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Good entree salads at the Shore

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jerseyeats Mar 27, 2010 12:35 PM

My partner loves entree -sized salads but they seem to be out of style or something, so she ends up ordering some kind of salad (8-11 range, not big) and an appetizer. Anybody know of a shore restaurant (we live in Long Branch) restaurant that has good entree salads?

  1. njfreqflyer Mar 29, 2010 02:16 PM

    I've had several great full-size salads at Atlantic Bar & Grill, although I think they were on the daily "specials" menu.

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    Atlantic Bar & Grill
    24th Ave and Central Ave, South Seaside Park, NJ 08752

    1. fershore Mar 29, 2010 01:56 PM

      The Ocean Cafe in West End offers lots of entree-sized salads.

      Sallee Tee's and Charley's Ocean Grill both offer several different salads to which you can add your choice of protein. My favorite thing to order at Charley's, after a cosmo, is the pan-seared yellow-fin tuna over mesclun greens or arugula. The chef changes the homemade dressing daily.

      1. r
        RGR Mar 27, 2010 03:47 PM

        Main course salads have never gone out of style, but they are usually more available at lunch rather than at dinner.

        The lunch menu at Bay Avenue Trattoria, in Highlands, has several large portion salads which can be augmented with chicken. While I've not yet had any of them (just went to BAT for the first time), I have had Chef Joe Romanowski's main course salads at his previous restaurant, Joe & Maggie's, and they were first-rate.

        Photos of our lunch at Bay Avenue Trattoria can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        With regard to Rooney's, the ocean view is fabulous but, unfortunately, the food is barely mediocre.

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          j
          jerseyeats Mar 27, 2010 03:56 PM

          Thanks for the tip; we'll check out BAT sometime.

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          carlylecat Mar 27, 2010 01:37 PM

          Rooneys has a whole bunch of entree sized salads, I lik eteh chopped salad w/ steak

          Beachfront Salad 15
          greens with candied pecans, fresh pears, red onions, “Maytag” bleu cheese,
          sundried cherries with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing
          Chopped Salad 16
          finely chopped romaine, iceberg & radicchio, sundried cranberries, crumbled
          “Maytag” bleu cheese, candied pecans all tossed with a sweet Vidalia onion dressing
          with fried calamari 20
          with sliced marinated flank steak 20
          Spinach Salad 15
          baby spinach, bacon, grape tomatoes, Bermuda onions, sliced mushrooms diced
          eggs and feta cheese served with a warm white balsamic vinaigrette dressing
          with applewood smoked bacon wrapped scallops 22
          Mesclun Salad 15
          with kalamata olives, marinated asparagus spears, red & yellow
          beefsteak tomatoes, scallions, pignoli nuts, served with goat cheese
          croutons & an opal basil vinaigrette
          Caesar Salad 11
          chopped romaine, parmesan cheese and croutons
          with grilled or blackened chicken 15
          with grilled or blackened shrimp (4) 22
          Key West Crab Salad 25
          chopped romaine garnished with plum tomatoes, hearts of palm, diced
          cucumbers and mandarin oranges topped with jumbo lump crabmeat
          finished with a passion fruit & prickly pear vinaigrette
          Beet Salad 13
          with walnut and crumbled goat cheese served over baby arug

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          Vidalia Restaurant
          21 Phillips Ave, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

          Key West Cafe
          4701 Pacific Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260

          1. equal_Mark Mar 27, 2010 01:03 PM

            Nikos in Long Branch has good salads, several of which can be ordered large or small...

            http://greekrestaurantnj.com/menu.html

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              j
              jerseyeats Mar 27, 2010 03:55 PM

              I never know what to call that restaurant--in Ursula Plaza, right? We love it but have only had the greek salad that comes with a souvlaki platter, and it was good. I think they took down Niko's sign are now just "Greek Grill." Whatever. Food is great.

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