The Wharf

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The Wharf is a family run waterfront restaurant and bar serving South Jersey for the last 30 years. We brag about having the best sunset and bay views in Cape May County. Whether it is live music on our waterfront deck or watching the sun go down at our freshly shucked raw bar, there is something for everyone at The Wharf. We have established a family friendly atmosphere where adults and kids alike can enjoy themselves while experiencing the most beautiful views in South Jersey. So whether it is a day out for drinks with family and friends or a night out of good fun, delicious food, and great entertainment, let The Wharf be your waterfront destination. Come see us at The Wharf, “the Hideaway on the Waterway”.
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MF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try The Wharf because we had not been there before. The food was excellent and the service was great. They have an outside area that is seat yourself and the inside is reservations. We arrived at 7 for an 8pm reservation and we were seated by 7:20. Super friendly hostess staff. The meal was good and I highly recommend a visit if your in the area.

FL
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Will never go again. Bread was stale. Oysters Rockefeller had pieces of shell in it. Penne ala vodka had shrimp with tails on. Wife had steak neptune which is filet with crab. The filet was. Very small and the crab was shredded. I had gone once before and didn't like it but I figured I would try it again. Sorry I did.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and Service!!!

r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I ordered the prime rib medium rare. My wife ordered hers medium. The waitress delivered them to the table and they were cold. So cold in fact that the fat on the prime rib was hardened. The waitress, Joan, said it was because I ordered it medium rare and that is why it was cold, the meat does not heat up as much. I order prime rib medium rare in every restaurant I go to and it comes out hot. She took both orders back and came back out in five minutes with luke warm meat. I doubt that we will be back. We sat at the bar before dinner and the number of fruit flies was rediculous.

K
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, the Wharf did not disappoint! The food is always good, and the relaxing atmosphere always puts me in the mood to keep coming back!

M
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and this place has never disappointed us. Sorry to see the season end soon but looking forward to next summer!

B
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drive over from Capemay to this restaurant.
Consistent Consistent Consistent excellent quality food. Steamed Clams are off the hook.

PS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food we had was excellent and so was the service! First time there and we will go back soon! I’d like to see more beers on tap

BD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On arrival we were taken to a table promptly, our waitress Eileen, was very friendly, courteous, and attentive. The food and drinks were delicious. We have been going to the warf for a long time and never get disapointed with the food or service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The Wharf was delicious! The portions are huge so you could definitely share between two or three ppl. The only issue were flies and fruit flies swarming us inside the dinning room

I
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was too salty and too spicy. Macaroni were floating in water. I wonder if someone in the kitchen tries the dishes before serving them.

k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance, water views, and our waitress. The food was mediocre at best and for a check of $115, that was disappointing. Maybe they had an off night. We will try again once more before making a decision of whether to recommend to others.

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner; the only downfall was that the food was served quickly. I was still finishing up my salad when the dinner was served. However, we did not order any appetizers and we knew what we wanted. Food was great, staff friendly. Will definitely go back

RE
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was my second time at The Wharf and each time was excellent in every way. it's now one of my favorite restaurants in Wildwood!

v
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good as is the view but it is very noisy. The bass from the rock band out on the dock reverberated inside. Some may like that but I'd prefer a little less volume.

K
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good other than the temperature in the restaurant. It was quite warm so it felt stuffy. Food was amazing service was excellent.

SL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wharf rarely disappoints! The food is always great, the service was decent and even the kids enjoyed our visit.

CW
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and service at a reasonable price, very impressed!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, view all great. Very loud in dining room

GE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service; waitress was knowledgeable & friendly.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were hoping to get the same menu as restaurant week in June. We were disappointed that it was changed.

a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love going to the Wharf. It is a great restaurant for being at the beach. Service is always excellent, and the food is great. Sometimes, the outdoor music is too loud for my taste.

BA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined during “restaurant week” the portions were great and food was tasty. Cocktails were very strong!

D
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for restaurant week an could not believe the size of the portions!!

DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my son’s birthday. The food was delicious and plentiful. The king crab linguini was awesome. Our waitress was great.

BL
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great 😀

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Joan, was excellent. She was very friendly but also very professional. The lemon drop martini drink special was delicious. The mussel appetizer was especially good and our dinners were really great too. We will definitely be back soon!

Z
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and the wrong menu was on line very disappointed

I
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Nice portions for restaurant week. Only complaint would be the desserts were like something you would get on a buffet.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the dining room is beautifully done,the food absolutely delicious especially the lemon poppy seed dressing. Sangria was terrific and our server Eileen was so personable and efficient. Can't wait to come back.

JS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food and service in the dining room was very good. Noise level in the dining room was good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the room and the service was great. All of our meals were great, the side dishes were just ok. Inside and outside have different menus.

PH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been going to the Wharf for years! I actually make it a point to go! Unfortunately this time I was not satisfied to say the least! The air conditioning was broke. The food was mediocre and the service was very slow! My server was very nice, however I think the work laid for her on this evening was overwhelming.

C
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Active bar with live music that penetrates the dinning room making it even more noisy but still tolerable. We were there on a busy Tuesday evening in the summer and service was fair at best. The food we good and well prepared - we especially like the steamers and king crab Mac and cheese. Mains were solid and flavorful. Enjoyed the salmon Oscar and the crab cakes. We weren’t offered dessert which was mainly the reason for the poor/fair service rating. Usually a better experience but might have just caught an off night.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Our waitress Eileen was awesome! Very attentive and wonderful! The restaurant was beautiful, we had a very great dining experience!

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On vacation. We come to the wharf every year the night before we leave. Down in wildwood for 10 days. Love it there. Our server Hannah was excellent. She was fast and efficient.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there 2 nights in a row and the food and service (Lisa & Marisa) was great, along with the entertainment that we stayed for. Excellent place, we will be back!

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

We came for my husbands Birthday. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. She made our dining experience great! Food was amazing as always. We were there to see the sunset off the bay. All in all it was wonderful! Cant wait to go back!

RH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

My ahi was served over raw cabbage and poorly cooked and priced rice. I found it offensive and when I told the server twice, she brushed me off.
Way over priced and no one seemed to be in a good mood.

B
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding steamed clams are the best I've ever had. Nick our server could not have been any more helpful. 4th time here and they take reservations.

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