We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

OC Surf Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$
Mexican, American, Family Fare
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
715 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3745
+1 609-391-9555
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our go to breakfast spot!

We have eaten there 7 days in a row on a few of our family summer vacations! Can't wait to go back. Location, deals and best of all down home breakfast! Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
DerekD850
,
Malden, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We have eaten there 7 days in a row on a few of our family summer vacations! Can't wait to go back. Location, deals and best of all down home breakfast! Yum!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocean City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is our go to breakfast place when in OC. The food is always fresh and service is always with a smile. Some of our favorite breakfast choices are Red, White and Blue waffles, Blue Hawaii French Toast, and OC local. We love the beachy decor and vacation feel to the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Ocean City Surf Cafe is my favorite breakfast place in town! But it's not just breakfast, lunch too. My favorite is the "Nose rider" best breakfast I've ever had. And cheap too for only about $7.00

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Think of the OC Surf Cafe this way--it's the kind of place you would love to find for breakfast/ lunch when you are on vacation....in Florida (think Key West). Really really good food, a colorful, quirky sit-down joint with a surfing decor, surrounded by TV/ videos of surfers attacking waves..And that's before you even get to the food. Awesome breakfasts,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yonkers, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ran into a friend here from my area, that frequents OC, so that assured me I made a good choice. I've never seen a fresher oatmeal in my life. The presentation was great as well. Our whole family enjoyed their breakfast and we walked it off on the boardwalk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
new jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You are not going to find a place offering fresher food. Mike and Deb have high standards, which was evident when Mike's peers voted him Chef of the Year a few years ago. The ambiance is perfect for this shore town, the staff is friendly and efficient, but the food is what makes this cafe stand out! We eat there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Only recently tried this cafe after years of passing by. When you want to grub for brunch this is the place. Great server. Delicious food. I recommend order the first five things that pop out as Mmmmm and share family style! I know come busy summer it will be impossible to get in... But I'll enjoying it during the off... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocean City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very good food but also very crowded. Great decorations if you love the shore, surfing, and the ocean. Staff is extremely friendly and attentive, making you feel very welcome. Food was interesting as it seemed to have a little zip. Enjoyed it immensely and will be going back as they are open year round.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mahwah, New Jersey
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Everything we got was good especially the French toast that I got that was banana nut. It actually had Pecans which I love. Cute little space. The one thing all the breakfast places in Ocean City need is good coffee. this was mediocre which is typical but I'm still giving this place 5 stars.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

So deserving of all the great reviews! Had been trying to get here all summer - heard good things and crowd waiting was always encouraging. Finally got there for breakfast this morning and was great ! Can't wait to go back! Food so fresh w/ great combinations of flavors- very original! Had a hard time selecting just one to order... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed OC Surf Cafe also viewed

Ocean City, Jersey Shore
Ocean City, Jersey Shore
 
Ocean City, Jersey Shore
Ocean City, Jersey Shore
 

Been to OC Surf Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 715 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3745
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-391-9555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from OC Surf Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?