Reasonable driving distance from LBI Seafood
We are hosting friends from Arizona soon at LBI. In general the food on the Island has been a poor value and less then top notch, IMO.
We are looking for some place on par with Dorris and Ed's from the Highlands - Since it's a 90 minute drive W/O traffic I must pass on that for our friends.
Quality of food is the key - the best please, fried and broiled makes no never mind, just great food in a place that has A/C and lets us sit down. $20 a person $50 a person it's ok. Not much more then 50-60 per person for salad, soup and entree though.
Thanks for the help!
Forgot - if you want the quintessential Jersey shore seafood experience (not as upscale), then you can't go wrong with either Allen's Clam Bar on Route 9 in New Gretna or, a bit further south, Oyster Creek Inn in Leeds Point. Allen's is a BYOB with the freshest fried scallops you'll get anywhere - liquor store across the street. Go to the outside crab room (screened in porch) at Oyster Creek and sit down to a tray full of blue claw crabs or perfectly steamed lobsters while you watch the boats come in and enjoy the Barnegat Bay breeze - they have a full bar. Both are worth the trip to escape the stuffiness of LBI.