal. For our entrees we both ordered steak. He enjoyed his Grilled 8oz Filet served with Garlic & Shallot Mashed Potatoes with Demi Glace. I made short work of my Grilled 8oz Beef Filet also served with Garlic & Shallot Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach. Afterwards we enjoyed two delicious desserts: an unusual combination of Rice Pudding w/ Raspberry Sorbet & fresh berries for him and Baby Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce for me.

3. Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room Burlington

19 E Union St, Burlington, NJ 08016-1508 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 609-733-3562
Excellent
38%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room Burlington

Reviewed By OldBridges - Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Nice place with an interesting menu & good kitchen with lots of craft & artisan beers to choose from. It was a warm August evening when we visited & the roll-up garage door was open wide, but the place was comfortable & the atmosphere & the service friendly & above average. For starters, my husband quickly polished off a yummy casserole dish of creamy mac & cheese. I ordered & enjoyed their homemade Guacamole (with chunks of diced red onion) with corn chips. For our entrees, he ordered Fried Shrimp & French Fries served with Slaw & was pleased to discover the shrimp had already had their tail shells removed. I was happy with my order of Cajun Catfish (spicy) served with Collard Greens (delish) and Parmesan Grits (my favorite starch?). We dined early, but from all appearances, the place & the music get going later in the evening. Outdoor dining is also available.

4. Ummm Ice Cream Parlor

236 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016-4410 Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating American, Fast Food +1 609-387-9786
Excellent
49%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Reviewed By Colin M - Albany, New York, United States

I'm not sure why anyone would come up with an ice cream flavor called Elvis, but you can get it here. I had a more normal ice cream selection and it was what I'd expect from an ice cream treat on a hot summer's night.

5. Amy's Omelette House

637 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016-2736 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 609-386-4800
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Amy's Omelette House

Reviewed By Safetyguy_328 - Yardley, Pennsylvania

Been here before. Lots of choices. Today had a bowl of delicious cream of mushroom soup.Served hot and fast but without crackers. Substituted bowl of soup for fries. Got a chicken cheese steak wrap. Served fast and hot and got side of honey mustard. Sandwich was good. I did not like the slaw just personal preference.

6. Bagel Zone

1702 Mount Holly Rd, Ste 3, Burlington, NJ 08016-3771 Breakfast +1 609-387-1976
Excellent
38%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Aspiring_Critic - Raleigh, North Carolina

Located in a grocery strip location, this place is a good representation of what I would expect at many other bagel shops. No frills, nothing fancy about it. The surrounding area doesn't inspire confidence, but appearances can be deceiving. Ended up getting my order to-go. The variety of spreads and bagels were solid, a few combinations that I had never seen before. I thought the quality of the bagel was better than something I would get from Breuggers or Panera Bread.

Prices were reasonable. When I was there, everything was cash only, so be prepared..!

7. Kum Fong Restaurant

1817 Mount Holly Rd, Burlington, NJ 08016-4700 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 609-386-5784
Excellent
66%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Kum Fong Restaurant

A full range of authentic Chinese cuisines, from the hot and spicy entrees of the Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan provinces, to the delicate cuisines of Cantonese province

Reviewed By Rosalyn W - Cranbury, New Jersey

Wow! I ordered food for 30 guests for my New Year's Eve party. This was a great idea and huge success. Not a single strand of food left. Everyone loved it and all dishes were delicious! I could definitely order from them again! :)

8. Mazzanti's Market

320 Lincoln Ave, # 3, Bristol, PA 19007-5314 Takeout Italian Lunch +1 215-788-2218
Excellent
96%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By BACHVW - Levittown, Pennsylvania

My boss heard about this place on a sports radio station. Not an advertisement on the radio, just folks talking and this discussion started about the place and how awesome the sandwiches are and the Italian Special. I had to try it. It is indeed awesome. I was skeptical at first, no lettuce or onions ??? Just thinly sliced tomatoes and the cheese and the meats. The flavor of the meats and cheeses are incredible, the roll is great as well. No need for the extra stuff. The owner is a friendly guy, welcomes you in. The neighborhood is great, people take pride in their homes and town. You won't be disappointed unless you have no tastebuds.

9. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant

1414 Route 130 N, Burlington, NJ 08016-2006 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 39 +1 609-526-2746
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Fratelli's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By newjerseyfamily - Burlington, NJ

We haven't been here in a long time, but a recent menu that came in the brochure/menu that arrived in the mail brought us back. What a great experience. We all thought we were going to get a pizza, but after reviewing the menu, we all chose a pasta dish. Found portions well sized and delicious. Service was attentive. Bread brought to the table good and more provided. The kids chose a dessert - we ate too much to make a selection. Did notice some disconnect between the prices in the flyer that was mailed and the menus at the restaurant - it might be the difference between eating in and take out. Overall a nice experience and we'd come back again.

10. Blue Claw Crab Eatery

4494 Burlington Pike, Rt 130, Burlington, NJ 08016 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 609-387-3700
Excellent
45%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Blue Claw Crab Eatery

Reviewed By Joanwilder95 - Rocky Hill, NJ

This place has the right look of a seaside crab shack - great decor, drinks served in mason jars and a cardboard tray of old fashioned oyster crackers and horseradish on every table, but there is much room for improvement here. My true test for a seafood restaurant is how they present simple fare such as friend flounder and broiled scallops. The fried flounder had a breading that had corn meal in it and the outside breading was rather hard and easily fell off the fish. I should have asked if the fish was fresh - it didn't taste or have the shape of "fresh", so I would guess it was a frozen filet that they breaded and fried. The broiled scallops were good and not disappointing. I noticed that most people in the booths next to us were eating crab legs - maybe that's their specialty or with a name like Blue Claw Crab Eatery, I would gather that many people go here for spicy steamed blue crabs when they are in season.

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