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LBI 2016 Top to Bottom Summer Guide

June 29, 2016

 

 

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.