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705 Commonwealth Ave, Strathmere, NJ 08248
+1 609-263-7773
07:00 - 19:00
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Old Shack! in Anice little old SJ beach town..Simple awesome food. Great breakfast sandwiches, good for lunch & good for the beach! Fair prices..awesome old time beach atmosphere!

Thank Grumpy3636
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Don't expect a chain or food court experience. Steph and and Alex and their summer crew work their tails off in a true, gloriously shack-y shack. (The landlord is notorious for not helping with much of anything related to maintenance.) But her crab cakes and legendary chicken salad and hangover-busting breakfast sammies are what the kids call (I think) the... More 

Thank PAShunpiker
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped here on vacation to get lunch. The building itself doesn't look like much outside and inside it reminded me of an old general store with a lunch counter. The sandwiches we ordered were good and the prices quite reasonable considering that you are at the beach. We ate outside on the front porch which was quite nice to... More 

Thank No1HotelAdvisor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I stay in Ocean City for the summer and have been to "The Old Shack" 4 or 5 times throughout this season for various meals with various family members and friends. My comments will be based off of my overall experience, with slight input from others on their food. TL;DR: The food is decent across the board. Frankly nothing you... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Sticky, lack luster, and greasy. I saw another review of this place and they said it. Owner or manager seems distracted. Had to ask for everything and food wasn't good. Surprised we didn't get sick.

Thank Mike M
Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious delicious delicious! It's sad when October comes and we have to wait for the following year for her famous chicken salad!

Thank Leslie I
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Having been a customer many times,the attitude from the owner never changes, she is very surly and acts like you are doing her a favor by coming into her dumpy, hot restaurant.Food was usually in the past, edible,this summer on two visits,had puny expensive steak sub, dark meat of chicken,( frozen) cheesesteak sub and the turkey sandwich quality also declined... More 

Thank Douglas F
Beijing, China
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Breakfast sandwiches ordered here were fair. the bacon was fatty, rolls not very fresh and the time it took to get them prepared was long. For a Saturday morning, which is change-over day at the shore, they were short staffed and very busy. I know their lunch is supposed to be good but we never tried it.

Thank joannb
New York
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

It is always refreshing to find good food while on vacation that does not break the bank. We had a couple of breakfast sandwiches and my daughter had a yummy pancake. The potatoes were tasty, too. The best part of this small place was the service. I believe the woman who made our food was possibly the owner. She was... More 

Thank KeGillett
Strathmere, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cheese stakes are tasty but a little lite on the meat. The outdoor seating us a good call, since the inside is very hot and no ac.

Thank Jcasalena

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Commonwealth Ave, Strathmere, NJ 08248
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Strathmere
  • Phone Number: +1 609-263-7773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?