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Varsity Inn

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605 E 8th St, Ste 1, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3768
609-399-1500
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    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
Get the soup!

This is a small place, but has big taste. The soups are amazing. The baked tomato soup as well as any of their other homemade varieties are worth the trip. Get there early to avoid a long wait. They offer breakfast all day, which is great if you have fussy small children. We will continue to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
PattyF58
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Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pennsylvania
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a small place, but has big taste. The soups are amazing. The baked tomato soup as well as any of their other homemade varieties are worth the trip. Get there early to avoid a long wait. They offer breakfast all day, which is great if you have fussy small children. We will continue to visit here everytime we... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'd heard about Varsity from people who frequently go to Ocean City. They told me about the food generally, and the Baked Jersey Tomato Soup specifically. I was not disappointed. Some friends and I went there and had the soup and sandwiches. The soup was unbelievably delicious and probably the best I've ever eaten. One friend had a grilled cheese... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Their coffee is a must try thing. It is very smooth blended flavor. Nice friendly staff. their chicken steak is pretty good too made with chunks of chicken breast ! I think their menu has just limited items

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Vineland, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is always busy even in the off season for good reason. We've never had a bad meal here. It doesn't matter whether you're eating breakfast or lunch. Our daughter loves the Red Raider Combo (Baked Jersey Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese sandwich).

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for Lunch on a Saturday. Busy spot, off season, so clearly a favorite with the locals. The food was very good with a diverse menu. Service was quick, friendly, and efficient. What more does one need for lunch?

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is the go to breakfast spot in OC. Any time of year. Locals and families and tourists meet and great. Family feeling. Baked tomato soup is excellent. Did not like the omelets, too thin, too hard. But plenty of other items to choose from. Great service.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's a local hangout. Everything is delicious. Their New Jersey baked tomato soup is outstanding! It's served in a crock with croutons and melted cheese. Yummy. Summer is a little hectic but you can order take out any time of the year. Love this place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Ocean City, we ate breakfast at the Varsity Inn. It wasn't the first time and it definitely won't be the last. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. It is standard breakfast fare, but enough of a variety to satisfy anyone. I know that they also serve lunch, but I have never had lunch there. So,... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You won't leave hungry, that's for sure. Ocean City memorabilia galore. Very interesting, but back to the food... Try the grilled cheese tomato soup and the chipped beef, not necessarily together (haha) Both are delicious. They also have very good breakfast sandwiches. Happily for locals, this restaurant is open year round. 7 am-2 pm. My new favorite breakfast spot.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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181 reviews 181 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of my favorite places to dine in Ocean City, this restaurant is clean, fun and vibrant, with very good food and consistently excellent service. They serve breakfast late, so its possible to get whatever strikes you. My children had breakfast, and chose from their reasonable kids' menu. I had one of their lunch specials, a hot ciabatta sandwich, and... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?