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Any recommendations for restaurants near GOOD SPORTS in Wall on Rt 138.

NJforager Feb 10, 2010 08:34 AM

We spend many Sundays over the course of the Winter at GOOD SPORTS where our kids play soccer and are always looking for a good place to eat before heading home to Toms River. Always on the lookout for honest good food -- no Italian unless it is spectacular! Kids are older so does not have to be kid friendly. Thanks,

  1. JustJake Feb 11, 2010 11:01 AM

    Pizza, Pete & Elda's in Neptune (head north on #35 as you enter Belmar from the west on #138 for about 3 miles); Vesuvio's is also heading north on #35 and is but about 5 blocks (and a quikc right) onto 10th Avenue which should also have signs leading you to the Belmar RR Station.

    Cajun can be found at the Rajun Cajun (also right on #35 - just about the time one sees the Belmar Boat Basin on your left). Windmill is also on #71 which is a hairpin righ turn (again travelling north on #35 from #138 and just about next door to the Rajin Cajun). Then there's a Surf Taco in Belmar (in town on Main St? - I do the one in West End LB which isn't feasible but I beleive that there is one in town).

    Last but not least, there's a few spots in Neptune City (on the Belmar line) that should be considered as well (a U turn back from about Kelly's) and on the right hand side as you make your way back South on #35. Jack's Rib & Ale House (has good chicken and Dad can get a beer in a farily wholesome environment, or there's a bit better place right next door (to Scott's Bait & Tackle) and whose name escapes me at this time and is right on the Sharkk River.

    Again, these thoughts as you'll have tired soccer players in tow with a good appetite.

    5 Replies
    1. re: JustJake
      bgut1 Feb 11, 2010 11:22 AM

      Jake - Didn't Jack's close?

      1. re: bgut1
        tuxedo Feb 12, 2010 07:39 AM

        Jack's has been gone for some time and replaced with a quasi-diner...

        1. re: tuxedo
          bgut1 Feb 12, 2010 08:24 AM

          tuxedo - I thought so. Thanks for the confirmation.

      2. re: JustJake
        jer z girl Feb 28, 2010 03:20 PM

        The place you're thinking of is Sunsets-great place with a great atmosphere. Closed for the winter, though. Open again on April 1, I believe.

        1. re: jer z girl
          dannan Mar 1, 2010 04:42 AM

          Sunsets actually opens for the season on March 18th...Haven't been there in a couple of years, but the food was good and the atmosphere was nice.

      3. MGZ Feb 11, 2010 09:37 AM

        I agree that in the general vicinity of Good Sports there is nothing worth eating. I also agree that heading east is your best bet (into the land of Pizza and Irish Pubs). Finally, I will also endorse Boom as a good spot to go with older kids.

        Here, however, I part ways with the others. If you want to do the Irish thing, why not try Kelly's reubens? A Shore classic just a couple miles away (35 North). St. Stephen's beer selection is great - go there when you don't have the kids - the eats, on the other hand, are typical.

        As to Rod's, unless you're looking to listen to the drunk septaugenarians who apparently live there or watch simulcast horse racing, I see no reason why you'd want to drive the extra miles south.

        I'll throw out two alternatives. First, Kotta Sushi is a new place a few doors from Boom. BYO, clean, friendly, delicious sushi, and other Asian specialties as well.

        Second, Fins on Main Street in Bradley Beach. It's also BYO and serves Mexi-Cali. Think Surf Taco, only better executed.

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        1. re: MGZ
          Barbarella Feb 16, 2010 10:43 AM

          I agree, forget Rod's. The food is not good and the staff acts like you are bothering they when you order and need things during the meal . I love Fratello's just around the corner.really good Italian food.

        2. Angelina Feb 11, 2010 06:21 AM

          Just met a friend at Rod's in Sea Girt last week. Sorry, but we only met at the bar, so no food. I have eaten there, but it was a long time ago!!


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            momoftcm Feb 10, 2010 04:39 PM

            We usually stop in Belmar for a Boom Burger when we have a later game at Good Sports!

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            1. re: momoftcm
              johnlockedema Feb 10, 2010 04:43 PM

              Double that.

              1. re: johnlockedema
                NJforager Feb 10, 2010 05:14 PM

                Thanks -- I've hear of Boom Burger and will try. Always love an Irish Pub. Thanks for info will try both.

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              cantkick Feb 10, 2010 12:44 PM

              There are a few places along 35 that might fit the bill. The Princess Diner was ok the one time we went. There's a chain restaurant - Applebees maybe? - in the strip mall at Allaire and 35. You probably would not be appropriately attired for Scarborough Fair, but it's a good place. At Sea Girt Rd. there are a couple places in the strip mall. There used to be a Mongolian BBQ there, don't know if it still is. And if you take Sea Girt ave into Squan, there are some good pub type places on or near 71.

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                SusieQQ Feb 10, 2010 11:11 AM

                Head east to Rte. 71 and try St. Steven's Green. Nice Irish pub and restaurant.


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