Coastal Blue

4.1
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266 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Daily Happy Hour & Football Specials

HAPPY HOUR
Daily: 4:00 - 6:00 pm + During All College & Pro Football Games
$3 Featured Domestic Beer
$4 Featured Craft beer
$5 Drink of the day
$6 House Wine
$4 Boardwalk fries
$6 Cheese curds
$8 Two Swordfish Tacos
$10 Cheeseburger & Chips
*Available from the bar only, sorry not available for table service

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 9, 2019

Ends: October 10, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Whether you prefer a classic 3-Course Thanksgiving Feast ($34 adult, $16 child) or something a bit lighter from our menu, Coastal Blue offers something for every taste in your party this Thanksgiving. We’ll be seating from 1:00 – 7:00 pm. Call: (609) 729-6600 or click online to reserve!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a Dinner & Party Package at ICONA Diamond Beach & Coastal Blue! Package includes open-bar, DJ & dancing, champagne toast & more. Learn More Here: https://icona.com/diamond-beach/specials/new-years-eve-celebration/

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 266 People Are Saying
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DB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isabelle was an excellent waitress the service impeccable and the food excellent!

CH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choices on menu, delicious salads, NE clam chowder was excellent as was the calamari..light and crispy! Interesting cocktail menu and great wine and beer choices. We went on a quiet evening, the patio setting was perfect and food came out fresh and hot. Prices are pretty much the same in all decent restaurants in the area

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place to go for dinner. Food was presented well and was timely. However this was off season so it may be more of a wait during in season.

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food exceptional service from Alex

f
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, thank you open table, with out this app we would not find all these great restaurants. And Jack the bartender is great, must say hi. Thanks Jack.

SK
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitstaff was really professional but friendly and took the time to make sure everything was perfect. Chef was excellent with our filetmignon. Desserts were really delicious as was their omelets. I would go back again. Enjoyed the outside dining.

DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Chowder was delicious but lukewarm. My sister’s crab cakes were great. My cheese encrusted chicken was rubbery. Never had chicken like that. Pretty place. Won’t go back

BU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server Vergina was a pleasure! She made our experience delightful. We went Sept 10th. Not crowded at all and I would recommend Coastal Blue to friends and family.

HS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and server were great but a wedding created a lot of noise.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service would go back! Highly recommend-

JG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Burger was tasteless. And server's knowledge of menu was poor, plus gave us an attitude when asked about if there was anchovies in the caesar salad, or mixed in the dressing, which she unequivocally said there was none. And said it didnt matter if it had or not, if we didnt like it, we could order something else. Technically true, but that wasn't the question, good thing we dont have an allergy.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We eat at Coastal Blue yearly when we are in the Wildwood Crest/Cape May area and want a nice meal in a nice place. However, it is a mixed bag. The food is good.
The service is apathetic. The outdoor seating area is lovely. The alcoholic drinks are awful. The restaurant is badly in need of a new bartender. I am sure we will eat there again next year but will remember to order iced tea or soda.

FL
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprising good. Last minute choice and a good one. Little pricey, tho.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very overpriced. Food was cold and barely seasoned. Will not be going back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is unusually beautiful. The only thing I really wasn’t tickled about was seeing the pool where I thought I was going to see the ocean. The food was to die, and the service was just lovely and highly solicitous. This is an extraordinary restaurant. We are so glad we found it!!!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience and service! Love the creative seafood dishes that are fabulous.

r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We were looking forward to dining here based on the reviews. The quality of the food was very poor and very expensive. The short ribs was basically a poor version of roast beef. Even the quality of the mixed cocktails was very poor. We will never dine here again.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought my elderly parents out to dinner at Coastal Blue. We were super impressed with the entire staff! The Valet attendant helped my dad out of the car, we were greeted as we came in and the hostess re-arranged tables so he would not have to walk far, as he uses a cane. The waiter, Alex, was very patient in explaining the menu and couldn't have been more professional in his service. The drinks came as ordered and we did not have to wait long. This was followed by a superb dinner! Fried calamari and Caesar salad were first rate. I had the crab cakes, all jumbo lump with a beautiful presentation and sauce on side as I had requested. We did not order dessert, but look forward to next time we go. Fun dining room, shell chandeliers and cool ceilings. Prices were what we expected, definitely worth the enjoyable evening. Really want to thank everyone for going above and beyond....a rare gem at the Jersey Shore!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Good service and good food. Ambiance thrown off a little due to hotel venue.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and service. Took care of all our requests, including a delicious birthday dessert for our friend. Will definently go back when in Wildwood crest!

