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Jul 17, 2008 06:11 PM

Steamers on the shore

Where can i find a good bucket of steamers between Atlantic Highlands and Belmar?

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  1. That's a hard question. Though it pains me to do so, I would recommend Rooney's for its steamers and raw bar items. Good Luck.

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    1. re: bgut1

      Used to go there a lot, food not good, but sitting outside and looking at the ocean with good wine and steamers is a draw.

      I'm originally from New England, so I miss those clams with bellies.

    2. Try the Inlet Cafe across from windansea. Their steamers are great and they start the meal off with a creamy bucket of cole slaw and warm bread. It is also right on the river so you can have a nice view as well.

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      1. re: agruel

        Isn't hard to believe that the Inlet Cafe had all the steamers you could eat for $6.95 twenty years ago.

      2. have to agree with bgut on giving rooney's a rec, but I guess so.... I might add Moby's to the list (Highlands), as well as (gulp!) Klein's in Belmar (great market, lousy rest.) ... I think the best move would be to go to a really good seafood market, buy a few dozen, get a pot, some lemons, some water, etc. and so forth!

        1. Just a little bit west of Atlantic Highlands, on the bayshore. Pirate's Cove, 901 Port Monmouth Road, Belford New Jersey
          New owner took over recently. My husband and friends were very pleased with the shellfish. (I don't eat seafood.) Nice dining patio next to the historic Belford fishing port.

          1. ahem....when in Jersey it's "down the shore". No idea why, it's a jersey thing.

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            1. re: Quine

              Just guessing that "down the shore" might come from the fact that NJ population skews to the northern part of the state, and shore destinations are central and southern. If north is up and south is down, most Jerseyans go "down [to] the shore" or are "down [at] the shore."

              1. re: fpatrick

                that's only for the people who have to drive south on the GSP to get to the shore... otherwise, we live at the shore or at the beach... don't forget, people just live here, too, and we don't have to go "down the shore" at all, and travel "up to north Jersey" only when its unavoidable!

                1. re: aklein

                  LOL I have always lived "down the shore" all 55+ years, Exit 63. I recall the old wooden Causeway bridge, the 64 storm and the old Rt 72. As I mentioned in previous posts, my family built the building that currently is the Mud City Crab House, and we lived across the street (Bay Ave) on Mallard Island, down the shore. :)

                  1. re: Quine

                    I'm very envious. I've always loved the shore and would have done anything to live there when I was a kid. As it was I barely saw it growing up (even though we never lived more than an hour and a half from the nearest beach) because my dad wasn't a big fan. And now that I'm all growed up it's just not in the cards, at least for now. But at least I can go down the shore whenever I want to! :)