Mildred's Strathmere Restaurant

4.7
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Since 1952 Mildred's has been the restaurant that people have traveled to. Located on the Ocean Drive between Ocean City and Sea Isle City in Strathmere, Mildred's was founded by legendary restauranteurs Charles and Mildred Conascenta, whose simple methods to success was serving the finest quality dishes. Chef Andy Raffa worked along side the Conascenta's for over thirty years, now, he and his wife Sallee have been the driving force for the past twenty years behind this shore tradition. Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in all of Mildred's dishes. Seafood, beef and Italian specialties are all prepared with that Mildred's touch. All pasta and desserts are still homemade. Unlike restaurants that are only famous for certain dishes, Mildred's patrons all seem to have their own favorites...Maybe that's enough said!

Mildred's is located just steps from the beach, a perfect place to walk after a splendid dinner.
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BS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We celebrated my wife's BDay and the dessert with the sparkler was very cool. The bread and long hot peppers were excellent. Salads were very good.
Main courses were a bit mixed. Chicken parm was excellent. Scallops were good but I was looking for a bit more caramelization on them and a bit more flavor. Mixed seafood was good but flounder was bland. Again could use a bit more seasoning.
The big disappointment was that we did not get baked potatoes, fries or the soft shell crab. We sat down at 8:30 and it turns out that they shut down the fryers and did not have fries available. They offered us mashed potatoes but no one was interested. I was expecting more since we've always had above average food.

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BP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Strathmere each year for our family vacation and always go to Mildred's for dinner. They are busy most nights so I recommend a reservation. We were seated within minutes of our reservation time. Dinner is always fresh and tasty. Portions are nice sized - my kids typically take home half for lunch the next day. We also always save room for dessert. They have about 10 options - my favorite is the carrot cake or the sorbet. A little expensive but worth the price for a treat.

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LW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Fresh and great tasting homemade meals, quick service and BYOB! Can buy wine however.

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good nice atmosphere - nothing super special but decent food and reasonable. It’s BYOB so don’t forget your drinks

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - Staff was great in helping with the celebration.

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect .. the appetizers were excellent.. until the main course .. my wife loved hers.. mine unfortunately had to be reheated .... no big deal .. it happens.. after the waiter returned with my meal ( swordfish).. it was the closest thing to rubber. I was unable to finish it .
I also didn’t mention it to the owner.. shame on me but I will return
just no swordfish

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SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner! Our server was excellent - she had recommended the stuffed shrimp and it was delicious. The only drawback was that we were seated next to a group of 12 young guys who were very loud which would have been fine, except that their language was very inappropriate for a nicer restaurant.

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ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Despite being very crowded, our party of 4 was seated within 5-10 minutes of our 8:15 PM reservation. The staff was very attentive, although we felt like they were rushing to get us fed, and get us out of there. Although Mildred's is a BYOB restaurant, no one offered to open our wine, which I felt was strange, so it's good I had a cork screw in my wine bag. Also, there were no "wine" glasses . . . only what I would describe as heavy water goblets. Our food was delicious, and overall, we had a very good experience.

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LM
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

As always...Mildred's was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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CS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and our server was excellent. We visit Mildred’s a couple of times in a two week visit to the shore

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PK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for selection and quality of our food
Great service . We have been going there for years and it gets better every year.

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VM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was marvelous! Hadn’t been there in a while. Will be going back very soon! Wonderful atmosphere. Not to noisy and again food and service was excellent!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I'm not sure I thought the prices were really high.

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for 6:30 yet heard from others there may still be a wait... there was not! Within 3 minutes of arriving (actually a few minutes early) we were seated, our waitress was at our table, and we were into a very pleasant evening. Seven of us enjoyed ourselves immensely, the waitstaff was very timely, our meals were delicious, and we had a few doggie bags too! What a great way to celebrate a family birthday.

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BD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave the restaurant 5 stars. Friendly staff. Service was quick. I would have liked to stay and chat with my family but felt guilty because of the long line of people waiting. Food was tasty and the portions where good.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mildreds has been our family favorite for over 18 years, we’ve had Birthday gatherings over the years at Mildreds & everything has always been outstanding. Last night we took friends that we travel & with they are all about the food! They said it was the best meal we have had together in all our travels! As always outstanding review for Mildreds.

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t
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, will definitely be back.

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JM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy a meal at Mildred's when we are on vacation. We realize that the high prices are in line considering the Jersey Shore is a vacation spot. Some entrees are much better than others...the homemade pasta is always a hit. The service is always excellent. The BYOB makes the meal a little more economical.

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R
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love going to Mildred’s. The food is consistently great, especially the broiled shrimp stuffed with crab meat. It’s a BYO - a big plus. Our reservations are always honored even though it’s a very busy place during the season.

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SP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very big portions , enjoyed the family style salad. Chose the homemade sphaghett as my side dish, the pasta was very over cooked and could not eat it.
The seafood was fresh.

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J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was terrific! Our server was very efficient, and answered the questions one person had about her food allergies.

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NB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Mildreds. Love Sallee. Only one thing I am not happy with. Much prefer the individual salads. Hate family style. Awkward and just not as good as before. Please bring back individual salads.

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heather, our waitress was awesome. The food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know. Best place down the shore.

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FH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was just ok... one person had ravioli and meatball and other spaghetti and meatballs. One had broiled scallops , one had chicken Florentine, one had prime rib. The prime rib was great , great flavor and cooked perfectly . The meatballs were bland . The sauce was overly sweet. The scallops just ok . Have been coming here for years but this trip was a miss for us.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday celebration they bring out a special birthday candle that is fun. The food is delicious and the service is great!!!!

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NM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Mildred's is one of my go to restaurants. The food is consistently delicious and the service is very good. It is a BYOB and that is a nice feature.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good. Food was equally as good. Very enjoyable experience .

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H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!!

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JB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food- very noisy but great atmosphere. Jackie was our server and she is always fantastic! Thanks for staying in Strathmere- easy to get to and park.

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A
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish! As usual! If you liked Busch's, you'll love Mildred's. This restaurant is everything Busch's should have been. So we'll make the trek up to the north end now! It's well worth it.

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

Great dinner--fresh fish, large portions, attentive service and BYOB

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

Great service. Good portion sizes, food is priced great for all you get.

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our 1st visited. Our reservation got cancelled at last minute from other place due to the ac issue on July 4th, we planned to walk over the beach after to watch the fireworks. Mildred’s was our perfect chose, the beach is right behind. Our waiter David was very professional, friendly and nice. Food was great and good portions. Highly recommended, and we will certainly return again soon!

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K
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!! The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Highly recommend!

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PS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Always recommend to anyone coming down the shore.

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D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Hour wait to be seated on a Tuesday night. Server pleasant and helpful. Food average, large portions.

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CS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A summertime favorite. Great family restaurant experience.

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

Heather was our server and she was amazing! We had an awesome dinner and the service was outstanding!!!! You feel like family when you’re there!

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