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“bad pub food”
Review of Crest Tavern

Crest Tavern
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks seven days a week. The Crest Tavern also offers a full service liquor store.
State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“bad pub food”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

Ate here this week. was represented as having good seafood, etc. service was not knowledgeable about the menu and the food was poor at best. Price was too high for what we got.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Best food in Wildwood, but that's not saying much.....”
Reviewed August 18, 2010

We did have a very good meal and a pleasant server at a reasonable cost....usually Wildwood has horrible restaurants and therefore I prefer to cook rather than eat out.

The really BAD news here is that we waited and hour and a half for a table ( we got there 10 min before 6 pm) we were told the wait was 45- 1 hour... that was bad enough since we had small kids with us. We ended up buying them popcorn, and drinks to keep them happy, but 1.5 hours... come on!! They don't take reservations either so it is impossible to prevent a wait. They had lots of tables outside ( for waiting patrons), why couldn't they
just have another server or 2 and feed the extra 6 tables outside?

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Rumson, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“As New Jersey reader poll says "Best place for the Buck"”
Reviewed August 12, 2010

I have been going to the Crest in the summer for the past 15 yrs...The food is always good and extremely reasonable priced...For pub food its a notch above all others

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North Wildwood NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Real Bar Food - and Not a Tourist Trap”
Reviewed November 11, 2009

A typical bar menu, food was above average, and priced very reasonably. Unless you get there by 4:00 though, you can expect a wait - even on weekends off-season. Beer choices are excellent also. Recommend the Fitzpatrick Fries as a side dish. Nice place to take in college football.

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Camp Hill, PA 17011 US
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“Look forward to this place every summer”
Reviewed October 6, 2009

My best friends go to Wildwood Crest every July, and I have gone with them the last 3 summers. We have gone to the Crest Tavern all 3 summers, and I haven't had a bad meal there yet, and the prices are very reasonable. It is quite busy, and you usually have to wait awhile, but you can wait out on the porch which is under roof, and cool. They have the best sandwiches. I would recommend this place to any of my friends.

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