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Woody's Ocean Grille

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, Seafood
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1 E Church St, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2148
+1 732-936-1300
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Woody's for lunch. Best chicken salad sandwich ever! Pulled chicken, not chunks...and fresh sliced avocado. All their food is good but I think dinners are overpriced. Bar area is small, and on weekends is mostly couples.

Thank kmahon8642
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Everything was good that we ordered but a bit overpriced. We ordered a few small plates and sat at the bar. Friendly wait staff.

Thank jerseygirl339
Sea Bright, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Besides the great menu and good service, I will always remember Woody for the charitable role he played during Sandy storm - he supplied local residents, rescue works with meals for everyone. He was the Sea Bright relief center. Thank you Woody.

Thank doloresisoldi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After driving for 8 hours and finally arriving in Sea Bright we were ravenous. Woody's was very close to the house we rented so we decided to take our chances without a reservation. The front of the house staff is wonderful, wait staff fabulous and soft shell crabs amazing. Great wine list as well. Definitely would encourage folks to eat... More 

Thank Christine M
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Being local to the area, we visit Woody's once or twice a month. The food is always fresh and the service exceptional. They are willing to work with you since I have a family member with dietary requirements. The menu ranges is offerings, both style and price. For an affordable meal, go for the fish tacos. Or if you want... More 

Thank Scott B
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Woody's has the right idea - yet unfortunately just can't really get it right. I have tried to like this place, alot..the inside is really cool looking with great design but mine, and friends/family food is always so...OK.... This may sound gross but I react very badly to greasy, buttery food and I ordered the vegetarian quesadilla which was the... More 

Thank N_Francello11
Myrtle Beach
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was there last weekend with 3 friends..We ordered a wide variety of items from the menu, Calamari, Lobster pasta, soup, and scallops. Each one was prepared well. My only complaint is that the drinks were not very good. Service was excellent as well

Thank Iamshappens
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was my first time at Woodys I never knew anybody that went there either. I chose this because of the trip advisor reviews. My husband and I were not disappointed all. We expected a long wait because they do not accept reservations, but we were surprised when after 15 minutes our table was ready. The atmosphere was casual and... More 

Thank Lisa C
NUTLEY, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

After a full day on the beach we needed a good lunch. Found this place. Love the food. The shrimp tacos were delicious. Also like it because was friendly and clean.

Thank Virginia M
Dallas, Texas
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I think any restaurant willing to seat 4 adults and 6 kids deserves a badge of its own! They gave us an out-of-the-way table and had a menu with items that pleased the pickiest of our little people. Typical seaside surf and turf options, and everyone cleaned their plates.

Thank Anna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Southwestern, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E Church St, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2148
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Bright
  • Phone Number: +1 732-936-1300
Just a few steps from the Atlantic Ocean in Sea Bright-one of the Jersey Shore's iconic beaches-Woody's offers the area's top fine casual dining destination. The unique atmosphere at Woody's is somewhat upscale, yet very laid back. Our menu is California coastal with a southwestern flare which includes our famous fish tacos, fresh seafood, and exciting southwestern creations. You will always find something satisfying at Woody's.

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