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Restaurant Dining and Desserts


Sea Food RestaurantsCrab Trap
2 Broadway
Somers Point, NJ  - 08244
609-927-7377
If You Want Great Sea Food This is the Place. My Favorite Dishes;
+ Crispy Crab Cakes
+ Alaskan King Crab Legs
+ Creamy Crab Bisque Soap
+ Prime Rib
+ Fried Lobster Tails ( Not always on Menu )


Directions: Garden State Parkway to Exit 30 travel east to Circle. About 2 o'clock on circle it will be on your right. DO NOT GO OVER CAUSEWAY. Other side is Ocean City NJ
They will give you a pager, walk to the rear of parking lot there is a outside bar on the water. They will page you when your table is ready. This is worth the drive
 Websitehttps://www.thecrabtrap.com/

 Octopus Garden
771 South Rt 9 (Main Strret)
West Creek, NJ  - 08828
609-597-8828
My Favorite:
+ Tempura Shrimp
+ Coconut Shrimp
+ 1 1/2 Lb Whole Main Lobster( Thur. & Friday Nights $ 28.00 )
+ Appetizer, Maryland Crab & Artichoke Dip.-


Directions: Travel South on Rt 9 about 2 miles pass Rt 72 overpass. Restaurant is on your left.
 Websitehttp://theoctopussgardenfishhouse.com/


Chinese China King
912 W. Bay Ave
Barnegat, NJ  - 08005
609-698-8886
Excellent Chinese Food (Takeout)

Directions: Make right turn at back gate, two traffic lights then right onto Barnegat Blvd. Travel to Bay Ave. Right turn onto Bay Ave. Then right into Shopping Center.
 Websitehttp://www.yelp.com/biz/china-king-barnegat

 Fuji Japanese Restaurant
131 Main St ( Rt.9)
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-693-8688
Place to go for Hibachi & Sushi. Food is fresh, service is Excellent. Hibachi Grill chief does all the tricks. Volcano, flipping shrimps & eggs into his hat and more. I found this experience Fun, Great Food and Reasonably Priced.( BYO )

Directions: From our back gate. Travel north on Rt.9 into Forked River about 4 miles,Just before Lacey Rd on your right.
 Websitehttp://www.yelp.com/biz/fuji-japanese-steakhouse-forked-river

 Pan Asia
416 Rt 9
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-242-1232
Chinese & Japanese Cuisine w/Sushi Bar. Very Good Food

Directions: Travel north on Rt 9 just passed Marios Pizza on your left in Lakeside Plaza behind the Hudson City Bank
 Websitehttp://www.panasiaonline.com/

 Tangs Dynasty
1226 RT 166
Toms River, NJ  - 08753
732-286-1505
This is a Chinese & Japanese Restaurant. You can dine in or take out B.Y.O.B. Has approx.25 table for dining in. We went on 2/11/2017 and I was very impressed food was excellent. Great Sushi Bar

Directions: Take Parkway North to exit 83 East first light is Rt 166 Take it North to Stella Town Center Mall. You will not be disappointed.
 Websitehttp://www.tangdynastytr.com


RestaurantsBisque Restaurant
21 Street & Long Beach Blvd
Ship Bottom, NJ  - 08008
609-361-2270
Just went on April 29,2017 had Appetizer, Cesar Salad, and Great Prime Rib, Food and service was excellent. I would advise you to make reservations a few days in advance.

Directions: Over LBI Causeway to right turn onto Long Beach Blvd to 21 Street on your left.
 Websitehttp://www.bisquelbi.com/

 Captains Inn
304 Easy Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-693-3351
Half Price Appetizers Mon-Friday 3 -6 pm In the Lounge Area. Live Music Thursday-Friday-Saturday 6-10pm

Directions: Rt 9 North To Lacey Road, make right turn to Captains Inn
 Websitehttp://www.captainsinnnj.com/

 Four Winds Restaurant
1316 Jefferson Ave
Manasquan, NJ  - 08736
732-223-3010
Went to this restaurant on 10/08/16 I heard it had a great Prime Rib. Well they here right. It was a nice thick prime rib, delicious.Very reasonably priced. Go early it did get crowded. We made reservations. About a 30 min drive. Click on their website below.

