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586 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
732-229-9863
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Saturday afternoon lunch, remember there are 2 Long Branch Windmills

just remember there are 2 Windmills only about a mile apart. Both on the same Ocean Avenue. The one we ate at was the indoor sit down type warm restaurant, the other one was the real "Windmill" with only stools and an outdoor roof top, small table area. (this is nice in the summer), but in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
benko
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Carteret, New Jersey
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Clark, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Always love going here in summer for some good ice cream always fun and always good always lots of lines which tells me it is still awesome place

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Thank Diane M
Carteret, New Jersey
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

just remember there are 2 Windmills only about a mile apart. Both on the same Ocean Avenue. The one we ate at was the indoor sit down type warm restaurant, the other one was the real "Windmill" with only stools and an outdoor roof top, small table area. (this is nice in the summer), but in the autumn, the indoor... More 

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Thank benko
Naples, Florida
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313 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

A cheese dog, cheese fries and a large coke. There's no better way to spend time on the Jersey shore with a few friends. Their hot dogs are the best, when you bite into one, the crack and crunch is indescribable. Delicious is the only way to describe it.

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Thank HenryChin
Eatontown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Fun place to stop for a quick meal. Hot dog with lots of sauerkraut and an order of fries while sitting on rooftop on a summer night is the best.

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Thank dottie2015
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Stopped here for a bite on the way home from the beach and I was disappointed to say the least. I had read a few reviews about this place so we thought we'd give it a try. The place is so small not a lot of room to sit. The food was a bit pricey. The hamburgers and fries were... More 

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Thank Nellie F
Montclair, New Jersey
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286 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Stopped in for lunch, wow talk about over priced . Food wasn't bad but hot dogs and fries for 6 ( six dogs, 5 fries and soft drinks ) 90 dollars . Not worth it

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Been to WindMill many times. Never had a problem with their food. While I appreciate that they have problems with people using their lot for beach parking, it does not excuse one of their employees (Mike, I believe) from screaming and cursing at the top of his lungs at those trying to park in their lot. Not only were my... More 

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Thank Joe L
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I read about the Windmill in Long Branch and just had to make a special trip to check it out! We stopped on the way back from the shore. It was good timing...not too crowded...yet. We both had a California cheeseburger & fries. Good food, good service and a unique place!

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Thank DFedor
New Jersey
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you want a great hot dog, this is the place to go. Also love their French fries topped with cheese. Great toppings for the hot dogs too. To us, this is the only place to go to get the best hot dogs. They have other menu items too, if hot dogs aren't for you.

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Thank marygrozier
Singer Island, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A jersey shore institution, WindMill hotdogs, the flagship restaurant located on Ocean ave Branch, now no longer serve the classic "WindMill" hot dog! They now serve a thinner, shorter oddly colored wiener. This is an outrage! My last visit ( which is my last visit) the affable counter person produced a cold hotdog right out of the box, briefly put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 586 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
  • Phone Number: 732-229-9863

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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