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730 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3721
609-399-1260
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  • 16
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Wonderful Cookies and Other Goodies

I was introduced to Wards a while ago. My friend's description of the place and its bread, pastries, cookies - you name it - was spot on. As previous reviewers have stated, Wards is always busy and you'll seldom find a downtime. I've had donuts and cookies from there and they were excellent. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Vineland, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was introduced to Wards a while ago. My friend's description of the place and its bread, pastries, cookies - you name it - was spot on. As previous reviewers have stated, Wards is always busy and you'll seldom find a downtime. I've had donuts and cookies from there and they were excellent. I even shared some of the cookies... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The best place in OC for pastry but a must try is the buttercake. The fried cinnamon bun, crumb cake etc. Its all the best!

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west chester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you haven't tried them, you're missing out! Great donuts, pastries and bagels. Unfortunately, everybody knows about them and the lines can get quite long in the morning.

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lancaster
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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SJU
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230 reviews 230 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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