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Paul Lukas Jan 18, 2002 09:25 AM

I'm going to be driving down the Jersey Shore this weekend. Can anyone recommend any particularly good seafood joints? Specifically, someone has told me about a place called Klein's, in Belmar -- any good?

Recommendations for endearingly seedy bars are also welcome.

Thanks in advance,

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    papayagirl RE: Paul Lukas Jan 19, 2002 05:07 PM

    Bum Rogers in Seaside Park, just before Island Beach. We go every weekend over the summer... sit at the bar and have mussels or a crab cake sandwich for lunch, and go back for shrimp scampi or surf & turf for dinner. Just can't get enough. It's open all year, although i've never been past sept/oct.

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      N. Patrick RE: Paul Lukas Jan 21, 2002 08:57 AM

      This posting may be too late for this weekend, but good for future reference. We have found an excellent little seafood restaurant in Fair Haven (next to Red Bank). It adjoins a tiny fish market and everything was very fresh. There are always daily specials as well as a varied menu. I found the crab cakes to be especially good on our first visit.
      The address is 630 E. Front Street. Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact name of the restaurant. I want to say, Bayfront Charley's...but that may not be correct. The address, however, is correct. Also note, they are not open on Monday, but serve lunch and dinner every other day.

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        Dosie RE: Paul Lukas Jan 21, 2002 11:51 AM

        Yes. In Sea Bright--Ocean Ave. Thompson's Fish and Chips. Excellent food. Family owned. Small but service attentive. Stuffing in fish dishes awesome. You'll love it.

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          N.Patrick RE: Paul Lukas Jan 21, 2002 06:49 PM

          Rechecked and it was close, but no cigar! The restaurant/fish market is Bayshore Charlie's Seafood. Out of Red Bank the street name changes so the correct address for Fair Haven is 603 River Road.

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