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Begin your trip to Wildwood with a memorable evening at one of the best restaurants in Wildwood NJ. Schellenger's is one of Wildwood's leading restaurants for fresh seafood and unique decor, just take a look at the roof. With deliciously fresh ingredients and a creative environment, Schellenger's, one of the top Wildwood, New Jersey restaurants, will certainly be memorable. Located in the heart of Wildwood, only a block from the beach and boardwalk, enjoy dining at one of the leading restaurants in Wildwood, New Jersey, enjoy Schellenger's.

35 Years of Memories


In the Beginning

Schellenger's started when two families, John and Irene Karros and Tony and Valerie Trivelis purchased a steakhouse called El Rancho restaurant in 1978. They transformed it into a seafood restaurant where diners could enjoy the freshest of seafood in a extravagant nautical decor. With one of the largest menu's on the island, Schellenger's offers a variety of seafood, steak, poultry, and pasta prepared in a multitude of recipes. Schellenger's Restaurant at Schellenger and Atlantic Avenues in the heart of Wildwood, has been catering to families for over 30 years. The restaurant is best known for its extravagant nautical novelty displays on the restaurant's roof top and its large seafood-oriented menu.

The Nautical themed Rooftop has attracted much attention throughout the years. It has even served as a wedding back drop, as well as a movie set ["The Shore"]. Visitors have come to enjoy the character of the restaurant, especially the children. Many have requested the directions to the rooftop, only to be disappointed as it is not accessible. The nautical theme continues inside the restaurant with murals painted on the dining room walls. There is an aquarium near the doorway that attracts viewers watching the myriad of fish swim by them. So we are more than seafood, and hope that you will join us for both.

Our Menu

Schellenger's menu can take the prize when it comes to offering the largest menu in the area. The owners and chef at Schellenger's make it a point to update the menu each year to keep their customers satisfied. "There is always something new people want to try. We like to update the menu and add new items and even take off items." They travel and pick up on different menu items, decor ideas and even new cocktail drinks. "The fun part of preparing for the season!" Together with Chef Glenn, who has been at Schellenger's for over 20 years, they have created some great recipes to offer each year's diners. The main menu offers many items to choose from including a variety of lobster dishes and other seafood, as well as steaks, poultry, pasta, and even some sandwiches.

Everything from filets to any type of seafood is served together in combination with special ingredients creating a dinner only deserved on a vacation. Signature meals include the Fisherman's Feast served with a whole lobster with clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and fresh fish sauteed in olive oil, garlic and white wine, served over linguini. Desserts, too, are plentiful at Schellenger's. There is a selection of cakes or pie du jour and Bindi desserts offered in peach, lemon, and coconut flavors as well as their delicious tiramisu. Another part of your dining experience at Schellenger's is our fine Wine List and our well known Specialty Martinis and Cocktails. Our Captain's or Mate's Specialty is served in a nine-ounce signature glass. Many enjoy their favorites as the mojitos, coladas, margaritas, and other frozen concoctions.

Schellenger's Now

The next generation has now taken over the restaurant. As "Uncle Tony" and Valerie Trivelis wanted to retire, John and Irene's daughter, Bessie, and son-in-law, Angelo have now join the crew. Bessie and Angelo both worked for Schellenger's in the 80's and then left to go on their own and went into partnership with the Vegas Diner, where they had much success. But with Uncle Tony and Aunt Val retiring they decided to come back to their beginnings and help with the family business.

They will continue the same quality of food and service that has always been a standard for Schellenger's Restaurant. Located only one block from the beach, Schellenger's promises the best seafood Wildwood NJ has to offer. Simply take exit 4A from the Garden State Parkway to experience the best seafood in Wildwood New Jersey. We know that the best Wildwood NJ seafood will be perfect on your vacation. Make your way to the Schellenger's today for the absolute best seafood in Wildwood NJ.

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Brought to you by the producers of Carolina Country Music Fest, the Barefoot Country Music Fest is poised to be the Northeast’s largest outdoor country music fest! This 4-day event will host country music’s biggest stars and up-and-comers on 5 unique stages on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood between the famous Morey’s Piers. Main stage acts include Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, and many, many more to be announced! Each night fireworks will light up the sky at the conclusion of the show! For more details, concert line-up or to purchase tickets, visit Barefoot Country Music Fest
Rio Grande Avenue Beach. The New Jersey Jeep Invasion is the largest gathering of Jeeps in the Northeast with over 2000 Jeeps in attendance, and over 100 of the top vendors in the industry. All Jeeps and vendors are parked on the beach for this three day event, which even includes a beach obstacle course. The event is family friendly and has become a yearly vacation for many of our participants and vendors! All Jeeps must be pre-registered to park on the beach, there is no day of registration, however spectator admission is FREE! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday & Saturday. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. For more information NJJeepInvasion
The Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring meetings, seminars and voting takes place September 12 – 14, 2024. Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. For more information call 800.852.0137 or visit New Jersey State Firemen's Association
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled extravaganza at Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks on October 5 & 6 and witness the heart-pounding action of vintage car and motorcycle racing like never before! The Race of Gentlemen is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the finest vintage vehicles and their fearless drivers for a thrilling display of speed, skill, and style. Feel the rumble of the engines and the excitement in the air as participants push their classic machines to the limit on the sandy shores of the Wildwood beach. Die-hard motorheads or folks just looking for an unforgettable experience will find exactly that at “TROG”. Marvel at the meticulously restored vehicles, chat with the passionate owners, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this unique gathering. To purchase tickets click TICKETS For more information visit The Race of Gentlemen

Our Menu's

With one of the largest menu on the island, Schellenger's offers fresh seafood daily, and our dishes are prepared daily with the freshest ingredients and served within a unique decor.
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Wines, Specialty Martini's, Beers & Coctails

Kids & Dinner Menu

Early Bird Menu

Served from 3-5 PM, Monday thru Friday

Restaurant Week Menu

Complete four course meal


Located only one block from the beach, Schellenger's promises the best seafood the Wildwoods has to offer. From the Garden State Parkway:
Take Exit 4B Travel East on Rio Grand Blvd., into Wildwood. Once over the bridge keep straight until Atlantic Avenue. Make a left on Atlantic Ave.
Go 15 blocks on Atlantic Avenue until Schellenger Avenue. Schellenger's Restaurant will be on the left side corner.


3516 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Phone Number

609 522 0433

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