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Twisties Tavern on the Bay

236 Bayview Drive, Strathmere, NJ 08248
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Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in Strathmere
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 1, 2014
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41 reviews from our community

46% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to Twisties several times to sit at the bar and have a few beers. We decided to give the restaurant a try. BAD IDEA!!! The menu LOOKS god but it isn't. Out of the 6 entrees we ordered, 3 were sent back. The stuffed shrimp looked like it was stuffed with baby food. The shrimp salad has... More

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

For years Twisties has survived because of it's unique location and rustic appearance. Most recently I found the bar staff lacks that personality that a service business needs when it is only open for a few months a year. Bar staff appears to be inexperienced on most recent visit on a busy summer night. When you have to wait an... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Worst service and worst restaurant experience ever. We hadn't even received our appetizers and we were told that the kitchen was closed and we couldn't order anything else. We waited forever for our food. Don't bother going.

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Medford, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wife and I walked into this place and it was weather beaten, kind of dark , kind of not classy but a darn good shore place. We sat down at the bar and the bar tender was well over her head but got to us our drink. After a half a drink we struck up a conversation with some of... More

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped here for drinks and loved the fact that the crowd was older (over 30) The restaurant area was filled, Frank Sinatra was playing on the jukebox and we were sitting at the bar facing the bay. Very relaxing, enjoyable time there. We even met a few new friends.

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Galloway, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife our daughter and I went about a week ago. We walked in and sat right down, no wait at 5:45 PM We all had different meals, we all had a salad and split an appetizer between the three of us. The Calamari was delicious, prepared and sliced long ways not in the usual rings. Our salads arrived and... More

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Windsor, Connecticut, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I used to go to Twisties 50 years ago for beers and sandwiches. Recently they've expanded to full meals. The food is more than adequate, but not remarkable, but the atmosphere, especially since it is right on the water, is more than enough reason to go there for a vacation week dinner, a sandwich or snacks and a few drinks,... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Yet to have an average meal here. So convenient to Ocean City NJ. Ahi tuni was to die for. If you're looking for romance this might not be the place. It's a lively place with a bar scene as well.

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We came for the first time this weekend and were underwhelmed. It was very crowded, a good sign, but we waited a really long time for a simple burger and a chicken sandwich... Like almost a half hour. To the waitress's credit, she did apologize. It was very loud and the drinks were pricey for being such a casual place.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

While the food was solid (house salad, fish sandwich [mahi mahi with onions and cheese] and crab cake), the noise was unbelievable. Also, the beer on tap is served in plastic cups which defeats the whole purpose - for the price, you should go with bottles. Tiny deck with views while you wait (and wait) for table.

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