The Avalon Brew Pub

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$30 and under
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Welcome to the East Coast's only beachfront micro-brewery. Brewing just steps from Avalon's beach, we currently brew five great beers and rotate a few on draft at a time. Enjoy a pint or try 4 drafts in a flight!

Avalon Brew Pub features gastro pub dining with a twist in an upscale casual atmosphere. The rich interiors create the perfect setting for friends and family to cozy up and enjoy a delicious meal paired with the perfect drinks, year-round! Our menu features classic options such as soups, salads & sandwiches alongside hearty entrées, seafood favorites & even pizza! Not a beer lover? Worry not, Avalon Brew Pub offers hand crafted signature cocktails & a full bar as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

We welcome groups large or small. Bring the whole family, the little ones are sure to love our kid’s menu!
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vipMikeP
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was average at best, my wife had the crab cakes and there was barely any crab, mostly filling. I had the fish tacos and it was kinda bland. Will probably not go back

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Family beach get away, all was great but food was so so. Pizza was great but ravioli was ... well we couldn’t even eat half. Both my daughter and I ordered and both left the restaurant hungry.

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NickF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good time at Avalon Brew Pub. Everything was perfect and the service was amazing.

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vipKathyH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Social distancing was in place, the food and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Took forever to get drinks and food.

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LaurenV
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Our burger was below average, fish tacos and veggie wrap we could not even eat. The kids menu items were ok. Service was not great. The inside atmosphere is really nice. Maybe we would go back for a drink at the bar, but never eating there again.

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vipdnswsnch
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was just ok, they do havea nice outdoor covered area. We were a party of 4, fish tacos where a bit dry, fish and chips were good, pizza was bland and a chicken dish was good.

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zwickma
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat under the awning in pouring rain and we were perfectly dry. It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had been there last summer and the service & food was much better.

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JessicaM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The outdoor area had very little airflow circulation, it was warm and stagnant with a lot of flies around the tables. I was constantly having to wave flies away from myself and food. Food was okay, cocktails were great. Service was mediocre.

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Feds
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The burgers were delicious. The crab louis lacked lump crab meat. No a place for pizza.

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CaseyG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great area for outdoor seating! Service was very good and so was the food!!

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vipLDYP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All was good, food was average. Tried their New England IPA tasted like Miller Lite trying to be an IPA BLAH! Their standard IPA was delicious. Only complaint was our server could not seem to keep her mask on. Not really appropriate for the end of August when she has been doing it for three months! We just wore our masks when she came to the table for our comfort. Otherwise she was friendly.

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AmandaL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sue and Claudia were amazing!!! The manager was a great as well! The service was great with Sue that we booked dinner for a second night!

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vippghgal
Pittsburgh
88 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food presented in a comfortable and pleasant environment on the outside patio; attentive but not intrusive service; we would eat here again! Best burgers on the island!

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Ags08
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went with my family of 5 and we all enjoyed our meal. The staff was friendly especially our waitress. My meal of scallops and mushroom risotto was delicious!!! I am still dreaming about it!! Everyone else enjoyed their meal too. Wish I lived closer to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Be careful if making reservations here. They don’t mean much. We booked a reservation for a group of 8, then went to the restaurant to confirm it an hour before the reservation. They said everything was good. 20 minutes before the reservation they called and canceled our reservation, citing the (light) rain. Of course it had been raining all day so nothing changed in that last hour. Woman on the phone was awful — horrible tone, and completely clueless. No apology whatsoever for cancelling.

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IsraelR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the appetizers and entrays were delicious. Nothing to complain about. I would visit this place again.

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proudmonkey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Stopped for lunch after a trip to the Cape May Zoo. Perfect for families, nice upscale brewery, good beers, delish cocktails, try the blueberry lemonade, and good simple pub grub!! The kids loved their mac and cheese! The service was good, a bit slow, but all the servers were attentive and friendly. We will be back soon, for sure!!!

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Gluten Free options, very nice staff, and overall great experience!

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vippghgal
Pittsburgh
88 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Covid 19 guidelines in place; Attentive service; well prepared and presented food; great atmosphere eating outside

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in public since March. Felt very safe. All employees are wearing masks as well as patrons walking around. Ordered fish and chips. I was unable to eat because of the bay seasoning. Just too much for me. Our waitress, Sue, had the meal compt against all my pleading. It wasn’t the brewpubs fault. I would definitely recommend Avalon Brewpub for a great night out.

