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
MAC SHACK – 520 Bay Ave. 927-7575.Barbeque Ribs and
live blues. LL. Open Thursday thru Sunday (off season) [
Bubbamacshack.com ] 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.
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
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
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.
McDONALDS – Rt.9
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.
SMITH’S PIER CLAM BAR & BREAKFAST GRILL – 910 Bay Ave. 927-5056.
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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