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Coastal Blue

4.2
4.2
394 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Welcome to Coastal Blue, an upscale-casual, eatery inside of the beautiful ICONA Diamond Beach. The seaside chic meeting place offers tastemakers a unique dining experience, featuring culinary delights with a local flair only the south Jersey shore can claim. Our thoughtfully crafted breakfast, lunch and dinner menus often rely on locally sourced products for creations using shrimp, scallops, Angus beef, summer fruits and greens. Whether feasting inside the airy dining room or on the moonlit patio, Coastal Blue offers a sweet finish to the palate that few restaurants can match: a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am
    Lunch
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Dinner
    Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 224-1124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Davies

  • Neighborhood

    Wildwood Crest

  • Cross street

    Rochester

  • Parking details

    Limited on-site spaces. Some on street parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Dining

  • South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Dining

  • South Jersey Shore

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Breakfast, Great staff, and ambiance.

  2. a

    amyina68

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice place! The calimari was kind of over fried, more batter than calimari. Clam chowder was excellent but very heavy. Great service and beautiful location on Diamond Beach.

  3. p

    pugmomma2

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful for brunch

  4. JT

    JerseyTransplant

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The service was slow, but the servers seemed fairly attentive.l at the onset of service. There were a few mistakes with the order and the server seemed to forget about the table until the end of the meal. The food itself was diner quality and the selection was limited.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience1

    Small portions and over priced. Music from restaurant and a different music from wedding.

  6. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not exactly oceanside dining (more like poolside where you can barely see the beach/ocean). Service was very good and staff was attentive. Food was very good also. If it's your thing you have got to try the surf and turn burger with the lobster slaw! Limited draft beer selection (i had to get a can) but my wife's blue lemonade cocktail was very good. A little pricey but not outlandish. Overall I'd recommend.

  7. LK

    LynneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside, was beautiful evening, lighting was perfect for the evening. View was beautiful, food and service were excellent

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was good but overpriced. While the waiter was friendly, it’s clear the staff is not well trained. Drinks, meals, coffee and dessert served with hands on the glassware necks and plates without trays. Busboy carrying a bus pan throughout the dining room, putting it on chairs while clearing tables. Pulling plates off table while the other diner is still eating. For the prices charged, I would expect a better dining experience.

  9. b

    barneyatthebeanery

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    It was a busy Saturday night- fair enough. There had been a wedding and many of the guys had already had a lot to drink and were settled in at the bar yelling at the TV during a college sports game. It was if we were in a sports bar and not a restaurant. There were not enough servers so service was slow and there were many missed steps. Food was good though unimaginative.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a terrific experience having dinner. Alex was our waiter and was excellent. We sat outside which is lovely. Especially as the sun sets and the outdoor lights come on. The food was excellent. I love the opportunity to sit outside when the weather allows it and I think it was quieter than inside. Loved it. We would definitely return.

  11. J

    Jony

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Coastal Blue is okay to eat at. Our meals taste good. I asked the waiter a question about an item on the menu and he simply repeated what I said never answering my question. This was our first time eating here and I don't think we'll return in the future. Perhaps someone else's experience will be more enjoyable.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome service and super awesome food

  13. DB

    DougB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    The food quality has gone down significantly. The chef left sometime ago. I would not return until something changes in the kitchen

  14. AS

    AmandaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    A little pricey, but good food. Our server was nice and attentive and the food came out quick!

  15. AS

    AnnS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Pleasant service with a smile and the food was delicious!

  16. GW

    GregW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The food was decent, some dishes better than others. The salmon was a better one, although the description was a bit misleading. The scallops were okay--six good-sized, well-prepared scallops surrounded by rather bland sauces. The surf-and-turf burger was a better one, as well.

  17. k

    kava

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Benches are extremely uncomfortable! Second time here. Food is generally good but hotel expensive for the quality. Can always get a reservation here when everything else is booked.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We set outside on a beautiful night. Had a wonderful server, Darius, enjoyed our drinks before ordering a fabulous meal. Overall, we really enjoyed!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food was excellent

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    Overpriced mediocre food.

  21. C

    Christine

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    This restaurant was a disappointment. I would compare it to a restaurant at Disneyland. It’s nice for the convenience, if you’re staying at the ICONA, but otherwise – I wouldn’t recommended it. .The people seated next to us had a child watching a movie on an iPad, and he was less than a foot away. Very distracting! Moreover, the food was astronomically priced for its taste. We ordered the crabcakes for $43. They were very fishy. After the wonderful dining experiences we had in Cape May the two nights before, it was not comparable for the price point. I’d stick with the burger.

  22. GI

    GINAD

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Too many flies in the area. Appetizer and meal arrived 5 minutes apart. Water tasted terrible (get bottled water) wait staff ver nice.

  23. DB

    DanaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Noisy, mediocre drinks and food. My steak was overcooked and had no flavor and the meal was very expensive for the quality. Service was good, but that is about the only positive. We will not be returning.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good and service was very good with unique flavor.

  25. RK

    RobertK

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Delicious food, great service. Would love to go back at a different time when less busy. It was noisy. Otherwise loved it!!!

  26. TS

    ThereseS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Dinners a little pricey but for apps and drinks perfect !service excellent!

  27. LP

    LukeP

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Claudiu and Mau are the best and most friendly waiters at ICONA. Very understanding with my brother who has autism as well which is something my family appreciates very much.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience! A gem of Diamond Beach! Great atmosphere and delicious menu selections. A must try!

  29. JF

    JoeF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Saturday evening (early) in August. They had no draft beer at all (although quite a few were on the menu). Very few (and mediocre) wines-by-glass. The food was abominable, fish tacos and calamari were disgusting. The salad was OK, the burger was OK, do not even think about trying anything more ambitious here. Noise level in the restaurant was horrendous, a frozen-drink machine was running right where people sit. Service staff was either inexperienced or rude. It was also uncomfortably warm.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    There were 4 in our party and two liked their meals and two did not. For the price of the entrees I expected more. We will not be back.

  31. PV

    PVdiner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very nice patio.for outdoor dining. Nice lighting after sunset. Our dinners were well prepared and the menu had a good amount of variety

  32. TT

    TeeTimeMike

    Philadelphia

    262 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    262 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Coastal Blue was a fine experience. Crab cake was all crab and little or no filler. Swordfish tacos were tasty but a little messy. They needed to double up on the corn taco shell as the liquid from the salsa cause them to fall apart. Nice atmosphere.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place Great staff Our waiter Alex was amazing!! Made our dining experience personable & happy

  34. DR

    DonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelant food, great service, nice wine list We will return here again. It was my birthday and the manager and staff came out and sang HBD as everyone joined in.

  35. A

    Amazing

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was good. Good service. Would go again

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful waitress. Seafood was spot on. Service was quick.

  37. KD

    KenD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good service, high quality food and menu, lovely ambience, slightly overpriced (but what restaurant isn't post-COVID??)

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time under the lights outside.. food was excellent and service as well.. Alex was our waiter and he was awesome. Such a nice guy.. i would definetly go back once we visit again

  39. MA

    MAReVa

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was superb. Service and food was excellent.

FAQs

Coastal Blue is rated 4.2 stars by 394 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

This restaurant is open seasonally. Unfortunately, it is currently closed.

  • Cross street

    Rochester

  • Neighborhood

    Wildwood Crest

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am
    Lunch
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Dinner
    Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited on-site spaces. Some on street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Davies

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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