New Places to Eat at in Wildwood This Summer

Wondering what's new in the world of Wildwood dining? Here are 10 restaurants opening up just in time for summer.

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The storefront of Nan and Pop's Kitchen in Wildwood. Photo courtesy of Nan and Pop's Kitchen

RESTAURANT OPENINGS

Nan & Pop’s Kitchen

Its walls covered in old-timey wallpaper and decor, this restaurant hopes to remind guests of grandma and grandpa’s house. In line with their family atmosphere, Nan & Pop’s has a menu full of comfort food classics. Dishes include Chicken and Waffles, Pop’s Meatloaf, Chicken Pot Pie, Tuna Clubs, Crab or Lobster Mac & Cheese and more. A gluten-free menu is also available.

Nan & Pop’s Kitchen, 401 E Wildwood Ave., Wildwood; 609-523-1300

George’s Place

Long before a visit from Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the original George’s Place was a Cape May favorite. Their new Wildwood location, which overlooks the Starlight Fleet Marina, has menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast items include Limoncello French Toast, an Herb & Brie Omelet, Smoked Salmon Scramble and more. Lunch and dinner temptations include Chicken Gyros, Chicken Tender BLT Salads, Classic Cheeseburgers and more. Open daily, 8 am–8 pm.

George’s Place, 6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest; 609-884-6088

Curran’s Irish Bar

Curran’s is opening a new location in what was formerly The Establishment at 100. This will be the first of the pub’s locations outside of Pennsylvania. The menu brims with weekly specials for wings, mussels, snow crab legs and more. Live performances will take place all summer on the patio.

Curran’s Irish Bar, 110 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood

Papi’s Taco Shack

Replacing Stewart’s Root Beer on the boardwalk is this two-story, surfer-style shack. With open-air seating on both floors, guests can enjoy views of the beach and boardwalk. The menu includes shrimp, birria (braised short rib), carnitas, and chicken tacos, as well as a variety of burritos and appetizers.

Papi’s Taco Shack, 2901 Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-770-8538

San Andres Grill

This Latino fusion restaurant is taking the place of the Pacific Grill. The menu will combine Latin and American flavors in a catalogue of creative dishes.

San Andres Grill, 4801 Pacific Ave., Wildwood

5 Girls Sandwich Shop

The shop was opened by five females of different ages from the same family. Order at the counter for to-go or to dine in, and play one of the Ms. Pac-Man arcade games in back. On the menu, you’ll find hoagies (Italian, roast beef, turkey, etc.), cheesesteaks (chicken, Buffalo and original), burgers, and seafood sandwiches including crab cake and fried fish. Also, hot dogs. Open daily at 11 am; temporarily closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

5 Girls Sandwich Shop, 2010 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood; 609-554-3925

Five Mile Grind

The Cobucci family turned The Wild Scoop into Five Mile Grind. Open Thursday to Sunday, the shop serves ice cream and coffee. Specialty coffee drinks include a Mocha Coconut Iced Latte and Mocha Affogato, chocolate ice cream topped with Nutella and espresso. Try a “Wildwich”—any flavor ice cream between two fresh cookies.

Five Mile Grind, 3411 Pacific Ave., Wildwood; 609-300-3743

Santorini

Taking over the former Backfin Blues building at the foot of the Wildwood bridge, Santorini sources ingredients from local farmers markets and fisheries. The menu includes Greek favorites such as Moussaka (roasted eggplant with potatoes, cheese and meat sauce), Chicken Santorini (sautéed with shrimp tomatoes, onion and feta), Spanakopita (spinach pie) and more. Open daily for dinner, 4–10 pm.

Santorini, 517 W Rio Grande Ave., Wildwood; 609-551-2432

Trio

Occupying what had been an Amish market, this American eatery aims to serve elevated food and drink all summer long. Cousins Gus & Paul Zimmerman will offer small plates (such as Oyster Po-Boy Sliders and Margherita Flatbread), entrées (including Miso Marinated White Fish and Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie) and large plates (like the King Salmon, Shrimp and Crab Cake, and Butcher’s Steak). Open 5–9 pm, Thursday to Sunday.

Trio, 700 New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood; 609-796-2446

Krispy Krunchy Chicken

This popular chain’s newest location includes family-friendly options such as 12 pieces of chicken with fries and biscuits, as well as individual meals of chicken, fried shrimp or fried fish. Sides include waffle fries, jambalaya, red beans and rice, coleslaw and more. Check Facebook for more information about the opening.

Krispy Krunchy Chicken, 3115 Pacific Ave., Wildwood

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