DINE OUT

Price guide for a meal for two:

Under $35 ... Affordable .....$

$35 to $65 ... Standard .....$$

Above $65 ... Pricey ....... $$$

Absecon

Black Cat Bar & Grill

Road and Route 30

609-641-2323

Plenty of food, locals and entertainment under signature green-eyed black cat. Absecon mainstay since 1930s. Affordable. $

Bob’s Seafood Market

Mill Road and Route 30

609-641-2224

An Absecon tradition since 1974. Additional location in Northfield. Affordable. $

Bulldogs Bar and Grill

743 White Horse Pike

609-965-4433

Nice selection of beers and bar food to please the crowd. Standard. $$

Calabria

615 New Jersey Ave.

609-641-0080

Pizza and Italian grill offers delicious gluten-free items. Get delivery or dine in with BYOB. Affordable. $

Hangtime Bar & Grille

343 E. White Horse Pike

609-573-5817

Versatile bar that puts a twist on ordinary bar bites. Standard. $$

Joe & John’s Pizzeria Ristorante

136 New Jersey Ave.

609-641-6612

Pizza place’s familiar menu offers plenty of variety. Affordable. $

Mt. Fuji Hibachi Steakhouse and

Sushi Bar

136 White Horse Pike

609-383-8881

Typical hibachi

shenanigans. Affordable. $

Phoenix Diner

200 W. Absecon Blvd.

609-646-1958

Your friendly southern New Jersey diner. Affordable. $

Skelly’s Hi Point Pub

5 N. Shore Road

609-641-3172

Casual, local-friendly place to chow down on a burger or seafood entree. Standard. $$

Sunryser

632 N. Shore Road

609-641-2919

A local favorite for breakfast in a downhome general store-type environment complete with knick knacks and mismatched furniture. Affordable. $

Vic’s Subs

742 Ohio Ave.

609-645-0500

Small, deli-style setting with a homey feel. Affordable. $

Vincenzo’s Pizza

28 S. New York Road

609-652-2299

Italian by Italians. Standard. $$

Atlantic City

Cafe 2825 Restaurant

2825 Atlantic Ave.

609-344-6913

Unusual Italian specialties. Standard. $$

A.C. Pizza Palace Italian Food

3206 Arctic Ave.

609-348-0626

Wide-ranging lunch and dinner menu has a little of everything. Affordable. $

Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern

2300 Fairmount Ave.

609-344-2439

Family fare, family friendly. Standard. $$

Angeloni’s II

2400 Arctic Ave.

609-344-7875

Mid-priced Italian fare and extensive wine list. Standard. $$

Atlantic City Bar & Grill

Pacific and S. Carolina avenues

609-348-8080

Tourists and celebrities alike have indulged at the AC Bar & Grill for more than 25 years. Affordable. $

Back Bay Ale House

800 N. New Hampshire Ave.

609-449-0006

A cozy eating nook with the luxury of a sunset toast on the back deck. Affordable. $

Bally’s Bikini Beach Bar

Bally’s Atlantic City

609-340-2000

Munch on snacks such as wings, fries and tacos. The beach bar offers live entertainment each night, hosting live music Thursdays to Saturdays and DJs throughout the week during the summer. Standard. $$

Tony’s Baltimore Grill

2800 Atlantic Ave.

609-345-5766

One of the best pizzas you’ll have. The place and the ingredients haven’t changed in 30 years, and now they deliver! Affordable. $

Bill’s Gyro Souvlaki

1607 Boardwalk

609-347-2466

Year-round Boardwalk establishment a fine place to go Greek. Affordable. $

Broadway Burger Bar

In The Quarter at the Tropicana

609-317-4660

Offering amazing comfort foods and fantastic burgers. Standard. $$

Carmine’s

In The Quarter at the Tropicana

609-572-9300

Traditional, Italian fare. Standard. $$

Casa Taco & Tequila

In The Marketplace at the Tropicana

609-343-9988

Serving a variety of delicious Mexican dishes. Standard. $$

Chelsea Pub

8 S. Morris Ave.

609-345-4916

Laid-back atmosphere with typical bar food. Affordable. $

Constantino’s Restaurant

1100 Pacific Ave.

609-344-4932

Inexpensive diner-type spot serves up consistent breakfast and lunch for casino visitors and locals. Affordable. $

Country Kitchen

3000 Boardwalk

609-344-6101

National franchise brings its breakfast, lunch and dinner options to the Boardwalk. Standard. $$

Dock’s Oyster House

2405 Atlantic Ave.

609-345-0092

A longtime A.C. favorite. Check out the oyster bar. Pricey. $$$

Dorsey’s

1336 Atlantic Ave.

609-345-0761

American and Spanish breakfast and lunch options. Affordable. $

Ducktown Tavern

2400 Atlantic Ave.

609-449-1212

Shore town and American bar staples — crab cakes and wings. Affordable. $

Formica Brothers Bakery

2310 Arctic Ave.

609-344-2732

Delicious breads and a tasty cafe sandwich menu. Another location is in Northfield. Affordable. $

Fornelletto

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

609-317-1000

Fornelletto ranks among the best Italian eateries in Atlantic City. Standard. $$

Girasole Ristorante and Bar

3108 Pacific Ave.

Between the Atlantic City Hilton and the Tropicana

609-345-5554

Where the casinos send their high-rollers. Standard. $$

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

Bally’s Atlantic City

609-340-2350

Lots of Buffalo-flavored meats and potatoes, plus sushi and a nice bar scene. Pricey. $$$

Hard Rock Cafe

On the Boardwalk at Trump Taj Mahal

609-441-0007

Nostalgic atmosphere chock full of musical memorabilia. Standard. $$

Hooters

In the Tropicana

Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk

609-449-1500

Great sports bar with world-famous wings. Affordable. $

Irish Pub and Inn

St. James Place and the Boardwalk

609-345-9613

Old-fashioned setting with a true antique flair. Affordable. $

The Iron Room at A.C. Bottle Company

648 N. Albany Ave.

609-348-6400

One of Atlantic City’s best-kept secrets. New American cuisine, great craft beverages from beer to wine to whiskey. Standard. $$

Knife and Fork Inn

Atlantic and Pacific avenues

609-344-1133

Fabulous steaks, seafood, wine list. Better than ever. Pricey. $$$

Little Saigon Restaurant

2801 Arctic Ave.

609-347-9119

Low-key dining room serving delicious Vietnamese specialties. Affordable. $

Longhorn Steak House

The Walk

2108 Atlantic Ave.

609-344-2050

Excellent steaks at an affordable price. Standard. $$

Los Amigos

1926 Atlantic Ave.

609-344-2293.

Authentic Mexican cuisine. Affordable. $

Maharaj Express & Salad Express

Trump Taj Mahal

609-449-1000

Authentic Indian food and fusion kababs, or choose from Chef-created fusion salads. Affordable. $

Martorano’s

Harrah’s Resort

609-441-5000

Best meatballs this side of South Philly. Watch movies such as “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas” as you dine. DJ comes on after dinner. Pricey. $$$

The Melting Pot

2112 Atlantic Ave.

609-441-1100

The ultimate fondue restaurant. Pricey. $$$

Mexico Restaurant

3810 Ventnor Ave.

609-344-0366

Mexican comfort food such as barbecue goat. Affordable. $

Morton’s, The Steakhouse

2100 Pacific Ave

609-449-1044

Think big! Beef is the focus. Pricey. $$$

Nero’s Chophouse + Sushi Bar

Caesars Atlantic City

609-348-4411

Great raw bar, sushi and amazing steaks. Pricey. $$$

New Melaka Restaurant

28 S. Tennessee Ave.

609-344-8928

Terrific Malaysian menu plus standard Chinese offerings. Standard. $$

Original Soup Man

Resorts Casino Hotel

Quick Bites food court

Serving up some of the best soup around. Affordable. $

Perry’s Cafe

1339 Pacific Ave.

609-340-8882

Reliable breakfast and lunch stop. Affordable. $

Punjab Palace

1001 Pacific Ave.

609-344-3003

Excellent Pakistani cuisine. Adventurous diners must come in! Affordable. $

Rainforest Cafe

S. Missouri Ave. and the Boardwalk

609-345-5757

If going to the rainforest is out of your budget, eating here may be the next best thing, unless you go to the zoo. But the zoo doesn't really have food this tasty or exotic, like the guacamole burger or Caribbean coconut shrimp. Probably one of the more entertaining places to take the kids to eat. Standard. $$

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

2020 Atlantic Ave.

609-344-5833

Red meat rules! Pricey. $$$

The Twenties

Sixth floor

The Claridge Hotel

609-487-4400

Original restaurant from A.C.’s heyday in the 1930s reopened. Italian and steak specialties. Pricey. $$$

Tun Tavern

2 Convention Blvd.

609-347-7800

Brew pub offers several beers made on premises. Affordable. $

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House

672 N. Trenton Ave.

609-350-6721

Craft beer bar and kitchen with unique menu featuring Belgian-style hand-cut fries with dipping sauces. Affordable. $

Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar

At Tanger Outlets

2010 Baltic Ave.

609-541-2799

Known for wings and craft beers, but so much more. Standard. $$

White House Sub Shop

2301 Arctic Ave.

609-345-1564

This renowned sub shop has stuffed its sandwiches with meat for hungry crowds since 1946. Affordable. $

Wonder Bar

3701 Sunset Ave.

609-344-8888

Menu choices are way above average for a local bar — best sunset views around. Standard. $$

Yardy Real Jamaican Restaurant

1332 Atlantic Ave.

609-344-2573

Atlantic City’s only Jamaican restaurant. Standard $$

Avalon

29th Street Deli & Grill

2878 Dune Drive

609-967-3354

Shake the salt from your hair and order a sandwich. Affordable. $

Avalon Rose on 8th

700 1st Ave.

