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56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1726
+1 732-872-2266
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Kingston, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I always enjoy this restaurant. Food is great, location is beautiful, outdoor dining is lovely in the warm months.

Thank browniegirl2015
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Windandsea with a large group. The food was fantastic. Ahi tuna, lobster risotto egg rolls, crab cakes, calamari, bacon wrapped scallops, pasta dishes... we had it all and everything EVERYTHING was just awesome. There is an indoor bar upstairs and a tiki bar downstairs. The view of the water is nice and relaxing. The staff here could... More 

Thank Teejohn
Middletown, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Have been to the Windansea on several occasions for family celebrations. Have seen the quality of the food and service decline over time. On my last visit, and probably my last, someone in our group ordered lobster and was told they were out. The only thing they still have going for them is the location and view.

Thank Dug515
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The view is very nice and relaxing. We enjoyed the scallops and their hamburgers were pretty good. Nice place to sit in doors or outdoors.

Thank joanmolnar
Wayne, NJ
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Have been going there for years; but the last visit was really disappointing. Can get seafood this good at the marina bar in the next town over.

Thank ejp3
New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Service, meal and drinks were of good quality, tasty, and nicely presented. The was fresh and the salad combos were creative.

Thank Shannonine C
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food, the setting, the band. It was a lovely evening at the Windansea along the waterfront. 2 of us had the lobster Arrabiatta and though messy, it was very good. Nice variety of cocktails too. The band was Alternate Groove and they rocked the place. I would eat here again.

Thank mizlori
Staten Island, New York, USA
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174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Jerry helps with docking. Good food. Usually a live band. Been here 100 times. Never been here by car. Great drink menu.

Thank JOHN M
Rahway, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We ate upstairs, inside, and had a wonderful view of the water. One out of 4 dinners was excellent, raw oysters as an appetizer and steamed lobster for dinner. The other 3 dinners were described as average (crab cakes). The waitress was attentive and we didn't have to wait for anything. Nice casual, shore atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Thank ginatony1147
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

...friendly,easy atmosphere. Great food with a lot of choices for any taste. Interesting drinks. Great view. Simply good place to finish perfect day on a beach. Interesting cocktails. All dishes we chose were very fresh and tasty... Good for families and friends

Thank nojabrin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1726
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-872-2266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?