The Best of the Jersey Shore...


By Bill Kelly

ANCHORAGE TAVERN – 823 Bay Ave. 927-1776. Open daily from 10 am, lunch 11-4, dinner until midnight, open until 2 am. LL, Happy hour Monday-Friday 4-7pm, early bird specials before 6:30 pm, free parking in off street lot, all mcc, $ machine, sports on TVs, juke box, 2 pool tables, smokeless porch dining w/view of the bay, 6 beers on tap including Guinness, daily beer specials, free fresh popcorn, Don Mahoney your host in the kitchen.  

AMERICAN LEGION POST – Veteran’s Way (1st Street)

BAYSHORES II – 824 Bay Ave. 653-6772. Opens 6 am daily, seven days. Breakfast and lunch grill and marina that’s popular with the locals, with porch and views of the bay. Dinners from 5-7 pm. Off street parking, boat slips.

BOSTON MARKET – Rt. 9 &Bethel Road Family style rotisserie cooked meats and good sides.

BREAKFAST SHOP - outback at SMITH’S PIER – (behind the Clam Bar). 601-2100. Good griddles, off street parking, bay views.

BUBBA MAC SHACK – 520 Bay Ave. 927-7575.Barbeque Ribs and live blues. LL. Open Thursday thru Sunday (off season) [ ] Friday Karoke with Mike Magio and late night dance party; Lew London plays solo guitar and fiddle Saturday (6-8) before the Bubba Mac Blues Band (9). Jerry Blavit spins the oldies on Sunday (5-7). Ribs with hot sauce best in town.

BURGER KING – 520 New Road (Rt.9) 927-9853

CAROLINES BAR & RESTAURANT – Maryland & Bay Ave. 927-9007. Porch bar with views of Atlantic City skyline; LL, dining room with fire place, sports on TV at the bar, Satellite trivia on Tuesdays, 2 pool tables, CD juke box, bar menu and drink specials.

CHARLIES BAR –800 Shore Road. 653-9848. Open daily from 7 a.m, LL, lunch, dinner and late night snacks, with popular hot wings and daily specials. Sports on TV, juke box, pool table and best shuffle board in town.

CHESTER’S BAKERY – 506 New Road (Rt. #9).927-6760. Somers Point’s local, neighborhood bakery, making it fresh since April 1965. Happy Anniversary Ralph.

CLAM BAR – At Smith’s Pier – 910 Bay Ave. 927-8783. A Somers Point tradition. Fresh seafood on the bay, clam chowder down, half-shells and steamers, blackboard specials daily.

CRAB TRAP – On the Circle . 927-7377. Rated #1 local seafood restaurant; LL, off street parking, mcc., raw bar specials, live music with Starr (Wed., Fri. & Sat.), Gianni (Sun.), cabana deck bar on the water in season.

DIORIO’S CIRCLE CAFÉ – Macarthur Blvd. 927-6111. Popular with the sporting locals, good bar food, pool table, jukebox, take-out package goods and delivery.

DOC’S PLACE – 646 Bay Ave. 926-0404. Closed Sun. 1:30 pm, Mon. & Tues. Off street parking, fireplace in dining room, porch on the bay, perfect martini bar J.D.) w/ Surf & Turf Fondu, fresh seafood, jumbo lump crab, steaks, chops dinner from 4 pm, early birds (until 5:30pm), bistro menu, w/ good food at a good price.

DOMINO’S PIZZA –New Road (Rt #9).

ELKS CLUB – Somers Point –Mays Landing Road [Private, members only]

EMILIO’S – 12 E. Maryland Ave. (off Shore Road) 927-7343. 7 days, off street parking, Italian & Sicilian style pizza, Calzones, Stromboli & Panzarotti, soups, salads, stuffed pasta, seafood, chicken, eggplant, veal and weekly dinner specials (after 4pm)

ENZOS – 307 Shore Road. 927-9477. Somers Point family owned and operated pizza and sandwiches. Delivers.

FELICITY’S – 801 Bay Ave. 927-0068.

FITZPATRICK’S JEWISH DELI –Groveland Center New Road (Rt. #9). Good variety at the right price.

FRIEN DELI –55 Laurel Drive – 926-9220. Breakfast, lunch grill, quick stop take-out, on the way to the Parkway.

GOLDEN POINT Chinese –Somers Point Shopping Plaza – 927-1545. BYOB.

GREATE BAY GOLF CLUB PUB –901 Mays Landing Road 927-5071. Willie Park Room for dining. First class operation.

