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“Great deck” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Windrift Restaurant

The Windrift Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 63 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: US$0 - US$33
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, American, Bar, Sushi
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Avalon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great deck”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have never experienced horrible service at windrift. i have experienced horrible food and have never eaten anything better than average. the menu seems thoughtless. lobster in grilled cheese??? both on the deck and in the main restaurant below average food. the sushi doesn't come close to whitebrier.

the only reason i go there 5-6 times per summer is the deck. they have a beautiful view. beautiful.never eat in the main restaurant. good bars!!!

an avalon staple....but windrift...please!!! it's time for a new chef.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Service, Delicious Breakfast and Fabulous View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

I was on a business trip with my colleagues early Friday morning for a television (Fox29- Good Day Philadelphia) live broadcast. Can't pick a better place than here! We were on the 2nd level of the restaurant on the veranda facing the ocean. The little fire pit in the center quickly warmed us up in the chilly morning hours - which I thought was very romantic and welcoming. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I ordered Eggs Benedict for breakfast which was mouthwatering! The eggs couldn't be more perfectly done. My colleague ordered the Greek Omelette which she was also very impressed as to how fluffy and tasty it was. The waitress made sure our coffees and drinks were refilled. There was also a Tiki bar nearby on the same floor if one decides to order drinks. And, add to that, the place was so fresh, clean, and relaxing that I would definitely come back again. This is really the top of the line restaurant in Avalon worth visiting!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Sea Side Deck Cocktails with a View.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

There are not many places along this stretch of beach to enjoy a meal or simply kick back with a cocktail while enjoying the sunset and beach people . Ask the outdoor deck bartender to provide a heavy pour while laying down a few bucks tip and you won't feel a thing afterwards. Tried the food for lunch . It was just fine. Nothing exceptional but many times better than most.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Can be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

This is a great location right on the beach beautiful view but I have to say I wasn't crazy about the food. The portions were okay and it was just average for a avalon restaurant. I had the mini sliders and my friend had the sushi she said it was okay too. There was nothing to rave about this place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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pa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful Service..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stayed at concord suites thats 2 blocks over..SO we decided to go over to Windrift for dinner...We ate in the restaurant on bottom floor...Service was awful .My friendwho was with is is restaurants business and owner for 45 yrs was so upset how we were treated..Dont mind paying high prices but would like good food and good service..We had none of the above...Filet over cooked..never again i would i go...We had 2 children with us who were getting tired and this waitress ignored our needs..We were there for over 2 hrs..Awful experience

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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