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“Great appetizer!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Windrift Restaurant & Lounge

Windrift Restaurant & Lounge
105 80th St., Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 368-5761
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Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great appetizer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Recently ordered appetizers and salad at the bar. The small lobster tail and filet kabob were great. The crab bites were okay and the skald was very good. Good pace for a quick bite to eat, good wine and nice music.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great food and Entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Was down the shore during the off season but the Windrift had a super band. The "Big House Band" was very entertaining and helped end our evening meal out with some dancing and a variety of cool tunes. The staff was very attentive and the drinks were super. A little pricey, but the view of the Ocean was fantastic to add to the ambiance. Very clean and the restrooms were immaculate for a beach town venue. I'd say this is a classy place in a very nice shore community/resort area.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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new jersey usa
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37 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun time with Jim Bannack playing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Service was great and Jim played requests and generally good music. Very talented.
Comfortable, and drinks were well made and reasonable.

Visited April 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Ok food, lots of flies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The food was ok- ate here for breakfast and there were A LOT of flies in the restaurant. I know it's a beach hotel, so I try to give some leeway, but they should figure something out to keep the fly population down. We had to ask to have the ceiling fans turned on to try to deter the flies a bit. Breakfast was the usual breakfast fare. FYI- they can't serve alcohol until after 11AM (i.e. Bloody Mary's or Mimosas)

Visited September 2013
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Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great location and awesome view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The open air restaurant overlooking the beach has a great vibe. It's totally casual but could just as easy be a great 'date' place.

Visited August 2013
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