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American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed 14 March 2021

Customer service needs improvement. They have two doors and a customer walked in and they screamed at him to use the other door. Then he comes in they tell him to wait outside only four customers at a time. This was all with an attitude....This made me very uncomfortable. Worst experience ever. That is the last time I will be going to this restaurant. They should be grateful that they actually have customers. I understand the covid rules but it should of been delivered in a customer friendly tone. The environment was very hostile. I actually lost my appetite.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 20 December 2019

This is the original Windmill and has been here forever. Still the same fabulous hot dogs, fries and onion rings.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 September 2019

Have been there many times over the years. Nothing to rave about but very satisfying. They deliver all they claim to. Great assortment of complimentary toppings for your burger. Good onion rings too.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 30 July 2019

The Windmill is the real deal for quality fast food. Located in the West End neighborhood of Long Branch, I love the burgers, fries and hot dogs cooked to order immediately in front of you in the amazingly small, windmill shaped, counter restaurant! For over...fifty years folks from near and far have come again and again to this VERY special little place. Ingredients are top notch and consistency is king here...every dog, burger and order of fries still tastes exactly like it did when I had my first "windmill" some fifty years ago! We now take our granddaughters to this birthplace of the chain (several others serve up the same delicious food)...out of homage to the way things once were...but still are in West End. Regulars debate whether the spin-offs can replicate the original's awesome taste...we ourselves prefer the original...but we readily accept the other spots' cooking when in need! Go there!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

Hot Dog and fries well done for both. Drove an hour just to eat there. I like mine with a little mustard that’s it. Its all about the hot dog. My husband loads his up with everything. Service is always good and friendly. If you...go when it’s not to busy you can grab a stool and eat in. Burgers are great too. There is still a rivalry between The Windmill and Maxes. I will vote Windmill every time.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I don’t eat a lot of hotdogs but when the urge hits there is no better place than the Windmill. Love the grilled Sabrett dogs on a toasted bun.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Windmill is famous for its hot dogs. Fun place to go and there are often various events going on in the parking lot. Go there for the food and the fun.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I love the Windmill I have been coming here for over 30 years. I'm talking about the original one in West End with the wind mill . Sean and his brothers They make the best medium rare cheeseburgers around. The workers really do a great...job there. Of course the hot dogs are amazing. I love the crispy chicken sandwich and their cheese steak is amazing to, The fried mushrooms and the cheese fries or extremely addicting...... It's open late night the crew there will be happy to make you a delicious medium rare or however you like cheeseburger to your liking. Thanks Sean you're the best... I'll see you soon...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

1st of all let me say at 12am many drunks inside employee's were entertaining these ppl and when I got a chance to order my food they burnt it.. burgers and hotdogs and they were not fully cooked ..bread all wet ... rather go to...a mc donalds than come here customer service was a joke.. I wish I could give 0 starsMore

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Sunday night 9 ish may as well have been three in the morning, nothing open locally, so where to go, the Windmill of course, the dogs have that tell tale snap when you bite into it, very well prepared, traditional spot, the original, as for...the chilli cheese fries and cheese fries, OMG worth the visit alone. The servers were very entertaining too, seemed to be really proud of the history here, when we asked they told us all about the Windmill story. Will be back...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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The Windmill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5