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WindMill

American, Hot Dogs
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586 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
732-229-9863
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9:00 am - 9:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Stopped for Lunch at The Windmill!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
DFedor
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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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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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Singer Island, Florida
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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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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I go out of my way to visit Long Branch and even Belmar so I can get a footlong hot dog at the Windmill. Their burgers are also excellent. I usually end up eating them on the way out of town so I don't get the fries. These are Jersey Shore classics. And, it is important to point out that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We live in Chicago and are visiting Jersey Shore in winter. Asked a couple in Deal for a great hot dog. Said it must be beef. We were referred here. Place was empty and clean. Ordered 4 hot dogs fries and pop. Food ready fast. Paid and left. Both of us took a drink of our pop and each of... More 

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You'd be hard pressed to find a better hot dog anywhere else.... crispy and delicious! Be sure to climb to the seating area on the roof to really enjoy the whole experience. Great view of the beach :)

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Long branch, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A staple of the Jersey Shore....hard to beat their foot long hot dogs...perfectly done. The burgers are flame grilled and done to order as is everything else. Top it off with cheeses fries and onion rings. Two locations in Long Branch...the flag ship store has sitting on the upper deck of the Windmill ...mostly take out here. The other location... More 

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Going down the main road in Longbranch NJ you come across a large windmill. This unique attraction is a "fast food" type restaurant. The interior is very small with not much room to order. The prices for the food are higher than average and the quality being average. The hotdogs are long and large with a thick skin and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Always a great choice! They have expanded the menu to even include a veggie burger - something for everyone! And don't skip the walk upstairs - eat up there if it's not too windy!

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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, Hot Dogs

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