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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
+1 609-967-7553
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good13%
  • Average15%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible28%
Travellers talk about
“picnic tables” (14 reviews)
“picnic style” (2 reviews)
“crab meat” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

This establishment relies on the past for it's future. Not too long ago it was tradition for families on vacation to make Sylvesters their "go too" spot for dinner.However with all the great offerings on the island , it baffles my mind that anyone continues...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 25 September 2015

First went to Slyvester's in 2013 and enjoyed it enormously. Have tried it twice since and have been disappointed. Tonight marks the end of an era. Terrible. Had broiled seafood platter and mussels Sylvester. Ugh! The French fries were the best part of the meal...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We ate 3 times at Sylvester's and got take-out twice. Fish was fresh and tasty. Highly recommend this place. Families and couples welcome.

Thank paa9
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We've been coming her for years so it's become a family tradition. That ended this year. When you walk out the back to find large commercial cans of their clam chowder, you know it's not all original. Everything comes in styrofoam and plastic and it's...More

1  Thank DartSkiDoc
Reviewed 28 August 2015

When just looking for a good, informal dining experience in Avalon, consider Sylvester's. Fresh seafood is always on point! If picnic table dining is not your cup of tea, take it "to go", still worth the trip!

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I haven't been to Sylvesters since college and decided it was time to go back. We arrived at 3pm well before the dinner rush. One thing I was not ready for were the HIGH PRICES! I don't remember this place being so expensive when I...More

Thank No1HotelAdvisor
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Over priced frozen food ordered scallops and flounder combination got 3 scallops and two small pieces of flounder(size of a chicken nugget .not recommended at all...will never waste money there again

Reviewed 10 August 2015

If there was a rating lower than Terrible I would add it to this listing. After our run on the beach in Avalon , NJ my wife and I saw that they were selling Grouper and we wanted to check out the prices so we...More

Thank JeromeAvalon_NJ
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Ordered two flounder sandwiches and she crab soup for take out. Flounder sandwiches came on a small hamburger bun, smallest flounder sandwich I have ever had. She crab soup looked like cream of mushroom soup out of a can. Wouldn't suggest going here if you...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The evening began with a 30-minute wait for our appetizers. When they did arrive, the steamed clams were cold and had to be sent back, while the fried mozzarella sticks were obviously the frozen variety. It took another hour for the main courses to arrive....More

1  Thank R M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
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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