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Windrift Restaurant & Lounge

105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 368-5761
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Ranked #16 of 58 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
New Jersey
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW 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
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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Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Love this place to hop off the beach for lunch. You can sit up high on the deck and enjoy. I love their chicken salad. Best I've ever had. It is also a great place to go back to for nightly entertainment.

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went for the wing night on Tuesday nights. Only downfall was trying to find a seat for 8. Great wings, great price and great service. Definitely recommend if in the area!

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Avalon, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have never experienced horrible service at windrift. i have experienced horrible food and have never eaten anything better than average. the menu seems thoughtless. lobster in grilled cheese??? both on the deck and in the main restaurant below average food. the sushi doesn't come close to whitebrier. the only reason i go there 5-6 times per summer is the... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was on a business trip with my colleagues early Friday morning for a television (Fox29- Good Day Philadelphia) live broadcast. Can't pick a better place than here! We were on the 2nd level of the restaurant on the veranda facing the ocean. The little fire pit in the center quickly warmed us up in the chilly morning hours -... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There are not many places along this stretch of beach to enjoy a meal or simply kick back with a cocktail while enjoying the sunset and beach people . Ask the outdoor deck bartender to provide a heavy pour while laying down a few bucks tip and you won't feel a thing afterwards. Tried the food for lunch . It... More

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