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21st and 5th Ave., Avalon, NJ 08202-2111
+1 609-967-7553
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17:00 - 21:30
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philadelphia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This establishment relies on the past for it's future. Not too long ago it was tradition for families on vacation to make Sylvesters their "go too" spot for dinner.However with all the great offerings on the island , it baffles my mind that anyone continues this tradition.I returned there for the first time in over ten years this summer. The... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Tillson, NY
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2015

First went to Slyvester's in 2013 and enjoyed it enormously. Have tried it twice since and have been disappointed. Tonight marks the end of an era. Terrible. Had broiled seafood platter and mussels Sylvester. Ugh! The French fries were the best part of the meal and they were mediocre. Sorry but that's it for us. Out 60 bucks and still... More 

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Thank Janet P
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ate 3 times at Sylvester's and got take-out twice. Fish was fresh and tasty. Highly recommend this place. Families and couples welcome.

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Thank paa9
Hanover, New Hampshire
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174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We've been coming her for years so it's become a family tradition. That ended this year. When you walk out the back to find large commercial cans of their clam chowder, you know it's not all original. Everything comes in styrofoam and plastic and it's beginning to taste like it. The fish may be fresh but it's hot under the... More 

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

When just looking for a good, informal dining experience in Avalon, consider Sylvester's. Fresh seafood is always on point! If picnic table dining is not your cup of tea, take it "to go", still worth the trip!

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Thank Steve R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I haven't been to Sylvesters since college and decided it was time to go back. We arrived at 3pm well before the dinner rush. One thing I was not ready for were the HIGH PRICES! I don't remember this place being so expensive when I was back in college. I know that this is the shore and you sometimes pay... More 

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Thank No1HotelAdvisor
UPPER DARBY
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Over priced frozen food ordered scallops and flounder combination got 3 scallops and two small pieces of flounder(size of a chicken nugget .not recommended at all...will never waste money there again

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Thank JEFFREY M
Avalon, NJ
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

If there was a rating lower than Terrible I would add it to this listing. After our run on the beach in Avalon , NJ my wife and I saw that they were selling Grouper and we wanted to check out the prices so we stopped in and they wanted $28/pound! Now, everything is priced higher in Avalon but my... More 

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Thank JeromeAvalon_NJ
Clermont, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Ordered two flounder sandwiches and she crab soup for take out. Flounder sandwiches came on a small hamburger bun, smallest flounder sandwich I have ever had. She crab soup looked like cream of mushroom soup out of a can. Wouldn't suggest going here if you know what good seafood is like.

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Thank Lauren G
Huntersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The evening began with a 30-minute wait for our appetizers. When they did arrive, the steamed clams were cold and had to be sent back, while the fried mozzarella sticks were obviously the frozen variety. It took another hour for the main courses to arrive. Portions were small, served in styrofoam containers and not very good. Salads came with pre-packaged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?