Island Palm, Spring Lake is Closed
Went to Tom Bailey's Market this morning and noticed a sign that read: "Ray's Cafe, Spring Lake, Coming Soon." A shame, I thought IP was a pretty decent BYO option in Southern Monmouth.
Thats a shame, we have enjoyed many nice meals at that location over the years, both as Sisters and Island Palm.
It was especially nice going there from Fall through Spring when the shore crowds were gone.
Drove by yesterday only to see the same sign. Very disappointed. While living in Spring Lake, we ate here a few times and found it to be very good.
Now here's the problem... I bought a gift card for Christmas for my parents to enjoy, and would like a refund. Any info of how to contact the owner ( I believe it is David Kruse upon some Google searching) would be appreciated.
IP ran hot and cold...when empty, the food was just okay...when busy, the help always seemed very flustered and the wait was just way too long. ....the BYOB option was great, though. All in all, the place won't be missed too much. Spring Lake center needs a super restaurant that would cater to the 'beachy' breakfast and lunch crowd.