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586 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
+1 732-229-9863
09:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu 09:30 - 21:30
Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:30
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Jersey Shore
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The WindMill is a great place for lunch, dinner or after hours. They have the best hours when you can't sleep and want a quick bite to eat. They have the absolute best fries, hands down. Their dogs are amazing, their burgers are always fresh and cooked to perfection and a must try is their steak sandwich. You will be... More 

Thank Mrsdlf
Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a roadside hot do and burger joint. I think kids live it, but you, as an adult have to tolerate salty foods. Do this for your kids, and you just might like it

Thank Henry G
ocean township
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

i the area over 50 years...try the west end location for more color..the chili dogs and regular dogs are great ...the fries are very good ...i can do without the burgers

Thank kassonstwo
New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My favs. Hot dog, mustard and sauerkraut, fried onion rings. Also a spicy clam chowder or chili in the winter to warm you up. All great comfort food

Thank Islandhoppinggal
Lambertville, New Jersey
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220 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

heard this place was a Jersey classic and I can see why....great dogs...grilled with a toasted bun....lots of stuff to put on it....great snap when bitten in to.....great fries....seating is a little tough but the dogs make up for it....you don't mind eating in your car....

Thank baron13
Freehold, NJ
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239 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The Windmill is an iconic Jersey shore classic, regardless of location.These griddle dogs are made locally. Once cooked, this foot long hot dog is served in a lightly toasted bun. As you bite in to the dog, an incredible "snap" announces your edible treat. Toppings range from the standards,(ketchup,mustard,kraut) to cheese, chili ,,etc..fit a small fee. Also offered are flame... More 

Thank Jerseybob175
Deal, New Jersey
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Only reason it did not get 5 stars it has not place to sit. They have sitting on roof, but not great, they have sitting at small counter, but also not real. BUT the hot dogs are Great.

Thank Reuven Ronnen T
Bayville, New Jersey
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551 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Good Boardwalk food. Hot Dogs and French Fries. A NJ staple. Were able to take a large order for our group and was very good. Pleasant service

Thank dinerdon
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My mom used to come to the original windmill when she was pregnant with me. Now I come to the windmill with my family. Best hot dogs and fries ever. All of the food is good there. I do not live in Jersey anymore, but I just visited family and we went 3 times during the stay! I wish I... More 

Thank Cynthia B
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Had an Excellent Prime Rib Special, to bad it is only occasionally on the menu. The decor and staff are upscale and really nice. Never had a bad meal. They are set up for big events, saw a couple weddings. It is next to a lake with an outside patio so very nice for a special occasion..

Thank Foodie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 586 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
  • Phone Number: +1 732-229-9863

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?