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May 23, 2012 05:58 AM

Sea Isle City

Will be heading to Sea Isle city for two weeks in July. Any restaurants I should try? Thinking mainly about breakfast and dinner.

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  1. My favorite is Basilicos 27 43rd Street. Very busy during dinner so make reservations or go early. They renovated this year so the inside is nicely done. Vinson is in charge of the pizzas and is a co-owner who is extremely friendly and their staff has always been good.

    Last month, our 8 p.m. table was being held up by a group who had been there well over 2 hours and knew people were waiting for them to leave. The hostess nicely told them that they needed to vacate the table and brought over their check - while we waited for them to s l o w l y gather their belongings, Vinson poured our wine, brought out bread for us to nibble on at the hostess stand and when we finally got seated, sent over a comped appetizer to make up for our wait while joking with us. Their attention kept us from getting irritated and ensured we will keep coming every year.

    They do a brisk take out business which is another option if you don't want to wait.