Field Trip-Atlantic City Seafood Festival

AC Seafood Fest Sand Sculpture- Real Life Recess

For the third consecutive year, the Atlantic City Seafood Festival was held at Bader Field in Atlantic City. It happened back in September but it’s cool events like this that we will definitely miss when we move abroad.

Some 50-plus restaurants and eateries are all gathered in one location. Most eateries were local to Atlantic City but there were several from other parts of New Jersey.

Booths - Real Life Recess

It got crowded once the sun started to come out


Each participant has a booth or tent set up and usually offers three or four food options.   Admission is free; you just pay to eat.  Nothing is too pricey. Typical dishes are usually anywhere from 5-10 bucks.

Golden Nugget booth- Real Life Recess

Golden Nugget was just one of the casinos that had a booth  set up


So many choices.

Seafood salad…not so good. But fish tacos….good stuff.Food options at Seafood Fest- Real Life Recess

We love empanadas. We sampled the Buffalo Tuna and BBQ Pork varieties from Empanada Mammas.


Empanada side by side

Not only were there plenty of food options, but several local breweries had a beer tent set up where you could buy tickets to sample their beers. Each brewery offered 3 or 4 different beers so you could easily sample 20 or more tasty brews.

Great Brews of NJ

beer mugs


Sand Sculpture- Real Life Recess

A great way to spend a Sunday in September


About the author

Phil Nagengast

would rather be outside soaking up the sun or in a gym working out. Phil also makes an occasional effort to keep Megan in line.


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