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“nice people, good food, excellent value- worth checking out”

Kudos American Grille
Ranked #10 of 66 Restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 26 th and Dune Drive
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“nice people, good food, excellent value- worth checking out”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Went to the Avalon Family Grille with our 4 kids just before closing time. When that's happened at other places, we've sometimes been looked at as if we were bringing the plague. The staff here welcomed us in and couldn't have been nicer. Everyone was pleased with their meals. Kids loved the french onion soup, and the chicken quesadillas were unusually good (everyone stole bites from my son.) Fortunately, the portions were very big, so there was plenty to go around. My oldest daughter enjoyed her salad, though felt there was a little too much cheese. My wife, who is very picky about her crab cakes (grew up in Maryland and hasn't recovered), really liked AFG's rendition. My flounder was fresh and fine, and my other daughter's roast turkey performed as promised. They served us warm bread which was also a hit.
Between the very reasonable prices, the good tasting food, and the exceptional service, it's a great choice for casual family dining in Avalon. One more note- they are under new ownership, so I wouldn't pay much attention to reviews from 2011 and before.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“this was great”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

This restaurant is a pleasure. The food was great, the service was even better. Everyoen was freindly. It felt like some big family was happpy you stopped over.

Visited July 2012
Thank John P
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Sewell, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The Best Breakfast in Avalon”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We have had the pleasure of having weekend breakfasts at Maggies for a few years now and never thought of writing a review. Well it's time. If your travels bring you to Avalon NJ and its morning and you want the best breakfast - it's simple just go to Maggies everything fresh, cooked to order, and by far the best omlets

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Thank Pat D
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“I'd go somewhere else”
Reviewed June 20, 2011

Went to Maggie's over the weekend and was disappointed. Sometimes I don't always believe the reviewers are impartial. The pros are that it is in town and it has a nice deck on the main drag. That's where you should stop. The inside was extremely dated, like walking back into another era...We stood for a while...saw the "no whining" sign and the T-shirts saying same worn by the staff. What's up with that? Waitress was a nice college kid, but no training...held the plates and waited for us to take them from her. Put the drinks on the wrong side. Not expecting much from a shore place, but a little bit more than nothing in terms of training. Ordered an appetizer, which was pretty good. But, the main food was really disappointing and expensive. cheesetake had a strange color to it, burger was overcooked and not cooked as ordered, tuna sandwich was small and swallowed almost whole by a hungry kid. Appetizer, three basic sandwiches and two sodas came to over $40...and the quality wasn't there for the dollars paid. Next time, we'll go somewhere else.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank JerseyTraveler4
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Phil B, Owner at Kudos American Grille, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
This property is under new ownership as of June 1 2012. We have a new menu, remodeled, and have a very experienced staff to serve you ,
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Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2011

I had breakfast for lunch today at Maggie's in Avalon - and came to regret it. The scrambled eggs, to be fair, were fine. The bacon was completely dry and incredibly overcooked - so much so that it crumbled as soon as you touched it. The "home fries" were not identifiable upon sight because they were dark brown bordering on black. They, too, were grossly overcooked and had not a bit of flavor. Nearly half of them had been cut so small that there was no discernible potato on the inside. The toast, which I didn't plan to eat anyway, also was burnt. Service was fine, and a woman whom I suspect was Maggie strolled leisurely around the restaurant, seemingly oblivious to the crap that her kitchen puts on the table. Never again.

  • Visited April 2011
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