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Wards Pastry

730 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3721
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Ranked #43 of 183 Restaurants in Ocean City
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- Sep 5, 2014
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped at Wards this morning after hearing of it and reading some reviews. I guess I should tell you I stopped one day at closing time and had to come back the next day. We looked and listened and choose two pastries. We sat at a small table for two by the front door I listened to Becky instructing... More

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

They have excellent gingerbread & nice cookies. Have gotten trays of cookies for parties here & everyone loves them & they disappear! Good coffee too & excellent breakfast breads.

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212 reviews 212 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Friendly staff, quaint old bakery filled with cookie jar collection, but nothing fancy at all. What you go for is the BUTTER CAKE! This Philadelphia specialty is hard to find anymore, but this is the real thing. Gooey butter on a yeast dough - so sweet!. The donuts are great too, especially the Boston Crème - the jelly donuts are... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ward's has the BEST donuts! They are a bakery that offers coffee, fresh pastries, cookies and cakes. The staff is always friendly. Treat yourself to anything from Ward's! They are reasonable and worth the trip!!

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philadelphia, pa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'm not a regular at wards pastry, but I so go for specific items when I am in the area. Usually I get the cinnamon pockets. These are little squares of pastry filled with a cinnamon mixture that I have never found elsewhere. They are each about one bite full and they are delicious. Today I discovered a new item... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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114 reviews 114 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are there before noon, the selection is fantastic. As the afternoon goes on, there is less and less of a selection. The wait staff behind the counter are always pleasant and helpful. The prices are good.

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Newark, Delaware
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stopped by Wards a couple of times during this beach trip and found that the cases were not always full. Luckily, the sticky buns were just coming out of the oven and we were able to get some of those. We picked up some bagels that we were told were made elsewhere. Everything we got was good. The missing... More

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We go here occasionally and each time I think I will try something new and it will be better than the last time, but it never is. I'm not sure if it's that this bakery is right on Asbury Ave or the familiar name, but there are many other bakeries in Ocean City that we go to and always enjoy.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A mid-morning sweet snack at Ward's included an excellent chocolate croissant as well as some much anticipated bacon cinnamon buns. The bacon cinnamon buns were a disappointment - a little dry, not much bacon flavor. Stick to the donuts, cheese Danish and croissants. Get there early for eclairs.

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Wharton, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wards Pastry never disappoints! These are quality, homemade pastries on site - not shipped in from some warehouse somewhere. In this day and age with so many 'trendy' bakeries popping up all over its nice to still find a quality family owned/run business producing delicious pastries! They have the BEST jelly donuts and bacon cinnamon rolls - but you really... More

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