CS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Rolls hard as rocks..cheese board miniscule portions..chicken no flavor..the scallops were excellent..sevice was very good.. food not worth the money spent restaurant layout was a bit odd..

O
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance is fine. The food is very average. Nothing special or need to write home about. Caesar salad was tasty with a generous portion. The one vegan option (eggplant rolatini) consisted of very thin eggplant slices filled with tasteless buckwheat with a little eggplant, tomato sauce garnishing the dish. The entree arrived before I had finished my salad giving me the impression that it was either poorly timed or symptomatic of a beach town mentality of get you in, get you out. The other person had clam chowder which was void of large pieces of clam (even though the soup was touted as an award winning dish) and crab cakes which were lacking flavor. When presented with dessert options, the dessert that was selected as it turns out was no longer available and we ate on the early side. On a positive note, the server was a lovely girl from eastern Europe working there for the summer to earn travel funds and college money until her return to Europe.
p.s. There was a lovely screaming toddler sitting nearby for most of the meal.

PC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 5

Food didn’t really have any flavor and needed a lot of salt and pepper. The crab cakes were excellent. The tuna was also flavorless. Needed a sauce on top such as the crab cakes had.

PG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Although the entrée food was very good, the cheese board appetizer was stale and imbalanced. The dirty banana daiquiri tasted like a powdered mix and nothing hand crafted about it at all.
The outside dining area is between a parking lot and the hotel, facing the guest pool.

The Star Beach bar on the other hand was beautiful for the nighttime starry filled sky.

L
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food and good service. Bar drinks are Not good at all so stick with wine if you are ordering drinks.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only 1 word come to my mind. Perfect !
Everything was just perfect. The service, the ambiance, the view of the ocean.
The appetizers and the entrees were excellent.
We will come back for our next visit to Wildwood

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vacation- food is outstanding. We come back every year. Did outdoor seating for the first time this year.... awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were at the beach for a family “girls weekend “ and picked the restaurant based on availability at the last minute. We were pleasantly surprised with an excellent meal and even better service from a delightful young man from Romania. It was a very enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was our Anniversary and my husband’s birthday which I included in my notes on open table but neither was acknowledged!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Zach as a server and was one of the best ones we’ve ever had! Very personable, helpful, and welcoming! Definitely will come back!

MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great birthday dinner. Service was fast and meals were tasty! Loved the scallops, yum!!!

EM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and the service was excellent. Our server Alex was outstanding. Everyone came and sang Happy Birthday to my brother which was very nice. Excellent all around. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak could use some more seasoning but was perfectly done as requested. Crab cakes were delicious and the place was spotless. I’ll definitely be back for a different item on the menu.

CH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! The food was delicious! Crab cakes are ALL CRAB!!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was amazing and the service was even better. Their Jersey summer salad was so refreshing, the crab cakes were delicious and the filet was cooked perfectly.

Example of the service you will get: At the end of the night my boyfriend forgot his card and the waitress ran outside and flagged us down in our car to give it back. So not only did we get a great meal but she saved us a headache too.

CP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thought some of the dishes were absolutely delightful. The sushi appetizer, the sea bass special and the short ribs.

The sea bass special was a great combo of the base fish and a mix of veggies and starches that were perfect together.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. I’ve been eating everywhere in South Jersey, and came across this restaurant by accident so I decided to try something new! We had a reservation for 7:15pm and we were seated promptly. We asked our waitress for recommendations for all courses and drinks! For appetizers- the soup and burrata were excellent choices. Favorite entree of all time, definitely the Sea Bass addition!! The waitress and staff were very attentive and lively. The Manager also stopped by each table, including ours, which was nice. You don’t see that too often anymore. Our date night continued outside for some drinks at their neat outdoor beach bar! Definitely give this place a try, you won’t regret it!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was pleasantly surprised at how good this meal was, I like trying places out myself without reading too many reviews. Spicy tuna roll was amazing. As were the crab cakes. Best meal I had in wildwood.

KD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We were vacationing in Wildwood Crest, celebrating our Anniversary. We choose this restaurant based on close proximity to where we were staying.
Upon arrival the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of drinks and all evening menu specials.
I ordered the beet salad, presented beautifully, unfortunately lacked any of the balsamic glaze as mentioned in the menu description. My entrèe was the encrusted, semi boneless chicken, which was presented with burnt crust, dry chicken, which I could not eat. My husband ordered the filet mignon with crab cake. The filet was over seasoned and the crab cake tasted funky.
This was our anniversary, I did not have the energy to complain on such a special evening. We just made the best of it.
I do have to mention that they served us a very special dessert, congratulating us, which was very sweet.

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Having never been to Wildwood before it was great to find a good place to eat and not feel rushed. Will definitely dine here again.

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