Where to Eat in The Wildwoods
If you are trying to decide where to eat in The Wildwoods, you’ve come to the right place. This area offers endless culinary choices for diners with different tastes.
Wildwood has everything you are looking for. There are kid friendly restaurants, pet friendly restaurants, romantic restaurants, ice cream shops and much more. As a result, 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) This is probably the most unique dining venue you’ll ever hear about. Diners are taken on a ride around the giant Ferris wheel at Morey’s Piers to enjoy a gourmet breakfast. Breakfast comes 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) Uncle Bill’s Pancake House was first established in 1962. They expanded to several locations along the South Jersey coast over the years. It’s a popular breakfast destination for vacationing families and locals. The restaurant serves up breakfast all day long with over 15 different types of pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelets, farm fresh eggs and meats. As a result, it has been awarded the Best Breakfast at the Jersey Shore. Several locations also serve lunch and dinner. Even more, 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) This restaurant is housed in 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 are big hits. That is because they are made fresh every day. So are 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) This tropical venue in Wildwood Crest is the place to find great ribs. That is because 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).
There is a battle for Wildwood pizza supremacy between Mack’s and Sam’s, according to Wildwood pizza lore. And the Travel Channel. Here’s the slice on each one so you can decide for yourself.
Mack’s Pizza (3218 Boardwalk) Their pizza here is made here just a little differently. First, they put on cheese – a thick topping of a mozzarella/cheddar blend. Next, they pipe the sauce on top in their signature way using a hose. Their pizza is delicious, regardless of the order. 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 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) Duffers’ motto is “A Family Place” and there is good reason. That is because this is more than just a restaurant. It is truly a family fun experience. The restaurant has been open for more than 42 years. It offers families a fun place to dine and spend time together. They offer a restaurant, ice cream shop, 18 -hole miniature golf course, arcade and gift shop. Duffers serves 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 fresh seafood, meats and pasta. The waterfront atmosphere is casual and friendly. It offers 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. Their décor inside is intimate, with wood and copper highlights. 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. 2Mile 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. The restaurant offers mouth-watering steaks, fresh seafood, artisan-style flatbread pizzas and upscale appetizers. They also serve cocktails. The restaurants offer over 500 feet of waterfront dining. They also offer 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 theme of Cool Scoops is the fabulous 50’s. This vintage ice cream parlor offers great ice cream and nostalgia. You may dine in an original car booth, watch vintage television, hear jukebox music and enjoy the 50’s atmosphere. They offer a daily scoop of sundaes and cones with 50’s themed names. Their signature treat is the Happy Daze Sundae. It consists of a warm brownie topped with Death by Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice creams. Then, it is then covered in hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Open daily 2 pm – 11:30 pm.
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