Where to Eat in The Wildwoods
The Wildwoods offer endless culinary choices for diners with different tastes. Whether it is something quick and easy or a sit down romantic dinner you are seeking, you are sure to find what you’re looking for.
The Wildwoods are comprised of three distinct communities – North Wildwood, the city of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. There is a fourth – West Wildwood – but this tiny haven is not home to any dining establishments so we’ve left it out of the list just for this reason. Between the other three Wildwood towns, there is an abundance of dining options to suit every taste. Here are the most sought-after dining experiences at the beach and our favorites for each category. Bon Appetit!
Fractured Prune Doughnuts (2006 Boardwalk, North Wildwood) The Fractured Prune began in Ocean City, MD and is now a franchise, but their service is still personal and friendly. Hot fresh doughnuts are made to order, with many glazes and toppings to choose from. Open daily 7 am to 1 pm.
Breakfast in the Sky (3501 Morey’s Pier) Probably the most unique dining venue you’ll every hear about is Breakfast in the Sky, where you climb onto the giant Ferris wheel at Morey’s Piers to enjoy a gourmet breakfast complete with white linens and china, and a spectacular view of the Wildwoods. The entire event takes about an hour and is well worth the drive here to experience it. Open daily.
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House (4601 Pacific Avenue) 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 daily 7 am – 2 pm.
Maui’s Dog House (8th and Avenues, North Wildwood) Maui’s Dog House is a bright yellow shack serving fresh made hot dogs with over 29 creative toppings. Everything here is made fresh, cooked to order. Their fries and macaroni salad – also made fresh each day – are big hits as well as the many hot dog, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options they offer. Open daily 11 am – 8 pm.
Jamaica Me Hungry (9501 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest) If you’re looking for ribs in Wildwood and are a fan of barbeque then Jamaica Me Hungry in Wildwood Crest is the place for you. Their ribs are slow smoked over hickory wood for hours then grilled their Smoky BBQ Sauce. Dinner is served every nite (except Tuesday). Wednesday and Sunday nights are All U Can Eat BBQ Ribs (Dine In Only). Their famous Jerk Rib Rub and Smoky BBQ Sauce are both available for purchase online or at the restaurant. Open daily 8 am – 9 pm (3 pm Tuesday).
According to Wildwood pizza lore, as well as the Travel Channel, there is a battle for Wildwood pizza supremacy between Mack’s and Sam’s. We’ll let you decide for yourself, but here’s the slice on each one:
Mack’s Pizza (3218 Boardwalk) Mack’s Pizza is made first with cheese – a think topping of a mozzarella/cheddar blend. Then, in their signature way, they pipe the sauce on top of the pizza using a hose. Regardless of the order, their pizza is delicious. They offer many different special pizzas, all with Wildwood-themed names. Open daily 11 am – 12 midnight.
Sam’s Pizza (2600 Boardwalk) Sam’s opened in 1957 and has been delighting pizza lovers since. Their slices are described as being light, airy, crisp, and pleasantly salty with a perfect ration of cheese to sauce. They offer traditional pizza topping choices and serve sandwiches as well. Open daily 10:30 am – 12 Midnight.
Duffers (5210 Pacific Avenue) There is a reason that Duffers’ motto is “A Family Place” – more than just a restaurant, it is truly a family fun experience. For more than 42 years, Duffers has offered families a fun place to dine and spend time together, with a restaurant, ice cream shop, 18 -hole miniature golf course, arcade and gift shop. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, their extensive menu includes kid-friendly, made to order breakfast options, sandwiches, burgers, platters and nightly dinner specials. Open daily 8 am – 11 pm daily (11:30 Friday and Saturday).
Boathouse Restaurant & Marina Deck (506 W. Rio Grande Avenue) The Boathouse serves only the freshest seafood, finest meats and pasta at competitive prices in a casual, friendly, waterfront atmosphere. It has an extensive menu with offerings for both seafood and landlubber tastes. Open daily 11:30 am – 10 pm.
Beach Creek Oyster Bar and Grille (500 W Hand Avenue) The Beach Creek Oyster Bar and Grille is an award-winning contemporary restaurant featuring international cuisine. The décor inside is intimate, with wood and copper highlights. Outside, the waterfront deck features a tropical setting under the stars. Entertainment and sunsets are offered each evening. Open daily 3 pm – 10 pm.
Two Mile Crab House (Fish Dock Road, Wildwood Crest) Two Mile Landing consists of two restaurants; The Crab House and 2Mile Bar & Restaurant, which features 4 bars, 2 indoor dining rooms and 3 outdoor dining areas. The vibe is casual and fun and very family-friendly. Crabs at Two Mile Landing are harvested locally. Mouth-watering steaks, fresh seafood, artisan-style flatbread pizzas and upscale appetizers are offered, as well as cocktails. With over 500 feet of waterfront dining, 4 menu styles, 2 drink menus, 21 different draft beers and multiple wine selections, there truly is something for everyone here. Open daily 11:30 am – 10 pm.
Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor (1111 New Jersey Avenue) The Fabulous 50’s are the theme in this vintage ice cream parlor. You are invited to dine in an original car booth, watch vintage television, hear juke box music and enjoy the 50’s atmosphere. They offer a daily scoop of sundaes and cones with 50’s themed names. Their signature treat – the Happy Daze Sundae – consists of a warm brownie topped with Death by Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice creams, covered in hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Open daily 2 pm – 11:30 pm.
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