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586 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740-5331
+1 732-229-9863
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (3 reviews)
“cheese fries” (10 reviews)
“chilli” (8 reviews)
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American, Fast food
586 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740-5331
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is an original, amazing hot dogs with a perfect snap on each bite, as for the chilli cheese fries and cheeseburgers, simply the best food on a late night out, great fun too, the servers were proud of the heritage of this place, an...More

Thank BGA70
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the closing weekend for the season. We had the cannoli ice cream and it was amazing!! What a cute place and the service was great!

Thank kconove1
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Hotdogs are large and tasty, hamburgers were ok. French fries and onion rings were very good. A nice place to stop after the beach.

Thank icdeer
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is my grandson's (17yrs old) favorite place for chili dogs. There is no ambiance-it is a rustic building

Thank bonniemae835
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What a charming landmark! Been around for a long time. Used to get scrambled eggs and coffee on the way to work 33 years ago!! So happy to see it again on this visit to long branch.

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Right across the beach and at the corner of Brighton and Ocean ave., sits The Windmill. You will never guess what the restaurant looks like. Yeah, a flippin awesome mini windmill right across the street from the beach. Great food and a fun photo op...More

Thank NJG8tr
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We were craving a hot dog at the Shore and popped into the Windmill. We ordered the Rueben dog and cheese fries. Did not disappoint. The dog was cooked well and the fries were lathered in cheesy yummy goodness. It was a perfect midday snack....More

2  Thank Melia_Mucer
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for good food made quickly. Personally I'm a big fan of their cheese burgers and fries, but many people I know love the hot dogs. There are a few locations, but they're all good.

Thank Eiramanna2885
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since I was 15 years old. And still I love the cheese fries of course they're hot dogs with their toppings. But my two favorite things are the cheeseburgers I asked for rare to medium rare perfect and there steak and cheese...More

Thank carbone1336
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great inexpensive burgers, Thumanns hotdogs and chili cheese fries. Great stop after hanging out. This particular windmill has been around for like 40 years. Definitely a rough it menu that will not hurt your wallet.

Thank Edward R
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Questions & Answers
Todd Z
10 March 2016|
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Response from Todd Z |
Just testing your math.LOL. They said $4.81 on the phone, I guess that's with tax. Can order 24 for $102.00 uncooked, delivered to my door, which I did. About $4 a dog!
Todd Z
10 March 2016|
Response from benko | Reviewed this property |
I think around $3.00, but differ if chili/ cheese/ etc. added
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 586 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740-5331
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
  • Phone Number: +1 732-229-9863
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