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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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    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
The Best Donuts in OCNJ

Brown's has the best, freshest donuts around! No other place in OCNJ compares to the quality of Browns. Try their cinnamon or chocolate glazed which are our favorites. This is a family tradition every year. Get there mid week early in the morning when there won't be a line. Weekends you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Eva K
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Hainesport, New Jersey
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited late in the season and on a weekday. What a disaster! Seated 6 of us at a table with room for 4 at best!! Area was cramped and noisy and food was average at best. Very disappointed; considered this place in light of other reviews. There surely must be other viable options in OC!

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Hainesport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Brown's has the best, freshest donuts around! No other place in OCNJ compares to the quality of Browns. Try their cinnamon or chocolate glazed which are our favorites. This is a family tradition every year. Get there mid week early in the morning when there won't be a line. Weekends you will see a line going down the boardwalk waiting... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Brown's offers delicious breakfast choices with good-sized portions. Make sure to order 1/2 a dozen or more of the warm donuts.

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Riverton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I know people wait on line forever for these donuts, and they are pretty good, but so rich, it is hard to eat more than one. The food for breakfast however is nice and so convenient after you have watched the sunrise.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First of all, if you want to feel bad about yourself, try standing in a long line for donuts as people with 0% body fat run by half naked on their morning workout. But if your kids are getting on your damned nerves and you need to get out of the condo for awhile, taking a stroll up the boardwalk... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So let's just be clear we are not evaluating the food the only thing that we've had our the ices. So first of all if you don't mind waiting on ridiculous lines on really really hot days then this is the perfect place to go. However if the lines to bother you I can tell you that once you do... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A warm and bustling family-owned restaurant, Brown's is perfect for a casual breakfast at the beach with family and friends. Tasty, traditional breakfast selections and piping hot, sugar-dusted donuts make for an ideal start to the day at OCNJ!

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had breakfast here last week mainly to avoid the line to just get donuts since you could order them to go inside. The breakfast was really good and very reasonable for the boardwalk. I had a western omelet with home fries and toast for $8. The omelet was huge and fluffy with a lot of fillings. We ordered a dozen... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There are several donut places to go to in OCNJ. This is the best! We walked past Oves apple cider donuts where there was no wait on a Sunday morning to find over 50 people waiting at Browns. It was worth the wait! The apple cider donuts at Browns are our favorite - they melt in your mouth and we... More 

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Tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is a regular ritual to ride bikes in the morning on the boardwalk and stop for breakfast and donuts. This year we did it again and Browns did not disappoint. The place was clean, the service and food were good and the donuts were great.

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Restaurant Details

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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