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The Windrift Restaurant

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105 80th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1037
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed there last night for a wedding. Gorgeous! The food was amazing, the reception room was stunning, and our room was terrific. It was my first time there and I was thoroughly impressed. Def going back.

Thank kells24
TheDrift67, Guest Relations Manager at The Windrift Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! More 

Naples, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun local bar and restaurant to visit at the end of a beach day or just any day. The restaurant is part of a beach front motel operation which is indeed lovely. There is a small, cozy bar just off the lobby, a large downstairs bar and restaurant, an small breezy outdoor topside bar and a really pleasant second floor... More 

Thank Bellissimo345
TheDrift67, Guest Relations Manager at The Windrift Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and writing this review. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly place with something for everyone. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok service, regulars got better treatment and service. Waited s long time for drinks, quality went down since last visit a few years ago.

Thank PhilaAnne
Middletown, Delaware
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Stone Harbor every year in late September after the tourists and most of the day trippers have left for the season. There are limited dining options at that time of year. Our party of four hit this place late on a Saturday afternoon. Only the main bar and roof top were open. The Notre Dame football game was... More 

Thank John B
new jersey
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to the Windrift for the better part of three decades. They had one floor and a reputation for bringing in an older crowd. In recent years, they completely renovated a large portion of the establishment, with new decor, a pizza oven, and added a second floor; open air with a tarp roof and lounge chairs which gave... More 

1 Thank frankkmauro
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the outdoor bar is a great place for a drink, light fare and sunsets; Stephanie was friendly, high energy getting you exactly what you want; her helper, Brian, was also very good and willing to engage in conversation.

Thank Beverly L
Sewell, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the initial renovation a few years ago, I was not impressed. Service was horrible and the renovation looked like a modern disco! Since I have been going to the Windrift over 30 years, I decided to give it another try and was pleasantly surprised! No longer is it an ultra modern place but back to an updated version of... More 

Thank Doris737
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to me and didn't disappoint. Excellent food. Service was a bit slow but had a new server who was very nice.

Thank hrcrazy88
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Up scale dinner! Greek owned , they Hurd you in and out like cattle!!! Food is ok rush hour is a nightmare, go on an of time !!! The rush you out so they can get someone else in your place !!!! I think the owner / wife is the hostesses chicken pot pie is good !!

1 Thank Artric63
Great Falls, Virginia
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174 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Very updated older hotel and restaurant. Very pretty, relaxing with some views of beach. Could not eat outside as wind was too strong for umbrellas to be up and we had a toddler who needed sun protection. Excellent choice of beers and wonderful margaritas and mojitos. One party felt the chicken on his sandwich was dry. The sushi was quite... More 

Thank 555JenniferL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pizza, Seafood, American, Bar, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 80th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1037
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 16093685761

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