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Chatterbox Restaurant

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500 E 9th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3524
+1 609-399-0113
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are down the shore and need to get warm, the Chatterbox is the best. They have this seafood Chowder that is killer! It is so creamy and filling at the same time. The décor in the Chatterbox is very 1960's with old signs and pictures. Cute!

Thank Jomil0423
Staten Island, New York
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our friend had the best malted she has had in years. Our burgers and sandwiches were great with fresh trimmings. Menu in summer has more items. My wife had the black bean burger during the summer , she loved it. Very casual and in summer you can sit outside with your pet !

Thank SprintStang66
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have been going to the Chatterbox for so many years I lost count. I have gone for both lunch and dinner and enjoyed most of the food I have gotten there. Service is good, the food is good and while not gourmet it is certainly worth the price charged.

Thank Marcia Z
Pittsford, New York
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136 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Haven't actually been to the restaurant in many years, but got to try the seafood chowder at the chowder and chili festival at the Music Pier. It was the best chowder there. It is made with shrimp, crab and salmon with a white wine cream sauce. I can't wait to actually go to the restaurant and have some.

Thank 2foodtravelers
Camillus, New York
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I remember when this place was packed on a Friday nite. Not tonight. Our waiter walked by our table and tossed extra napkins on the table. Ordered chicken parm and it was cooked too long. Sauce had a burnt taste and the chicken was overcooked. Linguine was also overdone and garlic bread was way too salty. Hot turkey was good.... More 

Thank Jerry Z
Phila. PA
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We have been going to the Chatterbox for over 30 years when we vacation in Ocean City. On this trip we stopped in as I wanted to have breakfast. When we got there we were the only customers so we were seated immediately. Our waitress, Ambrosia, took our drink order and gave us menus. I wanted to try the waffle... More 

Thank BarbT_Phila_PA
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We've eaten at the Chatterbox many times for lunch and dinner. It's good, basic food which is nice to have because OC has far too many Italian restaurants and pizza shops. The Chatterbox is a great alternative and I recommend it for lunch and dinner. But, breakfast is another story. We were looking for a place that didn't have a... More 

Thank Carol D
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

As a teenager back I. 1976, I ate at this OC New Jersey landmark many times. Now some forty years later, we decided to return to NJ for vacation and, of course, decided to have dinner here. This business is a tradition dating back to 1937, and its bright pink color and Spanish mission architecture make it a distinct landmark.... More 

Thank rastaman4159
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went to the Chatterbox for a Sunday evening dinner with our extended family including our grandchildren. There were seven of us in total and everyone enjoyed their meals and the overall atmosphere. Great place in OC to eat a meal with small children.

Thank Dennis R
Ocean, New Jersey
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Located at the nexus of 9th Street and Central in Ocean City, NJ, the Chatterbox has been a landmark as far back as I can remember, which includes visiting my grandparents in the 1950s and coming with my boyfriend in the 1960s. In retirement nearby I found it still there. The outside dining was nice as the weather was pleasant... More 

Thank Bonnygale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 E 9th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3524
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-399-0113

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