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The Windrift Restaurant

105 80th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1037
+1 609-368-5761
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (26 reviews)
“wings” (10 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
07:30 - 12:00All hours
Pizza, Seafood, American, Bar, Sushi
$$ - $$$
105 80th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1037
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11 - 20 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ok service, regulars got better treatment and service. Waited s long time for drinks, quality went down since last visit a few years ago.

Thank PhilaAnne
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visit Stone Harbor every year in late September after the tourists and most of the day trippers have left for the season. There are limited dining options at that time of year. Our party of four hit this place late on a Saturday afternoon....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've been coming to the Windrift for the better part of three decades. They had one floor and a reputation for bringing in an older crowd. In recent years, they completely renovated a large portion of the establishment, with new decor, a pizza oven, and...More

1  Thank frankkmauro
Reviewed 25 September 2016

the outdoor bar is a great place for a drink, light fare and sunsets; Stephanie was friendly, high energy getting you exactly what you want; her helper, Brian, was also very good and willing to engage in conversation.

Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After the initial renovation a few years ago, I was not impressed. Service was horrible and the renovation looked like a modern disco! Since I have been going to the Windrift over 30 years, I decided to give it another try and was pleasantly surprised!...More

Thank Doris737
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended to me and didn't disappoint. Excellent food. Service was a bit slow but had a new server who was very nice.

Thank hrcrazy88
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Up scale dinner! Greek owned , they Hurd you in and out like cattle!!! Food is ok rush hour is a nightmare, go on an of time !!! The rush you out so they can get someone else in your place !!!! I think the...More

1  Thank Artric63
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very updated older hotel and restaurant. Very pretty, relaxing with some views of beach. Could not eat outside as wind was too strong for umbrellas to be up and we had a toddler who needed sun protection. Excellent choice of beers and wonderful margaritas and...More

Thank 555JenniferL
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have visited this place many times in the past 10 years. It has gone from a very low key local hangout to a semi upscale bar. It was very crowded this most recent time, but our bartender was very attentive and we didn't have...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been hanging at the drift now for 22years. Always improving for the better. Over the last 5 years or so the fresh Sushi bar at the front (original) bar is a stoke of genius. Fantastic drinks, great bar staff, great...More

Thank Ronsin
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
hours after labor day.
4 September 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Doug L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, The Windrift restaurant is open all year, you may call the hotel at this number. 800.453.7438
does the restaurant have hours after labor day ?
4 September 2016|
Response from caztravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open most of the year!
Bill S
what is the dress code
23 July 2016|
Response from DaveJoseph | Reviewed this property |
It is summer casual. No swim suits but regular shirts and pants
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 12:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 80th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1037
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-368-5761
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