609-967-7708

Serving an exciting assortment of seafood dishes alongside traditional favorites such as filet mignon and medallions of veal. Pricey. $$$

Avalon Seafood & Produce Market

2909 Ocean Drive

609-967-7555

Seasonal seafood stop. Grab platters of seafood or pasta for a hearty meal at home. Standard. $$

Beach Club Bar & Grille

Beachfront at 78th Street

609-368-5155

Poolside dining. Affordable. $

Bobby Dee’s Rock’n Chair Restaurant

2409 Dune Drive

609-967-3300

Eclectic menu and great wine list. Affordable. $

Cafe Loren

23rd Street and Dune Drive

609-967-8228

Upscale, expertly prepared foods. Pricey. $$$ Seasonal.

Circle Pizza

21st Street and Dune Drive

609-967-7566

The Buchanan family has been serving up specialty pizzas, sandwiches and strombolis in Avalon since 1968. Affordable. $

Concord Cafe

7800 Dune Drive

609-368-5505

Menu runs the gamut of American specialties. Affordable. $

The Diving Horse

2409 Dune Drive

609-368-5000

A charming upscale restaurant serving elegant dishes such as short ribs and Rhode Island Fluke. Pricey. $$$

Fuze

79th and 3rd avenues

609-368-1919

Recognized for its upscale appeal. Pricey. $$$

Golden Inn

Beachfront at 78th Street

609-368-5155

Sea glass restaurant, seaside dining, scrumptious fare. Standard. $$

Grand Moon Chinese Food & Take Out

3250 Dune Drive

609-368-8869

Cash-only Chinese place. Affordable. $

Kudos American Grille

2619 Dune Drive

609-368-7422

Outdoor seating and delicious American standards at very affordable prices. Affordable. $

Luigi’s Pasta & Vino

Beachfront at 78th Street

609-368-5155

Family atmosphere. Standard. $$

Moran’s Dockside Deli

In the Avalon Sportfishing Center

14th Street and Ocean Drive

609-368-1321

Simple sandwiches, salads and breakfasts for the seafarer. Affordable. $

Oceanside Seafood

25th Street and Dune Drive

609-368-2114

Seafood for the whole family. Kids eat dinner for free on Tuesdays. Standard. $$

P.K. McCool’s Grille

2711 Dune Drive

609-368-3555

“Breakfast Happy Hour,” from 7 to 9 a.m., features half-off breakfast deals. Affordable. $

Princeton Bar and Grill

2008 Dune Drive

609-967-3456

Great live music with fine American cuisine. Affordable. $

The Sea Grill

225 21st St.

609-967-5511

Darling location with inventive and unique meals. Standard. $$

Seven Mile Island Deli

3101 Dune Drive, 609-368-6453

Triple-layer club sandwiches share the menu with classic deli fare. Affordable. $

Shorebreak Pizza Grille

2259 Dune Drive

609-967-3020

Pizza, subs and salads at this beachy locale. Standard. $$

Sylvester’s Fish Market

503 21st Ave.

609-967-7553

A reputation for out-of-this-world crabcakes. Affordable. $

Tortilla Flats

2540 Dune Drive

609-967-5658

Fantastic, authentic Mexican cuisine. Affordable. $. Seasonal.

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

3189 Dune Drive

609-967-8448

Serving the best pancakes in the area along with other breakfast favorites. A Jersey Shore tradition for more than 50 years. Affordable. $

Via Mare Ristorante

2319 Ocean Drive

609-368-4494

An extensive menu featuring authentic Italian-inspired veal, pasta and fresh seafood dishes. Pricey. $$$

Windrift Restaurant

79th Street and the Beach

609-368-5761

Great place to see live music and dance. Standard. $$

Whitebrier

260 20th St.

609-967-5225

Traditional Italian and American dishes. Affordable. $

Beach Haven

Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern

101 N. Bay Ave. at Centre Street

609-492-1065

Located in a building more than 100 years old, Buckalew’s keeps up a tradition of having popular tomato pies mixed with vegetarian and vegan menus. Affordable. $

Bridgeton Area

Coach Room

59 W. Broad St.

Bridgeton

856-451-0041

Large dining area with extensive menu. Standard. $$

Brigantine

Andre’s Italian Restaurant

1312 W. Brigantine Ave.

609-266-1124

Authentic Italian cuisine. Affordable. $

Cellar 32

3119 Revere Blvd.

609-264-9463

Cellar 32 has an incredible wine selection along with an extensive menu featuring both Italian favorites and fresh seafood. Pricey. $$$

Chicken Shack

Brigantine Towne Center

(609) 266-2901

Chicken, ribs, fish ‘n’ chips, sides and sodas. Eat in or take out. $$

The Cove

3700 Brigantine Blvd.

609-264-5740

Indoor and outdoor dining available in season. Great lunch and dinner menus with terrific entrees and sandwiches. Inventifve cocktail list. Pricey. $$$

Crab Shack

1112 W. Brigantine Ave.

609-266-3009

Known for serving up some of the most delicious seafood in South Jersey. Standard. $$

Hooper’s Seafood Cafe

3312 W.Brigantine Ave.

609-266-6826

Combination platters, perfectly prepared. Affordable. $

Hot Bagel Factory

1213 W. Brigantine Ave.

609-266-4600

Breakfast, lunch, bagels aplenty. Affordable. $

Laguna Grill and Rum Bar

1400 Ocean Ave. 266-7731

Beachfront dining, live music, Jersey fresh seafood and an outstanding beach bar

Macedonian Grill

3015 Brigantine Blvd.

609-264-8801

Authentic Greek food, Italian specialties and home-cooked diner food in casual atmosphere. Also has Egg Harbor Township location. Affordable. $

Mad Dog Morgans

3004 W. Brigantine Ave.

609-266-6200

Great selection of hot dogs and overstuffed sandwiches. Affordable. $

Pirate’s Den

1219 E. Brigantine Ave.

609-266-1927

Exceptional lunch in a unique dining environment. Standard. $$

Yuki Hana Restaurant

3628 Brigantine Blvd.

609-266-7608

Serving the best of both Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Yuki Hana provides the best of both worlds under one roof. Affordable. $

Buena

Merighi’s Savoy Inn

E. Landis Ave. and Union Road

East Vineland

856-691-8051

Well-known and respected Italian bistro. Standard. $$

Buena Vista

54 Diner

374 New Jersey 54

856-405-6196

Friendly diner food with an Itlalian twist. Affordable. $

Pete’s Pizza

107 S. Harding Hwy.

856-697-3555

Piping hot pizza and other mouth-watering Italian classics round out the menu at this local favorite. Affordable. $

The Rail

1252 Harding Hwy.

856-697-7245

The best place for wings and many other wings. Come for the friendly bar and grill. Affordable. $

Villa Fazzolari Restaurant

821 Harding Highway

856-697-7107

Featuring many dishes and culinary specialties from Calabria, Italy. Standard. $$

Cape May

410 Bank Street

410 Bank St.

609-884-2127

Cajun, Creole and French fusion. Standard. $$

5 West Pub

3729 Bayshore Rd.

North Cape May

609-889-7700

A casual gastropub with great food and drinks. Standard. $$

A Ca Mia

524 Washington Mall

609-884-6661

Perfect for dining and people-watching along the mall. Trattoria-style menu. Standard. $$

Aleathea’s

7 Ocean St.

The Inn of Cape May

609-884-5555

Ocean views from the porch seating area. Full bar with American style food. Standard. $$

Axelsson’s Blue Claw Restaurant

991 Ocean Drive

609-884-5878

Tucked back near the fishing docks, seafood doesn’t get much fresher. Standard. $$

The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant

653 Washington St.

609-435-5458

Quaint setting offering seasonal, new American cuisine in a newly-restored dining room. Pricey. $$$

Black Duck on Sunset

1 Sunset Blvd.

609-898-0100

Seafood from local waters and entrees such as slow-roasted, honey-glazed duck will satisfy any palate. Pricey. $$$

Blue Pig Tavern

200 Congress Place

609-884-8422

American fare with a classic and fresh ambience. Standard. $$

Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grill

429 Beach Ave.

609-884-4800

Family friendly with open air, beachfront dining. Standard. $$

Cape May Roasters

404 Washington St.

609-884-9292

House-roasted coffee blends, teas and gourmet foods. Coffee is bagged by hand. Affordable. $

Delaney’s Irish Pub & Grille

400 Washington St. Mall

609-770-8559

Good pub-style food and traditional Irish dishes too. Large beer and whiskey selection. Standard. $$

Ebbitt Room at The Virginia Hotel

25 Jackson St.

609-884-5700

Definitely one of Cape May’s best. Pricey. $$$

Elaine’s Restaurant

513 Lafayette St.

609-884-4358

Menu changes daily, but always something for everyone. Standard. $$

Fins Bar & Grille

142 Decatur St., Washtington Street Mall

609-884-3449

Swanky seafood restaurant with a dramatic flair in both design and menu items. $$

Freda’s Cafe

210 Ocean St.

609-884-7887

European-bistro feel with interesting menu. Standard. $$

Frescos Ristorante

412 Bank St.

609-884-0366

Food ranges from Mediterranean to Tuscan to Venetian, but it’s all good! Pricey. $$$. Seasonal.

Godmother’s Restaurant

Broadway and W. Perry St.

609-884-4543

Godmothers offers a wide selection of Italian fare, home-baked desserts and much more. Standard. $$

Harbor View

954 Ocean Drive

609-884-5444

Harbor view is the place to be for beautiful sunsets, great food and fun times. Pricey. $$

Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille

Beach and Madison Ave.

609-88-HARRY

Homestyle recipes served on a sun-drenched oceanfront patio. Standard. $$

Hemingway’s

1045 Beach Drive, in the Grand Hotel

609-884-5611

Great food, and a terrific atmosphere. Standard. $$

Island Grill

311 Mansion Street

609-884-0200

Cool island setting serving fresh fish with a Caribbean flair. Pricey. $$$

Iron Pier Craft House

429 Beach Ave.

609-884-1925

Unique sushi specialties made by a master chef and other seafood and American standards. Pricey. $$$

Lobster House

Fisherman’s Wharf

609-884-8296

Still “the” place for seafood in South Jersey. Standard. $$

Louisa’s Cafe

104 Jackson St.

609-884-5882

A tiny BYOB with a whimsical menu. Yummy homemade desserts. Standard. $$

Lucky Bones

1200 Route 109

609-884-1919

Good Cuban pork sandwiches and soups. Standard. $$

Mad Batter

19 Jackson St.

609-884-5970

The mother of all Cape May gourmet restaurants. Standard. $$

Magnolia Room

301 Howard St.

The Chalfonte Hotel

609-884-8409

Homemade food with a Southern flair. Pricey. $$$. Seasonal.

