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The Surfing Pig, Wildwood, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

The Surfing Pig, Wildwood, NJ
The Surfing Pig
231 W 10th Ave
North Wildwood, NJ
(609) 522-0900

The Surfing Pig: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American - BBQ/Seafood

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: Excellent - Specializes in BBQ dishes prepared slow-smoked with real wood.

Service: Friendly, attentive

Ambiance/Decor: Strong Jersey Shore vibe. Has retractable walls that open. Diners can feel as though they are sitting on the Marina, looking out over the water. Great for sunsets

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Very Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a casual, Jersey Shore dining experience with a full-service bar, live entertainment, good food, and great waterfront sunset views.

Not Recommended for: Diners who prefer upscale, gourmet dining in a low-key setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, The St. Louis Ribs served Sweet, tender with a real hardwood smokey flavor; The Smoked Prime Rib, served with choice of 2 sides: and The Coconut Shrimp rolled in a sweet flakey coconut breading served with their signature key lime tropical cocktail sauce.

Liquor:  Full service bar with a good selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Restaurant Review

The Surfing Pig, North Wildwood's only bay front dining restaurant, is a summer hot spot enjoyed by diners looking for a casual Jersey Shore waterfront setting with great sunset views, live entertainment, full bar service, and a well prepared slow cooked smoked barbecue and seafood menu.

Located on the South Dock Marina, you can get there by walking, biking, driving or boating. The restaurant is relatively small with seating for 60 indoors and an additional 40 on the deck overlooking the Marina. Every table has a sunset view.

With retractable walls that open. Diners can feel as though they are sitting on the Marina, looking out over the water.

The Surfing Pig is owned and operated by Bill Bumbernick. The kitchen is run by Chef Michael Farrell, a native of Wildwood who has honed his culinary skills at many Atlantic City and area restaurants.

The menu features a selection BBQ dishes prepared slow smoked with real wood. The process typically begins at 10 p.m. the night before, and slow cooks for either 18, 13 or 5 hours, depending on the cut.

The Surfing Pig is more than BBQ. They also serve a good seafood and raw bar using locally sourced and/or caught seafood. Dishes are prepared using fresh farm to table natural ingredients, when available. Seafood dishes feature beer-boiled coconut crusted shrimp, and filler free crab cakes.

They are also open for breakfast menu offering a good selection of skillet dishes, French toast, waffles, eggs, bacon, and more.

Live entertainment is provided nightly.

The Surfing Pig is Child friendly with a kids menu.

Does not take reservations. Waiting time can be awfully long, especially during the peak evening hours.

The Surfing Pig has seasonal hours. During the summer they are open seven days/week Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Breakfast 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Lunch 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and Dinner 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM

(Updated August 2021)

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