The Wildwoods, NJ – September 2, 2020 – The Wildwoods, NJ restaurants and eateries can once again welcome customers to step inside their establishments to enjoy dining starting on Friday, September 4.

“We are very happy to see indoor dining return for the big Labor Day holiday weekend and the Wildwoods’ ‘Second Season’,” said Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) Executive Director/CFO John Siciliano. “As the days gets shorter and the air gets cooler, indoor dining offers an enjoyable way to experience our oceanside destination.”

At their discretion, restaurant owners who meet the criteria set forth by city officials can offer indoor seating at 25% capacity and with proper social distancing while adhering to state health protocols and sanitizing procedures. Patrons are asked to wear masks unless they are eating, are under the age of 2, or have documented health issues that prohibit the wearing of a mask. They must also maintain six feet distance between each other and their tables; and are encouraged to call ahead to check availability and to allow for greater control of customer traffic.

A list of Wildwoods restaurants and eateries is available at

Dining in the Wildwoods is a unique way to savor the flavors of the Jersey Shore, and embrace the sights, sounds, and smells of the vacation destination. The Wildwoods offer restaurants and menus for every appetite, every budget and virtually every taste. From fresh seafood caught fresh daily to fine dining or casual family dining to Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine, the Wildwoods have every type of cuisine to satisfy any palate.

A growing number of gourmet restaurants are located throughout the five-mile island, each of them garnering superb reviews from critics and patrons alike. The Wildwoods’ upscale restaurants offer memorable surroundings, remarkable cuisine and attentive service for a perfect evening touched with romance, candlelight and delectable food.

There are also plenty of child-friendly dining options spread across the five-mile island. For example, the Wildwoods Boardwalk offers everything from hamburgers and hotdogs to French fries and pizza.

No matter how full you are after dinner, it’s hard to forget about all of the dessert options offered throughout the Wildwoods. Who can resist a box of homemade fudge or a banana split sundae made with homemade ice cream? What about a fresh funnel cake or a fried Oreo from the Boardwalk; or a smooth milkshake from one of the Wildwoods’ Doo-Wop style diners? There are so many dessert options in the Wildwoods, it’s no surprise some people skip dinner and go right for the sweet stuff!

GWTIDA is working collectively with the island’s municipalities, the Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association (GWHMA), the Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID), the Wildwood Special Improvement District (WSID), and the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce to encourage them to implement initiatives among the destination’s businesses and attractions to enhance the safety of employees and guests. These include increased intensive sanitizing protocols, social distancing procedures and expanded restaurant seating onto the sidewalks and parking lots allowing for social distancing while dining. And, of course, our wide spacious beaches allow plenty of room to stretch out and practice social distancing.

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