Directions: Just put in their address on your GPS. North on the Parkway.
 Websitehttp://fourwindsrestaurant.com/Four_Winds/Welcome.html

 Lefty's Tavern
547 Rt 9
Barnegat, NJ  - 08005
609-607-0707
Try Their; Chop Steak and His Mom's Peaches & Pork Chops

Directions: Out our back gate make right onto Rt 9 South , Go one traffic light, its on your right.
 Websitehttp://www.leftystavern.net/

 Maneras
291 Rt 72
Manahawkin, NJ  - 08050
609-756-5420
We went there for a Fathers day dinner and the food as excellent. I ordered Stuffed Veal superb. Next time we go I will be ordering Lamp Chops. Meet a couple from Greenbriar they ordered them said they are excellent.

Directions: Out our back gate, South on Rt9 then East on Rt72 about a mile on your right.In the Days Plaza,just past Jennings Rd. Intersection about a 20 min trip.
 Websitehttp://www.manerasrestaurant.com

 Prime 13 Steak
710 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ  - 08742
732-202-6483
If you are looking for a great steak dinner, then this is the place. One of the best steaks I ever had. Cooked over a wood fire.

Directions: Set your GPS. Its about a 40 minute trip. You won't be disappointed.


Italian RestaurantsIl Giardinello Ristorante
1232 Rt 166
Toms River, NJ  - 08753
732-286-9111
This restaurant is one of my favorite, excellent food and large portion. Try the appetizer Broccoli Rabe in Garlic. Best I've ever had. No reservations unless its a large party,call them. Go early 4;30-5;00 or you will wait.

Directions: Parkway to Exit 82 (East on Rt 37)First traffic light make left onto Rt 166 North. About 2 miles on left in Stella Town Strip Mall
 Websitehttp://www.ilgiardinello.com/

 Il Giardino Sul Mar Restorante
2 Hollywood Blvd
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-971-7699
Very Good Food

Directions: Rt 9 North about a 1 1/2 mile from our back gate. Look for Anthonio's Hair Style in strip mall on you right. Restaurant located in back of mall.
 Websitehttp://www.ilgiardinosulmare.com

 Roberto's Dolco Vita
12907 Long Beach Blvd
Beach Haven, NJ  - 08008
609-492-1001
Very good food, love their veal dishes.

Directions: Parkway to exit 63 East onto Rt 72,Travel to Long Beach Island make right turn onto Long Beach Blvd. Corner of Indiana Ave & Long Beach Blvd in Beach Haven.
 Websitehttp://www.robertosdolcevita.org

 Senza Cucina
333 Atlantic Plaza ( Rt.9 )
Bayville, NJ  - 08721
732-503-4470
We went for dinner last night 10/21/2017 This is our second time eating at Senza. Food this very good. We bought had Lasagna,excellent. It is not prepared like you are familiar with. It is not done with layers & Layers of posta. It is more like a few thin layers.Different,but very good. Service excellent and nice atmosphere. Chef Giuseppe came to our table to make sure we were satisfied and told us how our dish was prepared fresh that evening.

Directions: South on RT 9 to Bayville Baywick Plaza
 Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/SenzaCucina/

 Via Veneto Italian Restorante
629 Brick Blvd
Brick, NJ  - 08723
732-477-2618
Very good food

Directions: Parkway South to exit 90, Take Chambers Road to Brick Blvd, Cross Brick Blvd and pull into Strip Mall on right you well see Outback Restaurant. Via Veneto's is at far right end of mall.
 Websitehttp://www.viavenetobrick.com

 Villa Amalfi
1006 Rt 166
Toms River, NJ  - 08753
732-286-6044
Very good food

Directions: Parkway South to Exit 82 (Rt 37 East) one traffic light make left onto Rt 166. Go approx. 2 miles on your left.
 Websitehttp://www.villaamalfitr.com