Marq’s Pub

501 Beach Ave.

609-884-3500

Family friendly with a warm and cozy charm. Large portions and reasonable prices. Standard. $$

Merion Inn

106 Decatur St.

609-884-8363

Have a drink at the piano bar. Standard. $$

M’Ocean

429 Beach Ave.

609-884-1925

Fine dining, coastal cuisine, raw bar. Pricey. $$$

Oyster Bay Steak and Seafood Restaurant

615 Lafayette St.

609-884-2111

Surf and turf with a twist. Standard. $$

Peter Shields Inn

1301 Beach Drive

609-884-9090

Elegant food and surroundings, BYOB. Pricey. $$$

Qunicy’s Original Lobster Rolls

709 Beach Ave.

609-600-3571

Fresh, delicious lobster rolls that make you feel like you’re in Maine. No fuss atmosphere. Stop by straight from — or heading to — the beach. Affordable. $

Rusty Nail at the Beach House

205 Beach Dr.

609-884-0017

Rusty Nail is back, offering its signature comfort food including seafood, burgers and sandwiches, as well as live entertainment offered nightly. Al fresco dining and a full bar are also available. Standard. $$

Saltwater Cafe, South Jersey Marina

1231 Route 109

609-884-2403

Nautically themed breakfast and lunch spot. Affordable. $

Sea Salt

1035 Beach Ave.

609-884-7000

A truly unique seafood experience with hints of Asian and Mediterranean influences. Pricey. $$$

Tisha’s

322 Washington St.

609-884-9119

New American cuisine on the mall. Pricey. $$$

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

216 Beach Ave.

609-884-7199

Serving the best pancakes in the area along with other breakfast favorites. A Jersey Shore tradition for more than 50 years. Affordable. $

Union Park Dining Room

727 Beach Ave.

609-884-8811

Contemporary cuisine and it’s BYOB. Try executive chef John Schatz’s South African lobster. Pricey. $$$

Washington Inn

801 Washington Ave.

609-884-5697

The Cape May standard-bearer of luxury cuisine. Pricey. $$$

Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery

Beach and Stockton Place

609-884-1233

Simply great food, generous portions and a fun environment for all. Featuring dog-friendly patio seating! Affordable. $$

Corbin City

Tretola’s Buck Tavern

621 Route 50

609-628-3117

Good, basic food. Look for prime-rib specials. Standard. $$

Corbin Cafe

405 Route 50

609-628-2100

A great local watering hole with some of the best Buffalo wings around. Affordable. $

L’s Restaurant and J Bones Tavern

119 Route 50

609-628-3024

Menu includes a wide selection of seafood, pasta, chicken, steaks and appetizers. Standard. $$

Dennis Township

Fai’s Chinese Restaurant

2518 Shore Road (Route 9)

609-624-8000

This Ocean View restaurant offers catering, private parties, take out and delivery. Affordable. $

Southville Corner Diner and Pizzeria

780 Route 47 North

609-861-5500

The combo appetizer is a good selection. Affordable. $

Egg Harbor City

Billy’s Oak Grove Inn

5324 White Horse Pike

609-965-2374

Rustic Inn serving popular favorites such as the “Billy Burger.” Standard. $$

Bulldog’s Bar and Grill

743 W. White Horse Pike

609-965-4433

Popular sports bar with great wings. Affordable. $

Country Kitchen

910 W. White Horse Pike

609-804-8333

Laid-back atmosphere serving breakfast and lunch. Standard. $$

Joseph’s Restaurant

72 North Bremen Ave.

609-965-2111

Featuring steaks, seafood and Italian dishes. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights. Affordable. $

Harbor Diner

613 White Horse Pike

609-965-0797

Classic diner fare. Affordable. $

Hime

103 Washington Ave.

609-965-8789

Offering Japanese and Chinese food, you can get sushi, teriyaki and tempura dishes along with General Tso’s chicken. Dine-in guests get a free salad and it’s BYOB. Affordable. $

Howell’s Pub

151 Philadelphia Ave.

609-965-6609

Meals made from scratch in a warm, inviting environment and great drinks. Local beers on tap. Standard. $$

Mario’s Uptown Grill and Pizza

126 Philadelphia Ave.

609-965-4476

Old-style Italian food and lots of it. Standard. $$

Mickey and Minnie’s Inn

733 West White Horse Pike

609-965-1877

Classic comfort food as well as German dishes served in an inviting country setting. Standard. $$

Pepe’s

201 Cincinnati Ave.

609-965-2087

Authentic Latin dishes served in a simple, no frills setting. Affordable. $$

Piasano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

530 S. Philadelphia Ave.

609-965-5611

Burgers and quesadillas alongside traditional pizzeria offerings. Affordable. $

The Renault Winery

72 N. Bremen Ave.

609-965-2111

Prix-fixe menu in romantic setting. Pricey. $$$

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy

6629 Black Horse Pike, Cardiff

609-646-1855

Ask for the eggplant rollatini as an entree. Standard. $$

Flat Stone Tavern & Grill

Black Horse Pike and English Creek Road

609-272-8808

Steak, ribs, chicken, seafood, burgers and much more. Standard. $$

Bombay Indian Restaurant

Route 40

English Creek Shopping Center

609-646-4445

Excellent lunch buffet matched with tremendous service. Standard. $$

Bonefish Grill

3121 Fire Road

609-646-2828

Pick and choose your fish, cooking method and favorite sauce. Standard. $$

Diamond Diner

6711 Washington Ave.

609-646-6656

Standard American diner fare prepared fresh. Affordable. $

El Coyote Southwest Grill

Ocean Heights and Zion Road

609-927-0004

Superb Tex-Mex joint serving up everything from crab quesadillas to beef burritos. BYOB. Standard. $$

English Creek Sub and Restaurant

3003 English Creek Ave # D-8

609-677-0016

Good food, reasonable prices, family-style restaurant.

Frankie’s Famous Pizzeria

3001 Ocean Heights Ave.

609-926-5566

Huge slices and great service, plus they make a killer cannoli. Affordable. $

Gaspare’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant and Bar

Harbor Village Square

Ocean Heights Avenue and Zion Road

609-653-2112

Nearly 30 years in the biz leaves Gaspare’s one of the best Italian and seafood joints in South Jersey. Standard. $$

Ginza I

6708 Black Horse Pike

609-383-2588

Lots of sushi choices. Watch out for flying food! Affordable. $

Ginza II

English Creek Shopping Center

609-383-3999

Bigger and newer than Ginza I. Affordable. $

Great Wall

6814 Tilton Road

609-383-8848

Inexpensive Chinese place. Features a diet menu and vegetarian options. Additional location on Black Horse Pike. Affordable. $

Juliano’s

2264 Ocean Heights Ave.

609-927-6363

Perfect setting to hang out and watch a game. A typical neighborhood sports bar. Affordable. $

Ky Lin

6106 Black Horse Pike

609-383-0668

Cute little Chinese place offers eat in, take out or delivery. Affordable. $

LB One

6605 Black Horse Pike

609-813-2092

Great prime rib and seafood with a cocktail lounge. LIve music Wednesday through Saturday. Standard. $$

Leatherhead Pub

105 Philadelphia Ave.

(609) 965-2337

An iconic firehouse from the 1918 converted into a pub with a focus on great food and spirits. Standard. $$

Mama Mia’s

6105 W. Jersey Ave.

609-484-8877

Some of the best Italian food in the area. Standard. $$

McCullough’s Pub & Restaurant

3016 Ocean Heights Ave.

609-926-1863

An incredible waterfront view compliments top notch burgers and other pub standards. Standard. $$

The Nizam’s

6666 Black Horse Pike

609-677-8829

Authentic Indian dishes such as Lamb Pasanda and a variety of kebabs make this a worthwhile stop. Standard. $$

Outback Steakhouse

6733 Black Horse Pike

609-484-8778

Casual chain known as much for its Bloomin’ Onion as its juicy steaks. Standard. $$

Primo Hoagies

3143 Fire Rd.

609-407-6063

Delicious hoagies using only top-quality meats and breads. Affordable. $

Rama Thai

3003 English Creek Ave. # A-5

609-677-1004

Authentic Thai cuisine in beautiful-yet-casual setting. Standard. $$

Shore Diner

6710 Tilton Road

609-641-3669

Great omeletes, sandwiches and salads. Affordable. $

Special Pizza City

In the English Creek Shopping Center

Route 40 and English Creek Road

609-641-5500

Extensive menu focuses on Italian classics such as veal, chicken, seafood and pasta dishes in addition to its pizzas. Standard. $$

Sublime Seafood

6825 Tilton Rd.

609-380-4612

A focus on fresh seafood with killer sandwiches. Standard. $$

T Wake’s

6701 Black Horse Pike

Cardiff Circle Plaza

609-377-8542

Locally owned smoked BBQ spot. Homemade rubs and sauces. Affordable. $

Tilton Inn

6823 Tilton Road

609-641-0943

Local pub with great food, great value and awesome wings. Affordable. $

Wings To Go

6690 Black Horse Pike

609-272-7557

Plenty of Buffalo (wings, shrimp, meatballs) and chicken (tenders, nuggets) with family meals. Buffalo sauces range from “mild” to “homicide.” Affordable. $

Forked River

Caffrey’s Tavern

440 Route 9 South

609-693-6613

Home of the popular 25-cent wings, this tavern knows how to keep its crowd entertained, with events like trivia night. Affordable. $

Galloway Township

Assaggio!

