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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
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“There is a longstanding restaurant in the front with excellent views, especially at sunset. I go there for the patio bar in the back. You will find boater's pulled up to enjoy the view and the music with a cocktail. They have some decent food options for a snack. They are pricey for what they are but do the trick. After all, you're there for the view.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great, great place to go on a nice, warm summer night for some fresh fish, local banter, and excellent service. You're right on the water and can keep company with the seagulls as the fishing boats pass by. Delightful!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Super casual but super tasty fresh seafood spot. Fishing boats dock directly in the back.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Seafood - always spot on and their soups are the best. Worth the drive. After dinner of lunch you can check out the Pint Pleasant Boardwalk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Catch the sunset at Shark River while listening to beachy tunes by local musicians. Ahhhh, this is the life!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Local bar & restaurant with great burgers, wings & specials & kids' menu. Reasonable prices. Great bands on weekends. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Fish Market
“The best Lobster rolls around! Pure, overstuffed lobster meat on potato rolls! Other great seafood dishes too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local hangout for everybody but in summer get there by 5 PM or it could be a wait. Great pizzas , Italian food, and the calamari and pesto is world class!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“OK we hate to admit this but we counted and this place is three hundred slightly drunken steps from the inlet to the top of our beach street! You can even hang on to the chain link beach fence and guide your way back. Hahaha. This place serves food, liquor and there's an ice cream store there as well!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you are looking for a place that is as far from a chain restaurant as a New England home converted to a restaurant, and you like seafood, this is the place I recommend. The tables may be a bit closer than you expect, and the noise level from other guests a bit louder, but someone the combination of white noise from all the chatter makes for a is very different and memorable shore experience.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Delicious burgers and great beer selection. They have something for everyone including live music on Tuesday(?) nights. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“Tucked behind a gas station - it has stunning views of Jamaica Bay. Have a drink and relax! Bring cash.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Amazing outdoor bar on the Marina with great food and live entertainment on the water.”
  • 3 locals recommend