Maybe sampling all the fabulous culinary fare the Wildwoods have to offer in a single week was deemed insufficient. Or maybe the event was such a hit during its initial launch six years ago that a second week within a year just seemed to make sense.

Whatever the reason, Wildwoods Restaurant Week has morphed into a two-part series — the first occurred during a week in late June and the second is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 28. About 30 restaurants, diners, pubs and pizzerias participate throughout the five-mile island, each offering a complete four-course meal that includes appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for a prix-fixe price of $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

“Restaurant Week has helped to bring in a plethora of new customers, many of whom continue to dine with us throughout the summer season,” says Rose Alfe, owner of Alfe’s Restaurant. “More promotions like these are needed in the Wildwoods.”

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Located on Oak and New Jersey avenues in Wildwood, Alfe’s has served Italian and seafood specialties for more than 25 years. Other establishments participating in Restaurant Week span the gamut from Mexican fare, such as Bandana’s Mexican Grille, to Irish specialties such as Cattle ‘n Clover Irish Steakhouse and Westy’s Irish Pub, to contemporary American fare such as the Dogtooth Bar & Grill, North End American Grill, the Vegas Diner and the Star Diner Cafe.

“(Restaurant Week) brings the community together, as well as provides an opportunity for patrons to sample select choices that highlight the variety of our menu,” says Brendan Sciarra, owner and operator of Dogtooth Bar & Grill. “It brings awareness to the abundance of options throughout the Wildwoods and, in turn, allows us to present our high standard of service and food preparation that we consistently serve our customers.”

Many Restaurant Week establishments also have spectacular views of the ocean or bay. The annual event is presented by the Wildwood Restaurant Association.

Participating Restaurants:

Adam's Restaurant:1700 Boardwalk in Wildwood, 609-523-1002

Alfe's Restaurant: 3401 New Jersey Ave. in Wildwood, 609-729-5755

Bandana's Mexican Grille: 5607 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood Crest, 609-522-5735

Blue Water Grille: 3320 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-0303

Boardwalk Bar & Grill: 3500 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-2431

Boathouse Restaurant: 506 W. Rio Grande Ave. in Wildwood, 609-729-5301

Cattle 'n Clover Irish Steakhouse: 3817 Pacific Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-3800

Dogtooth Bar & Grill: 100 E. Taylor Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-8383

Flip Flopz Bar & Grill: 106 W. Spruce Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-522-3350

Gia Restaurant: 7400 Ocean Ave. in Wildwood Crest, 609-729-5959

Ice House Restaurant & Bar: 4415 Park Blvd. in Wildwood, 609-522-0033

Jersey Girl Drinks and Dining: 3601 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood, 609-523-1800

Joey M’s La Piazza Cucina: 4600 Pacific Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-8300

Little Italy Restaurant & Market Place: 5401 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood Crest, 609-523-0999

Neil's Steak and Seafood Restaurant: 222 E. Schellenger Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-5226

North End American Grill: 206 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-435-5691

Pacific Grill: 4801 Pacific Ave. in Wildwood, 609-523-2333

Pasto Pesto: 3810 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-6272

Piro's Village Restaurant: 1901 New York Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-729-0401

Poppi's Brick Oven Pizza: 4709 New Jersey Ave. in Wildwood, 609-600-3964

Ravioli House: 102 E. Bennett Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-7894

Schellenger's Restaurant: 3516 Atlantic Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-0433

Star Diner Cafe: 325 W. Spruce Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-729-4900

Tavern on the Bay: 517 W. Rio Grande Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-3055

The Establishment at 100: 100 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-523-8100

The Wharf Restaurant: 708 W. Burk Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-6336

Urie's Waterfront Restaurant: 588 West Rio Grande Ave. in Wildwood, 609-522-4189

Vegas Diner: 1307 New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-729-5511

Westy's Irish Pub: 101 E. Walnut Ave. in North Wildwood, 609-522-4991

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