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Dec 28, 2008 11:00 AM

Favorite Luncheonette in Monmouth County

I vote for North Beach Grill on Atlantic Ave in Long Branch. Great soups, omelets, quesadillas and and my fave, an excellent Black Russian.

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  1. I would have to go with Frank's Deli in Asbury Park. The mac & cheese special on Fridays is fantastic, they make their own Roast Beef and Pastrami on Premise and the sub rolls are to die for....

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      1. re: MGZ

        Frank's Deli & Restaurant
        1406 Main St
        Asbury Park, NJ 07712
        (732) 775-6682

    1. I vote for Irv's in Neptune . Huge wonderful pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, soups and salads.

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      1. re: Barbarella

        I second North Beach Grill. Also love Richard's in West End and Felicia's in Little Silver.

      2. Just returned to Ocean Cafe, in Shrewsbury (Rt 35). My 3rd meal there in 2 weeks.

        Soups are awesome. Pasta Fogoli (sp?), Mushroom, Butternut squash... all tried and great.

        Went for the london broil wraps the first couple times... great meat and well dressed. Had the tuna steak sandwich yesterday, fantastic. She had the Vietnamese salad and REALLY enjoyed it.

        We'll be back for sure.

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        1. re: BigBlue120

          Big Blue, I'm glad you posted Ocean Cafe. We, too, have been loving the Shrewsbury location (next to Le Peep). I understand they have another Ocean Cafe in LB.

          We love the carrot ginger soup, mushroom soup, white bean vegetable soup. I like the chicken chili, but it is sweet and a bit goopy, so I mix it with lots of brown rice.
          I LOVE the summer rolls. They are large. One roll serves as a light lunch for me. My favorites are the vegetarian roll and the tofu roll. The peanut dipping sauce is great.

          We went once for dinner and they did table service. Entrees were very nice, but I think the soups and wraps really shine.

          The cooking at Ocean Cafe is eclectic with lots of vegetarian options. The staff is always very nice and parking is plentiful. Eat in or take out.

          Ocean Cafe
          441 Broad St, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

        2. I'm very partial to In Between Cafe in Red Bank. :)

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          1. re: joonjoon

            For old school, you can't beat Edie's in Little Silver, though you can only fit like 6 people in there...

          2. i, too, love the black russian...lucky for me i can roll out of bed and walk down the block to north beach grill!..i have been going there hrough its many incarnations..back when it was johnny's and across the street before the highway came through..although i miss the "old" atmosphere the food has only gotten better..gets a bit busy but i do takeout..