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Heading to Avalon - Ever hear of these places?

isadorasmama Aug 17, 2006 01:42 PM

My husband, 3 yr old daughter, my parents and myself are heading to the shore on Saturday (Avalon and then OC). My family and my parents have different food requirements - we are into healthy/chowhound-y type places and they are into chains. Anyone know of a happy medium we could all agree on?

My mom suggested either of these two:
Peaches at Sunset in W. Cape May
Island Grill in OC

Anyone ever been to either??


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    CapeMayChowhound Aug 30, 2006 04:36 PM

    The black duck has excellent food. There is an early bird (may appeal to the parents--and if the weather is bad why not eat early) of 3 courses for $19.95. Selection is limited to choioce of 3 firsts, 3 entres, and 2 or 3 desserts--but all are frequently off the regular menu. It is Byob, too. I had the crab cakes and a friend had the salmon and both were excellent.

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      brookquarry Aug 17, 2006 03:29 PM

      Peaches was quite good. Unfortunately it closed a couple years ago and was replaced by the Black Duck. I've not been to the Black Duck but it gets generally good reviews.

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        fpatrick Aug 17, 2006 02:28 PM

        Island Grill is the best place to eat something approaching real food on the boardwalk in OC. It'll fit your healthy/chowhound-y needs, with it's emphasis on grilled seafood and salads. (There's always Primo Pizza, Johnson's Popcorn, Rita's Water Ice, Kohr's custard, and the french fry place near Wonderland for more traditional not-quite-healthy boardwalk fare.)

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        1. re: fpatrick
          fpatrick Aug 21, 2006 09:46 AM

          Whoops - I was thinking Hula Grill on the boardwalk, not Island Grill down by 1st street. Been too long since I've been to Island to comment.

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