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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
+1 609-967-7553
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good12%
  • Average14%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible33%
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American, Seafood
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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got several recommendations to try this place. We had 6 people in our party and none of us enjoyed our meal or appetizers. For a restaurant that specializes in seafood it rates very low. We ordered clams for appetizers and they had very little...More

Thank domtt62
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I live 2 blocks away and have been here before but wow...this visit was a TOTAL disappointment. The steamers were about 1/2 an inch, with ZERO flavor...nothing, just an over cooked clam smaller than my finger nail. Gross. And the crab fingers were just as...More

2  Thank Sarah k
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing little seafood place off the beaten path in Avalon, NJ. Fried crab cakes are to die for. Fresh caught fish and corn on the cob. BYOB! Very casual you eat at picnic tables.

Thank CharltonDon
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Don't expect fine dining, but solid take out seafood restaurant. Been around for long time - sort of off the beaten path so you might have to search a bit for it

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had not been here in years, and may not go back. I forgot that all food is served in take out containers, so that starts making it less appealing. Might just as well gotten take out and eaten at home. Brought our own wine as...More

1  Thank 555JenniferL
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Visited, Monday Aug 29 yesterday for dinner. We've been there over the years but our experience was Not Good. We were greeted by saying "short staffed tonight" (we should have left then) /. Ran out of food / wasn't crowded at all / soups were...More

Thank Peopleschoic
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed in a beach house in Stone Harbor for the 2nd summer in a row. Last year, we also came to eat at Sylverster's. I must have forgotten how poorly the experience went because we all went back again this year and it was...More

Thank Cdinges
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Avalon my entire life (33 years), and we've been to Sylvester's many times. The food is great and reasonably priced. We usually do take-out because there's a lot of us, but their picnic style dining is great for kids. Take-out is...More

Thank Owl2Dragon
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This humble little seafood restaurant has some of the best seafood in the area. I love the she-crab soup and the swordfish steak was both a good portion and delicious. The broiled crab cakes are not oily and have a lot of crab meat. And...More

Thank Skimaster1
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Nice outdoor picnic style restaurant but the food is just average. No rave reviews here. We had to send back some rubbery shrimp and our waitress acted like we were making it up. She did seem more pleasant when she returned with a replacement order....More

Thank 83TRAVEL
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-7553
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