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About The Wharf

Reservations are for the Dining Room only. The deck at the Wharf is seat yourself.

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 enjoying 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”.

708 W Burk Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Reservations are for the Dining Room at The Wharf

Cross Street:
Park Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 522-6336

Website:
http://www.thewharfnj.com/

Entertainment:
Live music 7 days a week during the summer.
Featuring The Sindi Raymond Band, Stellar Mojo, Jamison Celtic Rock, Gypsy Wisdom and many more

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking by car or by boat.

Executive Chef:
James Eldredge

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties

The Wharf Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (38)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Live Music (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Seasonal (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Cozy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a wonderful time. We brought our friends who had never been to the Wharf and hadn't been to Wildwood in 40 years. The food was delicious and finding out it was the last night was a fabulous way to officially end the Summer season. Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was the last night of the season so a few items missing from the menu. I think it would be a good place in season

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great choice, superb service, good value. Waitress and host were awesome

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent service was spot on highly recommend the Sicilian calamari

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Very good food with fine ambience and good service. I would go again and would recommend to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

My husband & I went to the Wharf for our Anniversary. The one thing that made our visit
unpleasant is the tiny fruit flies and flies around our table. Everything else was fine.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. We always enjoy our food and the wait staff is always very cordial. Plus they take reservations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The place never changes that's what we like. The food is always made fresh, except at the end of the season when salad is not to great and bread cold.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was good , however, the service was not so good . We waited over a half hour after eating our salad for our entrées. We we're told it was held up by a big order ( party of 30 ) .
Also made reservations online , and still had to wait to be seated . Overall, we we sat there for almost 2 hrs . Most of time was waiting on our food . Would go back again, but , just for a lunch . It seems when they get busy it becomes chaotic for the cooks , and the servers .

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

While food was great, the fact we make OpenTable reservation for 7:30pm, arrived early by 6:45pm, we were extremely disappointed tables were being given to walk-ins, and we were forced to wait until 7:30 to get a table. The hostness knew we arrived early and marked it in their system, but did not allow us seating until 7:30. Plenty of tables available earlier.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

On a Saturday this place fills, so reservations are a must. My wife and I were on a date to the shore ... we're newly weds. Only 13 years. We sat at a corner table overlooking the water and a beautiful sunset. Shannon, our server, was excellent and very busy. We ordered the calamari starter which came in a unique sauce of capers, banana peppers and sliced olives with, naturally, lots of garlic with the breaded, steamed calamari. It was terrific as the calamari did not soak up the sauce but stayed crisp. To be honest it didn't stay in the dish long enough to get soggy. Very innovative. We arrived at 5:30 PM (only res left) and were delighted with the early bird menu. We had the New England clam chowder ... yummy. My wife had the mahi-mahi which was listed as seared ... but it looked and tasted like it was also baked and then seared. She expected just searing. I had the prime rib which came out just as ordered. The menu said the cut would be smaller than normal. Well it covered the entire plate so anything bigger would have been very big. It was delicious with au jus on the side and perfect garlic mash and fresh from the farm green beans. On top of all this ... Shannon and the menu offered us dessert, included. A choice from six. We had ours in a box to go. All this and a lovely bottle of pinot noir and our bill was well under a hundred dollars. We own a white tablecloth restaurant in the Poconos and this meal in our restaurant would have cost at least twice what we paid. I would recommend The Wharf to anyone visiting the Wildwoods.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Live Music, People Watching, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent dollar value at both early seating and regular time. The prime rib is great. Consistent food and good service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Did not have to wait long for our table. It was the End of the season so they dismiss not have lobster. Wife was a little disappointed. I had the prime rib special. A great value and it was cooked perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

I totally enjoyed our experience at the WharfRestaurant.. we looking forward to returning as soon as we can..

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was delicious and the portions generous. Our server was friendly. We would highly recommend The Wharf to others. Will definitely go back on our next summer trip to Wildwood.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Not our first time here. We live down here...good, bad or otherwise !! We brought friends here. The food and service were excellent...Tuesday 5 Sept. 2017 with reservation at 5:30 pm. No problem at all with the food or the service. Our waitress was Eileen or Irene. ? At the end of our meal while we were finishing drinks and talking,,,, a female employee (I hope not an owner) came upon our table with an aggressive approach and telling us she was removing our glasses and plates, etc. She was very rude...a short, brunette, with hair in a pony tail. When we remarked that she was trying to get us out of here...she had no comment. This was not peak season and no one was waiting for seating. We had one pitcher of Sangria between 4 people .... so can't blame this onto too much to drink as some restaurants do. She would not be working for me, that's for certain. Meal was great until the end due to one personality. I won't rush back there! Many other places that are more congenial!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great spot near the bay in Wildwood! Great menu and great food!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We always have a great meal at the Wharf! We have dined here on many occasion and will keep coming back! The food, drinks and service is always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband, 5-year old son and I went here for early dinner on Sunday. Was very noisy. Our table was nice, located by the window and food was good. If your looking for a quiet dinner, this is not the place. The water glasses were a bit dirty and not many drink choices for kids. The bill was more than it should be.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was amazing. Really fresh. I had the salmon Oscar and the scillian calamari both dishes were well prepared.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We met for a restaurant week outing. Service was great, food was delicious. Asked for table by the water to see the sunset, but it was overcast, so no sunset.. Our complaint was the numerous fruit flies and black flies interrupting our meal, very disturbing and distracting. That was the low point of the evening, otherwise it was a lovely night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Best restaurant in Wildwood!! Food and service are great and the ambiance is wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

