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Hula Grill

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940 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3537
609-399-2400
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 94
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  • 75
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  • 17
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite restaurant on the boardwalk

This is our favorite restaurant on the boardwalk in OCNJ. It's the only place you can get healthful food reasonably quickly at a reasonable price. If you're sick of fried food, give the Hula Grill a try! We usually get the chicken in huli sauce or the salmon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
John S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant on the boardwalk in OCNJ. It's the only place you can get healthful food reasonably quickly at a reasonable price. If you're sick of fried food, give the Hula Grill a try! We usually get the chicken in huli sauce or the salmon.

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Thank John S
Grove City, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

While the basic boardwalk favorite eats are pizza and fries, the Hula Restuarant serves up a delicious Hawaiian plate lunch. It's all about the sauce here. Three sauces are served and sold bottled here, Hula Salad Dressing, Hula Teryaki and Hula BBQ. The best of them all is the Hula Salad Dressing - a delicious tangy dressing. I recommend the... More 

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1 Thank Karen P
Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Hula Grill is by far the best meal on the OCNJ boardwalk. It may be a tiny bit pricier than some options, but is well worth the money... It's real food!! Fresh, tasty, highly recommend the pulled pork with 3,2,1 sauce. Excellent.

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Thank Bpuckhead89
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The food was really good and the people were extremely nice. Thought it was a bit over-priced though for chicken and rice.

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1 Thank Natalie G
Marlton, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Hula Grill offers healthy fresh food on the boardwalk. We love the summer salad with salmon. Good portion size. Very fresh

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Thank TravelMan018
NJ, USA
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place is awesome! And by awesome, I'm referring to the food and friendly service. The restaurant is located on the boardwalk - they have a few tables inside but most seating is outside on picnic tables - so you shouldn't expect fine dining or ambiance. We found this place last year and returned 3 times during this year's weeklong... More 

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Thank NJ2anywhere
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I like plate lunches in Hawaii, and now I can get them in NJ with a green salad to boot! The pulled pork had a kick to it that I really enjoyed, the chicken was sweet but balanced. Now they just need to open for breakfast with loco moco and all will be right in the world. Aloha and Mahalo

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Thank Mary S
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Spending the day on the beach at the pier in Ocean City,NJ. We were looking for an outdoor restaurant to eat at. Just walking on the pier,their sign & palm trees attracted me to further investigate & low & behold, great tropical menu. Great food,delicious. You order the food inside and they'll bring it to your table outside. I'd definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Loved that they actually have grilled mahi mahi with mango salsa yummy! Too bad that their crab cakes are fried instead of grilled. But they have some great seafood options. I enjoyed eating there. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The servers are really nice. Its $18 for the fish so definitely pricey.

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Thank Arch L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a unique option in comparison to the standard boardwalk food options. The service was extremely fast. I enjoyed the Hawaiian chicken, especially the rice that it was served with. The side salad was okay. My boyfriend thought the pork was good, but wished that they used more sauce with it. However, since the food was served extremely fast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 940 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3537
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 609-399-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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