 Zano's of Brooklyn
360 N. Main Street
Waretown, NJ  - 08758
609-660-0432
NEW DINING ROOM OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER Zano's of Brooklyn/Italian Market & Restaurant. We carry Fresh Meats, Italian Bread, Pastries, Desserts & More. Enjoy your meal on our outside patio or our Newly Opened Inside Dining Room with Espresso & Dessert Bar. Stop in and say Hello

Directions: From back gate, make left onto Rt.9 North, First Shopping Plaza on your right
 Websitehttp://zanosofbrooklyn.com


Portuguese/SpanishFernandes Steakhouse-3
1776 Rt 35
Sayerville, NJ  - 08879
732-721-2306
On the menu they have; Rodizio, Its 17 different types of Barbecued Meats, Its a Small Feast.(No Sharing/No Doggy Bags)

Directions: Go to MapQuest for directions
 Websitehttp://www.fernandessteakhouse3.com/

 Mediterranean Chateau
27 Freneau Ave (Rt 79
Matawan, NJ  - 07747
732-696-8900
Great Portuguese Restaurant

Directions: Parkway North about a 40 min Trip. 'Its worth the trip'
 Websitehttp://www.MediterraneanChateau.com

 Spanish Potato
55 Brick Blvd. Brick NJ
Brick, NJ  - 08723
732-228-7655
JUST MOVED NEW LOCATION ( 55 Brick Blvd In Brick NJ ) My Favorite: Mariscada, Shrimp in Garlic Sauce. No liquor license BYO. Bring your own wine they will make the Sangria for you.

Directions: Parkway North a 30 min Trip. There new address is 55 Brick Blvd. Brick NJ Located right next to Burlington Coat Factory on Brick Blvd. 'Its Worth the trip'
 Websitehttp://www.spanishpotatogrill.com/


Pizza / ItalianDenino
869 Mantoloking Rd
Brick, NJ  - 08723
732-262-1313
Denino's family have been making pizza since 1937 in Staten Island N.Y. Opened in Brick N.J. in 2010. Voted City's Best. Their pizza is a Thin Crust New York style pizza. Definitely worth the drive to Brick, only 25 minute trip. A must try their Fried Calamari & Muscles excellent.

Directions: Parkway North to Exit 90, exit onto Cedar Bridge Rd, Cross Rt 70, Cross Brick Blvd. Left onto Mantoloking Rd. Denino's on your right.
 Websitehttp://www.deninospizzeria.com/

 Il Casereccio Family Pizzeria
529 Rt 9
Waretown, NJ  - 08758
609-549-0156
Went last night Aug. 19 I ordered Mussels Marinara w/a side dish of pasta.I've been eating mussels all my life, love sea food. I have to say these were one of the BEST mussels I have ever had. Large mussels cooked where they melted in your mouth. Also had Lasagna another night very good. Give this place a try.

Directions: Located in the Waretown Post Office Mall

 Joeys Pizza & Posta
1340 Rt 72 West
Manahwakin, NJ
609-978-0006
Went there on Friday 6/9/17 Very good food. Stop in for their Early Bird Special

Directions: Parkway South to Exit for Rt 72 West
 Websitehttp://www.joeyspizzapasta.com/

 Luegies Restorante/Pizza
580 Rt 9
Barnegat, NJ  - 08005
609-698-3394
Only had lunch,was very good

Directions: Rt9 South Less then 1 mile out our back gate in McDonald shopping center.
 Websitehttp://No Website

 Mario's Pizza & Italian Restaurant
422 Main Street (Rt 9)
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-693-4349
Excellent Pizza, Try there Sicilian Pizza

Directions: Make a left turn out our back gate, just passed WaWa Gas Station on your left in Forked River.

