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Windrift Restaurant & Lounge

105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 368-5761
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Ranked #21 of 55 restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Seaville
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had dinner with our friends and we were all completely satisfied. Food was excellent and certainly plenty. Service was very good. Price not bad for 4 . Not too crowded and not too noisy and it was a weekend at the shore. Have been there before and will surely go back.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tiki bar is the place to be.. Great view, best bartender I've had all week. Fantastic cocktails- go see James!

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philadelphia, pa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Breakfast here is incredible! Big selection and well made. All while looking out over the most gorgeous ocean view

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Love the location and atmosphere--lively and energetic. The bands are pretty good and the outside seating is prime. The food is okay. Fine for appetizers but the edamame was soft (frozen and thawed??). But, the food isn't why I like this place and if you are looking for views and entertainment, this is the place.

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Monroe, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Food wasn't bad, the service wasn't at all what they should be demanding of their staff. I am not knocking young kids from college, but what was missing to me was oversight. And nearly $3 for a cup of coffee the first day as I waited for our room... in past years they had complimentary coffee in the morning right... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Noise from the bar will shake your bed. Don't book this hotel unless you want to party all night. Also, the hotel staff was rude and disorganized. Terrible experience all the way around. Do not waste your money.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoyed the view from the bar. Good sushi and both casual and dinner menu was good after a day at the beach. Live music and dancing. Fun place to enjoy some drinks, view, music and food.

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Three levels now at the windrift. Main dining room: Pretty good food, with all in our group of four happy. Service was attentive, helpful, and friendly. Crab au gratin was good, but $39? Really? Most dishes seemed $5-10 higher than most similar places. Crab imperial was good, but had been sitting too long on a burner it seemed as it... More

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Jenkintown,PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I expected more from the staff at the Windrift on a recent Friday night (June 27) at the Tiki bar. It was a beautiful night, a bit windy and two barkeeps on duty (barman and barmaid). All the café tables were dirty, messy floor, no reason one of those bartenders couldn’t clean up the place so incoming patrons could sit... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it's a wonderful place because it is redone and beautiful; but the food is very very average. Nothing I have had there is memorable. good for a beer and pizza or a burger.

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