Small Jersey shore joints
Hey. Just made reservations @ the Diving Horse in Avalon, which I've been keen to try for awhile now. Does anyone else have suggestions on great little Jersey shore spots? Preferably between Cape May and Avalon (although I am willing to go farther afield).
I've been to the take-out window @ Quahogs in Stone Harbor - is it worth going in for a sit-down dinner?
Any suggestions would be appreciated! I don't want to be bereft of food options and end up at Stone Harbor Pizza, which is sad.
Well, this thread has convinced me I should cancel my Diving Horse reservations to give this some more thought. I'm definitely going to Quahogs for the fish ribs (plus, it's only 2 or 3 blocks from where I stay at the shore). Also, I had no idea Strathmere had good places. Gonna check them out, for sure.
One of the funny things about the Jersey shore is that you get locked in to your beach town (at least I do). I love Stone Harbor (and Fred's Tavern in particular) but I'm ready to bust out.
My bf and I ate at Quahogs last week. I think the fish ribs at Quahogs are worth a visit. My summer isn't complete without a few plates of them! We also had the mussels as an app followed by softshell crabs (3 decent sized crabs) and a whole branzino which were both delicious! My only wish for Quahogs is that they would get their servers on the ball. I feel like they're never staffed properly but I feel that way about most places at the shore.
The owner of Quahogs, Lucas Manteca is also overseeing the kitchen at the Ebbitt Room and the Rusty Nail which are both worth a visit.
A friend just went to Avalon Rose and enjoyed her meal. I believe it's BYO. She thought it was better than the Diving Horse in food and price.
Enjoy your visit!
410 Bank Street in Cape May gets rave reviews from my mother. I went years ago, but don't remember it well, and I was too young to appreciate it. It's not extremely small, but it's not huge. They have pictures and a menu on the site.