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Oceanside Seafood

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2489 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2010
+1 609-368-2114
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

We went here for Tuesday night kids eat free.. 6 adults and 5 small children. It took over an hour to get our food. Crab cakes were average at best, salmon was tasteless and penne was greasy and gross. Plus,they do not have a changing table for kids. How do you market kids eat free to attract families and don't... More 

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1 Thank Group57
Mountville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

The place was clean, neat, but nothing special. The server was an order taker, not someone that would engage the diner. He didn't offer any suggestions or describe any of the dishes or make a suggestion...all he offered was, the veggie tonight is green beans (did described if they were steamed, sautéed, or raw). She started with a bowl of... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We ate here with a group of 11 including 2 toddlers and a baby. It was a good place for a family with kids. The crabcakes were really good. I am always afraid to get crabcakes at a new place because so often they are full of filler and these were all crab meat. Very good! The fish we ordered... More 

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Philadelphia
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

We ate dinner the night after we visited Quohogs restaurant and all agreed liked Oceanside better. We ordered the steamers and mussel trays - they were excellent. Fresh tasting and served hot and plenty. I had the seafood sampler (lobster, scallops, flounder and shrimp) and it was also fresh and yummy. I would get it again in a heard beat.... More 

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Thank amsandbeach
Leola, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

usually we eat here twice on our trips to Stone Harbor/Avalon. Most recently we dined here August 19th for dinner. Our party of 4 (adults 2 kids) had no wait for a table at 645 although it was busy. It's BYOB so plan ahead and stop at Fred's first for beer or wine. I have some food allergies and can't... More 

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1 Thank Jen R
Seattle
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

We ordered lobsters, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, and crab cocktail claws from Oceanside for my mother's birthday party on the shore. Everything was very tasty and fresh. It wasn't mind-blowing, but it was good for what it was -- nice, fresh, simply prepared seafood.

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1 Thank LACSeattle
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Based on Tripadvisor reviews and a hankering for our Jersey shore seafood experience, selected Oceanside for our beach week seafood outing. We were pleasantly surprised by the no-frills but clean-looking interior, hoping that this indicated a singular focus on quality and preparation of fresh seafood. Strike one when we were seated in a half-banquette right next to the main traffic... More 

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2 Thank aboveground
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Just your basic seafood shack in a shore town but the lobster roll really stood out here--fresh, nicely seasoned and plenty of it, with a nice side of fries. Can also recommend other lunch staples like crab cakes and the fried oyster po' boy. Good-quality, straight-ahead fare.

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Thank EmilDE
Berwick
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

My husband and another friend of ours enjoy eating lobster tail when dining at the shore. By far, they both voted Oceanside Seafood as having the best lobster. Lobster was not the only delicious item on the menu. Our large group of family and friends found all the dishes to be tasty and delicious. The service was excellent and the... More 

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1 Thank Angela E
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Was expecting more. The fried oysters were on par ith Mrs. Paul's. Other diners were also unimpressed. The service was good.

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Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$41
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2010
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-368-2114

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