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“New place, great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bongo Cafe & Grille

Bongo Cafe & Grille
1050 Bay Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-938-0680
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Ranked #15 of 184 Restaurants in Ocean City
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Contemporary, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Creative dishes served in an upbeat retro beach setting. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Separate vegan menu available. Gluten-free options. Pet friendly outdoor seating, in season.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“New place, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Had breakfast here. While the prices were a little high, the food was great and the portion size were good. Husband had a breakfast pizza which was loaded. Yes it's blocks off the beach & boardwalk, but there are tons of great places to eat in town.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great breakfast place!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Haven eaten here 3 times, for breakfast only. Family has really enjoyed everything about the place. Decor is soo cute, place is very child friendly. staff have always been pleasant and efficient. Great food choices, interesting and different breakfast selections. There is vegan and gluten free food and healthy and organic items. Delicious and different teas which they actually bag themselves. Will return soon to try their dinner.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Not impressed with service or food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

My family brought me here for breakfast. They had come the day before and was told to sit anywhere. I came and we sat at a table at which point we were lectured we were to be seated; because the girls would be overwhelmed . My sister explained that she was there the day before and told to sit anywhere then because it was the weekend it was different. Hint: Put up a sign if you have a be seated or wait to be seated change. The decor was interesting? I thought they gave up too much floor space for the fiberglass alligator but I am sure it brings joy to children. The food was ho hum and the coffee was not great. The service is as all customer service in S. Jersey unimpressive. Coffee when I ordered my food and refilled when the food was brought. Never checked on in between and at the end here is the check no would you like more coffee. Sorry you are too far away from the beach to have meh service. I do not plan on returning.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, Delaware
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great, unexpected find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Bongo, a new restaurant in OCNJ is a real find. Beach blanket decor, casual atmosphere but way better than expected food. Owner is a nutritionist and there is a good selection of vegetarian and VEGAN as well. Very varied choice. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tonight we had Mahi Tacos, Maple Glazed Salmon, Sushi Tuna sandwich, and a grilled tuna salad. Last time it was an excellent grilled sandwich and a perfect Panko crusted fish and chips. Ben & Jerry's ice cream is available as well as home made desserts.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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