500 W. White Horse Pike

609-965-3303

Called “A Trip to Italy, One Taste at a Time.” Live entertainment on weekends. Standard. $$

AJ’s on the Lake

615 East Moss Mill Road

609-748-2377

Tasty sandwiches and wraps along with other American fare. Affordable. $

Athenian Garden

619 S. New York Road

Route 9

609-748-1818

Large portions of delicious Greek specialties. Affordable. $

Bulldog’s Bar & Grill

743 W. White Horse Pike

609-965-4433

Achieves the improbable — great bar scene meets family-friendly restaurant. Affordable. $

Celina’s Cafe

68 W. Jimmie Leeds Road

Sunrise Plaza

609-404-1700

Breakfast lunch and dinner with a creative twist. Plus an array of vegetarian options, coffee bar and pastries. Affordable. $

Costello’s

615 Moss Mill Road

609-652-0378

Legendary wings, specialty pizzas and their signature sandwich “The Stockton Bomb” keeps folks coming back again and again. Standard. $$

Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill

325 E. Jimmy Leeds Road

609-652-2210

Fish and chips, shepherds pie and a host of other Irish specialties make this one of the most popular spots in town. Standard. $$

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern

Route 9

Shoppes at Smithville

609-652-0544

Friendly atmosphere and staff. Great, homemade foods. Affordable. $

Gourmet Italian Cuisine

Pitney and Jimmie Leeds roads

609-652-1398

Mid-priced Italian fare. Standard. $$

J.D.’s Pub & Grille

Route 9

Shoppes at Smithville

609-404-9000

Your friendly neighborhood sports bar. Affordable. $

McGettigan’s 19th Hole

500 S. Route 9

609-652-6476

Try the cup of soup and sandwich of the day for $5.95. Chef Carrie Smith presides. Affordable. $

Mickey and Minnie’s Inn

733 W. White Horse Pike

Cologne

609-965-1877

Great food in cozy surroundings. Affordable. $

Napoli Pizza Grill, in Risley Square

319 E. Jimmie Leeds Road

609-910-0085

Traditional pizza place featuring vegetarian “Napoli Specials.” Affordable. $

Oyster Creek Inn

Oyster Creek Dock

Leeds Point

609-652-8565

A little hard to find, but fresh seafood worth the trek. Affordable. $

Pitney Pub

200 S. Pitney Road

609-241-8906

Enjoy a menu with everything from breakfast options to a raw bar, steak and martinis. Affordable. $

Primo Hoagies

313 E. Jimmie Leeds Road

609-380-7814

Delicious hoagies using only top-quality meats and breads. Affordable. $.

Ram’s Head Inn

9 W. White Horse Pike

609-652-1700

Classic continental cuisine that never goes out of style. Pricey. $$$

Romanelli’s Garden Cafe

279 S. New York Road

609-652-0179

Now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Catering available. Liquor license. Affordable. $

Seafood Buffet at Stockton Seaview Hotel

401 S. New York Rd.

609-652-1800

Quality is not sacrificed at this top notch buffet. Pricey. $$$

Seaview — A Dolce Resort

401 S. New York Rd.

609-652-1800

An outstanding reputation for several years. Beautiful setting with lush flowers and landscaping. Pricey. $$$

7 Tap & Tavern

Blue Heron Pines Gold Club

550 Country Club Drive

609-965-1800

Delicious food, featuring something for any appetite. Standard. $$

Shea’s Cafe

195 S. New York Road

609-748-7000

An extremely popular breakfast place. Go for the food, stay for the friendly service and made-from-scratch dishes. Affordable. $

Smithville Inn

Route 9

Shoppes at Smithville

609-652-7777

Standard American fare such as chicken pot pie and double-cut pork chops. Standard. $$

W.L. Goodfellow’s Restaurant and Pub

310 E. White Horse Pike

609-652-1942

A made-from-scratch lobster mac and cheese and extensive martini list all in one place. Affordable. $

Hammonton Area

Annata Wine Bar

216 Bellevue Ave.

1-877-7ANNATA

Check out the tapas with tiered pricing. Affordable. $

Bagliani’s Market

417 12th St.

609-561-0693

Family-owned and operated, this market is a full service, cut-to-order butcher shop with prime meats and deli. The market also carries New Jersey eggs, fruits and vegetables, homemade salads, sauces and gravies, plus daily specials. Affordable. $

Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery

212 Bellevue Ave.

609-561-2600

Enjoy homemade sweets and sandwiches to go, artisan coffee by the cup or pound, lattes, frappes, smoothies and gluten-free baked goods. Affordable. $

Columbia II Restaurant

3238 S. White Horse Pike

609-561-0907

Great homestyle food with more than reasonable prices. Affordable. $

El Mariachi Loco

101 Bellevue Ave.

609-270-7224

Awesome and authentic Mexican fare with a flair. Located within the most photographed building in town. BYOT (Bring your own tequila.) Standard. $$

Fiesta Mexicana

327 12th St.

609-704-1611

Authentic Mexican specialties and cocktails. Standard. $$

Frog Rock Golf & Country Club

755 South White Horse Pike

609-561-5504

A new patio bar lets patrons look out over the golf course for seasonal outdoor dining. Enjoy everything from stuffed filet mignon to lobster tails and crab cakes. Standard. $$

Hibachi Grill & Sushi Buffet

80 S. White Horse Pike

609-704-2666

Goes beyond your typical Asian buffet with great sushi and a la carte menus. Affordable $.

Hoy Yeung Restaurant

240 S.White Horse Pike

609-561-5310

Serving up both Chinese and Japanese dishes, this popular spot also features a sushi bar. Standard. $$

Illiano’s Ristorante

705 12th St.

609-561-3444

Large portions of homestyle Italian cuisine. Standard. $$

Joe Italiano’s Maplewood Inn

470 White Horse Pike

609-561-9621

Legendary Italian fare. Standard. $$

Marcello’s Restaurant

225 Bellevue Ave.

609-704-1901

Traditional Italian dishes done right. Standard. $$

Mr. Bill’s Restauran

453 Route 73

609-561-5400

All your favorite Boardwalk-style foods under one roof. Affordable. $

Ricca Brothers Brick Oven Bread Factory & Pizzeria

104 Fairview Ave.

609-704-7070

Pizza and breads from a brick oven. Affordable. $

Rocco’s Town House

21 N. Third St.

609-561-9384

Lively crowd and homemade desserts. Standard. $$

Silver Coin Diner

20 White Horse Pike

609-561-6974

Diner favorites such as grilled cheese and an assortment of scrumptious desserts are what keep folks coming back here. Affordable. $

Vitale’s Crab House

10 N. White Horse Pike

609-567-2266

A Family-owned and operated seafood restaurant. Try the snow crabs. Standard. $$

Linwood

Fuji Sushi and Steakhouse

210 New Road

609-926-8861

Small in size but big in taste. Standard. $$

La Pizzatega

Linwood Greene Shopping Plaza

210 New Road

609-653-8442

This pizzeria is a community institution. Standard. $$

Chaba Thai & Sushi Restaurant

199 New Road

Central Square

609-927-0025

East Asian fusion food in a quiet, suburban atmosphere. Simple meals with fresh and spicy ingredients. Affordable. $

Little Egg Harbor

JT’s Restaurant

635 Route 9 N.

609-296-0707

Great BYOB where kids are welcome. Affordable. $

Long Beach Island

The Arlington

130 Long Beach Blvd.

Ship Bottom

609-494-8848

Great restaurant offers something for everyone. Standard. $$

Bagel Shack

306 N. Bay Ave.

Beach Haven

609-492-5552

A breakfast and lunch joint serious about its name. Affordable. $

Bay Village Pizza

830 N. Bay Ave.

Beach Haven

609-492-4484

Enormous slices. Affordable. $

Bistro 14

Ninth Street and Bay Ave.

Beach Haven

609-492-6100

Surf and turf with a view. Pricey. $$$

Cafe Bacio

1511 Long Beach Blvd.

North Beach Haven

609-492-7702

Homey and cute. Nothing too fancy. Open Fridays to Sundays in October. Affordable. $.

The Chicken or the Egg

207 N. Bay Ave.

Beach Haven

609-492-3695

Quirky late-night wing stop offers plenty of reasons to go all day. Featured on the Food Network. Open every day but Tuesday through Oct. 30. Affordable. $

The Gables Inn and Restaurant

212 Centre St.

Beach Haven

609-492-3553

Gorgeous antique B&B with tea time and brunch served daily. Open weekends through New Year’s. Pricey. $$$

The Gazebo

325 Ninth St. on Schooner’s Wharf

Beach Haven

609-492-5811

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh, locally caught seafood and sushi as well as Italian/American favorites. Something for the whole family at this casual dining restaurant with a mesmerizing view of the bay. Standard. $$

Harvey Cedars Shellfish Company

7904 Long Beach Blvd.

Harvey Cedars

609-494-7112

Thirty years in, and they still know how to run a restaurant right! Standard. $$

Howard’s Restaurant

33rd Street and Long Beach Blvd.

Beach Haven

609-492-2319

“Seashore Classics” such as crab cakes, lobster and a fish du jour. Pricey. $$$

La Spiaggia

Westbound on the Causeway

Ship Bottom

609-494-4343

Homemade sauces and desserts beautifully crafted. Standard. $$

Little Sumo’s Sushi Shack

1513 Long Beach Blvd.

609-494-3223

Delicious, fresh sushi at a cute, family-owned spot. Specialty rolls. Takeout, sushi bar. Affordable. $

Palm Grill at the Sea Shell

10 S. Atlantic Ave

Beach Haven

609-492-4611

Breakfast, sandwiches and a raw bar. Affordable. $

The Plantation

7908 Long Beach Blvd.

Harvey Cedars

609-494-8191

Progressive, American menu with class. Standard. $$

Port Hole Cafe

1620 Long Beach Blvd.

Ship Bottom

609-494-4242.

