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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 56
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 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
consistently great breakfast

Varsity has been serving delicious, big breakfast plates at reasonable prices for many years. the servers are quick and friendly, and the vibe inside is college-town upscale diner. try the Ocean City sandwich - cream cheese, tomato and pork roll on a bagel!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
OCJoe
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Ocean City, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocean City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Varsity has been serving delicious, big breakfast plates at reasonable prices for many years. the servers are quick and friendly, and the vibe inside is college-town upscale diner. try the Ocean City sandwich - cream cheese, tomato and pork roll on a bagel!

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The locals definetly eat here which definetly tells you something. This small restauarant is definetly worth a try. The food is cooked to order, service is excellent. Everything is fresh & the place is clean. Prices are reasonable.

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Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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