There are plenty of places to eat on the Wildwood boardwalk and many of them are very good but you won't find one quite like the Ocean View Grill. It's a small cafe located close to the Wildwood Crest end of the boardwalk before you get to the convention center. With all the pizza, funnel cake, and other boardwalk food available, it's easy to miss Ocean View Grill, but the cafe happens to serve up some of the best breakfasts, lunches and coffee on the boardwalk.
The Ocean View Grill is famous for it's fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads as well as it's specialty coffees and teas. The menu is written on large chalk boards on the wall of the restaurant and although it's not large, there are plenty of options. The specialty coffees, teas and smoothies are famous and they offer a variety of refreshing iced and blended drinks perfect for those hot summer days.
Although everything on their regular menu is good and they offer daily specials, like pulled pork sandwiches and mahi mahi salads, my personal favorite are the paninis. You can't go wrong with either the florentine chicken panini which comes with grilled chicken, sauteed fresh spinach, roasted red peppers and melted provolone all on a thick ciabatta roll or the turkey flatbread club panini which comes topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a special ranch style sauce. The steak milano panini is also very good and a little heartier than the florentine chicken and the club. This panini comes with a generous portion of tender sliced steak, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and is topped with blue cheese dressing and melted provolone.
The view and atmosphere also capture the essence of what's so great about the Jersey shore. The staff are friendly and the open air dining offers the perfect view of the boardwalk and the Wildwood beach.