Ocean City, NJ [moved from Tristate board]
Heading down this weekend.
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Ok a good thing to remember,,,most of the food is family oriented. My absolute favorite "fast food" place is Boyar's on Asbury. Great burgers..great BBQ chicken buckets...fries are good too. Darn I almost forgot...the Cheesesteaks are winners too...all can be delivered to your rental.
Now as for boardwalk treats!!
Try George|s on fifth...super super chocolate covered macaroons..and really good Ice Cream...although my wife is a devotee of Kohr's Frozen Custard.
Pizza- Hands down are the Mack & Mancos
Just over the bridge make a right in Somers Point and try Gregory's Seafood...a definate throw back to the jersey Shore fish fry.
Breakfast..hmmm...I like Uncle Bobs and The Beach House..Only thing with Beach House is that they get kindy snooty with us out of towners.
I am also a fan of Brown's on the Boardwalk for Breakfast. A la Mode on 55th(?) has good ice cream, as does The Carousel. You also have to get some Mallon's sticky buns and Monkey Bread.
For "Italian" take-out try Voltaco's. The generic Italian food isn't bad, but they do have really good cheesesteaks and hoagies.
Last summer, we tried Dixie Picnic -- that wasn't too bad either. Spadafora's take-out has some good selections of fish and crabmeat, etc.
Also, Piccinni has awesome pizza.
Weekend in OC was a lot shorter than anticipated, but I spent the night in a house about 75 feet from Brown's.
Very pleasant place for breakfast and the donuts were decadent, but I can tell it's the type of place that will have a two+ hour wait once Memorial Day rolls around.
Try the Seahorse Grill for breakfast...I've been going to OC for 20 plus years, and they have the best breakfast around. It's a little place tucked into the Pavilion Motor Lodge on 8th and Atlantic...not much to look at so it's not overrun with vacationers. Yummy, yummy pancakes, omelets, very fresh ingredients, friendly staff.
Hmm Sounds good I definately will try the Seahorse. As for Dixie Picnic, I did try last summer and was pleasantly surprised. Puccinni to me was a little too "sub par" shore pizza for me. Great ideas just not executed well. Also for pizza in a family resort kinda pricey. Mallons cinnamon buns are legendary but the last two times I went there I felt that they were actually burned around the edges and kinda dry. Once again I must hail my all time favorite Ocean City weakness to be the chocolate covered macaroons at George's!