Seafood restaurant near Deal, NJ now closed....
Hi, does anyone remember a seafood restaurant that was in the area of Deal NJ that was called Long John's or something like that. It was not a Long John Silver's, it was a nautical decorated really nice restaurant where the servers would bring piping hot popovers to your table all through your meal. I know it's gone now and probably has been for a very long time. Just wondering if that was the name of it and if anyone else was lucky enough to dine there in it's day.
I believe Just Jake is correct. Long John's in the Highlands was over by the Clam Hut. They had a giant boat shaped salad bar in the center of the restaurant and I remember that when they brought you a house salad they had little shrimp on top of it. The waiters used to walk around the restaurant with a metal basket that kept the popovers warm.
Growing up in Deal in the 70's, I don't remember there being any restaurants in town. Mr. C's was primarily a bar. Sometime in the 90's their focus shifted to more of a restaurant, but then they moved to the Allenhurst Beach Club.
To the best of my knowledge there hasn't been a restaurant in the Deal area (Norwood Ave/Rte 71 or the beachfront) by that name.
There was a Long Johns in the Highlands that was pretty good back in the day (mid to late 70's). Lobster nites, seafood buffets, etc - proposed to my 'now wife' one night after dining there.
That's probably the place you're thinking of - though I may be wrong.