In all fairness it was a busy night and every table full. It was a late minute reservation.

Took forever to get a drink order placed and they ran of our first choice of entree from the special retaurant week prix fixe menu.

The service was very slow due to the crowd.

The other entrees we chose were well prepared but not memorable.

I'll give them a try on a less busy night. Definitely showed promise.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Good drinks, delicious seafood, beautiful sunset view and excellent service! We will be back again and we highly recommend !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent Food, Great Service, Wonderful View!!! Dinner at The Wharf is must when visiting the Wildwoods!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great place, good views, excellent value healthy choices,

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Organic, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Fun, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food was good to very good. Caesar salad was ho-hum, coconut shrimp was very good, salmon was very good, for example. Waiter was very pleasant but made two fatal mistakes. He failed to know that a pepper mill was available for the salads. I saw someone else providing one after he said they didn't have one. He apologized profusely but he lacked the information needed. Then when he removed the salads and starters, he left my partner with no fork to eat with, and we had to call him back. Both probably rookie mistakes.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was great! Food good but the soup was cold...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Unless you are going to drink beers and hang out with your buddies, I suggest you think twice. We were a family of 6 with 2 little kids and it turned out to be the wrong place for us. There was a live band which was very loud, food was average at best, and the delays at each step were painful. We waited 30 mins for our table even with OpenTable, 40 mins for our food so nothing was running efficiently. Trying to be objective so I will stop there.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was excellent and overall experience was great. Highly recommend for all kind of occasions especially sunset dinner with oysters, mussels and calamari

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wish the food had been as delicious as it looked. Great presentation but it lacked flavor, disappointing to say the least!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Was good food , but not great given the $50 pp price tag. I would recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The Wharf has two distinct dining areas: traditional dining room with elegant decor and outdoor dining with the band, very casual attire and it's own menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent service, our waitress was exceptional. She was knowledgeable, festive, and attentive. The food was excellent and the portions were more then expected. We will definitely return.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Not fine dining. Food just ok, drinks are horrible, service barely ok. Skip the dining room and eat outside on deck.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Went on a girl's night dinner with a close friend. We got there and ended up waiting 20-25 minutes to get sat, even though there were multiple two tops open in the dining room. Our waitress was very nice, although she probably could have checked up on us a few more times. I am a waitress, so I understand the hustle and bustle of a restaurant. But she definitely could have assured us that our food would be out shortly after waiting about 40 minutes for our entrees to arrive. The food was okay, my tuna steak was not worth $28. It was bland and tough. I've come to the wharf for years with my family and have never been disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was good , after we sat they brought a flask if water after we poured our own glasses we noticed there was a dead fly in the flask. Three of the four of us had already drank the water 😖. We brought it to out waitresses attention , all she did was take the flask and bring a new on.... annoyed it looked. Then after that , the waitress ignored us . Food was good ambiance was awesome. Would I go back, probably not. Very noisy dinning room filled with flys

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Made a reservation requesting a table by the window. We were seated in a corner. It was incredibly loud inside the restaurant due to the live band in the bar and tvs. There were a few flies/ spider, which yes it is a waterfront place in the summer, but we were inside and spending $$$ on dinner. We enjoyed the food, portions were good, service was good, but still a bit over priced all in all.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful food and service! However, the live band outside was a bit noisy for a finer dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went to the Wharf to end our week long vacation in Wildwood Crest. Our server, Julie, was wondeful and took very good care of us. We enjoyed the sunset menu which was an excellent value at $20 for a three course meal. There was a beautiful view of the bay and the restaurant was lovely. We had two young children in our party of 6 and they also enjoyed the meal and restaurant. It is a very family friendly environment for such an upscale dining establishment. The food was delicious and the hostess was able to accommodate a change to our reservation. I was extremely happy with the wharf and would recommend it to anyone vacationing in wildwood. I was so happy a friend recommended the Wharf to me and I hope to return each time I vacation in Wildwood.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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