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Oceanside Seafood

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2489 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2010
6093682114
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Place for Seafood

We ate here twice on our recent trip and here are my comments: Dungeness Crab was the best we ever had, Broiled Seafood Platter was good except for the previously frozen lobster tail which was tasteless, however the scallops and flounder were perfectly prepared and fresh, All You Can Eat Snow Crab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
PJCMD
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Morris County, NJ
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is the fifth time we dined at Oceanside. We have always gotten our seafood broiled and it was always excellent. This time I had fried shrimp. There was way too much breading on the shrimp. Also the calamari was almost entirely breading, had no flavor, and was very hard. My husband had the broiled dinner and said it was... More 

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Thank pudge2000
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I just visited Oceanside over the weekend for my birthday dinner with my family. They had a sign at the front asking for guests to excuse any delays in service because most of their staff went back to college. Our waiter seemed extremely frazzled - he did an ok job, but the restaurant was not very crowded while we were... More 

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Thank James K
Philadelphia, PA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had our rehearsal dinner here in 2008. We were able to use entire restaurant for a September wedding and it was BYOB. Now years later, we still love it. Michelle and her staff are great. We now take our two girls there every year. The food is fresh and filling. The She Crab soup could be a meal in... More 

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Thank jeannekan
Morris County, NJ
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate here twice on our recent trip and here are my comments: Dungeness Crab was the best we ever had, Broiled Seafood Platter was good except for the previously frozen lobster tail which was tasteless, however the scallops and flounder were perfectly prepared and fresh, All You Can Eat Snow Crab on Thursdays was very good, the fresh Steamed... More 

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Thank PJCMD
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Quick take out order response at 5:30 mid-week. Broiled foods were very good, cup of 'Crab' thin on crab, 'Lightly fried' foods not so good, excessive breading, and then the sides of fries very good, coleslaw not so good, and the 'veggie of the day' bland. Picked-up as it came from the kitchen, only had to walk a block and... More 

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Thank gretnabear17033
New Haven, Connecticut
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

After reading many good reviews we decided to try Oceanside, I'll get right to point other reviewers said they had generous portions! Well if you consider 4 small scallops, and a tiny piece of flounder generous you need to go out more often!! That meal was $24.95 not a good value for your money! The tarter sauce came prepackaged not... More 

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Thank Drewlou102
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this great little place. We had the shrimp and scallops which were excellent and plenty of them. Was also nice to have a choice of green beans or baked potato as opposed to fries and coleslaw which many other restaurants offer. The waiter was very pleasant too. Def. going back!!!

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Thank Anne M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food was good, I had the unlimited snow crab legs (their Thursday special) and my wife had the swordfish. The swordfish was over cooked and tough but the crab legs were good. The only issue is that they must have set the thermostat to the same temperate as the walk in freezer because not only were we cold, but... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Picture Rocks, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Every July my husband and I vacation for 10 days near Avalon. We go to Oceanside at least twice while we are in the area. The soups(SHE CRAB and NEW ENGLAND CLAM) are to die for. The Flounder Fillet tastes like you just caught it and is not over breaded or overcooked. I am a saltwater fisher woman and I... More 

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1 Thank Patti W
Media, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

we go every thursday for their all you can eat crab legs. go hungry and leave very happy. we have tried their other seafood for take out and enjoyed it as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2489 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2010
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 6093682114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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