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Drew's or Neil's

vtt7 Dec 23, 2007 10:48 AM

I will choose one for my birthday dinner. I have never been to either restaurant. Which would you people choose?

  1. val ann c Dec 23, 2007 02:01 PM

    I always love Drew's Bayshore Bistro. We're dining there on New Year's Eve.

    I haven't heard of Neil's. Where is it?

    Drew's Bayshore Bistro
    58 Broad St, Keyport, NJ 07735

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    1. re: val ann c
      vtt7 Dec 23, 2007 02:17 PM

      Neil's Original Oyster-Highlands. It's looking more and more we'll be heading to Drew's. I assume they'll give us a set-up if I bring something other than wine, correct?

      1. re: vtt7
        seal Dec 23, 2007 03:40 PM

        Well, they will, but ...

        It will be more like regular water glasses and some ice.

        Not that I'm complaining, I love Drew's, but they are not very
        alcohol ready. Best thought is to bring your own if you require
        anything fancy or just do as we do and settle for whatever they
        provide ;o)

        Enjoy (oh - and do get the voodoo shrimp!)

        1. re: seal
          vtt7 Dec 24, 2007 02:58 AM

          Ok, I'll try the shrimp. As far as water glasses and ice, that's fine with me. I'm not into the fancy stuff.


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      aacharya Dec 23, 2007 12:11 PM

      I love Drew's Bayshore everytime I go, warm, BYO, and close to home. Then again, I have not been to Neil's. Last time I was at Drew's, the voodoo shrimp app and scallops entree made me wonder why I don't go more often.

      I guess it depends on what you're in the mood for.

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        charmel Dec 23, 2007 12:09 PM

        I just tried drew's Bayshore Bistro for the first time myself last night. We loved it, but you have to like food with a kick! If you dont like spice, then this food is definitely not for you. We loved the appetizers, the clams, the spicy garlic shrimp. The table next to us had the quesadillas and the voodoo shrimp and we heard them raving too. I had the scallops as an entree- very good and my husband had a steak( he said it was ok). Our friends had the scallops and the jambalaya( delicious, but hot!). I would definitely go back, but we enjoy spicy food. Check out their website, they are in Keyport.

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        1. re: charmel
          charmel Dec 23, 2007 12:11 PM

          P.S. I never tried Neil's

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