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Kudos American Grille

2619 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1904 (Formerly Maggie's)
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Ranked #14 of 55 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 26 th and Dune Drive
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36 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This place use to be "Maggie's", but seems to have about same menu. Nice setting, friendly and attentive wait staff, and clean. Nice covered outdoor porch to sit and eat/drink. We ate breakfast inside by window. Enjoyed our time there, but a bit pricey for breakfast - however it is Avalon so kinda expected. Eggs were perfectly cooked to order... More

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Seated outside in the cool breeze, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our experience. The hostess was very kind and our waitress, Ciera, was the very best. Everyone was attentive and my Salmon dish was blackened to perfection. We will certainly return again and again. Enjoy! Chris Upper Darby, Pa.

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Avalon, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is absolutely the noisiest restaurant that I have been to. We requested to be moved to a booth and then an outside table.....hostess refused saying they were reserved. However, when we left an hour later, the tables were still open. The waitress was very good however that could not make up for the attitude of the hostess and the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Were walking through town looking for dinner place with outdoor dining. Stopped at Kudo's and were very happy that we did. Friendly helpful service, interesting menu. The Chicken Pot Pie was one of the best I have ever had. Also recommend the Pot stickers appetizer. Family all really liked it.Will definitely eat here next time we are in Avalon. All... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had dinner at Kudos during Memorial day week-end. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We were pleased to find they re-added their turkey dinner to the menu...thank you! We had a 2 year old toddler with us and they accommodated her just fine. This is a nice restaurant for families and couples. We will definitely eat here again.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Another place for breakfast. Eggs Benedict were good with a very mild Hollandaise. There are better ones within walking distance. The home fries are excellent. My wife's eggs and bacon were exactly that-eggs and bacon. Pancakes were thin but cakey. Again, there are better pancakes within walking distance. In fact there are better breakfasts within walking distance. The waitress was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I found Kudos by accident when driving through Avalon. It was a perfect September night to dine on the pretty deck. We didn't realize it was BYOB, but the restaurant carries wines from a local vineyard, and we were pleased with the red we selected. To start I had the Maryland crab soup, which was excellent. A... More

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New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Nice restaurant and good service. We ordered the salmon special and my husband who can't eat gluten, had the grilled ribeye with mashed potatoes which was delicious! From our experience, every restaurant and eatery in Avalon was pricey, Kudos wasn't as steep as some others.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We went to Kudos for dinner because they specifically advertise that they are gluten free friendly. Well...not quite!!! Yes they do have gluten free pasta. But other typical gluten free items such as risotto and saffron rice are cooked with chicken broth that contains wheat. Our waitress was knowledgeable enough to let us know. Theses items accompanied most entrees. The... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Although the atmosphere was warm and welcoming the entrees were very mediocre at best. I ordered the scallops which were highly recommended by the waitress. They were supposed to have a balsamic drizzle but they were literally drowning in it. Very over powering! My husband ordered the seafood combination platter which included broiled scallops, shrimp, flounder and a crab cake.... More

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