Which Atlantic City restaurant is top rated by Trip Advisor reviewers? The surprise answer is a tiny creperie, Wow, Holy Crepe!, which is exactly what you’ll exclaim when you discover this hidden Boardwalk gem tucked away on the Indiana Avenue ramp. AC visitors are raving about the made-to-order sweet and savory crepes. Jersey Bites decided to investigate just what all the internet buzz is about.
Owner and chief crepe-maker Hakim Serkhane did not disappoint. It’s worth the trip if only to chat with the amiable Serkhane, who just might be the boardwalk’s most enthusiastic vendor. A native Algerian, Serkhane’s childhood summers in Paris fueled his dream of opening his own crepe shop. Opportunity knocked last April on a birthday trip to the Trump Taj Mahal, with his girlfriend. Heading back home to New York City, the couple noticed the small space for rent. Serkhane recalls that he promptly “called up the landlord and had my fingers crossed.” The former pawn shop was retrofitted with plumbing and kitchen equipment and Wow, Holy Crepe! was born. Ready to go with his grandma’s crepe recipe, Serkhane held his grand opening on the Fourth of July holiday.
Half the fun at the aptly named eatery is watching your crepe selection become a reality: this is true made-to-order service. The popular breakfast omelet crepe is served all day and is one of the freshest, tastiest options on the boardwalk. Cheese, tomato, and spinach are available as well as chicken and ham. Opt for a luscious dessert crepe, berry or banana-filled, and topped with your choice of Nutella, peanut butter, caramel and whipped cream.
You won’t mind that the seating options are few. Your crepe arrives in a handy paper cone, all the better for touring the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Wow, Holy Crepe! is open in April and May for weekends and holidays. After Memorial Day, it will be open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., throughout the summer. Located on the Indiana Avenue ramp to the Boardwalk, across from the Claridge Hotel. Avoid the lines and order by phone 347-757-1665.