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Anybody know where I can find a decent low country version in NJ? I know it's available at a smattering of places, but I'm looking for smooth buttery grits, sweet gulf shrimp and a nice kick of spice from Tasso ham or maybe andouille.

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  1. Look for the reopening of Drew's Bayshore Bistro in Keyport. End of conversation, his shrimp and grits are outstanding!!

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    1. re: tom246

      Drew's has reopened and shrimp and grits ARE of course on the menu...b t w, the new place is great, and Drew's food continues to WOW!!

    2. Try the Brickwall tavern in Asbury Park.

      1. I agree with tom246. The best your going to find is at Drew's. Look for his new place to open in a few weeks.

        1. I'm not a huge fan of Drew's generally, but unless you can get ChefMd to come to your house, there's no place better to get shrimp & grits.

          1. Had them a few weeks ago at "Fish" in Asbury. The serving was big and quite tasty....,

            1. I had the NOLA shrimp appetizer at Joseph Mark's grilled pizza in Manalpan on Rt 9.

              I thought it was excellent. Grits were very cheesy and smooth and they gave 4 or 5 nice size shrimp. The sauce was only a bit spicey, but had a great tang.

              I think it was 12.99 and it was a nice portion. I also had a sloppy joe sandwich that was made up of chopped up meatballs and sausages - very good. I liked the place.

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              1. re: joestein

                That's ChefMd. He can cook!

                1. re: joestein

                  Agreed that shrimp dish is awesome

                  1. re: angelo04

                    I think Chef MD is the chef at Mark Joseph's. But based upon your previous comment, I thought he might be from Drew's (not familiar with this restuarant).

                    1. re: joestein

                      Chef MD is now the chef at Mark Joseph's, and had cooked at Trinity, which is a few blocks down from Drew's original location in Keyport.

                2. I'll have to check out this Drew's place some time. However, I've never had a good shrimp and grits dish in NJ. I don't expect that would change all that much.

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                  1. re: Rigmaster

                    Give Drews a try, you won't be disappointed. There is some love for Chef MD but our visits to Trinity when he was there were uninspiring to say the least.