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Coastal Blue, Diamond Beach, NJ

Coastal Blue

3.9
3.9
429 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Coastal Blue, an upscale-casual, eatery inside of the beautiful ICONA Diamond Beach. The seaside chic meeting place offers tastemakers a unique dining experience, featuring culinary delights with a local flair only the south Jersey shore can claim. Our thoughtfully crafted breakfast, lunch and dinner menus often rely on locally sourced products for creations using shrimp, scallops, Angus beef, summer fruits and greens. Whether feasting inside the airy dining room or on the moonlit patio, Coastal Blue offers a sweet finish to the palate that few restaurants can match: a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 224-1124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Davies

  • Private party facilities

    Property available for private events including beach weddings.

  • Neighborhood

    Wildwood Crest

  • Cross street

    Rochester

  • Parking details

    Limited on-site spaces. Some on street parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Kid Friendly

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Great for Lunch

  • South Jersey Shore

    Kid Friendly

  • South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Great for Lunch

  • South Jersey Shore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RO

    ROADTOHANA

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service and ambience was very good. Entree prices were on the high side, which prompted us to dine on appetizers. The Fish Tacos were good, but not over the moon. Can you believe a cup of clam chowder was $12? I thank, you! We passed on it. Overall, not a bad place to dine, but their entree prices need to come down.
  2. BB

    BernieB

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, comfortable atmosphere. Seated on time. Staff friendly and professional. Food was great. After dinner - outside beach bar on prem was fun.
  3. S

    Scarlet

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food was good. The indoor seating atmosphere was light and airy and relaxing. No music playing but that’s fine. The service was terrible. I’d return because of the previous things I mentioned and I would avoid the server I had. He got our orders wrong, never refilled water, service was very slow. never brought out things we asked for, and never checked on us. I’d have to call him over to us to get the help we needed. Had the service been better, I’d give this rating a 4/5 star.
  4. LP

    LukeP

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service! I think more protection from the seagulls for outdoor dining should be considered.
  5. SB

    SandyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Mismanaged. Slow service. Waited 25 min before server came over and that was after we asked. Table behind us had same issue. Poor communication and teamwork between staff.
  6. EH

    EuniceH

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Bread and water please We like Coastal Blue a lot! And had retuned there through the yeasrs, but despite great food, excellent service and ambiance, the fact that they do not give you bread or water unless you ask, it is a shame for a restaurant
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food!
  8. GH

    GinaH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Alex was an absolutely perfect server! Made our night so enjoyable.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Breakfast was delicious just cold and service was quick and friendly
  10. J

    John

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For the first time in my life, I visited a restaurant that served a jumbo pretzel as an appetizer. That was unique.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The food was subpar to the price. Service and atmosphere were great otherwise.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food is fairly expensive and not everything is freshly prepared. Grilled chicken Caesar salad is made with frozen grilled chicken. Grill lines painted on and probably microwaved to heat up. It’s the equivalent of a fast food salad for $24. The burger and Bavarian pretzel app were good. The food quality is not in line with the prices and ambiance of a nice looking restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, food, and drinks!
  14. SM

    StMc

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We hadn't been to CB for about 3+ years. It was always one of our go-to spots on the island. It was as I remember, good food, nice decor, good food, great service.
  15. m

    maritat

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious breakfast! So many choices, I went with healthy quinoa/egg white edamame, it was wonderful. Also sampled chocolate chip pancakes tjat my niece ordered and They were fabulous. Excellent bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Can’t wait to try dinner there .
  16. K

    Katie

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was solid but overpriced. You were paying for the name and the location.
  17. n

    nice

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food good service what else do you need to know.
  18. T

    Tina

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went for the sushi. It was bad and pricey. They gave packets of soy sauce like when you get supermarket sushi? Would not go back.
  19. D

    Delish

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food wasn’t great and way too expensive. Service was fine.
  20. JM

    JoeM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lamb dish was excellent. Would highly recommend. Overall we had a good experience. Always crowded and we sat right on time and our wait staff was very attentive.
  21. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Although the ambiance and service were very good the menu at the restaurant was COMPLETELY different than the menu we were offered at the restaurant. The food was okay, but it was absolutely nothing like what they pitched online. Extremely dissappointing in that regard.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katie our hostess was amazing!! Are service was great. The food was wonderful. Sushi was awesome. Would go again.
  23. DS

