Join us on a tour of Atlantic City in the Ducktown section. Ducktown is a district of Atlantic City that was heavily settled by Italian immigrants in the 20th century. Over the years, the neighborhood has gone through changes but some of the eateries have passed the test of time. Come hear the rest of Ducktown’s story when you join our walking food tour.
On this tour, you’ll stop at local restaurants that have been established in the neighborhood since the early 1900s and are considered restaurant institutions in the city. First up, Angelo’s Fairmont Tavern has been around since 1935 and has been managed by three generations of the family; here you’ll enjoy home-made traditional Italian comfort food. Next, well stop in for an Italian sub. White House Sub Shop has been in existence for seven decades, serving quality sandwiches and regularly making the list of best subs. We’ll go next door for a delicious fish sandwich from Barbera Seafood Market, an Atlantic City landmark for fresh seafood since 1919. Take a break and check out Atlantic City artifacts in Boardwalk Hall, including the world famous organ. Next, head into a real Atlantic City corner bar, the Ducktown Tavern, known for their gourmet burgers and, yes, we will indulge.
For a sweet treat, we’ll finish our tour at Formica’s Bakery, which has been operating for over ninety years, serving the community and beyond with freshly made sweet and baked goods. In the end, you’ll head home with the Atlantic City quintessential gift from James’ Salt Water Taffy and us. You’ll be glad you joined the tour!
Wednesdays through Saturdays, start your journey off with a tour of The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, the cornerstone of the Arts District in Atlantic City with a mission to promote education, provide resources for emerging artists, and enrich the community.
Vendor samples and locations are subject to change.
Come join us for an adventure, learn about food trends and gain historical insight on the town!
What Is Not Included? Additional beverages outside of the provided water in the tour are not included. Cost: $75.00 per person When: Weekdays and a few weekends 1:00 - 4:00pm (Please see the calendar for specific dates.)
Yes, advance purchase is required and tours may sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
Tours are non-refundable. Tours will take place rain or shine. Should there be inclement weather (e.g., thunderstorm, heavy snow, hurricane) then a tour may be cancelled. You will be notified in advance of the cancellation and will be given the opportunity to reschedule for another date or receive a refund.
What should I bring on a tour?
Since there will be lots of walking and standing, comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring layers of clothing should the outdoor temperature fluctuate. You are welcome to bring a camera to capture fun moments. We encourage you to post your favorite photos to our Facebook and Twitter accounts and use hashtag #OnTheTownFoodTours. Video cameras are not allowed.
What about dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) or food allergies?
If you or anyone joining you has a dietary restriction or food allergy, please contact us upon the purchase of your tickets. If you let us know in advance, we will do our best to accommodate those needs by modifying the food samplings. Not all samples can be substituted with an alternative, therefore we cannot guarantee that a substitution can be made for the tastings.
How much food do we eat on the food tours?
We will visit at least five establishments. For some guests, it is enough to feel full but not for all. Please remember that this is a tasting journey, not a full meal.
Will beverages be included on the tour?
Water will be provided at the tastings. You are welcome to purchase other alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages throughout the tour.
May I bring my children on the tour?
Children are welcome on the tour. Please remember that there is a lot of walking, standing and listening involved. There is quite a bit of information provided about the food. Consider if your child would enjoy this tour and whether it would be appropriate for your child. Children participating in the food tastings must have a full priced ticket regardless of age.
Will there be bathrooms available on the tour?
Yes, there will be bathrooms along the tasting route within several locations.
There are times where we do a combination of both but in most cases we are seated in the restaurants.
If a tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately, there are no wait lists for any of the tours.
I live in the area, should I attend this tour?
Yes! This tour gives you the opportunity to visit restaurants that you may have not visited before. It also provides you the chance to taste food that you may have not tasted in a favorite restaurant. In addition, you’ll meet the chefs and owners, and ask questions about the food and establishment. This tour also gives you the chance to bring guests who may have not experienced the great food in town.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible? What about strollers?
Not all of the establishments are wheelchair accessible; however tours can be modified to accommodate guests who use wheelchairs. If there is enough room in the establishments, strollers will be allowed access. If not, strollers must be kept outside.
Where does the tour begin and end?
The location at the start of the tour will be provided during the time of purchasing your ticket. The end of the tour will be within a quarter of a mile from the starting point.
Will parking be available near the meeting location?
There is street parking available but it can be limited. Parking details for each tour will be provided when you purchase tickets.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities (tips)?
Gratuities are not included in the price of the ticket. If you enjoyed the tour, tipping your guide is acceptable, optional, and always appreciated.
Are tours only offered in English?
Yes, all tours are only offered in English.
Will there be an opportunity to shop at some of the tour stops?
You will spend about twenty minutes at each location. It is important that we stay on schedule since there are multiple locations to visit on the tour. If there is not enough time to purchase something, you can always come back to a location after the tour ends.
How many people should I expect to be on a tour?
A tour will accommodate up to twelve people.
Are gift cards available?
Yes, On the Town Food Tour gift cards are currently available. Purchases can be made on-line for each of the tours.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes, we do offer private tours. Please fill out the private tours page on the website and submit.
Why is a specific restaurant not available during a tour?
There are times that the selected restaurant on a tour may have a scheduled private party and the restaurant will be closed to the public. In this case, we’ll select another restaurant to take its place on the tour.
How long do you stay at each location?
The average length of time at each location is between 20-30 minutes.