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Wards Pastry

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730 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3721
609-399-1260
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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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 of 5 stars
Best Butter Cookies ANYWHERE!

Have been going to Wards Pastry for more than 30 years. BEST Butter Cookies!! The ones with the Cherry are my favorites, then the Almond and finally the ones topped with non-pareils. Buy a pound or two and enjoy! Their Danish Pastry is also very good, and on summer weekends, better get there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Diyann13
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The pastries were of poor quality. I did not like the taste. Very flaky and dry donuts. The lemonade was a disgusting fake yellow powder and tasted terrible.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Have been going to Wards Pastry for more than 30 years. BEST Butter Cookies!! The ones with the Cherry are my favorites, then the Almond and finally the ones topped with non-pareils. Buy a pound or two and enjoy! Their Danish Pastry is also very good, and on summer weekends, better get there early if you want their cream donuts.... More 

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Thank Diyann13
Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Wards Pastry never disappoints in their baked goods. I am a 3rd generation customer that regularly enjoys their pastries and breads. The sticky buns are the absolute best, with or without the pecans! The hamburger rolls are a must for a great burger!

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Thank Curt F
Yorktown, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Unquestionably the best pastries on the island. We never miss their sticky cinnamon buns, fried donuts (get there early!), and if you need a cake, theirs are the absolute best.

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Thank airpod
west chester, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

we came here specifically for the gingerbread men and their famous scrapple pie. we also got a few pastries as well. the pastries were light and flaky; the gingerbread soft and chewy. the scrapple pie is a pie crust with a filling of scrapple and a cinnamon crumb pie crust; a tasty combination of sweet and savory. worth the try... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Simplw bakery with a limited selection. Hard to imagine that on a Sunday morning excuse me on a Saturday morning they didn't have a single egg roll in the store. Actually they didn't have a single breakfast roll. Is that possible? We got some mini cheese danish they were tasty we got some bagels that they acknowledged they didn't even... More 

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Thank Larry H
Waukesha Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great sticky buns. The Scrapple Pie is worth a try because it is different. I love scrapple, but the sweetness of the pie is too much.

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Thank philomundi
Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wards is an island favorite for decades. The sticky buns and fried rolls are outstanding. It is a classic bakery with great selections. Step inside and your stomach and nose will thank you.

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Thank heavenward2015
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After going to another bakery early Sunday morning and discovering they had no sticky buns, we walked down to Ward's. The walk was so worth it! They offer sticky buns with and without nuts (we got both) and though we stuck with just the sticky buns, they had so many tempting delights! The young lady that waited on was pleasant.... More 

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PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Ocean City has the cutest downtown for shopping and eating. Ward's Bakery is fresh with friendly service. When you arrive walk to the back and take a number. The donuts are fresh with many to choose from while the iced cinnamon roll is our favorite. The sticky buns are delicious as well as the cupcakes. Ward's has fresh coffee too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3721
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 609-399-1260

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  • Cuisine: American

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