And the line is out the door!

Europa South has joined forces with Point Lobster Company to create an exciting new restaurant called Point Lobster Bar & Grill. I had the chance to eat there this week and couldn't wait to tell you about it!

Point Lobster Bar & Grill opened its doors 12 days ago inside what was Europa South, (which has stood at the corner of Arnold Ave. and Rt. 35 for years) to create an entirely new dining concept which includes not only lobster and seafood from Point Lobster Company (their Fried Calamari and Point Lobster Roll are to die for!) and favorites from Europa South's menu, but also delicious menu items from Joe Leone's in Pt Beach, Jersey Shore BBQ (JSBBQ) in Belmar, Mueller's Bakery in Bay Head, and Hoffman's Ice Cream in Pt. Pleasant!

With an updated, light & airy interior design (completely opposite of the previous decor), the owners have created an homage to Point Beach in photos on every wall of the history and people of Point, with nautical touches like canvas sails in place of regular window treatments, glass windows where you can actually see inside if you're walking by, and art work/accessories from so many local shops in the area.

(This is outside the door of Point Lobster Bar & Grill, Photo by Liz Jeressi)
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This place is like a giant thank-you and love letter to the wonderful residents and business owners of Point Pleasant Beach and the Jersey Shore.

And the community has thrown their support behind this exciting restaurant and bar. You can just feel the energetic vibe when you set foot inside, and no one seems to mind waiting for a table because everyone is so happy to be here. The bar is amazing, there is live, local music many evenings, and the food is a combination like you will find in no other restaurant!

Shannon and John of Point Lobster Bar & Grill, photo by Liz Jeressi

First of all, we all know and adore the lobster and seafood of Point Lobster Company, and they have a wide assortment of affordable dishes on the menu from comforting favorites to fancier dishes. There is something for every member of your family on this menu. Plus they have kept the most-loved dishes from Europa South including their Filet Europa, Paella and Sangria.

Joe Leone has created a brand new kind of brioche bun for their Surf & Turf Burger, as well as some other favorite Joe Leone dishes like the Burrata & Beet dish; Jersey Shore BBQ has some mouth-watering choices on the menu like their famous Ribs, and then there's Hoffman's ice cream for dessert!!!!! And Mueller's famous crumb cake crumbles sprinkled on top of ice cream (the Point Sundae)!!!

Locals: Enjoy it now before the tourists arrive and get wind of this place!

Check out the new Point Lobster Bar & Grill website. Best of luck to John & Shannon, who I got to talk to while I was there, and a big shout-out to Chef Alex, who I also met the night I went. I hope to be talking about this place for years to come :)

PS... Plenty of free parking in the public lots right across the street!

(With Chef Alex...She is awesome!)