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The Wharf
The Wharf

The Wharf Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewharfnj.com/
  • Phone: (609) 522-6336
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Reservations are for the Dining Room at The Wharf
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Blake Cady
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events & Promotions: Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking by car or by boat.
A word from The Wharf
The Wharf is a family run waterfront restaurant and bar serving South Jersey for the last 30 years. We brag about having the best sunset and bay views in Cape May County. Whether it is live music on our waterfront deck or watching the sun go down at our freshly shucked raw bar, there is something for everyone at The Wharf. We have established a family friendly atmosphere where adults and kids alike can enjoy themselves while enjoying the most beautiful views in South Jersey. So whether it is a day out for drinks with family and friends or a night out of good fun, delicious food, and great entertainment, let The Wharf be your waterfront destination. Come see us at The Wharf, “the Hideaway on the Waterway”.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Happened to find this place through Open Table and was extremely satisfied. From the appetizer to desert the food was excellemt especially the oyster rockerfeller. My wife and i shares but should have oerder two. Best i ever had in my life, fresh and prepared wonderfully. Main course was just as good. A gem in Wildwood."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food was really good. I went twice this past weekend sitting indoors for fine dining. I have to say both times we felt rushed. On friday night the waitress asked us if we were ready to order dinner three times before we got our apps. After we asked her to wait so we could enjoy ourselves she asked us again when the apps came out even though we were not ready. Sunday night the waitress was more relaxed, however we ate apps, salad, and dinner in 45 minutes because it was so fast."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our first time there - outside on a Friday night was a bit crowded and loud with the live band so we elected fro indoor seating which was nice and we still heard the band. The food and service was good and I hope we'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our last meal on vacation this year (we go out every day for breakfast and dinner.) One of our party said it might have been her favorite from the whole week. Great food, service, and the view cannot be beat! The live entertainment was excellent the night we were there too! We'll go back to this restaurant, for sure."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a great experience. Food was great. Waiter was excellent. Very fun atmosphere. Had no trouble accommodating our large family."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We found out about the Wharf 2 years ago and now we make sure to get there for dinner when we are down at the Jersey shore. They take reservations which is always a plus in my book and the restaurant has a picturesque location. Food is very good! Can't wait for our next trip to the Wharf."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was rated high on several review sites for good food, prices, and atmosphere. The menu was very appealing so we booked. They promptly sat us when we arrived and the wait staff was kind and friendly. The view from inside was great, although it was a nice night to sit out. I wish open table asked if we wanted indoor or outdoor seating when I made the reservation. The menu had so many great options so it was difficult to choose. The food that arrived was slightly disappointing. It wasn't terrible but nothing special. Everyone referred to their food as "ok" or "good". I wouldn't rule it out but it's definatley not worth the higher ratings it received for the taste and quality of the food."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Short wait to be seated, even though they were very busy. Waitress was attentive. Food was great. Two bands were playing outside, so it was pretty loud. All was good until somebody opened a side door and the smells of the bay came in (boat exhaust and I'm guessing some rotting vegetation). Still a good overall experience, but they need to find a way to keep that smell out."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We usually go to the Wharf from our boat for outside drinks, music and sandwiches. This time we tried the inside dining room for dinner. It was an awesome surprise. All 6 of our entrees were as good or better than any Cape May restaurant. The view, service and drinks were perfect. A great place to have dinner and watch sunset."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Having dined here many times this was my first bad experience. Our party of 4 had three excellent meals. I had the stuffed lobster special. The lobster claws had no meat at all and the tail was mush. There was very little crab stuffing. I attribute this to a poor choice of meals will expect better next time."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "we had a pleasant time at dinner, food was good the help and waitress were very nice, personally I could find nothing wrong with our time there. menu was average priced."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We've been coming to Wildwood for years and just found The Wharf. Super meal. The risotto was outstanding. Great tip from server on $15 bottle of wine. Don't laugh off the fried mozzarella. Home made, and delicious. Not to mention it was a super value. No, not a early bird tourist rip off. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Would have loved to sit outside with my son, but it was definitely an adult scene, with the band and no-shower happy hour. The menu was very impressive. Something for everyone. Our waitress pronounced a special "ceviche" with a starting "CH". The house dressing had too much vinegar - and I like a strong vinaigrette. My swordfish oscar was very good but the garlic mash were gluey and gross. Chicken parm was just ok and the baked potato was minuscule and burnt. She didn't return to check on us until I was finished. My margarita was definitely from a gun/premix. Really bad. So, I don't frequent wildwood, but were into return, I would not go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The restaurant is located right on the water and away from the crowds and craziness of the mid season Jersey shore, which is invaluable, but the level of noise from the "band" in the bar area which is just adjacent to the dining room, makes enjoying dinner quite difficult. The server was sweet but forgot to refill waters without being asked and also forgot a salad. The food was very good overall, the Salmon Oscar entree was excellent and the Crab Bruschetta went quickly. Portions were huge and dinner was reasonably priced at $125 for 4 guests including appetizers and drinks. One guest did mention that her French Onion soup was salty. We'll definitely try The Wharf again, but we'll make it on a night when the "band" is not playing."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at the Wharf and will defiantly not our last. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went to The Wharf on a Friday evening in July with a party of 7. We had a reservation and our table was ready for us in the dining room. We wanted to sit on the deck but it was packed, and the dining room was really nice and airy so it was fine. All of our food was delicious, specifically the ahi tuna appetizer, lobster mac n cheese, broiled crabcakes, and special lobster bake dinner. Our server was really nice and attentive. And the best part was the ambience - there was a live band on the deck, and we could hear them in the dining room without it being too loud, it was perfect. We all agreed we would definitely go back to The Wharf!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "During our stay in Wildwood this was one of my favorite restaurants. We had the clams casino appetizer which was fantastic and I had a seafood combination in a tomato broth which was very flavorful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Neighborhood gem. What a spectacular place. A must go to when at the shore!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took my 99 year old mother in a wheelchair. It was easy access and waitstaff could no have been more attentive. FYI -Go early"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First of all, nothing like sitting over the bay watching the sunset. an make up for many shortcomings. We ate outside, typical bar food. Not outstanding, but not bad. Have to metnion two negatives; one, did not realize that sandwiches were not available inside and two, the noise was borderline unbearable outside under the pavilion. We all had difficulty hearing the others at our own table. The shrimp po'boy was OK, the burger was OK, the wings were better than expected. Buckets of beer were readily availalbe. Service was outstanding. And again, tremendous scenery with bar food and buckets of beer are a winner in most books."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "During restaurant week we decided to try the Wharf. What a pleasant surprise. The views were lovely, the staff very pleasant and the food delicious. A definite go to place for dining."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Took advantage of Restaurant Week in Wildwood and glad that we went to the Wharf. So much to choose from for the special and well worth going there. TY"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My family and i went to The Wharf during Wildwood's Restaurant Week and couldn't have been happier. For $30 a person we got an excellent four course meal. All of the food was expertly prepared and there were plenty of options to choose from on the Pre Fixe menu and the portions sizes were not skimpy at all."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Wharf was one of the favorite things from this trip. Carlie was a super attentive (but not overly) waitress and the food was amazing. Everything we ordered tasted fantastic. Mahi Tuna, Salmon, Crab legs and Prime Rib. No complaints at all. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I really wasn't expecting much from this place and saw a lot of mediocre reviews. I ended up with a great expereince and would love to come back. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations. We had been there many times previously; but not in 5 years. Menu changed, no longer offered stuffed sole : ( chicken parm had way too much pepper, broiled fish was saturated and parts of it overdone. Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/17/2014