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OC Surf Cafe

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Mexican, American, Family Fare
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715 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3745
+1 609-391-9555
Monday
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
A Relaxed Surf Vibe When You Walk Inside

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Grumpy3636
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Yonkers, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

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new jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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 

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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 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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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 

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New York, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ocean City for my wife and I is very much about traditions. I suppose this is true for many in OCNJ, because you go to some of the local favorites and you'll see they are always packed. We've broken from the routine recently to check out the OC Surf Cafe and have to admit we've been missing out by going... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed in OC for 3 days this past Labor Day weekend. This was our first trip and we did not know what to expect (as far as restaurants, etc.). On our first day, we dined at a restaurant across from our hotel. It was a bit expensive and it wasn't even that great. Then my family and I walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have never been disappointed in this breakfast/ lunch gem. Food is fab and the severs are attentive and fun. You can tell the staff like each other and are happy to serve you. You are treated like a "regular" even if it has been months since your last visit. Delicious breakfast burritos and grilled Cinnamon buns.

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?