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Varsity Inn

605 E 8th St, Ste 1, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3768
609-399-1500
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Ranked #12 of 179 restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is nothing special. I have been in OC for years and still wonder why so many people like this place. The food is average, the prices are high, it's cramped and there's almost always a wait. It's just an average restaurant.

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Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Used to hit this if reddys was busy. The food is pretty good...but not as good as surfside or reddys.

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Atl. Hglds.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food was alright, but for whatever reason, ours took forever. We had to call the waitress each tie for refills, and the soup was a little too thick and not hot. It's a nice atmosphere, but have to find metered parking on the street.

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Hatboro, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Varsity Inn has been around forever. Loads of college pennants decorate the walls, and the choice of open air counter seating definitely enhances the shore atmosphere. There are ample selections for breakfast, along with daily specials. Service is good, too. Bike riders will find it easier to park than cars! There is a special alley right out front for... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This breakfast/lunch restaurant is open year around. In summer time, the front windows open out, and it has a very open airy atmosphere. The omelets are delicious. The prices are reasonable. The wait staff is fast and attentive...but not super friendly. They do not give a military/veteran discount.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The is not much more you can say. This is a shore bet for a great and generous breakfast. The service is quick and everything we have ever ordered has been good. The toasted cinnamon bun is like you used to get in the old days.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family has been eating at The Varsity for four generations. Their consistently great food and pleasant service keeps us coming back year after year.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I ate for the first time this past weekend. Have eaten at other breakfast places in Ocean City, but I liked this the best so far. It's your quintessential restaurant at the shore. Open air, small, and pretty tightly packed but very good food. We rode bikes on the boardwalk and then parked our bikes here for breakfast. I had... More

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Central Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We ate here twice on our three night stay.....we love this place. Breakfast is great - do try the cinnamon roll French toast........fabulous!

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great breakfast at a reasonable price...be prepared to wait in the early morning hours, or come by after 10 am for more room. Only downside is street/metered parking.

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