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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
+1 609-967-7553
17:00 - 21:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Don't expect fine dining, but solid take out seafood restaurant. Been around for long time - sort of off the beaten path so you might have to search a bit for it

Thank Jim S
Great Falls, Virginia
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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had not been here in years, and may not go back. I forgot that all food is served in take out containers, so that starts making it less appealing. Might just as well gotten take out and eaten at home. Brought our own wine as it is BYO. Steamed clams were tasteless. Wonder how old they were. She crab soup... More 

Thank 555JenniferL
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Visited, Monday Aug 29 yesterday for dinner. We've been there over the years but our experience was Not Good. We were greeted by saying "short staffed tonight" (we should have left then) /. Ran out of food / wasn't crowded at all / soups were extra thick not good. The fried selections were Fried Too Brown / No attention to... More 

Thank Peopleschoic
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed in a beach house in Stone Harbor for the 2nd summer in a row. Last year, we also came to eat at Sylverster's. I must have forgotten how poorly the experience went because we all went back again this year and it was the same. We had a large group both times of 11-12 people. Both times, we... More 

Thank Cdinges
Hawley, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Avalon my entire life (33 years), and we've been to Sylvester's many times. The food is great and reasonably priced. We usually do take-out because there's a lot of us, but their picnic style dining is great for kids. Take-out is usually available within 20-30 minutes. They take credit cards. Great food!!

Thank Owl2Dragon
Lake Placid, New York
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This humble little seafood restaurant has some of the best seafood in the area. I love the she-crab soup and the swordfish steak was both a good portion and delicious. The broiled crab cakes are not oily and have a lot of crab meat. And the servers are both friendly and efficient.

Thank Skimaster1
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Nice outdoor picnic style restaurant but the food is just average. No rave reviews here. We had to send back some rubbery shrimp and our waitress acted like we were making it up. She did seem more pleasant when she returned with a replacement order. Food is served is Styrofoam containers with French fries and coleslaw. Nothing fancy at all.... More 

Thank 83TRAVEL
Sebastian, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Sylvesters makes for better take out than eat in. Flies everywhere were disgusting. Even if you eat in, food is served in take out containers. It was good, but over priced for the amount of food given.

Thank Laurie B
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210 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This spot has always been one of the go to places for eating in Avalon especially for fish. Also serve some great pasta with many of the fish items.Also...extra parking across the street

Thank DaveJoseph
Avalon, NJ
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

To the owners/workers at Sylvesters I have a NEWS FLASH- Wegman's is selling whole Grouper for $11.99 /pound and they will even fillet the fish for you. I'm still burned that you had the arrogrance to YELL at my wife & I last August when we informed you Mike's Seafood in Sea Isle was selling it for half your price.... More 

Thank JeromeAvalon_NJ

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Restaurant Details

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American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-7553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?