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The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks seven days a week. The Crest Tavern also offers a full service liquor store.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the crowd but added our name to the long waiting list and was told it was going to be 1 hr & 1/2 before getting seated. Must be worth it so we went out and came back when our time was near. One...of the specials was a Chicken Pot Pie and that is what I had and very worth the wait. It was piping hot and full of veggies and chicken topped off with a pastry crust on top. The staff was so friendly and would gladly do anything for you to make your meal perfect. I would go there again but earlier to not have to wait so long for dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an out standing meal. We started with the fried calamari and margarita shrimp. Both were outstanding. The calamari was the best I’ve had. A worker told me the cut it and process it fresh. It shows. We had some great meals. I had...the French dip sliced pork sandwich. My wife had the tostadas and our friends had the special burgers. Everyone was pleased. The craft beer eer menu was acceptable but not extensive.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 August 2021

Family of five when here for lunch took 20 minutes to get a table then 42 minutes for the waitress to come over and everything we wanted to have they were out of so we went to the bar to sit at the bar waited...15 minutes the bartender female with black hair very rude he should be fired you lost a local family that used to eat there all the timeMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

This place is consistently good. Food is typical bar food but it’s really good. Beer is cold. Atmosphere is quaint. It’s a small bar. So like 8 booths. A decent size bar and outdoor seating. Go on off times if you don’t want to wait...Prob some of the better food in the WW areas They def have one of the best cheesesteaks aroundMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

The Crest tavern is a gem. Family owned working very hard to recover from covid restrictions. Food seems better than ever! There’s a reason that there are so many repeat customers. Added outdoor seating. While almost all nearby restaurants have raised their prices out of...reach and excessive, Crest Tavern is very reasonable. It could raise prices 15% and it would still be underpriced for the quality and quantity. The menu has something for everyone- seafood and burger lovers as well as great sandwiches. All menu items are available for takeout but I’m not sure of the oysters and clams on half shell.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 15 July 2021

Great food, excellent prices, wonderful staff. In addition, they have daily specials which are reasonably in price.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021

This local tavern never disappoints for good beer, burgers and more. We have come here several times on vacations and the staff is always nice, place is easy to get a table and prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 June 2021

We came down for Father's Day weekend. We went to the Crest Tavern for dinner, had about a 30 minute wait but the mussels were worth it. My son had chicken fingers that were huge. Can't wait to go back in August.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 May 2021

This is the place for you and your family if you like a rude staff that makes you feel unwelcome. The bathroom stall has urine all over it. The fried food smells lingers long enough and strong enough through the bar that no matter where...you sit you will smell like it. If you like clean and sanitized surroundings while you enjoy food and drink, well this is not the place for you. If you like dirt,grime, urine and throw up from all corners mixing with over-fried food this is the place for you. Skip this place at all costs if you like yourself and your family!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021

We frequent the Crest Tavern whenever at the Jersey shore. The food is fabulous, especially the mussels!!!. Prices can't be beat and the service is top notch. It is my favorite spot down the shore..

Date of visit: May 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crest Tavern

Yes, Crest Tavern offers takeout services.

Crest Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5