    DirkS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Salads & entrees were very good but a bit pricey. Outdoor seating near the pool overlooking the beach was pleasant. Service was attentive.
  24. BD

    BrianD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    First time ever that we left a restaurant ! We ordered drinks for my kids and my wife and 45 min later she still didn’t give us a drink … if bar was busy I could see if it was bartenders issue but it wasn’t and soda coke from the service station. This is the second time we had horrible service the and this time we walked out!
  25. BB

    BobbieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was fair. Hamburger was over done, more than I asked for. They did comp it. Had the grilled peach salad; nice idea but nothing special. Service was good. A lot of servers and mgrs kept checking how we liked the food.
  26. PA

    PAseashell

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant for dinner one evening. It had a beachy feel. The staff was very attentive. Food was great! We met one of the managers, Tim, on our visit. Such a pleasant young man! We liked it so much that we went back for lunch!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic and my teenagers loved the steak and crab cakes !
  28. TV

    TheresaV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    From the pictures on the website and the prices and the menu, I was expecting a completely different ambiance than walking into servers wearing khaki shorts and sneakers. Our server was a lovely young lady who had absolutely no experience in a restaurant but was very sweet. There were long waits between courses, but again, you truly felt for her because she was new to both serving and this country. The food was lackluster at best. Both having the filet mignon ordered a different temps, my husband's was overcooked and mine was cooked as ordered. The side dishes were fine. Not great not bad, just fine. The shrimp and crab appetizer should have been called a shrimp appetizer with a cute little crab claw as decoration as there was really no meat in it. The clientele in the restaurant were families in bathing suits and another couple dressed coastal casual. While the windows let in beautiful natural light, it definitely did not lend itself to any type of adult or romantic ambiance. So, overall, it's a fine place to get a burger for lunch or a quick casual dinner before going out, don't expect much more than that
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overall, a dramatic drop off from our experience last year. Our appetizer, the calamari, was fine. One entree, a peach salad with mint, herbs and grilled chicken was a major disappointment. Peaches were far from fresh and the chicken was limp and barely grilled. Herbs almost non existent. This item was comped when we let our server know it was just ok (a generous rating). The other entree was, two sushi rolls were fair at best. One was covered in so much sauce that was all there was to taste. The rolls looked like they were dropped on the plate with some wasabi strewn about. At least the the cocktails were basically cups of alcohol.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The cauliflower in lobster sauce was over salted.
  31. JG

    JeffG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Menu had some interesting items on it, but everything was poorly executed. If you dine here stick to the burgers.
  32. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dinner Would go again!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The food is way over priced considering the poor service, mediocre food quality and selection of dishes and recent down grade of the dining room.
  34. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I think they may have been getting their "beginning of summer" kinks out. The peach salad (that could have been amazing) was mediocre; the Barcelona chicken and the pork chop were both good. I'd be willing to give it another shot later in the summer.
  35. MV

    MarcellV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food but hotel is under construction so you have no view to the pool or ocean.
  36. HP

    HemalP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Breakfast, Great staff, and ambiance.
  37. r

    royaloakie

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place! The calimari was kind of over fried, more batter than calimari. Clam chowder was excellent but very heavy. Great service and beautiful location on Diamond Beach.
  38. p

    pugmomma2

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful for brunch
  39. JT

    JerseyTransplant

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The service was slow, but the servers seemed fairly attentive.l at the onset of service. There were a few mistakes with the order and the server seemed to forget about the table until the end of the meal. The food itself was diner quality and the selection was limited.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    Small portions and over priced. Music from restaurant and a different music from wedding.

FAQs

Coastal Blue is rated 3.9 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Coastal Blue

9701 Atlantic Avenue, Diamond Beach, NJ 08260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rochester

  • Neighborhood

    Wildwood Crest

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited on-site spaces. Some on street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Davies

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (609) 224-1124

  • Private party facilities

    Property available for private events including beach weddings.

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