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ShannonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I knew when we made the reservation that we’d be seated outside, due to distancing restrictions. However, I thought we’d be in the covered patio area just off the restaurant, which I had seen when we dined there before. We were instead seated out on the sidewalk in the heat - umbrellas didn’t do much to block the sun. And then the seagulls came, which was awful. I understand that restaurants have to get creative with seating during the pandemic, but the ambience was unacceptable for a restaurant at this level (and with these prices). Wait staff was great and did their best, but it seemed like the first night Avalon Brew Pub had tables out there (though I know it wasn’t). Did no one anticipate the heat and the seagull attack? We made the best of it, but it was a birthday dinner, and I expected more from ABP.

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Quinn
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

While things seemed a bit disorganized when we checked in for our reservation, once we were seated the service was 5-star. Our server was timely without being overbearing. Always seemed to appear at just the right moment. We shared 3 appetizers which we loved - especially the Cheesesteak Dumplings and the Calamari . Two of us had fish and chips, which was good. My husband wanted something lighter and really enjoyed the chopped salad. My daughter had wings and said they were excellent. Dessert was also a hit with the Molten Lava Cske and the Key Lime Pie. Overall, a great meal for our last night in Avalon.

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KevinT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good. Ribs a bit fatty, fish fry was delicious. Wings and Flatbread were tasty. Beer good.

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vipRickT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Great quality. Server was outstanding - very pleasant, helpful and attentive. Doing their best to serve guests best they can under current circumstances.

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MelissaB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was our first time here and I really was expecting more. I reserved outdoor dining and when we arrived there wasn’t any tables. That’s fine, but we weren’t even asked if we would like to wait, instead we were sat in a titled room which wasn’t very pleasing. Second, it took 90 minutes to get our dinner! A salad, chicken, and a steak done medium. People who sat after us had already left. They did compensate by removing 2 drinks from our tab. The food was food but I don’t know if that will be on my list to go back to next year.

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TammyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had 2 dinners and 3 breakfasts with our group of 6. Everything was really wonderful. Food is fabulous. Servers are warm and friendly and the restaurant goes out of their way to make the guests happy. The atmosphere is terrific considering all nj restaurants must be open to the fresh air. Well done!! Would do it all again. Great food breakfast and dinners!!!!

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SavannahR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the atmosphere was even better.

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TracyP
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I would like to give a shout out to our waitress. She was very attentive and kept us aware of why our order was taking so long. She was very friendly and made sure we were okay while we waited. We did wind up waiting for a very long time for our food which was unusual for this restaurant. For these reason, I gave a lower rating for everything else but the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NY Strip was cooked perfectly medium, fish tacos-3-very tasty with lots of fish and filling, fish & chips with excellent cole slaw.
Wait staff very attentive.
They created a nice open space under the current circumstances.
One of our favorite spots in AV/SH.

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vipLAZU
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the duck fries...OMG the best! Loved the beer flights ..Super friendly service from Sue...thank you we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was terrific too . Definitely recommend !

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Shorebnd
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We dined there during Covid restrictions so were not in the usual indoor dining room. The outdoor space (not the patio by the parking lot) is covered with ceiling fans which is a huge PLUS compared to most outdoor venues right now. The tables were spaced very far apart and the staff observed all guidelines and precautions. It is one of the 3 places on 7 Mile Island where I feel safe bringing my family .

The food was good, but a bit too spicy for the kids who ordered from the regular menu. We will ask for more mild sauces the next time.

I highly recommend the Brew Pub in general (I am a year round resident) and even more so in these scary times.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went out while in Vacation, hard to do these days. We were very happy we tried the Avalon Brew Pub. The dinner was great and the service was wonderful.

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Beachfoodie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating area was very nice. Covered, greenery & breezy. Service was great from the greeter to servers. We had drinks before dinner & they were fantastic. I’ve visited for lunch but this was our first dinner outing. Will recommend it to my family & friends.

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vipmtfw
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tough situation (pandemic) handled extremely well. Service was excellent-kudos to all who wore masks in extreme heat. I love this place and can’t wait to eat inside again.

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AngelaV
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and nice outdoor dining area. Their mussels appetizer was delicious but the rest of the food was just good. It was good, but nothing special. Especially for the price. I would still recommend it, especially with the limited choices because of COVID.

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Shorebnd
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were there during CoVid social distancing. The Pub's outdoor dining layout made us feel very safe. The ambiance was OK but not great however, during these times, it was far better than dining on a parking lot or sidewalk. The temperature was comfortable and other than the careful staff, there was no one walking around or near any of the diners. They are doing a great job in this regard. Both the children and adults praised their food.

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vipjje23
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service outside and great food. The fish tacos are excellent and a good selection of beer and wine.

FAQs

The Avalon Brew Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 967-2116.

The Avalon Brew Pub is rated 4.3 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.