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Brown's Restaurant

Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
+1 609-391-0677
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“breakfast” (82 reviews)
“donuts” (147 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Finally had the donuts that I have heard so much about. It was a plain cinnamon sugar but it was a good donut. I can see why people wait in line just to get one of these donuts

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My wife and I have been to OC many times, but never ate at Brown's. We really have been missing out. During an early morning bike ride, we decided to stop for a bite. This was on Saturday, 10/6, around 10:00. We expected a wait,...More

Thank NJTH
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a boardwalk staple and every year my family looks forward to getting donuts as we walk the boards. This time we ate breakfast inside. My husband and I made the mistake of getting a “California” omelette which the menu said included avocado. It...More

Thank Steph0722
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast while out for a bike ride. It was packed, thought we might have a long wait. We were seated quickly, had a great booth, appreciated the efficient and pleasant waitress, but most of all the food was excellent! Eggs, pancakes,...More

Thank Frolzer
Reviewed September 17, 2018

stopped here at the donut window while riding bikes in the morning. Had delicious hot donuts and coffee. Quite a crowd even in off season mornings. Will return again.

Thank tonkadave
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I've been going to Browns for 30+ years and they never disappoint. Both the breakfast side as well as the donut window are always super yummy!

1  Thank 651debm
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The food here is pretty basic. They offer friendly service, a decent cup of coffee, egg dishes, pancakes, etc. I've enjoyed the egg, cheese and sausage breakfast sandwich. They are best known for fresh donuts. You will see two lines outside on a busy summer...More

Thank Concetta08062
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Rent bikes and ride boardwalk to Browns for breakfast. Lots of room, good service and excellent food. Reasonable prices and take the whole family

Thank 2x4wayne
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We went with friends for breakfast. Since we summer in OC we knew the reputation was high. We were not disappointed. Service was great, food tasty and nice portions, price right. Wait time is totally worth it. Donuts are tasty, especially when served hot. My...More

Thank George K
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This is strictly in regards to the donuts, that being said, they are fantastic. Served warm and topped as requested. We had the cinnamon sugar and vanilla glazed apple cider donuts and they were amazing. Worth waiting in line for, the line does move pretty...More

1  Thank Stephanie D
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Jane C
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Anita E | Reviewed this property |
No. This restaurant closes in September as far as I know, then opens on weekends in the late Spring.
Lisa C
May 30, 2017|
Response from Anita E | Reviewed this property |
Brown's is not "open all day". They are a breakfast venue. I suggest, you stop by via bike or while walking the north end of the boardwalk in the early morning. Most likely, there is a lineup at the donut window. You can ask... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-391-0677
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