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The Diving Horse

2109 Dune Dr, Ste 5, Avalon, NJ 08202-2075
+1 609-368-5000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
2109 Dune Dr, Ste 5, Avalon, NJ 08202-2075
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The service was terrific but our meal was very pricey and everything was a la carte. The meal was tasty but our table was very tightly situated to the other tables. For the routinely fully booked reservations we were expecting a memorable dinner. The only...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I guess it should be a 5 star for southern NJ, but in the bigger picture is about what I would get in other good restaurants so average. It is BYOB, so that saves some money. With mid to upper teens appetizers, entrees in the...More

1  Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed 4 September 2017

4 of us ate at this newer BYOB in Avalon on a rainy evening so can't comment on the outdoor seating which looked really nice. We had a hard time finding the restaurant because the little Diving Horse sign is so small and it is...More

Thank FrannyK
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Whenever we visit the shore we make a point to hit TDH at least once for dinner. On this occasion we were a party of eleven and I must make special mention of the attention the staff gave to enabling us to be seated together...More

Thank JD2929
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was taken to this restaurant with the impression that I would eat and see a very healthy menu.The servings are small,i say overpriced and nowhere to go.They serve great food but my companion and I eat different dishes and where not impressed.Ala carte and...More

Thank 123dubdutch
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband & I finally made it to the Diving Horse (it's been open for several years!). We had heard many great things from friends & family in the past but never got around to going. We were told in the past that serving sizes...More

Thank Jillydraff
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Visited The Diving Horse the end of July. The service was great and it operates a BYOB policy which is appreciated. To start we split the mussels and clams dish and for mains we had the tuna dish and pork chop dish and a boardwalk...More

Thank ZannahB-R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A very special restaurant. Excellent service and unique offerings that were delicious. Great for a wonderful evening out!

Thank 6,839
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice family dinner outside. Arrived early without a reservation and we were able to be seated. Menu is limited. We each ordered something different from the menu, short ribs and mussels were the win. Lovely service from Laura and Missy the manager. Love the outdoor...More

Thank JunieBee
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Darling restaurant. Decor very fun - I sat in a refurbished church pew. Excellent service. Staff attentive at just the right level. Delicious meal. Will definitely return. Told our hotel to add Diving Horse to their recommendation list.

Thank Delaware806
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6 September 2015|
Response from mamasue_29 |
So sorry...can't answer but this place is certainly worth a phone inquiry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2109 Dune Dr, Ste 5, Avalon, NJ 08202-2075
    (21st & Dune Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-368-5000
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