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Varsity Inn

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605 E 8th St, Ste 1, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3768
609-399-1500
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    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
Awesome omelette

Party of 8 on a Sunday morning but sat us within 15 minutes. The service was efficient but the food was way above average. Everyone enjoyed what they had and we would strongly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Rickalb
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Party of 8 on a Sunday morning but sat us within 15 minutes. The service was efficient but the food was way above average. Everyone enjoyed what they had and we would strongly recommend it.

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I don't understand the hype with the "specialty" french toast. It was mini pieces of french bread that were dry and tasteless. Either I got a sour chef or someone's take on awesome french toast is skewed. My daughter liked her cinnamon raisin bread french toast, but she's a kid. She likes anything with syrup on it.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have been vacationing in OCNJ for generations and this was the first time I ever ate at the Varsity. I will be back! Fantastic food and good portions. The eatery itself is a bit cramped but adds to the atmosphere. Our waitress could have been a bit more personable.

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Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went for breakfast and enjoyed the decor and family friendly atmosphere. The food was generous in portion and tasty. The service was fine, not good or great. We will go again if in the area.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Varsity Inn is a kid-friendly, family restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Service is top-notch, and the menu has selections for even the most dietary-challenged. Food comes out hot and fast. Would definitely return!!

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Busy Sunday morning breakfast, we waited for a table but not too long, took forever for someone to greet us and take out drink order once we were seated. The staff seemed very unorganized. The server didn't seem to know the menu. I asked for a #5 over wheat toast with scrambled eggs and she didn't know what that was.... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great family atmosphere. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. They happily make little adjustments to your order.

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On the basis of other reviews, my spouse and I tried the baked Jersey tomato soup here. Really good! Fresh herbs, melted cheese and bits of potato and vegetables make this more than just a bowl of tomato soup. I'm not a breakfast person (I'm a sleep-in person!), but my spouse, who is always on the lookout for crispy homemade... More 

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Pennsylvania
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Only here would I be tempted to order tomato soup on a July morning with my breakfast. It is not to be missed. Bike parking out front and great breakfast choices. Try a weekday morning to avoid the rush, but don't miss it!

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Missouri City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Varsity Inn is a very popular place for breakfast. They have a great breakfast menu and the food is very good. I've never been there other than for breakfast and can highly recommend the food and service here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 605 E 8th St, Ste 1, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3768
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 609-399-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?