I’ve wanted to go to the Windjammer for a while. My original plan was to go after the Atlantic City half. However, I had to work so there wasn’t enough time. I only had to wait two extra weeks and went after the Totally Awesome 80s Run.
We arrived around 11 on a Saturday. I anticipated the Windjammer to be crowded. However, it wasn’t. I was pleasantly surprised because after any race I typically want to eat immediately.
The Windjammer is a typical large restaurant building. However, there is nothing “diner” about it. It’s clean and open, but it is more of a restaurant than a diner. It’s open and well lit, but it’s a regular restaurant. It isn’t a classic metallic NJ, but it’s clean and well organized. The tables and booths are spread out, so you don’t feel as if you’re sitting on top of anyone.
The coffee was delicious, and the waitress brought us plenty of refills. It was locally brewed Lacas brand which is one of my favorite roasts.
The waitress was one of the most friendly and attentive I’ve had. She refilled the coffee, brought us everything we needed and was just an overall nice and friendly person. You can tell the Windjammer has a lot of regulars, and she made everyone feel good. I overheard her say “Wow you look great today” and “See you tomorrow.” It almost felt like we were the only nonregulars!
The Windjammer is open all day and breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a much smaller menu than most traditional diners. Since the Windjammer is on the shore, they specialize in seafood and burgers. They have a lot of different crab options too.
I was hungry, so we ordered the hummus appetizer. It came with roasted carrots, zucchini and squash as well as hummus and pita. Pita bread is one of my favorite types and this was one of my favorite appetizers to date. I could have ordered 2 for my meal and been perfectly fine.
For my entree, I was craving a burger. I ordered their burger which came with French fries. It was topped with onion rings. It was juicy and cooked just how I like it, medium. The burger was cooked just as I asked and the bun was toasted. It appeared to be a homemade roll too, and you can never go wrong with that. The French fries were toasted and crunchy.
For my coffee, the appetizer, and burger the cost was $18. The quality of food made that worth it.
Summary/Would I come back?
The quality of food, as well as quantity, made the Windjammer one of my favorite diners. The service was excellent, and I have no complaints.
Questions for you:
Do you like pita bread?
What do you crave after a hard workout?