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9600 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
609-522-1200
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hot spot for craft beer

We love going to Crest Tavern when we visit the shore. They always have an excellent draft list of craft beer. The food has always been good; my husband always gets the roast beef sandwich, and I usually get a salad topped with something like mahi mahi or salmon. This place is always crowded, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love going to Crest Tavern when we visit the shore. They always have an excellent draft list of craft beer. The food has always been good; my husband always gets the roast beef sandwich, and I usually get a salad topped with something like mahi mahi or salmon. This place is always crowded, so expect a wait for a... More 

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Thank paves2
New Jersey
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Crest Tavern late afternoon on a Sunday having to be in the Wildwoods earlier in the day. This was our first visit in a while, but knew I be in for a treat given a nice assortment of craft beers (22 beers on tap including old standbys). We both had excellent burgers, and, if you like a... More 

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Thank Nelson193
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Crest Tavern is open all year. It's a convenient place to grab a beer and burger. The staff is very friendly.

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Thank danaf22
Summit, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to have a burger and a beer. Staff is really friendly. It can get crazy busy at times but still worth the wait. I would recommend.

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Thank Teri M
Montvale, New Jersey
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frequently very crowded but reliable basic menu, friendly service, active bar. Prices are reasonable. Recommended for a quick bite, casual dress, popular spot with locals.

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Thank JoAnne P
Weirton, West Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy the Crest Tavern so much that we try to eat there a couple times every time we visit Wildwood. It is so friendly there and is just like our own hometown local tavern. The food is outstanding and the staff friendly. We especially enjoy the chicken pot pie... It is wonderful comfort food! Make sure to visit the... More 

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Thank Karen B
Oneonta, NY
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu here is extensive and offers a ton of fried appetizer options. It isn't the best food in the world, but the variety and service make up for any of the negatives.

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Thank hoov50
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to go to the Crest Tavern for dinner one night after there we realized everywhere else was super crowded. We had only a little wait then once we were seated we were put in a booth all the way in the corner of the restaurant. The booth itself was dirty and had rips in the... More 

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Thank Sean K
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It might be just a local shore town tavern and liquor store but while other places have come and gone over the years (the iconic Duffy's comes to mind), Crest Tavern continues to roll right a long after all these years - which says something! I've only been here for lunch over the last 30 years but the place is... More 

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Thank karen s
Medford, New Jersey
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Upon arriving at our hotel we stopped in at the Crest Tavern for a drink and a snack. The beer selection is great, with many local offerings. We had two appetizers: chicken tenders and the mardi gras shrimp. Both came out hot and delicious. The Mardi Gras shrimp came in a delicious broth that I devour and mopped up the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9600 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Wildwood Crest
  • Phone Number: 609-522-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?