Wildwoods Ethnic Dining

Embark on a Global Culinary Adventure – Right Here in the Wildwoods

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 14, 2024 When it comes to culturally diverse dining choices, the Wildwoods’ culinary scene offers some of the best restaurants serving authentic cuisine from around the world.

Restaurants serving authentic Mexican, Latin American, Asian, Greek/Mediterranean, Italian, and Indian cuisine can be found along the Boardwalk, in the Downtown, and throughout the island. Quality, diverse restaurants are a part of the Wildwoods dining experience – served al fresco or indoors.

The restaurant renaissance that started years ago in Cape May has spilled over into the Wildwoods, and a growing number of diverse restaurants are located throughout the five-mile island, each of them garnering superb reviews from critics and patrons alike. These Wildwoods’ restaurants offer memorable surroundings, authentic savory cuisine, and attentive service.

Restaurant choices in the Wildwoods offer a great deal of ethnic diversity as well, with cultures from around the world represented throughout the island. Some of the culturally diverse restaurant choices in the resort include:


China House – 4100 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood


Open year round with daily lunch specials. Cash only. Free delivery at minimum $10. You can place your food order online at www.delivery.com.

The Dragon House – 3616 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Since 1959, The Dragon House is famous throughout the shore for serving the very finest in Chinese cuisine. The Dragon House has established itself as a Wildwood dining landmark.

Wildwood Panda – 3108 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


For 20 years, Wildwood Panda has delighted island visitors with its authentic Hunan and Szechuan cuisine.


George’s Place – 6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest


The classic George’s Place menus you know from Cape May, now conveniently available to serve you in Wildwood Crest at the Starlight Fleet Marina. Enjoy water views while indulging in all of your Greek-inspired favorites or take it to go.

Santorini – 517 West Rio Grande, Wildwood


With many years of experience cooking in some of the finest restaurants in the Jersey Shore, our chef is excited to present his vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will make sure you have a fantastic experience.

Latin American

El Pilon Criollo – 4216 Boardwalk, Wildwood


Embracing their mission to infuse the Boardwalk experience with a cornucopia of flavors, El Pilón Criollo presents a menu that defies convention. Lunch and dinner menus boast sandwiches, tacos, empanadas, quesadillas, and salads, each dish crafted to perfection. El Pilón Criollo also offers mofongos in different styles including pork chops, stewed chicken, shrimp doused in vibrant red or aromatic garlic sauce, or even a delightful combination of chicken and Alfredo sauce.

Papelon – Wildwood’s Latin Kitchen – 2416 Boardwalk, Wildwood


Papelon whips up mouth-watering Latin delights from sunny Caribbean spots like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, and beyond.


Curry Inne Indian Cuisine – 3801 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


The dream of Curry Inne was born in West Bengal. Curry Inne brings the taste of some unique and authentic Indian food to the Wildwoods.


Alfe’s Restaurant – 3401 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood


Alfe’s restaurant has been serving its guests for over 30 years. When you dine with us you can always expect wonderful food and excellent service. We offer a wide selection of food that should please the entire family and two bars serving specialty cocktails and wines. There are four different dining rooms that are suited from casual to business casual. Alfe’s also has entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summer season. We look forward to your visit and hope to see you soon.

Anthony’s Pizzeria & Ice Cream Parlor – 416 East Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest


The Wildwood Crest Pizza Spot…where your satisfaction is a shore thing! Anthony’s Pizzeria and Ice Cream Parlor is located on Miami Avenue and the Beach, overlooking the ocean. Specializing in truly authentic pizza, Italian dinners, breakfast, lunch, hoagies, and ice cream.

Dolce Italia – 210 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood


Making hungry people happy. Serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1996! Open year round.

