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Nice restaurant for Christmas Eve Dinner in Manchester Township?

stillwood Dec 15, 2012 09:53 AM

I'm visiting my Mom in Whiting, NJ for Christmas. I'm looking for a nice restaurant for dinner on Christmas Eve and on 23rd. Any suggestions?

  1. AC Captain Dec 17, 2012 10:52 AM

    Check out Three B's in Lakehurst. Nothing fancy but but very good tavern syle food in a nice setting. As a side note they also have an excellent Italian market in the same plaza.

    1. Tapas52 Dec 17, 2012 05:08 AM

      Close by.... Solo Bella in Jackson, NJ is a good bet for dinner...


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      1. re: Tapas52
        TomDel Dec 17, 2012 07:07 AM

        I haven't dined there with these owners but another place near Jackson is the Plumsted Grill and it's not too far from Whiting. See http://www.theplumstedgrill.com .

      2. njfreqflyer Dec 16, 2012 11:06 AM

        I recommend Villa Vittoria in Brick. I eat there frequently. It's the sister restaurant of Il Giardino Sul Mare. Similar menus; both are about the same distance from Whiting.

        In either case, a reservation is recommended.

        2700 Hooper Avenue
        Brick, NJ 08723
        (732) 920-1550

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          TomDel Dec 16, 2012 05:14 AM

          Unfortunately, you're in the middle of the Pine Barrens and there's not much nearby. Your best bet would be to head towards the shore and Route 9 but note that a number of restaurants were damaged from "Sandy" and may not be open. If they're open, Il Giardino Sul www.ilgiardinorestaurant.com Mare in Forked River has excellent Italian cuisine.

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