 Naples Pizza & Restaurant
550 Rt 9
Barnegat, NJ  - 08005
609-698-3830
Good Food & Pizza My Favorite: Grandma's Pizza, give it a try

Directions: Rt 9 South to Barnegat Blvd. Second light out our back gate on your left. WaWa strip mall
 Websitehttp://www.naplespizzabarnegat.com/

 Pietro's Italian Restaurant
712 E.Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ  - 08050
609-597-6708
Excellent food & Pizza, My Favorite: Mussels in Red Sauce

Directions: Rt 9 South to East Bay Ave (Block before Rt 72 overpass)make left, Travel east to Value City Shopping Center. Pietro's far right of shopping center.
 Websitehttp://pietrospizzaofmanahawkin.com/


BuffetsHarvest Buffet
501 Rt 9
Waretown, NJ  - 08758
609-693-3338
Dinner Buffet Weekdays $14.65 Dinner Buffet Weekends $15.65 Lunch Buffet $ 8.58

Directions: Located in Shop-Rite Shopping Center in Waretown
 Websitehttp://harvestbuffetnj.com/


DinerKristys Casual Dining
562 Rt 9
Waretown, NJ  - 08758
609-693-7070
Very Good Food, Like their Hot Open Turkey Sandwich and their Chicken Pot Pie

Directions: Rt 9 South, about a mile outside our back gate on your right.
 Websitehttp://kristyscasualdining.com/


Butcher/DeliFusciello Butcher & Deli
231 N. Main St. ( Rt 9 )
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-242-6860
Family Owned & Operated. Premium meats & lunch meats. Variety of prepared foods and specialty items. Bakery items such as Pastries, Pies and Cannoli's filed daily. Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, etc. from Pastosa Ravioli Company, Brooklyn New York. Serve lunch with plenty of seating.

Directions: Travel North on Rt 9 to Forked River. Will be on your right just before Home Depot.
 Websitehttp://fusciellosbutcheranddeli.com/

 German Butcher
109 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-693-7100
Premium angus steaks & roast. Home made salads, Home made lunch meats,Fresh bread from Staten Island. Large variety of prepared foods and much more. Check out their Holiday Menu. Try their home made Baloney & Hot Dogs. Also serve Breakfast & Lunch with plenty of seating.

Directions: Travel North into Forked River, Make left onto Lacey Rd. A short distance on your left.
 Websitehttp://www.thegermanbutchershoponline.com/

 Zano's Italian Market
360 N.Main St. (Rt9)
Waretown, NJ  - 08758
609-660-0432
Zano's from Brooklyn is a family owned business. We carry Fresh Meats, Italian Bread, Pastries, Desserts & More. Enjoy a meal on our outside patio (BYOB). Let us cater your next party. Visit our New Espresso & Dessert Bar. Stop in and say Hello.

Directions: From our back gate. Make left onto Rt9 North, first shopping plaza on your right.
 Websitehttp://zanosofbrooklyn.com/


BurgersDoyles Pour House
345 Rt 9
Barnegat, NJ  - 08080
609-660-8300
Great Burger and Chicken Wings. HAPPY HOUR Appetizers 4 to 7 pm Daily $ 3.99

Directions: Make Right Turn out of our Back Gate. Travel South about 2 Miles Just Passed Bay Ave on Your Right.
 Websitehttp://www.doylespourhouse.com/

 Shore Fire Grille
34 Rt 9 South
Barnegate, NJ  - 08009
609-488-5586
Great Burgers & More

Directions: Rt 9 South about 2 miles out our back gate just pass Taylor Lane in small strip mall on your left.
 Websitehttp://shorefiregrille.com/

 Woodies Drive-In
5 th Strret & Long Beach Blvd
Ship Bottom, NJ  - 08008
609-361-7300
Great Burgers and More. Closed for the winter starting this weekend 10/19 Reopen in April

Directions: Rt 72 East to (Long Beach Island) left turn onto Long Beach Blvd. 3 blocks on your left
 Websitehttp://www.yelp.com/biz/woodies-drive-in-ship-bottom-3


Sub (Hoagies)Jersey Mikes Sub's
1 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-242-1100
Great Hoagies

