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The Windrift Restaurant

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105 80th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1037
+1 609-368-5761
Sun 07:30 - 12:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:30
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great sushi, and fine dining area is good as well. All if the action is atthe upstairs and downstairs bars, but its really just barfood and sushi. Great spot for nightlife....my go to spot

Thank Jeff F
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second tme we had been The Windrift, more formal Sunday lunch this time, still fabulous 6 years apart in our visits, when next back in Avalon will be certainly calling in.

Thank salmonkeith
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is another place you can park your car for your entire stay. Great for families with young children because the pool is actually heated! Also have wait service at the pool so you can order lunch and/or a cocktail so it's a vacation for the parents as well as the children. Great for senior citizens because it's located right... More 

Thank Joseph M
TheDrift67, Guest Relations Manager at The Windrift Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about The Windrift! We are so glad that you like us! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed there last night for a wedding. Gorgeous! The food was amazing, the reception room was stunning, and our room was terrific. It was my first time there and I was thoroughly impressed. Def going back.

Thank kells24
TheDrift67, Guest Relations Manager at The Windrift Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! More 

Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Fun local bar and restaurant to visit at the end of a beach day or just any day. The restaurant is part of a beach front motel operation which is indeed lovely. There is a small, cozy bar just off the lobby, a large downstairs bar and restaurant, an small breezy outdoor topside bar and a really pleasant second floor... More 

Thank Bellissimo345
TheDrift67, Guest Relations Manager at The Windrift Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and writing this review. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly place with something for everyone. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Middletown, Delaware
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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. Only the main bar and roof top were open. The Notre Dame football game was... More 

Thank John B
new jersey
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 added a second floor; open air with a tarp roof and lounge chairs which gave... More 

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Sewell, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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! No longer is it an ultra modern place but back to an updated version of... More 

Thank Doris737

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Pizza, Seafood, American, Bar, Sushi
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?