The Wharf, Wildwood’s favorite “Hideaway on the Waterway, has more than established itself as the island’s preferred hotspot for the best in entertainment, finger foods, and of course, their signature beer towers. However, following its recent remodel and extensive renovations, The Wharf has earned a new reputation as a premiere fine dining destination. The Wharf has returned with a vengeance this season with a brand new menu to complement its beautifully redesigned dining room. Hardwood flooring and an oak bar add touches of elegance to the new dining room’s calm, cool, and cozy family dining experience.
The Wharf boasts an extensive menu of entrees from both land and sea. In the menu’s re-design the Wharf staff sought to create a fusion of the finger foods that have brought the Wharf fame and fine dining dishes. Chef Tony serves up the best of the best in both bar foods and specialty entrees, making the Wharf home to a most enjoyable casual fine dining experience in a family-friendly atmosphere. To start, enjoy crowd-favorite Caprese Satay or The Wharf Cold Combo with top neck clams, shrimp and 1/2 of a whole Maine lobster.
As an entrée, sample one of their finest seafood specialties including Shrimp Scampi, Seafood Ciopinno, Seared Sea Scallops, and Asian Infused Ahi Tuna. The 8 oz. Chilean Sea Bass – one of this season’s top sellers – is served over steaming udon noodles. Land-lovers may prefer the 8 oz. Steak Neptune filet or the Chicken Marsala, each served with two seasonal sides such as sweet plantains, garlic mashed potatoes, and Caribbean rice. Be sure to ask one of the friendly servers about the Wharf’s Sunset Dinners special. These dishes, only $17.95, include soup or salad, entrée with sides and dessert.
For an equally enjoyable yet different waterfront experience, sample one of the Wharf’s several options at the raw bar. Only the freshest local clams, local oysters, steamers, spicy shrimp, Alaskan snow crab legs, whole lobsters, and mussels keep raw bar patrons coming back for more. The Wharf’s most well-known dining venue, the waterfront deck, continues to offer the breathtaking views, top entertainers, and cold brews that its decades-old reputation promises. Overlooking Otten’s Harbor on the intercoastal waterway, the Wharf’s deck is home to unbeatably beautiful golden sunsets. The sounds of the best local bands including The Sindi Raymond Band, The Juliano Brothers, Vince Schneider, The Insiders, Ten Eddy Drive, and Bauer & Shea heat up the deck daily.
Arrive before the band takes the stage? Not a problem. Take in the game of your favorite national sports team on one of the Wharf’s sixteen flat screen TVs while hearing all the action through their amazing surround sound system. Be sure to stroll to the deck’s edge and grab a drink at the Wharf’s brand-new Rio Bar. Snag a front-row seat as the sun sets over the waterway. While a sunset on the deck offers an unforgettable experience, a sunrise can be equally perfect.
Visit the Wharf by foot, bike, car, or boat for a cold cocktail or fine dish any time after 11 a.m. daily or for Saturday or Sunday breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Every hour truly is Happy Hour at the Wharf as it begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. daily! Don’t just take it from us…the Wharf offers an unforgettable waterfront experience that you have to see to believe.
708 Burk Avenue , Wildwood, NJ, 08260
By Megan Kummer