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Crest Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9600 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3332
+1 609-522-1200
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very nice place. Dining area and Bar area. Great for watching a game or chatting. Food is terrific, I had the mussels and linguini and it was fantastic. The happy hour specials are awesome.. the folks sitting with me had the home made Chicken Pot pie which came with soup or salad and it was part of Wednesday's happy hour... More 

Thank marty K
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We walked from our hotel and had dinner here with 25 people. We all sat separately, however they mad an adult sit at every table with our teenage children. This was the only downfall. Many adults sat alone and were not happy with this. Our children were very well behaved and no need for that.

Thank karenolivieri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Early dinner on a Monday. Sat at the bar. Friendly service. Good beer selection. Good fish tacos and Mardi gras shrimp sandwich. Enjoyable visit.

Thank Joan T
Gros Morne National Park, Canada
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have been eating here for many years now always in the off season. It seems to have gone through some changes. The staff seems a little too rushed and do not always let you know the specials and we have been finding the food not as good as it used to be. Given that it is very popular and... More 

Thank PAKatieR
Elkridge, Maryland
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Crest Tavern is open seven days a week year round. They offer a daily special menu item every day, my favorite is the Wednesday special - Chicken Pot-Pie - wow it is to die for. Loads of chicken with all the traditional ingredients and delicious gravy for only $6.95 you can't get a better filling meal anywhere. take my... More 

Thank gunny114
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stayed at the Icona, which is right down the street from the Crest Tavern. We took out food and the food was delicious! The staff was very nice and accommodating. Will def go back !

Thank Barbara M
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Four of us arrived here for dinner. We were told that we could not be seated until the fifth person, who was on the way, arrived. While I understand that practice, this is off season, there were no other diners waiting to be seated, it is a casual place, and the hostess had a tone that was very unwelcoming. She... More 

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

Linda, please accept my sincere apology for the other day. Our intention was not to make you and your party feel unwelcome, we just prefer that all members of the party be present to be seated. We only have 9 booths, so seating can sometimes be challenging with bigger parties. Regardless, you should never be make to feel uncomfortable or... More 

Parlin, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is always great , I have no complaints about any meal we have eaten there great sandwiches and the cape may salt oysters are so fresh I get them every time we go there

Thank katie e
new jersey
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not a dive bar. Solid menu, well prepped food, good service, and decent prices. Comfortable and casual.

Thank menckenman
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Mahi tacos were very good and they have the best French fries around. We had the Crest Eclipse - moonshine with lemonade in a sugar dimmed mason jar. We will definitely go back.

Thank raymond w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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?