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“Great ice cream; wish the customer service were better”
Review of Duffer's

Duffer's
Ranked #1 of 11 Dessert in Wildwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Restaurant featuring Home Made Ice Cream. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. Lively family oriented atmosphere with Mini Golf and Game Room with Prize Center.
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Duffer's is one of those places in Wildwood that you must try. The menu is very extensive and it has the feel of part diner, part 1800's ice cream parlor. I never get past the ice cream and the number of sundae choices is dizzying. While the prices for the sundaes might appear a bit high, wait until you see the portions. The quality is outstanding. There is a small gift shop, an arcade, and a mini golf course (try driving away without singing the Pelicans song). Parking can be difficult as it gets very very busy. The only negative critiques we have is that the delicious pizzelle cookies they serve with all dessert items seem to be some sort of "holy grail". We asked several waitresses about purchasing some as a "side" and we were categorically refused. At that point, good customer service might beg to have the wait staff bring a few to the table as a nice gesture (in years past, that is what they did); we would have gladly paid for them. I cannot understand any of this since the pizzelles are really cut in half and are not "full size". We make them at home and they certainly are not expensive to make. Secondly, my wife had ordered a brownie as a dessert (they are delicious) and was accommodated in the restaurant yet on the day we were leaving for home she went to the take out window and was told that we don't sell them (no exceptions). These are just a couple of quirky rules that kind of soured us on the Duffer's experience. Truthfully, I would think they would want to please their customers. In short, nice place, good food, very entertaining, somewhat reasonable prices, but lacking in viewing the customers' desires as worthy of bending their "rules".

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Thank OTKChamp7Time
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

very good food, like the hash brown cakes, omlettes very good, fresh squeezed orange juice, great atmosphere, train and balancing bear keeps the kids entertained if you have.

Thank G W
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This Was Great! The Ice Cream Was Delish!The Brownie Was Creamy With A Crunch! The Cheese Fries Were To Die For!The Service Was On Point! Loved It! Then Went For A Walk! :)

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you have kids or if you are a child-at-heart, GO TO DUFFERS. The atmosphere is light and friendly - even cute. The food is very good and the portions are huge. The arcade, mini golf, and ice cream are all excellent as well. Overall it is a tremendous value compared to most restaurants in Wildwood. If you have kids - any age from toddlers to teenagers - Duffers is one of the best restaurants you can go to. Everyone can have a delicious meal and lots of fun.

Of all the places I have taken my kids (age 3 amd 12) in Wildwood, this is the only place they request to go back to again in the same week. Can't argue with that!

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Thank AndrewInTheBlueRidge
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Duffer's for over 20 years. The food is very good, but their ice cream is phenomenal!
They also have an arcade with some different games & the arcade prizes are nicer than the junk on the boardwalk.

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Thank njwebbs
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