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WindMill

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586 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
732-229-9863
Today
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Must stop for a hot dog

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JerseyTraveler4
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Singer Island, Florida
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15 reviews
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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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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Long Branch, New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Larger than bun hot dogs, cooked to order burgers, classic fries. Very good service. Real Jersey fast food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This cramped little windmill restaurant (though his does have a few 2nd story seats) serves up top notch fast food, Jersey style-- burgers, dogs, chicken cutlets, and, if you ask, even a veggie burger. Guilty pleasure on the shore.

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northern NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Slow service, sloppy presentation, burnt inedible burger with burnt roll. rubber tough hot dogs, tiny 11 seat place. We climbed upstairs to eat outdoors at a picnic table under the none- to - sturdy looking windmill arms. Another review shows a kids ride area. no such thing. Stay home.

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Additional Information about WindMill

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

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