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Jul 27, 2012 12:02 PM

Catering/take-out for birthday party on south Jersey shore?

I'm trying to put together an 8-person birthday dinner for my mother in a couple weeks at the home we'll be renting in Stone Harbor. She has requested lobster -- that is non-negotiable. We need to do something low impact because we have a number of babies in our group. So! I'm looking for recommendations for places that will do cooked lobster, crab cakes, and/or appetizers -- either take-out restaurants or caterers.

Could you all point me in the right direction? Just looking online I see Quahog's Seafood Shack as a potential for lobster, Back Bay Seafood as a potential for crab cakes, and Painted Pie as a potential for appetizers. I know nothing about any of these places. Thoughts on these or suggestions for other places to look at?

I'd really appreciate some help! Thanks so much!

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  1. There are a couple of take out seafood restaurants in Avalon; "Avalon Seafood" and "Oceanside Seafood". We usually get some stuff from Avalon Seafood once during our yearly week in Stone Harbor. Note it is not high end-- it is standard clams in butter, fried clam strips, corn on the cob type stuff. I have not tried their lobster. But it's tasty food.