Probably one of my least favorite times of the year....cold and flu season.

Every move you make and turn you take....use that hand sanitizer!

But even the cleanest of the clean can't avoid the germs during this time of year so when you come down with the sniffles, enjoy the top soups at the Jersey Shore for a nice comfy and cozy recovery.

Beach Tavern
Where: 33 West Street, Monmouth Beach
Contact: (732) 870-8999
Must Try: Clam Chowder - is it the fresh clams? The smoked bacon? I guess there is only one way to find out.

Court Jester
Where: 16 E. Main Street, Freehold
Contact: (732) 462-1040
Must Try: French Onion Soup - they are famous for their recipe!

Dominick's Pizzeria
Where: 2601 E. Hurley Pond Road, Wall Township
Contact: (732) 280-9255
Must Try: Minestrone Soup - who knew Grandma's recipe was just a phone call away?

Drew's Bayshore Bistro
Where: 25 Church Street, Keyport
Contact: (732) 739- 9219
Must Try: Crab and Andouille Gumbo - this right here is the soup jackpot.

Joe Leone's Italian Specialties
Where: 527 Washington Blvd, Sea Girt/ 510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach
Contact: (732) 681-1036/ (732) 701-0001
Must Try: Zuh-Pah (Zuppa) Soup - get ready for the vegetables, the beans, and the creaminess. Aka: a cup of heaven.

McDonaugh's Pub
Where: 2 West Front Street, Keyport
Contact: (732) 264-0999
Must Try: Dublin Irish Stew - perfect for a cold afternoon because it's made with slow cooked chunks of beef, mixed vegetables, and potatoes.

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