24 NJ restaurants you have to try down the Shore and what to order
Along with the beach and boardwalk, and the bars and the babes in their summer clothes, the one thing I most look forward to when I go down the shore is the food — which just tastes better when you're on vacation.
A great restaurant can make a great vacation even greater, and fortunately we've got them at the Jersey Shore.
I'm talking about those places that have either become tradition when you go to your summer place, or the ones your friends tell you about that you simply have to try.
These great eateries have been recommended by my listeners and social media following. Try them! You'll like them if you haven't already:
Dina's Bistro - scallops with lobster risotto
Meatball appetizer and bang bang shrimp
Franconi's on the boardwalk in Wildwood. Their pizza is the best and they have a huge menu. Just went yesterday.
Uncle Bill’s in Wildwood. The pancakes are still fantastic after all these years!
Manco & Manco Pizza in Ocean city. Best white pizza I’ve had
Spanos in Point Pleasant
The Lobster House in Cape May is amazing.
Bareli’s By The Sea, Spring Lake NJ, is now Amelia’s By The Sea. Same restaurant, different name.
Chef Vola - butterflied veal
Alfie's - anything (fish, meat , chicken) with sauce Jackie
Four Winds and I always order the cowboy cut prime rib. You can’t beat it anywhere.
When in AC, I always hit the Atlantic City Bar & Grill.
Smithville Bakery in Smithville. Not a bad thing on their menu. Pork Roll & cheese on a kaiser roll = YUMMY!
Tardis in Toms River Sole Franchise
Vesuvio Pt Pleasant
Spikes in Pt. Pleasant.
Fresh seafood, great customer service, and the prices are very reasonable
Melynda B. Ulrich
Crab Shack in Brigantine is pretty great. I loved everything I tried there. The hush puppies are fantastic.
Dog Tooth Pub in Wildwood. You must have a bowl of their homemade Clam Chowder!!!
Cafe 2825, Atlantic City.
Pasta in Cheese Wheel
Debra Visciano Greiner
Sushi and Prime Rib
Tony's Baltimore Grill in AC. Any of their pasta is amazing and their pizza is fantastic
Jason Lee Sklar
You HAVE to go to The Ark Pub and Eatery in Point Beach and have the Port Wine Burger. the BEST!
I love the "Ugly Tomato" at Steve and Cookie's in Margate. Can't wait to eat it again. I actually make it my main course!
Oyster Creek in Galloway
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