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The Diving Horse

2109 Dune Dr, Ste 5, Avalon, NJ 08202-2075
+1 609-368-5000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“scallops” (22 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
2109 Dune Dr, Ste 5, Avalon, NJ 08202-2075
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Our food was flavorful and expertly prepared. With a large party of 9, we had an array of menu items, and everyone in the party enjoyed their meals. The Fluke and the Scallops particularly were fantastic, as well as the Heirloom Cherry Tomato and Strawberry...More

Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Pros: - Very nice atmosphere and ambience. - Wedge salad and short ribs were very good. Cons: - Expensive. - Very small portions for some appetizers. - Small menu that could be tough to satisfy a group with varying preferences. I was hoping the waiter...More

1  Thank worldtrvlr777
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Went there with a few co workers. Great laid back upscale atmosphere. Menu is small but great quality selection for everyone. BYOB Our table had calamari and salad. I had the fish stew. Was tempted by the cornbread soft shell crab special. The table ordered...More

Thank RRM1020
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Fresh, flavorful seafood and vegetables were locally sourced and creatively and tastefully prepared. Blueberry donuts with blueberry sauce was an excellent choice for dessert.

Thank T M
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with a group of friends here and it was a really enjoyable atmosphere on a nice night. The decor and style is very sheek for the Jersey Shore but also very relaxing. The food is great, but pretty pricey for such small portions....More

1  Thank Kate1121
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

A group of six of us... All foodies...had the pleasure of dining at the Diving Horse last evening. I was skeptical given some of the reviews but I must say, it was beyond enjoyable! The service was excellent. As far as portion size is concerned,...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The tomato salad with house ricotta was really skimpy. When I asked what was in the fish stew, the server said it had lots of different seafood like shrimp, scallops, fish… It had a few small pieces of fish and a handful of calamari, in...More

3  Thank 784AB
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Three of us ate at the Diving Horse last night. We had read the reviews before we went, but thought we would give it a try anyway. Big mistake. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and is attractive. That is the positive. From the minute...More

4  Thank Judy13
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife on one of our annual weekly visits to a Seven Mile Island. We have eaten at most restaurants in Avalon and Stone Harbor over then ten or so years we have come here and we both felt this one of...More

Thank Johnosan
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Upscale beach town restaurant. Very nice 'white tablecloth' decor, offering both inside and outside seating was comfortable and inviting except for the bentwood chairs that were uncomfortable. Menu is limited but inventive. We had the wedge salad and it was a big hit at our...More

5  Thank Bill_Casile
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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
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Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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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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