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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, Decent Food, Lively Bar

Food in the lounge is decent. Beet salad with goat cheese was great. The tuna was just ok. The guacamole wasn't above average, but the French fries were! You can't beat the location and the drinks are pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Mermaidtk1
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food in the lounge is decent. Beet salad with goat cheese was great. The tuna was just ok. The guacamole wasn't above average, but the French fries were! You can't beat the location and the drinks are pretty good.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Windrift hotel has undergone serious upgrading in the last few years. The seafood in the downstairs restaurant was delicious and reasonably priced. Recommended!

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved this place, right on the water, great views and unbelievable food! I had the Lobster Grill Cheese, and yes, it was as delicious as it sounds. It came with a small cup of tomato soup that was the perfect compliment. You will thank me!

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Reading, PA
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

During our annual shore trip, we have a breakfast at the Windrift. Service is not always consistent, but this year, we appreciated our server, Rachel - - she was attentive and friendly. Our group enjoyed our entree's....ranged from McDrift (bagel breakfast sandwich) to the chocolate chip pancakes and the eggs, bacon and potatoe breakfast. All was fine. If it's not... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not sure why the lower ratings on TripAdvisor. It has a downstairs and upstairs area where they have loud music and serve bar food. Then they have a fine dining place inside - this review is for that. Food was great if not exceptional. Scallops and risotto was awesome. Like the scallops, the sea bass (came with risotto) was melt... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Never have I been this mistreated by a bouncer. My mom, aunt, cousin and I (all women) were at dinner and were encouraged to go to the Windrift by people who gave us their $5 wristbands. We were excited because we heard there was a band playing and we were in the mood to dance as a family. Unfortunately that... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

GREAT change from the typical, run down, decor from the 80s shore restaurants with the green beans and rice pilaf side dishes! Great, pretty, updated, modern decor! Wonderful service (thanks Joe!), efficient and quick but not rushed. My family (11 of us) enjoyed this dinner immensely. Sushi and seafood entrees were great. Great wine and cocktails at the bar. We're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I ate at the Windrift the week after July 4. There were seven of us and some were children. The waiter was excellent and the food was good. There were very few diners when we were there (at approximately 10 am). I just had scrambled eggs, but also tasted the chocolate chip pancakes and bacon. Others had omelets, bacon, sausage,... More 

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Philadelphia PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to lunch (and breakfast) on Level 2 overlooking the Atlantic Ocean many times. The view is spectacular, so its a fun place to be as well as a good place to have a drink after a day on the beach. This summer I dined there twice. The first time I had the chopped salad, the second time the... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fiance ordered a bacon and eggs omelette, which also came with toast and home fries. He said that his breakfast was good. I originally ordered a corn muffin, but was then told they were all out of muffins. So I ordered a short stack of pancakes. The waitress brings them out and they are blueberry pancakes... which would have been... More 

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Additional Information about Windrift Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
Phone Number: (609) 368-5761
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
Average Prices: USD 33
Cuisine: American

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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 33
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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