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601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
732-988-3213
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Spot in town with a great view

We had apps, drinks and an early dinner after a day at the beach. Good wait staff, great view, drinks were very good and the lobster special is hard to beat (wed nites). If you want to have dinner on the front porch it's good to arrive between 4 and 5 when they are only serving drinks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bucks County, PA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Bucks County, PA
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had apps, drinks and an early dinner after a day at the beach. Good wait staff, great view, drinks were very good and the lobster special is hard to beat (wed nites). If you want to have dinner on the front porch it's good to arrive between 4 and 5 when they are only serving drinks and appetizers, and... More 

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Nyack, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Sit on a veranda, sip a drink and have a good lunch. That's what we did when we first arrived in Avon. The menu has many of the usual sandwiches but with an imaginative twist. A chicken salad wrap was packed with chunky salad then grilled. Really tasty when served with guacamole and chips. If you choose indoor seating the... More 

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NEW JERSEY
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to Columns with a couple of girlfriends. Got there at abut 5:30 and only had to wait about 15 minutes. I noticed within about ten minutes the wait went to 45 minutes. Seated at a small table on the porch overlooking the ocean - beautiful view. Greek Salad for the three of us to split was plenty and it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Played hookey one day and went to Belmar Beach. Since it was a Monday before summer season this was the only place open. Staff was friendly and the food was average. The view made up for it (better then being at work!). :)

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Kingston, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've dined here many times. The main attraction is the beach view. The food is beach food, young service providers . Steer clear of the chicken salad sandwich but other selections have been satisfactory.

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South Brunswick, NJ
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Order drinks and appys and sit on the beautiful wrap around porch and take in the ocean view. Their Pina Colada drink is one of the best I have ever had. Service is quick and friendly. There is a nice selection of appetizers.

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Hillsborough, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The place has been renovated a little but is far from "remodeled". It's bar food and not really all that great. If I am in the mood for a slider and some crab legs it's ok. This place has so much potential but falls flat.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The restaurant has a great view and provide good service and ambiance. They were out of oysters.The nachos was soggy .The crab cake was burnt . Waitress asked others how they like their food but skip me judging from the food left over in my plate.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Dined there with 2 other couples. Three of us had the Broiled Sea food dinner. Sadly the fish was undercooked. Everyone at the table said their food was fair at best. No complaints on the service, it was good. There is a large bar inside and live entertainment weekend afternoons and many nights during the week.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Accessibility at the boardwalk. Excellent view. Huge in accommodation. Grill menu available on the weekends. Nice place

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Address: 601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
Phone Number: 732-988-3213
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avon by the Sea

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  • Address: 601 Ocean Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1429
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Avon by the Sea
  • Phone Number: 732-988-3213

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic

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