Been vacationing in Wildwood my whole life, and used to love having breakfast at the Surfside Restaurant in Wildwood Crest, until they tore it down! Was happy to find out about this "replacement". All the good reviews are accurate!
From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and appreciated. Were seated immediately and had an offer of coffee within minutes...and it was good and fresh.
From reading reviews on this site, I knew I wanted to try the Lemon Ricotta pancakes, and they did not disappoint. Even my hubby loved them and he usually dislikes "unusual" foods!
Daughter had their famous French Toast (a staple at the original restaurant) and really enjoyed it!
Hubby had eggs, homefries and bacon and devoured them.
One of our favorite parts of the meal was the bacon! It was prepared perfectly - crispy but not burned - and wasn't limp and fatty!
We spoke with the owner (after seeing his caricature on the table ad) and he stopped back often to thank us for coming and to check how things tasted. Much appreciated!
The employees here really seemed to be enjoying their jobs, and it showed! They were pleasant and smiling the whole time we were there, and more than one checked to see if we needed more coffee or anything else.
The cleanliness of the restaurant was impressive. Even the window sills inside were clean and the syrup dispenser was not sticky at all!
If I were forced to find something that could use improvement, it would be the restrooms. While very clean and well maintained, they are very small and very hot! Not that you spend a lot of time there, but it was the only thing that did not impress me about this restaurant!
This was probably the best breakfast restaurant I have ever been to, both in terms of service and food!