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8 OCNJ Winter Brunch Favorites

It’s February: the weather is still cold, the days are short, and most of us are counting down the days until summer. While we wait for the warm summer months, why not enjoy amazing brunches at some of Ocean City’s favorite local restaurants. Brunch is my favorite meal of the day, but don’t just take my word for it,  after asking @iloveocnj on Instagram what their favorite brunch spots were we compiled this delicious list of mouth- watering restaurants that is making me hungry just writing about them. Below you will find eight of your fellow OCNJ lovers favorite brunch year-round spots:

1. Sunrise Cafe:

Their menu of delicious meals is to die for! Located at 1200 Asbury Avenue, customers can get a variety of meals from their amazing french toast to their great breakfast sandwiches! Make sure you take advantage of their $5.99 lunch specials going on! Winter Hours: 7am-2pm Daily!

Photo via Sunrise Cafe’s Instagram

2. Varsity Inn:

Varsity Inn is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch, which is why it’s one of our favorite brunch spots. For breakfast try their delicious Varsity Original or any of their pancakes! For lunch, you have to try their baked Jersey tomato soup, and trust us, you will become obsessed! Located at 605 E 8th St.

Photo via Varsity Inn’s Instagram

3. Ready’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant:

Located at 415 E 8th St., you can get amazing food with even better service! Some recommendations are: the omelettes, chicken salad sandwich (a must try), and make sure to grab a side of their delicious fries (some of my favorites on the island)!

4. SOMA Cafe:

Soma is a cute restaurant located at 825 Asbury Avenue, offering a wide range of delicious healthy food. Their unique menu, positive atmosphere, and delectable locally-sourced ingredients all come together to make the dream brunch. If you haven’t tried them out yet, I highly recommend you do soon! They will be closed February 11th-March 6th

Photo via SOMA’s instagram

5: Yianni’s:

Yianni’s is an island favorite by all! Besides their amazing bagels, customers are in love with their warm pita bread & hummus, moussaka, and burgers! My personal favorite dish there is the oriental chicken salad. They are located at 841 Asbury Avenue.

6: Jon & Patty’s :

If the line outside the door of Jon & Patty’s doesn’t show you how amazing their food is, their countless five star reviews most definitely should! Jon & Patty’s was one of the favorites among @iloveocnj followers on Instagram. They raved about their omelettes and french toast! They are located at 637 Asbury Avenue.  

Photo via Jon & Patty’s Instagram

Hours: 2/5 – 2/7 7:30am to 2:00pm
2/8 & 2/9 7:30am to 8:00pm
2/10-2/13 7:30am to 2:00pm
2/14 7:30am to 2:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm
2/15 & 2/16 7:30am to 8:00pm
After 2/16 they are in regular winter hours which are:
Sunday – Wednesday 7:30am to 2:00pm
Thursday’s 7:30am to
2:00pm 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 7:30am to 8:00pm

7. Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

With two locations on the island, you’re never too far away from this amazing restaurant. Their pancakes, in my opinion, are hands down the best on the island. I’m in love with their chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes! Their staff is always super friendly and accommodating to everyone. They are located at 2112 Asbury Avenue and 4001 West Avenue. Hours: 7am-2pm daily.

8. Jays Crabshack:  

Jay’s Crabshack offers you delicious seafood at a reasonable price. Customers love their crab cakes (make sure to try the crab cake salad) and their fish tacos! They are located at 737 Asbury Ave. Hours: Saturday 12pm-8pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm

Photo via Jay’s Crabshack’s Instagram



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