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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, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Go here for drinks, not food

There isn't a cheap option on this menu. A chicken ceasar salad is 16 DOLLARS. Large pizzas hover around $20. The food options didn't seem appetizing but the drinks were fine. Ambiance is nice sometimes a live band but to be honest, if I didn't have a friend working here I wouldn't stop by much.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Pete J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My experience is very negative with the people that work in the place, I simply told them to cancel my order 10 seconds after I paid... It took them 30 mins to consider me. I ask the waiter some updates and tired of it I have been looking myself for the manager who wasn't even informed. Frankly me and my... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There isn't a cheap option on this menu. A chicken ceasar salad is 16 DOLLARS. Large pizzas hover around $20. The food options didn't seem appetizing but the drinks were fine. Ambiance is nice sometimes a live band but to be honest, if I didn't have a friend working here I wouldn't stop by much.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Food not great much too expensive even preseason, menudo not great, perhaps a change in cooks might be helpful

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We ate upstairs, but each of my family members including kids had to pay a $5 cover charge?! The views at the bar were breathtaking...took a lot of photos and the ambiance was Amazing, and the bartenders!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Huge, open view of the beach. Food is good. Great sushi. Fun to go w/ family or a night out with friends. Great dancing downstairs after dinner hour. Relax and enjoy the view!

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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
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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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 33
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?