Try the roast beef sandwich. Affordable. $

Slice of Heaven

610 N. Bay Ave.

Beach Haven

609-492-7437

Above-average pizza at friendly local parlor. Affordable. $

Spray Beach Bagels & Deli

2611 Long Beach Blvd.

Spray Beach

609-492-6800

Deli sandwiches and ice cream among the offerings at this breakfast and lunch stop. Affordable. $

Surf City Pizza

1017 Long Beach Blvd.

Surf City

609-361-8150

Friendly service. Affordable. $

Tiki Joe’s at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant

2002 Long Beach Blvd

Ship Bottom

609-494-0558

Munch on fish tacos, guacamole and dip, coconut rice and plenty of other options, ranging from $3.95 to $21.99. Live acoustic entertainment every weekend. Standard. $$

Tuckers

Engleside at the Bay

Beach Haven

609-492-2300

Homey bar setting with delicious beers on tap. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Standard. $$

Yellowfin

24th Street and Long Beach Blvd.

Surf City

609-494-7001

Inventive and creative menu. Open Thursdays through Sundays. Standard. $$

Longport/Margate

Barrels

9 S. Granville Ave.

609-823-4400

Hearty portions of flavorful Italian favorites. Standard. $$

Bocca Coal Fired Bistro

7805 Ventnor Ave.

609-823-3663

Outstanding coal-fired pizzas served along with traditional Italian favorites. Standard. $$

Johnny’s Cafe and Martini Bar

9407 Ventnor Ave.

609-822-1789

A hip, fine-dining Italian restaurant with an eclectic menu. Standard. $$

Luciano Lamberti’s Sunset Marina and Restaurant

301 Somers Point Longport Blvd.

609-487-6001

Located right on a stunning marina. And some darn tasty food to boot! Standard. $$

Maynard’s Cafe

9306 Amherst Ave.

609-822-1293

Affordable pub fare in an Irish-themed setting. Standard. $$

Margate Food Truck

7903 Vetnor Ave.

609-350-6525

Painted to look like a food truck, this quirky restaurant offers burgers, empenadas and more. Affordable. $

Ozzie’s Luncheonette

2401 Atlantic Ave.

609-487-0575

Breakfast and lunch served with a smile! Standard. $$

Riss’s Racks & BBQ

8 S. Essex Ave.

609-822-7427

Touted as the “Best Racks in Margate” -- or anywhere else if you ask us. Standard. $$

Shucker’s

9403 Ventnor Ave.

609-350-774

8

Some of the best seafood in the area. Standard. $$

Sofia

9314 Amherst Ave.

609-822-9111

Mediterranean-influenced gourmet surf and turf. Standard. $$

Steve & Cookie’s By The Bay

9700 Amherst Ave.

609-823-1163

Famous for great food, cocktails and hospitality, deservedly so. Great raw bar too. Pricey. $$$

Tipsy Taco and Tequila Bar

9401 Vetnor Ave.

609-541-4133

Authentic Mexican food with full-service bar, featuring specialty Margaritas. Standard. $$

Tomatoe’s

9300 Amherst Ave.

609-822-7535

Well known for fresh seafood dishes, great sushi and inventive menu. Pricey. $$$

Ventura’s Greenhouse

106 S. Benson Ave.

609-822-0140

The upstairs restaurant has first-class food and atmosphere. Standard. $$

Lower Township

Back Bay Bistro

1891 Bayshore Road

Villas

609-889-8500

American cuisine. Standard. $$

CJ’s American Grill

3729 Bayshore Road

609-889-7000

Classic pub grub and generous portions. Standard. $$

Gaiss’ Meat Market

2326 Bayshore Road

Villas

609-889-5121

South Jersey’s “best kept secret” for quality meats. Affordable. $

Harpoon Henry’s

91 Beach Drive

609-886-552

9

Tropical food, drinks and setting. Affordable. $

Manahawkin

Element Restaurant & Bar

635 Route 72

609-488-2172

A casual, yet upscale New York-style restaurant serving up a bit of everything, including delicious sushi. Standard $$

Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House

1201 E. Bay Ave.

609-488-1327

As the name might suggest, a casual spot for great steaks and fresh and delish oysters. Standard $$

Mays Landing Area

Best Food in Town

800 Route 50

609-625-8818

Chinese the way you like it. Additional locations in Northfield, Hammonton, Vineland, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township and Brigantine. Affordable. $

Upstairs @ Brownies Squared

3619 Main St.

609-625-0711

A great full-service bakery on the first floor with a nice lunch and dinner menu upstairs. Affordable. $

Careme’s Gourmet Restaurant

5100 Black Horse Pike

Atlantic Cape Community College, Academy of Culinary Arts

609-343-4940

Student-operated restaurant offers interesting food. Standard. $$

Crabby’s

1413 Route 50

609-625-2722

Fun atmosphere, and all-you-can-eat crab nights can’t be beat. Standard. $$

Hibachi Grill and Buffet

4450 Black Horse Pike

609-625-0888

A huge variety, one of the area’s best buffets. Standard. $$

Inn At Sugar Hill

Routes 40 and 559

On the waterfront

609-625-2226

Sit on the porch for river views. Standard. $$

Jo Ann’s Pizza and Restaurant II

913 Route 50

609-625-4114

Italian food served with a flair for deliciousness. Saturday night specials. Standard. $$

Laureldale Pub & Grill,

2301 Route 50

609-625-1400

Good pub fare. Affordable. $

Maplewood II

6126 Black Horse Pike

609-625-1181

Outstanding Italian food. Standard. $$

Maurizio’s Pizzeria and Italian Grill

4215 Black Horse Pike

609-645-0028

A broad selection of pizzas, appetizers and Italian dishes. Affordable. $

Mays Landing Diner

6177 Harding Highway

Route 40

609-625-5051

Delicious homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plenty of specials and quick service. Affordable. $

Nino’s Pizza Festival

In the Festival at Hamilton Shopping Center

609-625-0701

Subs, Italian dishes, salads, burgers, pizzas and strombolis. Affordable. $

Pho Life Noodle House

Hamilton Commons

4215 Black Horse Pike

609-377-8054

Pho and other Vietnamese specialties. Affordable. $

Shiro Japanese Hibachi Restaurant

3990 Black Horse Pike

609-625-8206

Wonderful sushi beautifully prepared. Standard. $$

Paragon Bar & Grill

5698 Somers Point/Mays Landing Road

609-625-1926

With large menu and daily specials, they offer everything. Affordable. $

Tokyo

2300 Wrangleboro Road

Consumer Square Shopping Center

609-484-8881

Sushi buffet, hibachi and bar. Affordable $.

Watering Hole Cafe

6494 Weymouth Road

Route 559

609-625-9300

Famous wings, 18-ounce T-bone steak, cozy atmosphere. Affordable. $

Ye Old Mill Street Pub

201 W Main St.

609-625-2466

Great food, great bar. A Mays Landing institution. Affordable. $

Middle Township

Atkinson’s Restaurant and Tavern

1010 Route 9 South

Cape May Court House

609-465-5641

Great food and an exciting bar scene. Standard. $$

Avalon Links Restaurant

1510 N. Route 9

Cape May Courthouse

800-643-4766

An extensive menu of full-course entrees, with a fine selection of meats and seafood. Pricey. $$$

Bellevue Tavern,

7 S. Main St.

Cape May Court House

609-463-1738

Great lunches are served. Affordable. $

Clary’s County Corner Restaurant

2 W. Hereford Ave.

Cape May Courthouse

609-465-4361

Awesome steak and eggs and home-fired potatoes. Best breakfast around. Affordable. $

Main Street Cafe

104 N. Main St.

Cape May Court House

609-536-8072

Intimate cafe setting offering specialties such as the fresh Sicilian shrimp sandwich and salads. Open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays with chef specials including catch of the day, chef filet and seafood cioppino. Try the Coquilles St. Jacques. Affordable. $

Murasaki

13 Dennisville S Road

Cape May Court House

609-465-8888

Japanese hibachi and sushi bar. Also serves thai cuisine. Standard. $$

Millville

Billy D’s Hamburgers

432 N. High St.

856-506-8499

Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and shakes in ’50s diner-style setting. Affordable. $

Andrea Trattoria

16 N. High St.

856-825-8588

A comfortable place for well-prepared Italian. Standard. $$

Next Oar

127 N. High St.

856-293-1360

Intimate restaurant with plenty of candles and atmosphere. Standard. $$

Oliver’s Twist

66 Sassafras St.

856-327-4288

Simple-yet-fun menu and clever decorations. Affordable. $

Old Oar House Irish Pub

123 N. High St.

856-293-1200

A first-class establishment. Outside beer garden and seating area. Affordable. $

Port of Call

Routes 47 and 55

856-327-5547

Contemporary American cuisine. Standard. $$.

Winfield’s Restaurant

106 N. High St.

856-327-090

9

Fabulous upscale restaurant with a Manhattan vibe. Standard. $$

Mizpah

Uncle Dewey’s Outdoor BBQ

6931 U.S. Route 40

609-476-4040

Authentic barbecue ribs and chicken, kettle fried fish and homemade sides. Affordable. $

Newport

Bayshore Crabhouse

100 Back Road

856-447-4535

Specializes in seafood and has a simple menu. Affordable. $

Northfield

Atlantic City Country Club

1 Leo Fraser Drive

609-641-7575

Gourmet cuisine overlooking historic golf course. Sunday brunch. Standard. $$

Atlantic City Sub Shops

6825 Tilton Road

609-646-7799

Variety of creative sub options, including low carb. Affordable. $

Capri Pizza

900 Tilton Road

609-646-2381

Amazing Italian with fantastic pizza choices. Standard. $$.

Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza

1200 New Road

609-641-4011

Carluccio’s prepares its signature coal-fired pizzas in a variety of tempting styles from Sicilian to New York style. Standard. $$

Chido Burrito

807 Tilton Road

609-484-1480

So-Cal style Mexican eatery serving monster-sized “Mission style” burritos and other Mexican favorites. Affordable. $

Giovanni’s Best of Italy

801 Tilton Road

609-383-1155

Family owned and operated. Standard. $$

Northfield Diner

1515 New Road

609-641-5725

Serving diner classics and Greek specialties alike. Affordable. $

Rose’s Garden Grill

2605 New Road

609-646-1763

Tasty sandwiches, soups and salads. Affordable. $

Roberta’s by Joe Muldoon

1205 Tilton Road

609-677-0470

Awesome fusion cuisine, BYOB. Standard. $$

Tap Room Pub & Grille at Atlantic City Country Club

1 Leo Fraser Drive

609-236-4400

Incredible seafood accompanied by sandwiches, steaks and pizzas. Pricey. $$$

Valentina’s Trattoria Italiana

200 Tilton Road

609-380-2466

Real Italian food created by real Italians. Standard. $$

Ventura’s Offshore Cafe

2015 Shore Road

609-641-5158

Best bar food in the area. Everything is above average. Affordable. $

Ocean City

701 Mosaic Bistro-Cafe-Catering

701 Fourth St.

609-398-2700

Ocean City can now dine Caribbean and Mediterranean style thanks to this chic cafe. Standard. $$.

Arlene’s On Asbury

624 Asbury Ave.

609-399-3639

Cozy, family-run breakfast and lunch spot. Affordable. $.

Augie’s Omelette & Waffle

709 E. 9th St.

609-391-0222

Serving up breakfast featuring oversized omelettes stuffed with an array of delicious goodies. Affordable. $

Bashful Banana Bakery & Cafe

944 Boardwalk

609-398-9677

A novel concept — fresh, healthy food on the Boardwalk. Affordable. $

Beach House Grille

910 Ocean Ave.

609-399-4059

Omelettes and pancakes cooked to perfection. Affordable. $

Bloom ’n Tulip

10th Street, between Ocean Avenue and the Boardwalk

609-399-4953

Wide variety of breakfast foods. Standard. $$.

Brown’s Restaurant

Boardwalk and St. Charles Place

609-391-0677

Known for their famous homemade doughnuts (which are served hot), Browns is a must for anyone visiting Ocean City. Affordable. $

Captain Bob’s Family Restaurant

55th Street and Simpson Ave.

609-391-9292

A classic Jersey Shore seafood restaurant. Family friendly. Standard. $$

Casa del Dolce By The Sea

949 Asbury Ave.

609-398-9300

Traditional family-owned Italian bakery, deli and restaurant. Standard. $$

Cafe Beach Club

1282 Boardwalk

609-398-7700

An incredible breakfast spot that also does a great lunch and dinner. Affordable. $

Chatterbox

500 Ninth St.

609-399-0113

An Ocean City institution for more than 70 years. Affordable. $

Cinco de Mayo

1039 West Ave.

609-399-0199

For a taste of Mexico. Affordable. $

Clancy’s By The Sea

1244 Boardwalk

609-398-3344

Just like Mom makes. Standard. $$

Cousin’s Restaurant

First St. and Asbury Ave.

609-399-9462

Specializing in fine Italian cuisine & seafood. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

Cafe Beach Club

1280 Boardwalk

609-398-7700

Service has stood the test of time since 1979. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

Del’s Oceanside Grill

934 Boardwalk

609-399-3931

Serving up burgers and steak sandwiches since 1965. Affordable. $ Seasonal

Emily’s Ocean Room Cafe

Inside the Historic Flanders Hote

719 E. 11 St.

609-398-5700

American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts from scratch. Standard. $$

Express Pizza & Subs

719 Battersea Road

609-398-3322

Name says it all. Try the thin-crust specialty pizza. Affordable. $

Happy Days Cafe

960 Asbury Ave.

609-399-0108

’50s-style retro cafe serving American classics. Affordable. $

Hula Restaurant and Sauce Company

940 Boardwalk

609-399-2400

Serving lunches with a Polynesian flair right on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Standard. $$

Island Grill

100 Atlantic Ave.

609-391-9616

An assortment of scrumptious dishes from both land and sea. Standard. $$

Jay’s Crabshack

737B Asbury Ave.

609-399-4022

Small yet charming seafood hut serving everything from clam strips to crabcakes. Standard. $$

Johnny B Goode Ice Cream Parlor

34th Street and West Ave.

609-525-0648

’50s style ice cream parlor serves breakfast, burgers and tons of sweet treats. Additional location on 14th Street and Asbury Avenue. Affordable. $ Seasonal

Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro

637 Asbury Ave.

609-399-3377

Crafty sandwiches and wraps. Affordable. $

Katina’s Gyro Restaurant

Ninth and Central avenues

609-399-5525

Greek restaurant with an American kids’ menu to satisfy picky small fries. Affordable. $

La Buena Vita

755 Asbury Ave.

609-391-8600

Italian favorites from pasta to veal. Standard. $$

Luigi’s

Ninth St. and West Ave.

609-399-4937

Simple, wholesome Italian fare. Affordable. $

Ma France Creperie

596 Ninth St.

609-399-9955

Offers buckwheat and dessert crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus homemade soups, salads, quiche, organic coffee, espresso, lattes and cappuccino. Standard. $$

Manco and Manco Pizza

Three locations at 8th, 9th, 12th Street on the Boardwalk

609-399-2548

Going strong since 1956. Seasonal locations on Eighth and 12th streets. Affordable. $

Mario’s Pizzeria

1510 Bay Ave.

609-398-0490

Simple Italian favorites with delicious pizza. Affordable. $

McGlades

2nd Ave. and Bay

609-399-5588

Enjoy well-prepared mahi-mahi, shrimp, crabcakes and other seafood delights. Standard. $$

Mike’s Seafood

55th St. and West Ave.

609-399-3474

Dig into fried or steamed seafood platters on your back deck or Mike’s. Affordable. $$

Nonna’s Trattoria and Pizzeria

755 Asbury Ave.

609-840-6440

A bounty of Italian dishes to please everyone in your party. Standard. $$

OC Surf Cafe

715 E 8th St.

609-391-9555

Known for serving the best breakfast in town. Affordable. $

Oishii Sushi & Tea

507 Ninth St.

609-391-8900

Sushi, smoothies and bubble tea. Affordable. $

Oves Restaurant

Fourth St. and Boardwalk

609-398-3712

Kid-friendly beachside cuisine in the vein of chicken fingers and fries. Affordable. $ Seasonal

Periwinkles

Ninth St. and Atlantic Ave.

609-814-9500

Seashore casual atmosphere, very family friendly with an extensive kid’s menu. Crab & lobster bisque is a must try. Excellent service, famous early bird special and patio dining. Caters to everyone, sure to please! Affordable. $

Piccini Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza

13th St. and West Ave.

609-525-0767

Wood-fired pizzas, Italian dinners and seafood. Affordable. $

Positively Fourth Street Coffee Bar & Cafe

Fourth St. and Atlantic Ave.

609-399-8400

Friendly, eclectic little cafe inside Inn at Laurel Bay. Affordable. $

Pure Tacos

1138 Boardwalk

609-736-8028

Offering fresh, gluten-free ingredients. Tacos are one for $3.50, two for $6.50, three for $9, and nachos are $7 for a regular portion, large for $9.50. Takeout only. Affordable. $

Randazzo Pizzeria & Family Restaurant

34th St. and Asbury Ave.

609-814-1600

Family-owned Italian place serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Standard. $$

Ready’s Coffee Shop

415 E. 8th St.

609-399-4418

Has the look and feel of an old-fashioned coffee or malt shop. Good breakfasts and lunches. Affordable. $

Red’s Jersey Mex Café

11th St. and Haven Ave.

609-399-2272

Generously portioned burritos, tacos and quesadillas. Gluten-free menu available. Affordable. $

R.I. Cafe

403 E. 14th St.

609-391-7780

Asian cuisine offering Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan food has all the Chinese staples. Affordable. $

Rojo’s Tacos

601 Ocean Ave.

609-391-0970

A gigantic menu with all of your favorite Mexican treats. Affordable. $

Sindia

801 Plymouth Place

609-399-1997

American-style cuisine and seafood. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

Spadafora’s

Ninth St. and Atlantic Ave.

609-398-6154

More than 25 years old and never out of style. Standard. $$

Szechwan Garden

503 E. Ninth St.

609-398-5456

Low-key Chinese. Affordable. $

The Sweet Spot

3401 Asbury Ave.

609-545-8641

Creative desserts meet quality breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. Affordable. $

Tuscanello’s Italian Dining

807 E. 8th St.

609-840-6509

Amazing Italian dishes. Standard. $$

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

2112 Asbury Ave.

609-398-7393

Serving the best pancakes in the area along with other breakfast favorites. A Jersey Shore tradition for more than 50 years. Affordable. $

Varsity Inn

605 Eighth St.

609-399-1500

Try the Baked Jersey Tomato soup at this breakfast and lunch stop. Affordable. $

Voltaco’s Italian Foods

957 West Ave.

609-399-0753

Italian classics to take out. Cash only. Affordable. $

Who’s on First?

100 Asbury Ave.

609-399-0764

Coffee, tea, mochas, muffins and lunch. Serves dinner in the summer. Affordable. $

Yianni’s Cafe

814 Asbury Ave.

609-391-1113

Specialty Greek food and American sub shop favorites. Try the bagels. Affordable. $

Ocean County Area

Allen’s Clam Bar

5650 Route 9

New Gretna

609-296-4106

Famous for oyster stew and clam chowder. Affordable. $

The Grapevine

Route 9

Tuckerton

609-296-7799

Friendly people, casual atmosphere and great eats. Standard. $$

II Giardino Sul Mare

Route 9 and Hollywood Blvd.

Forked River

609-971-7699

Your favorite Italian dishes, made to order just the way you like it. Standard. $$

Pleasantville

Hu Tieu Mien Tay

700 Black Horse Pike

609-646-8977

Vietnamese cuisine served in a cozy and welcoming setting. Affordable. $

JoJo’s

Black Horse Pike and Main St.