Directions: Left at back gate. Travel North to Lacey Rd. Left hand side on Rt 9 in Spirit Shopping Center

 Sub Busters
912 Bay Ave
Barnegat, NJ  - 08005
609-607-1200
Great Hoagies

Directions: Right turn at back gate, Two traffic lifts, Right turn onto Barnegat Blvd. Travel to Bay Ave make right turn, then right turn into Shopping Center.
 Websitehttp://www.yelp.com/biz/sub-busters-barnegat


DessertsA Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe
721 S.Main St (Rt 9)
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-242-0153
Specializing in creating one of a kind Wedding Cakes, Cookie Favors, Cupcake Towers, Specialty Cakes, & Unique Sweet Treats for all occasions!! Stop by and Visit our Tea Room.

Directions: Travel North on Rt 9 to Beach Blvd in Forked River, Shop on your right.
 Websitehttp://asweetmemory.net


BagelsJ T's Bagel Hut
918 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-971-5151
In My Opinion. Best bagels around

Directions: Travel North on Rt 9 to left onto Lacey Rd. J T's on right hand side just before the Shell Gas Station


BakeriesElisa Pastry Shop
1900 Rt 70
Lakewood, NJ  - 08701
732-451-1250
Family Run Business. Large Variety of Italian Pastry & Cookies. Freshly Filled Cannoli's, Flakey Lobster Tails and Much More

Directions: Check directions on MapQuest Located right behind Home Depot on Rt 70 East, Near Hooper Ave.
 Websitehttp://elisasbakery.com

 Morabito's Waretown Bakery
586 Rt 9 ( Main St )
Waretown, NJ  - 08758
609-971-9345
This is a family owned and run business that started on Troutman St in Brooklyn, New York now has been moved to Waretown in 2009, but remains in the family. Everything is made fresh on location. Stop in and enjoy our famous donuts and pastries or have us make the desserts for your Wedding, Anniversaries or Birthday Parties. Looking forward in seeing you.

Directions: Our back gate make a left onto Rt 9 North about 2 Miles on your right, opposite Buy-Rite Liquor
 Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Morabitos-Waretown-Bakery/192427107463260


Ice CreamJeffreeze Ice Cream
381 Rt 9
West Creek, NJ  - 08092
609-294-2600
Ice Cream is very good and their portions are large. Start with a Small Cup. Its all outside seating with picnic tables. If its raining you will be eating in your car.

Directions: Rt 9 South about 11 miles out our back gate. It is a very small building about the size of a one car garage. Ones you pass Calloway's Restaurant on you right. Keep your eyes open.
 Websitehttp://www.yelp.com/biz/jeffreeze-old-fashioned-ice-cream-west-creek

 Mrs. Walker
132 Rt 9
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-693-9500
Home Made Ice Cream and Ice Cream Cakes Made on Premises. Family Run Business

Directions: Rt 9 North, Just before Lacey Rd in Forked River. On your Left. Approx. 3 miles north out our back gate
 Websitehttp://www.mrswalkersicecream.com/

 Sweet Kates Ice Cream
249 Rt 9
Forked River, NJ  - 08731
609-242-3279
Large Assortment of Freshly Made Chocolate Candies and Ice Cream

Directions: Rt 9 North in Forked River. Located in Strip Mall on your right, Just opposite Home Depot
 Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/sweetkatenj

 Yogurt/Not Just Yogurt
31 Rt 9 South
Manahawkin, NJ  - 08050
609-698-1871
Offers 12 Yogurt Flavors and a Large Assortments of Topping. Also Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Gourmet Candies and Specialty Coffees. Make Your Own Yogurt Charged by the Ounce.

Directions: Rt 9 South to Small Strip Mall on your left, Just passed Beach St. Block before Rt 72 Overpass
 Websitehttp://www.notjustyogurt.com/

Greenbriar Oceanaire Residents

If you have experienced a very good restaurant and you would like to share it with your neighbors, please e-mail me Realtorfontana@comcast.net the name of restaurant and your experience, and I will post it on my restaurant list.

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