We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brown's Restaurant

Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
+1 609-391-0677
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“breakfast” (66 reviews)
“donuts” (114 reviews)
“honey glaze” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
Write a Review
Reviews (169)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best around. Stick with the cinnamon sugar. Can't get any fresher. Hot, basic and they melt in your mouth.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast with the ocean waves pounding the beach can't be beat! The food is standard fare but fresh and served quickly so you can be on your way for the rest of the day. Delicious doughnuts are freshly made and available to take home for...More

Thank PhillyBoy21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the boardwalk to watch the sun rise and decided we wanted to grab some breakfast afterwards. The heavenly smell of the donuts drew us in. The staff was very friendly and the food delicious. Only slight negative is that the coffee was weak...More

Thank Eapenn2232
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I go to Ocean City, I love to bike ride on the boardwalk and when you approach Brown's you get the awesome smell of fresh donuts being made. The donuts are warm and yummy! Caution: get there early because the restaurant has a waiting...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our "always" end of the season breakfasts are spent most often at Brown's. The wait staff is consistently congenial, our food arrives hot and coffee is generously refilled and of course, we opt for donuts "to go" before we leave. By the way, eggs are...More

Thank Anita E
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We love this place. The breakfast is great and the doughnuts are a nice treat. We walk here about 3x/week when we stay in OCNJ. Get there early to avoid the wait. Cash only!

1  Thank ssullydc99
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We always head here on our morning bike rides. They have a full breakfast menu. Good food at reasonable prices. The real hit though is their fresh hot donuts...we favor the cinnamon sugar donuts. They are great. The dining area is cramped and there will...More

Thank Tulsajohn
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Hot - fresh - rarely do they make it back home!!! Worth the wait and bike ride to get them! Cinnamon, powdered or iced - they are the best!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wonderful boardwalk eatery. When on vacation my daughter walks from 18th and the boardwalk every morning for a week to get a dozen of freshly baked donuts for our family to enjoy. An empty container is in the trash every night.

Thank bobb420ret
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This family-owned favorite at the north end of the Ocean City boardwalk is everyone's choice for the freshest donuts anywhere. Cinnamon sugar, powdered suger, honey, plain and glazed are the choices until the deep fryer shuts down at 11 AM. Brown's also features great breakfasts...More

Thank Christopher M
Nearby Restaurants
701 Mosaic
181 reviews
.70 km away
Rojo's Tacos
65 reviews
.96 km away
Mack & Manco Pizza
42 reviews
1.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gillian's Wonderland Pier
313 reviews
.84 km away
Boardwalk Adventures Water Park
58 reviews
1.15 km away
Glazed Over Studios
21 reviews
1.30 km away
Ocean City Parasail
155 reviews
1.24 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lisa C
Is breakfast served all day?
31 May 2017|
Response from Anita E | Reviewed this property |
Brown's is not "open all day". They are a breakfast venue. I suggest, you stop by via bike or while walking the north end of the boardwalk in the early morning. Most likely, there is a lineup at the donut window. You can ask... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boardwalk & St Charles Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226-4227
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-391-0677
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing