8 Iconic Jersey Shore Restaurants We Lost in 2016
I keep calling 2016 the "Year of the Reaper," as it seems like countless celebrities have passed since January.
Local restaurants weren't spared this year either...let's take a look back at the eateries we said goodbye to in 2016.
The Lincroft Inn closed to the public back in September.
The original owners sold the restaurant back in the Spring to popular Jersey Shore restaurateur Marilyn Schlossbach. In October, the restaurant underwent a total overhaul, rebranding as French-themed Russell & Bette's.
My favorite place for cheesy and/or chocolatey goodness, The Melting Pot at the Galleria in Red Bank closed in October due to breach of the franchise agreement, likely related to the site's recent loss of its liquor license.
Snooki's favorite Toms River eatery shut down unexpectedly in late November, when owner Tony Rivoli said he plans to shift his focus to the Rivoli's location in Howell.
Asbury Park foodies were shocked when Fish closed back in October, along with sister restaurant/next door neighbor Cibo e Vino.
See number 5.
A longtime Pier Village staple, Sawa closed in late September, leaving beachgoers at a loss for their sushi fix!
Closing its doors just days ago, 2016 also marked the end for the legendary Toms River Diner.