The Jersey Shore is an (approximately) 130 mile stretch of the New Jersey coast, starting from Sandy Hook in the north and ending at Cape May in South Jersey. The area is a popular tourist destination known for its clean sandy beaches
, amusement parks, fishing,and miles of board walks. The Jersey Shore is also known for its food---with locals and visitors alike passionately dedicated to their favorite Shore foods and restaurants.
Red's Lobster Pot
Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant, located in Point Pleasant, New Jersey is a seasonal local favorite. Open only from March through October, Red's is known for its fresh seafood.The owner always buys local---or catches it himself. There are two parts to the restaurant with separate menus. Inside, the restaurant seats 12 and seating is limited to parties of five or smaller. The inside menu includes a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes including Flounder Francaise and Zuppa de Pesci (a pasta dish filled with shrimp, scallops, calamari and mussels), but they are best known for the fresh lobster. Outside, you can order typical shore food like fried clam strips, lobster rolls or peel and eat shrimp to enjoy at one of the tables under the awning. The restaurant is casual, kid friendly and accepts all major credit cards. Note: If you want a beer or wine to accompany your meal, bring it with you. The restaurant is BYOB.
Red's Lobster Pot
57 Inlet Drive
Point Pleasant beach, NJ 08742
Knife and Fork Inn
The place to go in Atlantic City to enjoy a fine steak or seafood meal is a little known, slightly out of the way restaurant called the Knife and Fork Inn. The Knife and Fork has been serving Atlantic City for 93 years and is considered a historic landmark by the locals. Dinner is served daily after 4 pm with a varied menu including appetizers like cornmeal crusted calamari, tuna tartare and crabmeat cocktail. Dinner entrees include braised short ribs, herb-crusted rack of lamb with vidalia-chipotle bordelaise sauce and a plethora of fresh seafood and shellfish dishes. Lunch is served only on Fridays, with a menu offering items such as an 8 ounce Kobe burger, spice rubbed salmon and chicken milanese. The wine list contains over 10,000 wines. Reservations are recommended.
Knife and Fork Inn
Corner of Atlantic & Pacific Avenues
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
If you're seeking a fine dining experience with a casual, kid friendly atmosphere, Sean's in Cape May, New Jersey is the place to go. Don't let it's tourist strip mall location fool you; Sean's is one of the best restaurants in Cape May. The majority of the menu changes daily, based on what's in season, but locals continually rave about favorites such as the mussels and sausage appetizer and entrees like the Iron Chef shrimp and the crap stuff chicken breast. The restaurant also offers a daily selection of vegetarian items. Sean, the owner, is known for his friendly interaction with his patrons and his wife personally bakes each of their daily dessert specials. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner May through October, but has Friday and Saturday hours only off season. Reservations are recommended during the busy season. The restaurant is BYOB.
314 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
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