Duffinetti’s Restaurant & Lounge – 4600 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Duffinetti’s Restaurant & Lounge has been a part of the Jersey Shore for many decades offering traditional Italian fare coupled with a flair of creativity, leaving you with a culinary experience that is reminiscent of yesteryear yet bursting with new and fresh flavors. Duffinetti’s uses natural, farm fresh ingredients obtained from local sources and includes homegrown herbs in their recipes to offer the freshest cuisine possible.

Franconi’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant – 3318 Boardwalk, Wildwood


A family-owned and operated business that offers freshly made breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Italian Kitchen Express – 3104 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Gourmet quality at take-out prices. Open 7 days a week; 11am to late night.

Joey M’s La Piazza Cucina – 3813 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Some classic Italian dishes along with some old-fashioned home cooking, entertainment, and some cocktails makes for a nice enjoyable evening. Make a night to remember at La Piazza, where cooking comes from the heart. Now that’s a ‘more!

Little Italy Restaurant – 5401 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest


Our motto at Little Italy is simple: Family, Friends, and Great Food. Established in 1996 in Wildwood Crest, Little Italy has grown into more than just an Italian Restaurant. Little Italy has become a local favorite as well as a must-go destination for summertime vacationers. We pride ourselves on our excellent service, our fresh ingredients paired with traditional Italian recipes, and most of all, our delicious and endless homemade bread that is perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Pasta Pesto Italian Grill – 3810 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood


Mediterranean Atmosphere – Fresh Made Pasta – Coal Oven Pizza – Enjoy your favorite wine, beer, or cocktail. Our inviting atmosphere, attentive service, and the tantalizing aroma of authentic Italian cuisine make every visit a special occasion.

Poppi’s Brick Oven Pizza – 4709 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood


Poppi’s is a BYOB, modern Italian-American restaurant serving brick oven Neapolitan pizza, pasta dishes, Italian sandwiches, and Pininis. We are proud to use the highest quality and best ingredients.

Ravioli House – 102 East Bennett Avenue, Wildwood


Family-owned for over 50 years! We take great pride in our food. Enjoy all the Italian classics. All pasta is made on premises. Open March – October.

Sal’s Ristorante & Pizzeria – 8500 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood Crest


Sal’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is a little bit of Brooklyn and a lot of Sicily mixed together to create a delightful Italian restaurant filled with great food and family fun. Cecilia’s family-owned Sal’s for 25 years when Cecilia and Guiseppe took over. They now have owned the restaurant for over 15 years and along with their three children are dedicated to making sure you experience a memorable Italian style meal.

Venezia – Italian BYOB – 4801 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Where the food, service, and ambiance will make an unforgettable dining experience.


Bandana’s Mexican Grille – 5607 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest


Bandanas Mexican Grille features char-grilled and modern Mexican fare. Sweet treats include over 20 flavors of ice cream, homemade crepes, and Belgian waffles. Serving lunch and dinner, and fabulous ice cream creations.

El Mariachi Loco – 4500 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Open 7 days a week 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Garibaldi’s Authentic Mexican Food – 4220 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood


Garibaldi’s Authentic Mexican Food offers a variety of authentic Mexican Cuisines. Mojarra Mexicana, Alambre Especial, or Al Pastor Tacos are Garibaldi favorites.

Wild Burrito – 4020 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood


A Tex Mex southwestern specialty restaurant featuring nachos, quesadillas, tacos, salads, wings, and much more! We use only the freshest ingredients, and all items can be custom made to order, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Build your own concoction at our fully stocked Burrito Bar! We deliver to the entire island, including the beach! Open daily at 11 a.m.

The Wildwoods offer a host of tempting eateries featuring cuisine and menus for every appetite, every budget, and virtually every taste. For the best recommendations of where to eat and the specialties of area restaurants, visit https://wildwoodsnj.com/plan-a-vacation/places-to-eat/. Or just ask the locals for their favorite location, and you’re sure to get a ringing endorsement for some of the ethnically diverse places that you might have otherwise missed. Most restaurants accept major credit cards and dinner reservations recommended but aren’t always needed.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com.



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