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Windrift Restaurant & Lounge

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105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 368-5761
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Drink place!

Stop by, grab a drink, some apps, enjoy the music or sit outside & listen to the waves! Definitely a happening place for cocktails!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
MaryS62273
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Stop by, grab a drink, some apps, enjoy the music or sit outside & listen to the waves! Definitely a happening place for cocktails!

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Avalon, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great location, great views, upper deck a must see on summer evenings. Get there early for Tuesday wing night. Family friendly. Specials every weekday evening for meals. Prime rib night is good value. Lots of bars within one building.

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CT - USA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We haven't been here for over 5 years - went off season for the mid week Prime Rib Special. At $23 it was a bargain -- see the photo.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time at the tiki bar with James aka Dr. Tiki at the rooftop tiki bar. Great atmosphere and great view. Awesome place!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Spent the afternoon with James aka Dr Tiki at the tiki bar on the roof. Great experience and great view of the ocean!

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New Jersey
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160 reviews 160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a trio of appetizers for dinner with friends on a Saturday. We arrived at 5:00pm, so the Signature Lounge was not super busy yet and we opted to sit at the bar. All of the bar staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations for our meal. We chose the surf & turf skewers, crab... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Were there twice in a week - on a quiet mid-week night it was too big to be comfortable (we were the only table of 4 in the place) but on the weekend, the band (cover band) was decent and the music between sets was good; lots of screens to follow sports.

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Coatesville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Ate at this restaurant twice this week. I totally did not expect such good food at a restaurant located on the beach. Best lobster bisque I ever had....so much lobster in it! Awesome ahi tuna! If you go during the summer....sit up on the deck where the tables have umbrellas. Great service. Avalon has a really nice, clean beach. There... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a wonderful place for fun, relaxation, entertainment, fabulous food and wide variety at that, and service was the best. You can't ask for a nicer group of people who cater to your every need with a smile. The pool was only steps away from the beach. I had a choice but preferred the pool. Met a couple of celebrities,... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cannot beat the location: new bar overlooks the dunes and beach. Drinks are good, as is the vibe. Food is average at best and pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (609) 368-5761

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 33
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?