GREGORY’S – 900 Shore Road. 927-6665 (Bar-653-9843). Old standby, off street parking, Taco Tuesday and Thursdays, Andrew on Sunday afternoons (w/free buffet), Rock & Roll on Sunday and Monday nights, 2 for 1 Wednesday dinner specials, snapper soup still the best.

J.C.’S – Shore Road and New York Ave. Across from Shore Memorial Hospital.

JOE’S SUBS & PIZZA – 131 Jordan Road. 927-4637. Relocated from New Road, still good pizza and sandwiches.

JOSEPHINE’S PIZZA & DELI – 218 W. New York Ave. 927-9230.Sicilian specials, pizza and sandwiches.

KFC – 10 MacArthur Blvd. 926-0222

MAC’S RESTAURANT –908 Shore Road. 927-2759/4360. Closed for renovations, reopening in June.

MACKS & MANCO PIZZA –Starns Shopping Center Take-out and delivery only.Opening Soon.

MANGIA BY THE BEACH 741 Bay Ave. 609-926-8800 fax: 926-8944. Pizza and good grilled sandwiches, hot & cold wraps, wings, tenders, salads, pasta chicken, veal, seafood dinners and daily specials and party trays.Indoor outdoor seating, eat in or take out.Located across from the Somers Point beach and Gateway Theater. Free local delivery.


MICCHELLI’S PIZZA - 558 New Road (Rt. #9) 927-9753. Good pizza and sandwiches. Eat in or take out.

MICHAEL ANTHONY’S PIZZA– 661 New Road (Rt. # 9). Pizza and grilled sandwiches.

OUR PLACE TOO – Mays Landing Road. 653-1868. Breakfast and lunch grill, popular with the neighbors.

OWL TREE – New Road (Rt 9) Northfield .Off street parking, Suttor’s bar and restaurant, live music weekends.

PEARL – On the Circle – 653-1155. Good Chinese by Steve & Pearl. Off street parking, comfortable booths, take out package goods.

PIZZA HUT – MacArthur Blvd. 926-4545

POINT DINER – On the Circle – 927-2284.

POINT PUB – SPSC – (Take out liquor only)

PRIMO’S PIZZAShore Road – 927-4464

QUIZZOS SUBS – New to Shoprite Shopping Center

SAILS RESTAURANT – 998 Bay Ave. 609.926.9611. Mojos of Margate is at the Point at the revamped Waterfront (site of the legendary Bayshores). Open daily from 11am, brunch on the bay, food is good, small portions and like the drinks, expensive. Sunset dinners (3PM-6PM except Sat.), Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet.Live music (Wed.-Sat.) Tim Leiken plays jazz on Thursday night, live music on weekends.Beautiful deck with a view. Docks for boats.

SALAD CITY – New Health Food Franchise at Shoprite Shopping Center

SCHOONERS – New Road (Rt. 9) 927-1117. Off street parking, daily specials, pool table, live music most nights.Danny Eyer band (Tuesdays).

STUMPO’S ITALIAN GRILL – 101 Maryland Ave. 926-9400.Off street parking, Italian, pizza.


SULLIVAN’S BAR – 650 New Road (Rt. 9) 653-9853. Neighborhood bar, pool table, juke box, beer on tap, last of the old dives.

TACO BILLS GRINGO GRILL – 718 Bay Ave. 601-1061. 7 days, 11am-11pm. Mexican wraps, eat in-take out. Home of the California Style Fish Taco, soft tacos, burritos, rice & bean bowls, quesadillas, fajitas, sandwiches, wraps and entrees, deserts, waffles & ice cream. Eat in, Take out, outdoor picnic benches.BYOB.

TERRY’S DELI 43 Mays Landing Road 927-5005. Quick stop.

TGIFridays – 1820 MacArthur Blvd. 926-9779.

TUCKER’S STEAK & SEAFOOD - 800 Bay Ave. 927-3100. LL. Chef Joe Tucker brings his South Philly first class traditions to the Point. Small but refined bar, fine dining, porch tables with a view of the bay. Sunday Bruch, now serving lunch. Some off street parking. B & B rooms available.

TUCKAHOE INN – Beesley’s Point. Across Beesely’s Point Bridge. Live music most nights.Bob Campanell Wednesdays.

UP THE CREEK CAFÉ – NEW to the Point – 97 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road 927-5030. New restaurant on the bay, breakfast, lunch, dinner, with a view. Seafood specials.

VENTURA’S OFFSHORE CAFÉ –(Formerly the Rugby). Shore Road Northfield. Italian, off street parking, TV sports, fireplace in dining room,comfortable booths, package good take out.

VFW POST– Bethel Road [Members only ]

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