609-646-8332

Above-average Italian-American fare. Affordable. $

Kelsey and Kim’s Soul Food

52 N. Main Street

609-484-84

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Barbecue spare ribs, collard greens, chicken and waffles, these are just a few of the mouth-watering items available at this soul-food mecca. Standard. $$

La Escondita

701 Black Horse Pike

609-484-1616

Authentic Mexican fare in a casual atmosphere. Standard. $$

Messina’s Pizza and Pasta

738 Black Horse Pike

609-241-6033

Delicious Italian food and pizza. Standard. $$

New Yorican

231 S. Main St.

609-241-8534

Serving up some of the best Hispanic food in the region. Standard. $$

Sam’s Rialto Bar& Grill

18 S Main St.

609-646-5128

Homestyle southern plates and seafood boils. Standard. $$

Welcome to the South BBQ

424 S. Main St.

609-641-0100

Authentic Southern barbecue brings big flavor to meals like ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Standard. $$

PORT NORRIS

Oyster Cracker Cafe

Bayshore Center in Bivalve, 2800 High St.

856-785-2060

Fresh oysters, oyster stew, oyster po’ boys and more oyster items. Plus other menu options. Affordable. $

Richland

Boccone

1303 Harding Hwy.

856-457-7360

Traditional Italian specialties in a family-style environment. Standard. $$

Rio Grande

Momiji

1302 Route 47 S.

609-886-8888

Serving Japanese hibachi-style food and sushi. Standard. $$

Menz Restaurant

Route 47 and Fulling Mill Road

609-886-9500

Happening bar scene on Friday nights. Standard. $$

Rio Station

Routes 9 and 47

609-889-2000

Great railroad decor and standard, hearty fare. Standard. $$

Tokyo Japanese

1711 Route 47 S.

609-889-9220

Sushi, teriyaki, sashimi and tempura all on the menu. Standard. $$

Sea Isle City

A Modo Mio Ristorante

5904 Landis Ave.

609-486-5455

A charming Italian restaurant with incredible short ribs. BYOB. Standard. $$

Andrea Trattoria II

4210 Park Road

609-263-5001

A comfortable place for well-prepared Italian. Standard. $$

Azzurra Pizza

5012 Landis Ave.

609-263-1868

Pizza and subs in the summer. Affordable. $ Seasonal

Basilico’s

27 43rd St.

609-263-1010

Ethnic cuisine down by the shore. Standard. $$

Bella Luna Ristorante

25 JFK Blvd.

609-263-0300

Offers fresh, healthy food with a variety of Italian Mediterranean cuisine. BYOB. Pricey. $$$

Braca Cafe

Kennedy Blvd. and the Beach

609-263-4271

Solid food and drink. Standard. $$

Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant

343 43rd Place

609-263-3471

Family-friendly seafood restaurant. Standard. $$

City Burger

4201 Landis Ave.

609-478-2531

Uses fresh meats for a delicious burger. Standard. $$

DeNunzio’s Brick Oven Pizza

36th St. and the Boardwalk

609-263-2600

Pizza, cheesesteaks and authentic Italian gelato. Affordable. $ Seasonal

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

8600 Landis Ave.

609-263-3627

Fresh seafood in an elegant setting for reasonable prices. Standard. $$

Dock Mike’s Pancake House

4615 Landis Ave.

609-263-3625

Get your Jersey corn, sweet potato or pina colada pancakes at this inventive breakfast and lunch stop. Additional location in Cape May. Affordable. $

Giovanni’s Delicatessen

4309 Landis Ave.

609-263-7684

Subs and Italian food at this South Philadelphia-style eatery. Affordable. $

Hank Sauce

8605 Landis Ave

609 486 5132

Serving everything from pinchos to burgers, this sauce-friendly restaurant has a distinctly island feel to its dishes. The perfect place for a quick meal after a day at the beach. Affordable. $

La Fontana Coast

5000 Landis Ave.

609-486-6088

Southern Italian cuisine served in a breathtaking Mediterranean-style ambience. Standard. $$

La Piazza Brick Oven Pizza & Ravioli House

4911 Landis Ave.

609-263-2663

Choose from 30 gourmet pizzas, raviolis, seafood and Italian dishes. Standard. $$

Lobster Loft

42nd St. and the Bay

609-263-3000

Fun and entertaining restaurant with large menu. Standard. $$

Mako’s American Grille

4914 Landis Ave.

609-263-EATS

Food for any appetite in Sea Isle City. Standard. $$

Marie’s Lobster House

4304 Park Road

609-263-2526

Try the crab cake. Pricey. $$$

Mike’s Seafood

4222 Park Road

609-263-3458

Offering a wide variety of delicious seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. Standard. $$

Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns

4601 Landis Ave.

609-263-2773

Try the cinnamon buns. Also serves sandwiches and breakfast items. Affordable. $

The Ocean Drive

40th St. and Landis Ave.

609-263-1000.

Shoreside party spot will fill entertainment and burger cravings alike. Affordable. $

O’Donnell’s Pour House

3907 Landis Ave.

609-263-5600

Pub atmosphere attracts a young crowd. Standard. $$

Rick’s Breakfast House

6114 Landis Ave.

609-263-0037

Casual, friendly breakfast place. Affordable. $

Sea Shell’s Pizza & Subs

11 43rd St.

609-263-7447

Terrific pizza, excellent subs and sandwiches. Affordable. $

Shoobies Restaurant

4001 Landis Ave.

609-263-2000

Creative paninis, sliders and sandwiches for the tourist or the local. Affordable. $

Steak-Out

4005 Landis Ave.

609-263-6200

Serving up cheesesteaks and pancakes since 1966. Affordable. $

Sunset Pier Restaurant

86th Street and the Bay

609-263-5200

Simple, affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Affordable. $

Uncle Oogie’s Pizzeria

6118 Landis Ave.

609-263-6086

Inexpensive, family-friendly pizza place. Affordable. $

Somers Point

Amici’s Homemade Specialties

307 Shore Road

609-904-5500

Maybe the best meatballs in South Jersey. Great family restaurant. Affordable. $

Anchorage Tavern

823 Bay Ave.,

609-926-1776

Great bar food and cold beer. Affordable. $

Bay Ave Sushi

718 Bay Ave.

609-601-8822

A contemporary twist on sushi, this eatery rolls out new special rolls and keeps customers guessing on what flavors will come next. Affordable. $

Breakfast Shop

910 Bay Ave.

609-601-210

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Behind Smitty’s clam bar. Open year-round seven days a week for breakfast from 6 a.m. to noon. Affordable. $

Caroline’s by the Bay

450 Bay Ave.

609-927-9007

Burgers, salads and other traditional favorites. Overlooking the bay. Affordable. $

Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant

800 Shore Road

609-653-9848

Good food in an informal atmosphere. Affordable. $

CJ’s Corner

701 Shore Road

609-927-4701

An inviting little eatery serving some of the best breakfast in the area. Affordable. $

Clancy’s By the Bay

101 E. Maryland Ave.

609-927-6969

Full bar and seafood menu as well as traditional pub food. Affordable. $

Crab Trap

Somers Point Circle

609-927-7377

Fresh seafood done well. Standard. $$

Crabby Jack’s

2 Broadway

609-927-7377

Crab Trap’s little brother. Outside deck on bay offers fab views. Live music and good food don’t hurt either. Affordable. $

Doc’s Place

646 Bay Ave.

609-926-0404

Above-average dinners, great brunch menu. Standard. $$.

Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse

650 New Road

609-653-8155

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with steaks, seafood and salad entrees. Open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closes 5 p.m. Mondays. Affordable $

Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar

900 Shore Road

609-927-6665

A place for good food and fun. Standard. $$

Joe’s Restaurant

131 Jordan Road

609-927-4637

Very good Greek and Italian cuisine. Affordable. $

Josephine’s Pizzeria & Italian Deli

218 W. New York Ave.

609-927-9230

Homemade pasta and other Italian favorites. Affordable. $

Lucky’s Bar and Grill

639 Bay Ave.

609-788-8852

Food and cocktails in a nightclub atmosphere situated at the old Brownie’s location. Standard. $$

Micchelli’s Pizza

558 New Road

609-927-9753

Red sauces and white sauces a-plenty in this pizza paradise. Standard. $$

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro

908 Shore Road

609-927-2759

The Anderson family makes its mark on the old Mac’s, with great culinary results. Live jazz often. Standard. $$

Shanghai House

28 E. Maryland Ave.

609-926-3388

Great soups. Try the wonton egg-drop. Affordable. $

Stone Harbor

Back Bay Seafood

8305 Third Ave.

609-368-2022

Acclaimed crab cakes. Standard. $$ Seasonal

Bradley’s Steaks and Hoagies

10725 Third Ave.

609-368-2039

Try the chicken cheesesteak. Affordable. $ Seasonal

Buckets Margarita Bar + Cantina

9631 Third Ave.

609-961-3015

With a tricked-out indoor seating area with graffiti wall art, deck dining over the bay, indoor/outdoor belly-up bars and punchy, Mexican inspired furnishings, Buckets is the cool place to hang-out this season. Affordable. $

Carney’s

9628 3rd Ave.

609-796-5137

Great broad menu (leaning toward seafood) with some nice early-bird specials. Standard. $$

Donna’s Place

10700 3rd Ave.

609-368-7100

Simple seafood shack serving a varied menu. Standard. $$

Fred’s Tavern

314 96th St.

609-368-559

Burgers, cheesesteaks and traditional pub fare is the name of the game here. Affordable. $

Green Cuisine

302 96th St.

609-368-1616

Serving lunches and dinners made with locally raised hand-picked fruits and veggies. Try a wrap, smoothie or salad. Affordable. $

Jay’s on Third

9836 3rd Ave.

609-368-1000

Serving an eclectic menu of chic contemporary dishes, this stylish bistro is worth the trip. Pricey. $$$

Kuishimbo

330 96th St.

609-967-7007

Typical Japanese done right. Standard. $$

Marabella’s Family Restaurant

9426 3rd Ave.

609-368-5037

Fresh festive Italian BYOB. Since 1972. Standard. $$

Quahog’s Seafood Shack

206 97th St.

