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Brown's Restaurant

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Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
609 3910677
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect, for what it is

This is not gourmet food or a fancy atmosphere, but Brown's serves reliably tasty food that satisfies the breakfast and lunch crowd. Straightforward breakfast and lunch options are complimented by excellent donuts (get there before they run out). Watch your timing, because the line can extend down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Jeanette H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is not gourmet food or a fancy atmosphere, but Brown's serves reliably tasty food that satisfies the breakfast and lunch crowd. Straightforward breakfast and lunch options are complimented by excellent donuts (get there before they run out). Watch your timing, because the line can extend down the boardwalk for half a block during peak breakfast hours on the weekend.... More 

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Thank Jeanette H
Ocean City, New Jersey
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have time to bring lunch to the beach a few days this summer, so dropped by Browns. The best item on the menu is the cheesesteak. Burgers are a close second. If you are taking sandwiches back to your chair they pack ketchup and mustard in a paper bag. Delicious!

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Thank OCJoe
Grove City, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The donuts are FANTASTIC!!! They are homemade fresh and served warm with Cinnamon Sugar, Honey Glaze, Chocolate or Vanilla Glaze, Powdered Sugar or plain. The Honey Glaze donut is spectacular. There is always a crowd gathered during the summer, but the donuts are worth the trip down to the end of the boardwalk.

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Thank Karen P
NJ
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I have been to Ocean City many times, and had my fair share of donuts. Oves and the rest are certainly ok- but these donuts were amazing. I ended up going twice, and waiting in line at 8 am! I had no idea people would be lined up at that time to get the donuts- but they are really that... More 

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Thank Ladyleah
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It had been about 10 years but it was like coming home. It was post labor day but the place was full at 10am. We ordered a dozen and some breakfast. Yummmm!! Just like old times. Somehow the 10 doughnuts we took home disappered over the next day. Teh omlette I had was great as was the coffee. Love the... More 

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Thank Raymundo4855
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Brown's has become a destination for morning donuts with lines stretching down the boardwalk for their great freshly made, warm, treats. You'd think that with a focus on just breakfast that the other breakfast offerings would offer that same 'exceptional' response. But no, this is less than standard diner fare...high volume, over-priced, and mediocre. The scant serving of home-fries was... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A trip to Browns is well worth the effort. The food is fresh and plentiful. Yes, there is always a very long line there. Yet, the faces of the people in the line have smiles and look of great anticipation.

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Thank heavenward2015
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food and service were both above average, but the swarm of flies pestering our group the entire time we sat down was just bad. I doubt I would return, maybe once more just in case it was because of the table we had near the kitchen but even that doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

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Thank Rickalb
Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and fast service once seated. Two tweens & two adults.. Everyone was happy (Tweens!!) Food was good for breakfast and we brought the "famous" donuts home.

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Thank Georgia720
Ocean City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visited late in the season and on a weekday. What a disaster! Seated 6 of us at a table with room for 4 at best!! Area was cramped and noisy and food was average at best. Very disappointed; considered this place in light of other reviews. There surely must be other viable options in OC!

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Thank Bill_OCNJ

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 609 3910677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?