Greetings, Chowers. Just got back from our week Down The Shore (staying at our favorite B & B in North Wildwood -- The Candlelight). Here's our Eating Report, in alphabetical order:
Coco's, North Wildwood: : A new restaurant. Ate there twice, as much for the ambience and charming host as for the food. Woodburning brick oven -- heavenly thin pizza, interesting and delicious salads. They also have pasta and main courses on the menu which we have not yet sampled. Westward facing, outdoor dining -- a great sunset location. BYO.
Crab Island, North Wildwood: not exciting but reliable -- I had a decently cooked piece of salmon, DH the fish and chips, listed as an appetizer. A nice touch -- 10% discount coupon for the wine/liquor store downstairs from the retaurant.
Ice House, Wildwood: Another new restaurant that we came across by chance -- I had a very tasty wild salmon , DH had a perfectly cooked prime rib. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Stylish decor,. They have an open-air bar on the roof which looks inviting.
Jersey Girl, Wildwood: Excellent meal --I had an exquisite flounder fillet sauteed w/ almonds, and an utterly delicious tomato bisque; DH had the house salad followed by fish tacos -- outstanding! We shared a silly but tasty martini - it had peach puree.
Maui's Dog House, North Wildwood (New Jersey Avenue) -- The best hot dogs I ever had in my entire life. DH and I dream about them all winter. They now stay open until 8 pm so we were able to have dinner there one night, in addition to a couple of lunches. Keep in mind that a specialty of the house is the side order of sarcasm. Wouldn't have it any other way. They have a fan page on Facebook, and with good reason.
Sharkey's Feeding Frenzy ( on the casuseway between Wildwood Crest and Cape May, tucked into a marina): It's a tarp shack connected to a huge smoker and grill. Still the best ribs in the Tristate area. BYO.
I didn't see this post, but mentioned Maui's and Russo's in your other post about Wildwood. You mention that Maui's are the best hot dogs you had in your entire life. I like them too, but there are other dogs I like better. Let me do you a favor and tell you where you can get these same dogs to enjoy at home. Many people who own hot dog establishments don't like to disclose where they get their hot dogs from. I understand this but feel like I have a right to know what I'm eating. Whether this is right or wrong, I don't know, but have ways of finding out. It helps so that if I like a dog, I can enjoy it at home. It also satisfies my curiosity as sampling hot dogs and knowing about them is a hobby of mine.
The dogs served at Maui's are Hofmann's German brand franks from Syracuse, New York. Made from beef, pork, and veal, they are avaialable at any Wegmans supermarket.