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OC Surf Cafe

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715 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3745
+1 609-391-9555
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Return trip guaranteed!

I often ask myself: "would I return here before trying out another place"...and with this place, the answer is yes! Fun, modern, up-to-date feel. Attentive staff. Clean place. Great location. The food is delicious. Pancakes, waffles, home fries, etc. Diner food, diner prices, above diner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
B R
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often ask myself: "would I return here before trying out another place"...and with this place, the answer is yes! Fun, modern, up-to-date feel. Attentive staff. Clean place. Great location. The food is delicious. Pancakes, waffles, home fries, etc. Diner food, diner prices, above diner quality.

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Thank B R
Ocean City, New Jersey
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95 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Consistently great. Had the steak and egg tacos. Delicious. My cousin asked to sample the creamed chip beef and even though they cook it fresh, made up a sample for her. She said it was great. Our entire group left full and happy.

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Thank Michael T
Blackwood, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Friends recommended this restaurant as they go to Ocean City for "First Night "every New Years Eve. We went early for breakfast on January 2nd and what a nice ,quaint , beach place this was. It had a fun,unique menu that was pleasing to our group of four. The crab omelette was delicious with fresh crabmeat, the blueberry pancakes light... More 

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Thank emraf09
Memphis, Tennessee
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The place is very cheerful with great service. Terrific menu. Recommend the fish taco with Mahi Mahi. Enough for two people. We had a bowl of the lobster bisque and you could taste the lobster stock in the bisque and there were pieces of lobster in the soup. Highly recommend for a nice lunch.You can tell that a real chef... More 

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Thank mstrydiner
Ocean City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The casual atmosphere along with the great food make this an all time favorite. When you arrive mid morning you don't know if you want breakfast or lunch or both the choices are so awesome.

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Thank KKathyS
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Small but inviting breakfast/lunch café located only 1.5 blocks from the boards. Very friendly owners and above average food. Prices are a little steep for the shoulder-season so be prepared. The owners need to offer some incentive to the local populace for their off-season patronage as again, prices are up there. Clean, bright, very pleasant atmosphere featuring mellow mixed tape... More 

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Thank CPPat
Rahway, New Jersey
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were in town just one night this past weekend. Our hotel's restaurant wasn't opening early enough for breakfast so we took a walk to the OC Surf Cafe, which was recommended by family who live nearby. We were very happy with our meal. The restaurant is on the small size but it was early enough that we didn't have... More 

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Thank Laurie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went to the OC Surf Cafe for breakfast and we were very pleased. I can't believe that we have been coming to Ocean City for years and have never eaten here before. All of our meals were delicious, waffles, French toast, pancakes and a burrito. The service was great and the food came quickly and was... More 

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Thank KippPatti
Sparta, New Jersey
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely loved my breakfast and the excellent service at the OC Surf Cafe. Their coffee is nice and bold and their breakfast options are cool and creative. I had the "Tommy Boy" which included 2 eggs, several pieces of bacon and 4 pieces of French toast. The French toast was out of this world and maybe some of the... More 

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Thank Adriana F
Cape Coral, Florida
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place is super cool inside and out. Really like taking a surf board to the beach and having breakfast on it!!! From the outdoor motif to the complete inside deco....and the menu!!! Really different fare along with the regularly anticipated items! The variety is large! The service staff is local....and friendly! Professional and courteous too!

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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 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?