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Anything Chow Worthy Near Tuckerton Seaport?

flourgirl Aug 3, 2011 04:33 PM

My son and I are planning on checking out Tuckerton Seaport on Friday and I'm not familiar with the surrounding area. Is there anywhere near by that is good for lunch? (and not too expensive....) How about anything chow related that we should check out just because we'll be in the area?

  1. Tapas52 Aug 3, 2011 04:43 PM

    Not to far...You might want to try the Captains Inn its right on water...

    http://www.captainsinnnj.com/

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    1. re: Tapas52
      Quine Aug 3, 2011 05:01 PM

      The Captain's Inn is in Forked River, which is not even near Tuckerton, About 20 miles north either via Parkway or Rt 9. So that is pretty unreasonable distance to travel for a Friday lunch.

      There is a Stewart's Root Beer Drive in right near the entrance to the Seaport, sorta cutie, but still fast food. There is a Diner and a Chinese buffet at the corner, nothing to write home about for either, The diner is typical Big NJ chrome and such, basic diner foods. Haven't been to the Chinese buffet for years so cannot speak to that,

      This website
      http://www.tuckertonseaport.org/visit...
      Lists places and distance from The Seaport.

      Personally, and I am a life long local resident (Manahawkin), that area (the seaport/Tuckerton) is pretty sparse chow wise.
      Allen's Clam Bar has gotten some good press here in CH but I have never been, It is also further south of Tuckerton on Rt 9 which also might be out of your way.
      I haven eaten at Scojo's other location and found it good plain fresh food, but have not eaten at the Seaport location.

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      Scojo's
      307 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, NJ 08008

      Allen's Clam Bar
      5650 US Highway 9 N, New Gretna, NJ 08224

      1. re: Quine
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        newfie29 Aug 4, 2011 05:56 AM

        Right in the Tuckerton Seaport itself is Scojo's - check out the extensive menu while you're there - basic, solidly good food, if not noteworthy. The Stewarts is also within walking distance - pretty standard Stewarts fare, though they've added quite a few seafood items - lobster rolls, crab cakes, etc. - it's the atmosphere that's the draw here - good view of the lake across the street (though there's construction right now which obscures it a tad - depending on your son's age, he'd probably get a kick out of Stewarts. If you want better seafood, Allen's Clam Bar is down Route 9 in New Gretna - about a 10 minute drive south. They have really good fresh seafood - the fried scallops are to die for - look for the shark head protruding from the building on your left - you can't miss it.

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        Scojo's
        307 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, NJ 08008

        Allen's Clam Bar
        5650 US Highway 9 N, New Gretna, NJ 08224

        1. re: newfie29
          Quine Aug 4, 2011 02:19 PM

          Sounds like you rewrote my reply for me, thanks.

      2. re: Tapas52
        flourgirl Aug 3, 2011 05:35 PM

        The Captain's Inn!!! I had no idea that place was still there! I have great memories of going there with my family, including my grandparents, (who didn't live too far from there,) when I was growing up. Man, that was a long time ago!

        It is a little far for lunch... but I may work things so that we can hit it up for dinner. I don't think I can pass up the nostalgia factor....

        "Personally, and I am a life long local resident (Manahawkin), that area (the seaport/Tuckerton) is pretty sparse chow wise."

        Quine, I was afraid that was going to be the answer but I figured I'd give it a try. If we decide against the Captain's Inn on this trip, we'll probably give the clam bar a try. I remember seeing the posts talking about now that you mention it. Thx for all the info!

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