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Bongo Cafe & Grille - CLOSED

1050 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3356
+1 609-938-0680
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
15 Apr 2015
22 Mar 2015
“Would review, however, closed now.”
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1050 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3356
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2015

The summer of 2014 was the last season for Bongo's. Menu was varied with some uncommon variations on breakfast and lunch. I don't know why they closed, but I felt they were a little overpriced and the location wasn't very good.

Thank MrSands2422
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This restuarant had good food. It was small, but nice. It is now closed for good so if you are looking for it you will not find it.

1  Thank jeffj31865
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Sad to say they are gone from OCNJ, big loss for our town! They closed back in September. Food and menu was fabulous - did a great breakfast lunch and dinner.

1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed 10 September 2014

My wife and I just had breakfast the other day...We were seated immediately by a very friendly staff... My wife was disappointed that they didn't have their Cannoli pancakes but made do anyway.. My sausage , egg and home-fries were excellent... I'm sorry that they'll...More

Thank ricardomnt
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Even after Labor Day Bongos is the place to visit. The owners and the staff really made our family feel appreciated. The food is so creative and delicious. The staff will absolutely make you feel like part of the "family". The Shoobees are gone for...More

Thank Charlieojs
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We like this place a lot...but it's closing for good this month. :( very disappointed since there aren't many restaurants in Ocean City with decent food.

Thank Imduf
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Stop in for quick bite before hitting the beach. Good food great service. Would recommend. Enjoyed the fish tacos. Grown up grill cheese was just as good.

Thank mike m
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Whenever you are in Ocean City, NJ, and you are looking for an out-of-the-way place away from the boardwalk and center city, try Bongo Café and Grill on Bay Avenue. It is not the best meal I ever had, but it was good and plentiful....More

1  Thank Flick8675309
Reviewed 27 August 2014

My family just went there literally an hour ago as a result of numerous recommendations. While the food was good we were very disappointed with the service. I ordered a dish that came with a special hollandaise sauce and I requested the regular hollandaise sauce...More

5  Thank skylaw70
PattyCakes1050, Owner at Bongo Cafe & Grille, responded to this review

From Webster's: hor·rif·ic adjective \hȯ-ˈri-fik, hä-\ : causing horror or shock Examples of HORRIFIC <horrific images of torture that shocked the conscience of the world> Synonyms appalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrid, horrible, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare,...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Bongo is a treasure for the Ocean City community. If you want one of the most incredibly tasting and artfully presented meals at a very reasonable price, this is the place. We go here at least twice a week and simply love it. Our Favorite...More

1  Thank Michael T
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3356
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-938-0680
Creative dishes served in an upbeat retro beach setting. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Separate vegan menu available. Gluten-free options. Pet friendly outdoor seating, in season.