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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, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Great Food and Atmosphere

Great food, we had breakfast food. Almost every school had a pendant displayed on the walls. Great service, would definitely go back. Worth the wait

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Monica P
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, we had breakfast food. Almost every school had a pendant displayed on the walls. Great service, would definitely go back. Worth the wait

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved the soup and sandwich specials. Don't miss the Baked Jersey Tomato Soup! It is a wonderful place to visit with hungry little ones, since they have breakfast all day long, and its always good.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Varsity is popular with locals and visitors. The food is good,service is fast, and the soup is awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food great atmosphere great time... Got the red raider combo which is grilled cheese and tomato soup and omg the tomato soup is to die for!!! Even bought a pint to take home. Friends got breakfast and said French toast and everything was great for a reasonable price. Loved it and will definitely be back!!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We always start our OC vacations off with breakfast at the Varsity Inn. Favorite meal - the "Varsity B'fast Sandwich"; toasted bagel, cream cheese, grilled Taylor Pork Roll and tomato - served with a side of home fries.

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White Plains, New York, United States
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Breakfast is a win at this little spot. There is usually a line but it moves fast. They do traditional breakfast at a reasonable price. I had the french bread french toast & a cup of the tomato soup (yes, for breakfast). The soup was delicious - nice big chunks of tomato. The french toast was good too - nice... More 

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Quakertown, PA
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is one of our spots in OCNJ. We did breakfast one morning which is what we usually stop for but the day we arrived in town, we had lunch. I had the chicken salad wrap special and it was delicious! So if your looking for breakfast or lunch you can't go wrong with either!

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Without a doubt the best Jersey Tomato soup anywhere. I always get a quart to go. Also the breakfasts are awesome.

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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service is fantastic!!! The tomato soup is to die for!! (also the french onion) The Red Rider combo is the best deal going. Be prepared to wait on the weekend...EVERYONE waits to eat at the Varsity Inn....it's WORTH it!!!

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delaware county, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just came back from a week vacation in Ocean City, where we stayed near 17th Street. My husband, daughter and I walked one morning during the week to find breakfast and we saw the line outside of Varsity Inn. Was told a 20 minute wait, so we decided to wait. The wait was only about 10 minutes. The food was... More 

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Additional Information about Varsity Inn

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?