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Brown's Restaurant

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Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
609 3910677
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 59
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in Town

This place is a gem! The staff are courteous and quick, as well as attentive. The owners are always smiling! The food is delicious and by far the best breakfast we had two years in a row! The Brown's Special is scrumptious and the hot donuts are a great item to take with you for later.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
PattyF58
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem! The staff are courteous and quick, as well as attentive. The owners are always smiling! The food is delicious and by far the best breakfast we had two years in a row! The Brown's Special is scrumptious and the hot donuts are a great item to take with you for later.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First time to OC and people said you have to try the donuts. The line waiting for them says it all. You can see them being made. Once you make your order you'll see them take a hot donut out and put your topping of choice on right in front of you then hand you an amazing breakfast or desert.... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located at the lower end of the boardwalk, Brown's is a very popular place. We waited for a table, and the line at the donut window was about 100 feet long. It's vacation at the shore, so be patient. The wait is worth it. I had a Western omelet stuffed with ham, green peppers and onions. Served with home fries... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed very close to Browns so it was very convenient, but having grown up going to OC I knew Browns very well. Well nothing has changed and that is a great thing. First of all the donuts are as close to perfect as it gets. The honey donuts will change your life. The breakfasts are reasonably priced, come out... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The line for the restaurant was ridiculous and I've heard Brown's is a bit of an institution in OC but I won't be going back. The food was average and definitely not worth the wait. I found the service to be hit or miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Brown's is a delightful hidden gem on the corner of the boardwalk. The atmosphere is filled with the sweet smell of fresh homemade donuts that are to die for. Prices are family friendly, the menu is easy to navigate, and the service is quick. Overall, a definite breakfast spot to include in a vacation.

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Norwood, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

While the breakfast we had was good, I'm not happy with being charged for each cup of tea that we had. Do not recall seeing "no free refills" on the breakfast side of the menu. Never looked at the other side, so I'm not sure if it is stated on the other side. Saw wait staff constantly filling coffee cups... More 

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Childhood memories of morning bike rides to Brown's for doughnuts. We have introduced our kids to Brown's and they love it! We don't stay in OC for our family vacation, but it is now a family tradition to at least once morning wake up and drive to Brown's for breakfast and doughnuts. Great breakfast menu. It does get pretty busy,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were staying in Ocean City, NJ for a vacation. Having some birthdays to celebrate we went to Brown's for breakfast. The food was fabulous- blueberry pancakes loaded with berries, omelets full of ingredients-mushrooms, veggies, ham, and cheese. Potatoes to die for with the omelets. Took some donuts home-so yummy. Our server was wonderfully patient with our young children in... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While in Ocean City a visit for Brown's Donuts is a must. However I'm seriously thinking of just getting them to go next time. Not surprised at JS's review...I saw that kind of thing this week. The donuts are expensive but yummy so I pay for them, hey it's vacation. But the rest of the food is not so great... More 

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Additional Information about Brown's Restaurant

Address: Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
Phone Number: 609 3910677
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 609 3910677
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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