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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
+1 609-967-7553
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good13%
  • Average15%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible28%
Travellers talk about
“picnic tables” (14 reviews)
“picnic style” (2 reviews)
“crab meat” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Don't expect fine dining, but solid take out seafood restaurant. Been around for long time - sort of off the beaten path so you might have to search a bit for it

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had not been here in years, and may not go back. I forgot that all food is served in take out containers, so that starts making it less appealing. Might just as well gotten take out and eaten at home. Brought our own wine as...More

Thank 555JenniferL
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Visited, Monday Aug 29 yesterday for dinner. We've been there over the years but our experience was Not Good. We were greeted by saying "short staffed tonight" (we should have left then) /. Ran out of food / wasn't crowded at all / soups were...More

Thank Peopleschoic
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed in a beach house in Stone Harbor for the 2nd summer in a row. Last year, we also came to eat at Sylverster's. I must have forgotten how poorly the experience went because we all went back again this year and it was...More

Thank Cdinges
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Avalon my entire life (33 years), and we've been to Sylvester's many times. The food is great and reasonably priced. We usually do take-out because there's a lot of us, but their picnic style dining is great for kids. Take-out is...More

Thank Owl2Dragon
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This humble little seafood restaurant has some of the best seafood in the area. I love the she-crab soup and the swordfish steak was both a good portion and delicious. The broiled crab cakes are not oily and have a lot of crab meat. And...More

Thank Skimaster1
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Nice outdoor picnic style restaurant but the food is just average. No rave reviews here. We had to send back some rubbery shrimp and our waitress acted like we were making it up. She did seem more pleasant when she returned with a replacement order....More

Thank 83TRAVEL
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Sylvesters makes for better take out than eat in. Flies everywhere were disgusting. Even if you eat in, food is served in take out containers. It was good, but over priced for the amount of food given.

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This spot has always been one of the go to places for eating in Avalon especially for fish. Also serve some great pasta with many of the fish items.Also...extra parking across the street

Thank DaveJoseph
Reviewed 9 May 2016

To the owners/workers at Sylvesters I have a NEWS FLASH- Wegman's is selling whole Grouper for $11.99 /pound and they will even fillet the fish for you. I'm still burned that you had the arrogrance to YELL at my wife & I last August when...More

Thank JeromeAvalon_NJ
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-7553
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