Welcome to Sample the Shore!

Brought to you by 94.3 The Point and Driscoll Foods, Sample the Shore is going to be your interactive guide to the best dining from the Navesink River to the Barnegat Bay.

From seafood to our famous Down the Shore slices, the Jersey Shore offers a cornucopia of cuisine, and it is our intention to help you find the best of the best as we head into the spring and summer months.

The action kicks off in March, as 94.3 The Point's own Laurie Cataldo, our resident foodie, brings you her annual Restaurant Madness food competition. Brackets can be found HERE.

During the past two years, thousands of Jersey Shore residents have voted to crown the best restaurant in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, with Rooney's in Long Branch taking top honors in 2012, and Drew's Bayshore Bistro in Keyport taking the title last year, and the action continues this year.

At the close of our Restaurant Madness, on 94.3 The Point and Driscoll Foods will host our first-ever "Sample the Shore" Tasting Event, Tuesday, April 8th at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park from 6 to 9 p.m. The  $15 admission will feature several area restaurants, offering samples of the best cuisine at the Jersey Shore, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. More details and tickets here.

Later in the spring, check back to this site, as we will be launching the Jersey Shore's own "Cuisine Network," where you can see some of the area's best chefs preparing selected dishes from their menu. The site will also feature some great recipes from around the Shore!

We are excited to announce the following Sample the Shore restaurants below, and keep checking back with us as we are continually adding new restaurants!

Danny’s Steakhouse

Neil Michael’s Steakhouse - Prime pork chops with grilled peaches and a peach balsamic glaze

Bar Anticipation -  House smoked duck breast served over a baby arugula salad, brandied cherries, candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette.

Manasquan Beach House

709 -  Open faced Guinness braised short rib slider topped with crispy red onions and a Guinness reduction

Chef Mike’s Atlantic Bar & Grill

Ray’s Café

The Serenity Café -  Mezzi Rigatoni, prepared to order in a Romano cheese wheel; short rib sliders with wild mushroom and roasted garlic mayo

Stella Marina

Cubacan - Smoked swordfish tostadas

Sirena Ristorante - Wild Mushroom Ravioli in a truffle cream

The Avenue - Lamb Tajine Sliders

Coastal Chaos 

Jersey Shore BBQ

Langosta Lounge - Lobster Fried Rice; sweet and sour short ribs served over Diablo mashed potatoes

Bank on Mattison

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