609-368-6300

Inventive seafood dishes such as lobster taquitos and their signature dish “fish ribs.” Standard. $$

Ristorante Luciano

9820 Third Ave.

609-967-9115

Gnocchi, puttanesca, rigatoni and other authentic Italian dishes. Standard. $$

Sax at The Reeds

9601 Third Ave.

609-368-0100

Open daily year-round, SAX offers a delectable every-day dining experience with eclectic fireside menus for breakfast, dinner and drinks. Standard. $$

Spiaggetta Seafood Trattoria

9800 3rd Ave.

609-368-9400

A variety of both Italian specialties and seafood. Sample divine creations such as filet mignon with crabmeat and gorgonzola sauce. Pricey. $$$

Stone Harbor Bar and Grille

261 96th St.

609-368-4565

Great sports bar serving up delicious favorites such as blackened chicken sandwiches and crabcakes. Standard. $$

The Water Star Grille at The Reeds at Shelter Haven

9601 Third Ave.

609-368-0100

Located directly on the bay, great spot for cocktails, leisurely lunches and dinner gatherings. Standard. $$

Yvette’s Cafe

221 96th St.

609-368-1855

Charming, European-influenced café. Affordable. $

Strathmere

Deauville Inn

201 Willard Road

609-263-2080

Waterfront dining — complimentary sunsets, open noon daily year round; dinner reservations suggested for indoor dining; full liquor service. Standard. $$

The Old Shack

705 Commonwealth Ave.

609-263-7773

Great little place for breakfast or lunch. Try the buffalo chicken cheesesteak. Affordable. $

Twisties Tavern

232 S. Bayview Drive

609-263-2200

Serving their famous flatbread pizza along with a host of other delicious pub-style specialties since 1940. Affordable. $

Upper Township

Mama Mia Ristorante

Seaville’s Cedar Square Shopping Center

Seaville

609-624-9322

Mix of American-Italian standards and upscale specials. Standard. $$

Pappy’s BBQ

205 Roosevelt Blvd.

Marmora

609-390-8600

Come down and enjoy Pappy’s famous BBQ ribs and southern pulled pork plus a variety of sandwiches and pizza. Affordable. $

Red Sky Cafe

3054 Route 9

Seaville

609-624-2550

Southwestern and Tex-Mex offerings. Standard. $$

Tokyo Mandarin

4 Roosevelt Blvd.

Marmora

609-390-8883

Best sushi around, hands down. Eat-in BYO or take-out only. Standard. $$

Tuckahoe Inn

1 Harbor Rd. and Route 9

Beesley’s Point

609-390-3322

Standard continental menu fare with beautiful views. Standard. $$

Yesterday’s Restaurant

316 Roosevelt Blvd.

Marmora

609-390-1757

The name echoes its old-timey feel. Standard. $$

Ventnor

Annette’s Restaurant

104 N. Dorset Ave

609-822-8366

Traditional breakfast fare. Affordable. $

Bubbie’s Bistro

5204 Ventnor Ave.

609-822-7200

Serving up the best hand-tossed Kosher pizza along with other Italian and Mediterranean specialties. Affordable. $

Cardinal Bistro

6525 Ventnor Ave.

609-541-4633

Homey feel with food that pulls from eclectic flavor profiles. Standard $$

Domenico’s

5223 Ventnor Ave.

609-822-1300

Tasty Italian cuisine served in a poised and relaxed atmosphere. BYOB. Standard. $$

Hannah G’s

7310 Ventnor Ave.

609-823-1466

All your favorite breakfast items are served up here — French toast, omelettes, and waffles are just the beginning. Affordable. $

Isabella’s

4 South Portland Ave.

609-822-2477

Authentic Mexican cuisine for dinner. Also serving breakfast and lunch. Standard. $$

Lisa’s

5210 Atlantic Ave.

609-823-2117

Great place for lunch, and great decor. Affordable. $

The Ladle of Luv

7301 Ventnor Ave.

609-822-LOVE

Comfort food with beach lunches and vegeterian options. Affordable. $

Malelani Cafe

5205 Atlantic Ave.

609-822-5007

A taste of South Africa with great paninis and coffee. A welcoming atmosphere. Affordable. $

Red Room Cafe

141 N. Dorset Ave.

609-822-1067

A BYO with some of the most incredibly unique Italian food at the shore. Not your typical “red sauce and baked ziti” joint. The fettucine rubino is nearly impossible to beat. Standard. $$

Sack O’ Subs

5217 Ventnor Ave.

609-823-2552

Local fixture since 1969. Additional locations in Absecon, Atlantic City and Ocean City. Affordable. $

Sage

5206 Atlantic Ave.

609-823-211

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An inventive Italian menu in a fine-dining arena makes Sage just as good, if not superior, to chef Lisa Savage’s former Savaradio’s in Linwood. Standard. $$

Sophie’s

5000 Boardwalk

609-822-2210

Popular downbeach breakfast and lunch spot with creative dinner options. Standard. $$

Yama Japanese Restaurant

5305 Atlantic Ave.

609-822-8007

Awesome sushi and service. Standard. $$

Vineland

Dakota Prime Steak House and Sushi

2216 W. Landis Ave. and Route 55

856-692-0468

Specializing in prime cuts of meat and the best sushi around. Standard. $$

Landis Pig Roast

623 E. Landis Ave.

856-691-8980

The pig rules here, but also have pasta and seafood specials. $$

Maplewood III

200 N. Delsea Drive

856-692-2011

Daily dinner and early-bird specials. Standard. $$

Red Lobster

3849 S. Delsea Drive

856-825-9600

The classic chain you’ve come to know and love. Standard. $$

The Wildwoods

The Bayview

8100 Bayview Drive

Wildwood Crest

609-522-1287

Classic food, classic taste. Standard. $$

Boathouse Restaurant

506 W. Rio Grande Ave.

Wildwood

609-729-5301

Try the surf and turf. Standard. $$.

Coastal Blue Oceanside Grille

9701 Atlantic Ave.

Diamond Beach

609-224-1124

Simple, but amazing oceanside dining. Standard. $$

Dog Tooth Bar and Grill

100 E. Taylor Ave.

609-522-8383

Large portions and a variety of delicious American pub fare make up the menu here. Affordable. $

DongSin

101 W. Rio Grande Ave.

609-846-0888

Traditional Japanese fare with a twist. Affordable. $

Gia

3800 Pacific Ave.

Wildwood

609-729-5959

Everyone’s favorite veal, chicken and seafood dishes. Standard. $$

Jersey Girl Drinks and Dining

Corner of Schellenger and Atlantic avenues

609-523-1800

Contemporary American cuisine focusing on meat and seafood. Affordable. $

Joe’s Fish Co. at Morey’s Piers

2701 Boardwalk

Wildwood

609-522-3900

Offering “contemporary Boardwalk fare” in the vein of pizza, seafood and Curley’s fries. Standard. $$

Juan Pablo’s

Garfield and Pacific avenues

Wildwood

609-729-6500

A corner bar that doubles as a Mexican restaurant with delicious entrees and crayons for the kids. Standard. $$

La Piazza Cucina Italiano

4600 Pacific Ave.

Wildwood

609-522-8300

Hot Italian food, live music and family atmosphere. Standard. $$

Lighthouse Pointe

5101 Shawcrest Road

Wildwood

609-522-SHIP

Food is great and the dining room is big enough for large groups. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

Marie Nicole’s

9510 Pacific Ave.

Wildwood Crest

609-522-5425

One of the first “gourmet” restaurants to succeed in Wildwood area. Standard. $$

Neil’s Steak and Chowder House

222 E. Schellenger Ave.

Wildwood

609-522-5226

Never a disappointment. Standard. $$.

Owen’s Pub

119 E. 17th Ave.

609-729-7290

Comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Affordable. $

Pasta Pesto Italian Grill

3810 Atlantic Ave.

609-522-6272

Specializing in all types of pizza and pasta. Standard. $$

Rick’s Seafood

435 W. Spruce Ave.

609-729-9443 or

609-729-9445

Casual seafood, soups, sandwiches and fried platters. Standard. $$

Sofia Pizza

3001 Pacific Ave.

609-770-7420

Great pizza and other Italian dishes with live music on Saturday nights. Affordable. $

Sunset Bay

400 W. Spruce Ave.

North Wildwood

609-523-0411

Tropical meets traditional in this gem of a shore restaurant. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

The Establishment at 100

100 Olde New Jersey Ave.

North Wildwood

609-523-8100.

A casual upscale restaurant with a strong emphasis on farm-to-fork cooking. Standard. $$

The Waves Restaurant

3401-102 New Jersey Ave.

Wildwood

609-600-2958

A great breakfat spot with the fluffiest pancakes around and sandwiches large enough to satisfy Dagwood Bumstead. Affordable. $

Tony Luke’s

6200 New Jersey Ave.

Wildwood Crest

215-551-5725

A South Philly staple comes to the Wildwoods and offers its tried-and-true fare, including roast pork, cutlets and, of course, cheesesteaks. Affordable. $

Tucker’s

Wildwood and Atlantic avenues

Wildwood

609-846-1110

Happy Hour and daily specials a must. Affordable. $

Two Mile Inn & Crab House

Ocean Drive

Wildwood Crest

609-522-1341

Fresh seafood. Outside Tiki Bar a big draw, as well. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant

588 West Rio Grande Ave

609-522-4189

Menu of broiled/ fried seafood combinations. Standard. $$. Seasonal.

Woodbine

Dionysus Restaurant

538 Washington Ave.

609-861-5803

Large portions of delicious Italian cuisine. Standard. $$

Soprano’s Pizzeria

Route 550

Corner of Dehirsch and Heilprin

609-861-3663

Delicious pasta dishes. Affordable. $

Surf Dog Bar & Grill

1563 Deshirsh Ave.

609-427-6011

Great bar fare, plus awesome BBQ and seafood options. Outdoor seating and live entertainment seasonally. Standard. $$

2016 graduate of Ramapo College. Interned at SDC Journal, a quarterly publication for members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Editor-in-Chief for the Ramapo News, 2015-2016.