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Feb 8, 2008 10:31 AM

Good fish dishes near Middletown area...

What places have the best fish/seafood in the area. We don't like to drive too far for dinner unless it's awesome. Thanks!

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  1. Ray's Seafood, in Little Silver. I was just saying to my husband last night that it's been too long since we've eaten there. Navesink Fishery, in Middletown, is a place we've never been to, but it gets lots of praise from Hounds who have.

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    1. re: RGR

      Those are my two votes as well.

      1. re: fershore

        I've always enjoyed the fairly straight forward aproach of the Navesink fishery and can't fault it,but for some reason I really don't feel relaxed in there and hate the whole decor / ambience of the place.I can't put my finger on any one thing - it's just the whole vibe of the place,which is a real shame? It's kind of like it doesn't know what it want's to be when it grows up.Maybe a fish store,maybe a diner,maybe a fine dining establishment,maybe an English Tea shop?It's this very reason that I don't frequent the place,although the food is good.

      2. re: RGR

        Is Ray's a casual restaurant or is it a fish store that also makes some food has had a few tables? I live in Red Bank and have been looking for a nice casual place for good seafood. I have been dying to try shipwreck. Decisions decisions...

        1. re: jerseyfoodie

          Ray's takes up two adjacent spaces. The fish store is totally separate from the full-service restaurant, which is casual and has pleasant decor.

      3. Pirates Cove at or near the Belford Coop has some really good dishes. Would highly recommend it on a nice summer evening or weekend day.

        1. We like the food at Navesink Fishery. The service is sometimes slow but we only go when we have the time to linger.