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Windrift Restaurant & Lounge

105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 368-5761
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Ranked #21 of 54 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The food was ok- ate here for breakfast and there were A LOT of flies in the restaurant. I know it's a beach hotel, so I try to give some leeway, but they should figure something out to keep the fly population down. We had to ask to have the ceiling fans turned on to try to deter the flies... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The open air restaurant overlooking the beach has a great vibe. It's totally casual but could just as easy be a great 'date' place.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Tasty ! and entertainment is always fun ! There is always entertainment when we have been there- either at the piano bar area, or the bar- club area.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We live at the beach during the summer and this is our first year that we tried the Winddrift's main dining room, since the revenovations. We usually sit at the outside bar for cocktails but we have never dined. We came off the beach on a windy day to get a snack and sat in the part of the dining... More

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26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

One of my favorite places in the Stone Harbor/Avalon area to grab drinks and dinner! Their brick oven pizza is very good, I've tried several and The Giuseppe is my favorite (garlic, mozzarella, artichoke, eggplant, peppers, and prosciutto). The sushi is also good here, very fresh! If you are at the shore on a Tuesday in the summer I recommend... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Several friends told us that the Windrift Restaurant was much better this summer, so we decided to try it again after a two year hiatus. The cocktails were good, as was the salad. The rolls had been in the warmer drawer too long...very dry. The green beans were swimming in butter, and the baked potato was undercooked. The crab dishes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This place was nice to sit outside on the deck. The food was average, but the lobster bisque was probably the best I've ever had. Big chunks of real lobster.

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Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Good food, good times! Brick oven pizza is excellent, sushi too! Band was great the night we were there.

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Sunrise, Florida
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224 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The place is attractive and the view is superb. The flies are annoying. The food is pretty good and nicely presented but greatly overpriced. $9 to add 4 very small shrimp to an $11 salad!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spent a long weekend down in Avalon and ate at the Windrift for lunch and and brunch. It was convenient walking right off the beach and sitting down for a simple lunch and vice versa for brunch. We ate inside for lunch, and the flies were a bit out of control, and brunch was outside on the patio with... More

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