Despite being a tiny unincorporated community, Strathmere’s few dining options pack an impressive powerful punch. At night, visitors flock to this end of the island to dine tastefully in its top-rated restaurants. Here are our favorites. Bon Appetit!
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House (2 Ocean Drive) First established in 1962 in Stone Harbor, Uncle Bill’s expanded to several locations along the South Jersey coast over the years and is a popular breakfast destination for vacationing families and locals. Awarded as being the Best Breakfast at the Jersey Shore, Uncle Bill’s serves up breakfast all day long with over 15 different types of pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelets, farm fresh eggs and meats. Several locations also serve lunch and dinner. The staff tends to return each year, which is another mark of their success. Open May – September 7 am – 1 pm.
Grab-N-Go / Lunch
The Old Shack (705 Commonwealth Drive) The Old Shack is just that on the outside, but inside locals and visitors love to find a mouth-watering assortment of beach-friendly fare such as breakfast sandwiches, hoagies and sides. This is a great place to pick up a sandwich on your way to the beach or dine there on the porch. They are famous for their chicken salad, and hand-scooped ice cream is available to satisfy your sweet tooth. Open daily 7 am – 7 pm.
Twistie’s Tavern on the Bay (236 Bayview Drive) Twisties is an old-time favorite with a storied past. Once run as a speakeasy, today they serve much more than just drinks. The expansive menu includes burgers, salads, pasta dishes and so much more. A juke box cranks out old tunes and the paneled walls are lined with fish mounted on wooden planks to add to the nostalgia of this tavern on the bay. Open daily 12 noon – 12 midnight.
Azzurra Pizzeria and Ristorante (5012 Landis Avenue) Although Azzurra is located in the middle of Sea Isle, it advertises delivery to Strathmere – even on the beach. known for its award-winning specialty and brick oven pizzas. They also offer a large variety of stromboli, calzone, salads, subs, dinners and more, including homemade cannoli. Opens daily at 11 am with varied closing times until November.
Mildred’s Strathmere Restaurant (901 Commonwealth Avenue) In 1952, Charles and Mildred Conascent towed the original Llanarch diner from Philadelphia to Strathmere and opened Mildred’s Strathmere Restaurant. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Andy Raffa, who worked with the Conascentas for over thirty years, prepares exquisite seafood, beef and Italian specialties with homemade pasta and desserts. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Mildred’s offers diners local Cape May wines and a BYOB option. Open daily 4 pm – 9 pm.
Deauville Inn (201 Willard Road) Formerly Whelen’s Hotel back in the 1800s, the Deauville Inn has a very storied past. It was rumored to have been a speakeasy during Prohibition, a rum-running station and a gambling casino during the ’20s and ’30s. A family purchased it in 1980 and, instead of following advice to knock the building down, they completely renovated it. Today it stands on the shore of the bay, at the foot of the Corson’s Inlet bridge, as a beacon for fine dining, cocktails and live entertainment every night. In addition to serving seafood, their menu includes steaks, chicken, pasta, salads and handhelds. It is a beautiful place to catch a sunset as well! Open daily, hours vary.
The Beach House (Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Road). While the menu is limited here to burgers, handhelds and munchies, the view is endless. The motto here is “sun and sand and a drink in my hand”. No shirt? No shoes? No problem! The atmosphere is as beachy and laid back is it can get. Guests are seated directly on the beach in beach chairs under an umbrella anchored by a low table. The views of the bay are spectacular, especially at sunset. Have a drink and enjoy nightly summer entertainment such as Reggae on the Bay, live music, painting parties and comedy shows.
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