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LBI 2016 Top to Bottom Summer Guide

Mustache Bill's Diner: Mustache Bill’s Diner serves up delicious and amazingly fun pancakes. Lets face it, who doesn’t love playing with their food before they eat it? We couldn’t resist getting a mustache shaped pancake for obvious reasons, but the the shape of YOUR pancake is as big as your imagination. This friendly joint brings the beloved Jersey diner vibe to LBI.

Category: Casual

8th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Kubel’s Bar: Kubel’s Bar & Grill is a great spot to pop in and grab a few drinks and great seafood at the bar. The dining area has a fireplace and the whole restaurant perfectly embodies the old-time salty shore vibe. Kubel’s has a great supply of fresh, quality seafood and a full bar.

Category: Casual

28 W 7th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Black-Eyed Susans: Black-Eyed Susans is a chic, stylish BYOB restaurant with a great menu. They add a quirky and delicious flair to favorite American food. The scallops are creatively served with sun chokes, fava beans and radish and are seared to perfection. These scallops are easily some of the best we’ve ever had, and we’ve had lots of scallops! They also have a flair for pickling here, and the appetizer with pickled beets, farmers cheese, green olive and pistachio was pickled perfection!

Category: Fine Dining

7801 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

YellowFin: YellowFin has a small, mirror lined dining room that creates the most intimate dining experience. This BYOB serves some great upscale seafood, pork and duck dishes. Its a great place for an intimate celebration or a romantic date night. While we have yet to make a bad choice at Yellow Fin, our Dope Recommendation is to try the Tuna Pizza, which is typically a staple on the Special's Menu. Sliced, seared ahi tuna on a thin, cracker like crust with avocado, red onion wasabi sauce and capers.

Category: Fine Dining

104 24th St, Surf City, NJ 08008

Raimondo’s: Raimondo’s has a romantic atmosphere and a flair for dramatic plating. Its the perfect spot to go for a delicious modern Italian dinner. This BYOB serves some of your favorite classic Italian pasta dishes with a range of different meat entrees. Our Dope Recommendation is to get the pork chop with hot and sweet vinegar peppers onions and crispy potatoes in a rosemary wine sauce. The strong vinegar flavors and generous portion size makes for an incredible dinner.

Category: Fine Dining

1101 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

The Arlington: The Arlington serves seasonal American food with a laid back vibe. They have a large dining room with a minimalistic, rustic feel and an awesome bar room that brings a hipster vibe to the Island in the best possible way. They have a great selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails.

Category: Gastropub

1302 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ

The Sandbox Café: The wait at the Sandbox Cafe in Ship Bottom is always long, so be prepared to take a relaxing stroll on the beach to pass time before your table is ready. The wait, no matter how long, is worth it. The restaurant is outdoor seating only, so make sure you visit on a beautiful day. The vibe is reminiscent of Key West, as it overflows with plants, fountains and beach knick knacks.

Category: Casual

105 E Ship Bottom Ave, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Daddy O: Daddy O has LBI meets New York vibes and is a great spot to grab speciality cocktails and some delicious apps in a trendy place. They make the best dirty martini on the island (& they even have blue cheese stuffed olives!). In addition to the indoor setup, they have a rooftop and outdoor bar. The outdoor bar is our favorite spot to hit after spending the morning on the beach.

Category: Chic Casual

4401 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

Living on the Veg: Living on the Veg specializes in vegan and raw foods and prepare their dishes in the most delicious ways, you forget what you’re eating is actually good for you. We love the Black Bean Burger, The Buffalo Tempeh Wrap and the Nachos with their special vegan cheese sauce. They also have delicious juices that are made to order.

Category: Casual

2613 S Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ

Beachfront Bar at Spray Beach Inn: There is nothing better than grabbing a cold margarita from the bar and using the beach sand as your coozie. The bar at Spray Beach Inn is a hidden gem on LBI. Serving up all of your favorite frozen cocktails, delicious margaritas and one of the oldest bloody mary recipes on the jersey shore at an outside bar with the best beachfront view on the island.

Category: Casual

200 E 24th St, Beach Haven, NJ

Beach Haven Fishery: The Beach Haven fishery is the perfect marriage of laid back vibes and delicious food. This seat-yourself, order at the counter restaurant serves incredible seafood in styrofoam containers. The soft shell crab was fried to perfection and the Ahi Tuna Basil Wrap is uniquely refreshing.

Category: Casual

2115 Long Beach Blvd, Spray Beach, 08008

Hudson House: The Hudson House is the best dive-bar on the island. With a shuffleboard, arcade games and a jukebox, you can’t really go wrong. Not to mention, the beach is just a quick walk away. Serving well drinks and beer, it’s a great place to hit mid-day to escape the hot summer sun, or at night to unwind after a long day.

Category: Casual

19 E 13th St, Beach Haven, NJ

The Chicken or The Egg: If you’re a fan of the food network, chances are you’ve watched an episode spent at The Chicken or The Egg. With an energetic, hip, surfer vibe, unlike any other, the CHEGG is often at the top of many NJ food lists. Always packed, always delicious and always worth the wait. The sauces are incredible and the chicken wings are HUGE and perfect. The Ludicrous wings (which we’re too wimpy to try) are notoriously spicy and equally as legendary.

Category: Casual

207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Triton Craft Beer & Oyster Bar: Located in the back of a liquor store, this oyster bar embodies everything that is magical about LBI and Jersey beach towns. With rustic wooden counters and tables, you can stop in for some quick oysters on your way to the beach, or settle in for a few drinks and a raw seafood feast. The oysters are always delicious and the craft beer (also delicious) is always cold!

Category: Casual

308 Centre St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Holiday Snack Bar: The Holiday Snack Bar is a favorite joint among the locals to get the classic Jersey shore burgers, fries, ice cream and milkshakes. It’s hard not to be charmed by the black and white tile floor, the large, circular wooden bar and the general 1950s vibe, but what really sets the Holiday Snack Bar apart from other burger and dog joints is their delicious and wide variety of homemade cakes.

Category: Casual

401 Centre St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

The Black Whale: The Black Whale serves great seafood and specialty cocktails in a casual-chic atmosphere. The copper top bar is a great spot to grab a few drinks and share some apps with friends. They have ever-changing specials that feature their current selection of fresh fish from Barnegat Light and Fulton’s Fish Market. One of our favorite specials was the bacon wrapped scallops.

Category: Casual

100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, NJ

Tuckers Tavern: Tuckers Tavern is a great place to come for a family or group dinner and has outdoor and indoor seating options, which accommodates all types of summer diners. Tuckers also has a large, beach-chic bar where you can stop by and grab a few drinks and quick bites. Our favorite item on the menu is the Lacquered Chicken Wings. These sweet-style wings have sesame, harissa yogurt, crumbled bleu cheese, and scallions. The staff at Tuckers are also among the

friendliest on the island.

Category: Casual

101 Southwest Ave, Beach Haven, NJ

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