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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
+1 609-967-7553
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good13%
  • Average14%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible31%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This spot has always been one of the go to places for eating in Avalon especially for fish. Also serve some great pasta with many of the fish items.Also...extra parking across the street

Thank DaveJoseph
Reviewed 9 May 2016

To the owners/workers at Sylvesters I have a NEWS FLASH- Wegman's is selling whole Grouper for $11.99 /pound and they will even fillet the fish for you. I'm still burned that you had the arrogrance to YELL at my wife & I last August when...More

Thank JeromeAvalon_NJ
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This establishment relies on the past for it's future. Not too long ago it was tradition for families on vacation to make Sylvesters their "go too" spot for dinner.However with all the great offerings on the island , it baffles my mind that anyone continues...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 26 September 2015

First went to Slyvester's in 2013 and enjoyed it enormously. Have tried it twice since and have been disappointed. Tonight marks the end of an era. Terrible. Had broiled seafood platter and mussels Sylvester. Ugh! The French fries were the best part of the meal...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ate 3 times at Sylvester's and got take-out twice. Fish was fresh and tasty. Highly recommend this place. Families and couples welcome.

Thank paa9
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We've been coming her for years so it's become a family tradition. That ended this year. When you walk out the back to find large commercial cans of their clam chowder, you know it's not all original. Everything comes in styrofoam and plastic and it's...More

1  Thank DartSkiDoc
Reviewed 28 August 2015

When just looking for a good, informal dining experience in Avalon, consider Sylvester's. Fresh seafood is always on point! If picnic table dining is not your cup of tea, take it "to go", still worth the trip!

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I haven't been to Sylvesters since college and decided it was time to go back. We arrived at 3pm well before the dinner rush. One thing I was not ready for were the HIGH PRICES! I don't remember this place being so expensive when I...More

Thank No1HotelAdvisor
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Over priced frozen food ordered scallops and flounder combination got 3 scallops and two small pieces of flounder(size of a chicken nugget .not recommended at all...will never waste money there again

Reviewed 11 August 2015

If there was a rating lower than Terrible I would add it to this listing. After our run on the beach in Avalon , NJ my wife and I saw that they were selling Grouper and we wanted to check out the prices so we...More

Thank JeromeAvalon_NJ
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-7553
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