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Crest Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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9600 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3332
+1 609-522-1200
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I went for dinner and everything was delicious and the service was good. I ordered the mussels marinara. So yummy and the portion was so big. My husband had to help me eat it. He had a special with scallops and my son had chicken parm. We are going back to Wildwood in August and definitely will... More 

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Thank Debra B
Southeast PA
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We enjoy stopping at the Crest Tavern whenever we are in Wildwood, any time of year! The food is consistently great, and the staff, as well as the other patrons, are always friendly. You might have to wait for a seat in the summer, but the wait can be enjoyable on the porch if you get a drink and chat... More 

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Thank CroydonTraveler
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We've been going to the Crest every yearly trip down to Wildwood....it is a constant favorite. Bartenders and service on point. Some of the best cheese steaks in town; daily blackboard specials. Weekend evenings go early as can get crowded. From dinners to sandwiches and pizza...some of the best food in the area. They also have a packaged good store... More 

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1 Thank Alice L
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I highly recommend The Crest Tavern while you're enoying you're stay in the Wildwood Crest. Great Staff! Great Food! Great Drinks! I always have good time every time I visit. I suggest the Shrimp & Buffalo Wings!

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2 Thank Wildwoodcrazy21
Tim F, Owner at Crest Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! We hope to see a lot more of you this summer. More 

Carteret
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Just came back from dinner at the Crest Tavern. We always wanted to try here because we've heard good things. The food was good and plentiful. We had the nachos grande as an appetizer. Would not do it again. They were just uninspiring. I did enjoy the huffin and puffin burger. It was very tasty and HUGE. Too big for... More 

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2 Thank Joseph S
Tim F, Owner at Crest Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Joseph - we're glad you came in! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Huffin and Puffin Burger, it's a Crest Tavern favorite. Please accept our sincerest apologies on the slow service that day and we hope that won't deter you from coming in again and allowing us another shot to impress you. More 

West Deptford, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Hungry? Thirsty? Stop in and have some great food. Awesome tap list!!! Take out food and alcohol. If you are in Wildwood, this is a can't miss

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2 Thank mike08086
Tim F, Owner at Crest Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks, Mike! We better see more of you this summer! More 

Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We had no choice but do go here when the storm hit and this was the only place with power! It was so crowded the staff was rude and overwhelmed. The food was horrible and it was not clean.

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1 Thank Brittany-42185
Wildwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Awesome happy hour! I ate or came for cocktails almost every day I was here! Would recommend to anyone already have to family and friends.

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Thank coastie1983
Tim F, Owner at Crest Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! Hope to see more of you this summer! More 

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stopped in last week for a beer and something to eat. Friendly, comfortable bar. I ordered their soft shell crab special. I've eaten soft shells for years and the best ones are fried or sautéed. The simpler the better. Mine came out with a glob of melted mozzerella on top. I could only see the tip of one claw peaking... More 

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Thank gjet72
Tim F, Owner at Crest Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and checking us out! We appreciate the feedback and we're sorry you weren't completely satisfied with your soft shell crab - we'll lay off the cheese next time, just ask us. We have a ton of new menu items we think you'd enjoy and we hope to see more of you this summer! More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We had 3 orders of steamers, which arrived cold, full of sand - they were not even rinsed and the clams themselves were hardened as if they had been previously cooked then left on the side somewhere. All three orders were the same. The butter and garlic separated on the bottom and was also cold. It was a disgrace. We... More 

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1 Thank Melanie T
Tim F, Owner at Crest Tavern, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had such an awful experience, Melanie. This comes as a complete surprise because I can assure you that you that we only serve clean and freshly prepared food for our guests. Locals and tourists alike seem to be very happy and satisfied - so I'm not sure where the disconnect is there. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9600 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3332
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Wildwood Crest
  • Phone Number: +1 609-522-1200

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