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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Try the Soup

Stopped for lunch on a beautiful spring like December day. We were promptly seated, and the good service continued throughout our meal. My husband and I opted for salads, nothing special here, but we decided on last minute soup. Grilled cheese tomato soup. Thick and creamy, topped with cheese. Even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
cherylpd1
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Delran, New Jersey
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Delran, New Jersey
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148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Stopped for lunch on a beautiful spring like December day. We were promptly seated, and the good service continued throughout our meal. My husband and I opted for salads, nothing special here, but we decided on last minute soup. Grilled cheese tomato soup. Thick and creamy, topped with cheese. Even thinking about it, makes me want to run back and... More 

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Thank cherylpd1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you're into the fancier brunch fare, then Varsity may be the only place in OCNJ that will satisfy you. They have an extensive menu and creative dishes. The grilled sticky bun is a great addition to any breakfast order. Service is pretty quick and friendly. The wait on weekend mornings can be a little insane, so be prepared.

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Thank Jeanette H
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 December 12, 2015 via mobile

Had breakfast this morning. Was much better than I remember it. Maybe because it is off season and they are not rushed. I had the St. Michael's eggs Benedict. Loaded with crabmeat and fresh asparagus. It was delicious. I will definitely return to get it again. Service was very good. Enjoyable breakfast. Thank you.

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Thank Michael T
Turnersville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The Varsity is the place to eat when you're in OC. Try the thanksgiving sandwich its like thanksgiving on a roll. Awsome

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Thank Frank B
Ocean City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There is a reason there is a line all summer and weekends in the off season and that the Varsity Inn is open year round for locals; and that is that the food is great. I personally love the hollandaise on their eggs benedict. And their tomato soup is the best I have had in my entire life! It is... More 

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

On our last visit to OC we made the mistake of hitting the Varsity for breakfast our first day - of course the kids then wanted to go back for every meal! We didn't have every meal there but we managed to get back a few more times. We all tried a variety of things for breakfast, every time delicious... More 

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Thank Romeo T
Vineland, New Jersey
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had breakfast on a Sunday. There was about a 25 minute wait, so we hung out on the sidewalk with the other hungry people. We were seated at a table for 2 which was on the small side. Most of the tables are 4 seats, and many were put together for large family groups. Busy place... More 

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Thank jennygirl57
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Good breakfast/lunch place with a few standouts on the menu. My wife and I who are locals went for a nice brunch and were not disappointed. Typical breakfast food but if you like tomato soup...this is the place to get it. They have a roasted tomato soup that is served like french onion soup in a crock with melted cheese.... More 

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Thank Jim R
Leesport, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ate here for the first time in the beginning of August. Over slept. Family got breakfast I got Soon to be famous chili and grilled cheese on a rainy day.... Lets just say they are not lieing about the chili. Must eat in OC!

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Thank Daniel W
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?