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Coastal Blue

168 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront (3)
  • Casual (2)
  • Bar Seating (1)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
8:00 - 11:30 AM ~ Daily

12:00 - 4:00 PM ~ Daily

4:30 - 9:00 PM ~ Sun-Thurs
4:30 - 10:00 PM ~ Fri & Sat

Until 11:00 pm ~ Sun-Thurs
Until Midnight ~ Fri & Sat

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Phone number
(609) 224-1124
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
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Parking details
Limited on-site spaces. Some on street parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 168 People Are Saying
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vipCathy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We were there while they were still promoting their Valentine’s Day special. 3 course meal with a glass of wine or beer for 45$. Everything was delicious! Lobster bisque was some of the best we have ever had. My fillet was cooked perfectly and my husbands swordfish was huge and also perfectly prepared. A warm lava cake finished off our meal. We left full and very happy! Will definitely go back again.

vipStan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice meal and very pleasant service

Ilikefood (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Pleasant surprise. We simply wanted a quick bite later in the evening. What was to be a light and uneventful meal, ended up being a delight. Food was fresh, ingredients good, and value was nice. Cheerful and bright space with good lighting and lots of windows to look toward the ocean. Server was excellent. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We went to the bar after the meal. The bartender was personable and lots of fun to talk with. Highly recommend.

vipJerseyGirlWithCurls (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Very enjoyable evening with delicious food and great service. For starters we had the caprese salad and fried calamari. For our main two of us had salmon, crab cakes and steak we were all very pleased. The chief even walks around checking to make sure everyone enjoyed their meal. Best food in the Crest. We have eaten here 7 times in two months. Martini's are also great. Atmosphere is delightful. After walked down by the beach bar "bungalow 7" and enjoyed the amazing view. Really love this find.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

I was really expecting more from this place. I understand it was off season, and probably running with a skeleton crew, but it just really was not good. Food was blah, server was practically a ghost. And the prices were expensive for what it is. Should have stayed home and cooked!

Jordie (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We went off-season so it was quiet and relaxed. Nice, modern décor and out of the touristy crowds in Cape May which is only minutes away. Service was very cordial and on top of things. Nicely presented food and moderate prices.

lpatt (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I had a very lovely late breakfast here. The meal was delicious and the server was very friendly, even served us complimentary mimosas as we were celebrating our anniversary. I'd definitely return.

Candygb (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

A great Tuesday night for my husband and I in the company of our daughter, son-in-law and two year old grandson. He loved his cheeseburger and "mootched" some couscous and salmon from his Mom-Mom.

Candygb (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Truly enjoyable. Ocean view, great food. Laura, our server was fun, friendly and efficient.

RSKS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Fabulous dinner...excellent service start to finish to go along with the wonderful food and cocktail offerings. Can't beat the ocean view to top it all off. Well run restaurant with a great attentive staff and very special food. Not just another shore restaurant!

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

Coastal Blue was right near the water -- we had an outdoor table and the night was great -- food was good and the server was attentive.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

We ate outside. Laid back atmosphere with a more upscale menu. Scallops, Short ribs, and burger were all liked.

Pghfoodie (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

First night staying at Icona Resort at Diamond Beach and dinner was fabulous- I had the monk fish special with lobster risotto and the dish was perfection!

Kari (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was exceptional! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend to others. One tip though if you want reservations call don't use opentable. It was clear we could have come much earlier than opentable was giving us options for.

vipGood (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

Our new favorite spot. Terrific food and excellent service. Tilefish was great. Tuna was perfect.

Thad a nite cap at the bungalow 7. Wow- it's the best beach bar around.

Was a first time. Heading back on Saturday with a group of friends.

MariaS (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

We always sit outside which is definitley more casual but the inside decor is gorgeous. Food always great and it's never too crowded that you don't have to wait long.

Angie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

My overall experience was not good. We had reservations for 7 people outside. They put us at a table for 5, we finally move inside to a table big enough for 7 and we get drinks which end of having a bug in one of them. We order dinner and my daughters filet does not come because another server took it and gave it to a different table so her food came 5 minutes after ours. We had reservations for 7:15 and did not get our meal until 8:30. For 7 of us the bill came to $311 management did not offer to take anything off the bill. Bad management not worth the money

vipFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

We ate outside this time which was more elegant than indoors but the service was a bit lacking as it didn't appear anyone knew who was supposed to be managing which tables. Food was good but pricey for what it was.

Lucylee (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Great service and attention to detail. Very impressed with all of the staff from the moment you walk up to the hotel Icona. Food was wonderful and specially drinks were so good. Really enjoyed our dinner at coastal blue. The honey cake for dessert just topped off the evening.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

7:30 reservation. 8:45 still not seated. 9:00 seated. 9:20 server comes to table. 3 out of 4 appetizers were not available. 9:21 we walked out. Waste of a night and babysitter