NJ Seafood Shacks

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2008/08/23 15:17:16 (permalink)

NJ Seafood Shacks

Looking for your suggestions on seafood shacks in/around New Jersey. We would enjoy places where you might be able to put your feet in the sand, or near water, but not a requirement. They can range from being a very casual, reasonable and bare-bones take-out window to locations that may have some type of outdoor seating or counter service. Need not be 5-star, but I don't think edible food would be asking much. Well, maybe? Thanks.
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    leethebard
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/08/23 15:39:33 (permalink)
    Spikes in Point pleasant...a whole-in- the- wall known for Superior seafood...right off 35 before the Brielle Bridge...go a few hundred yards...right there on the water...You might have to wait to get in...it's a very small place...recently written up by the Munchmobile people of the Star Ledger!! Ithink it is the perfect definition for seafood shack!!!
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    dick smith
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/08/28 04:50:44 (permalink)

    keyport fishery, keyport nj, takeout only. been there 50 years.
    the best scallops you will find. take across the street and enjoy on the water.
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/09/15 16:25:35 (permalink)
    Try the Oyster Creek Inn in Leeds Point (just east of Smithville) - sit in the screened in Bill's Crab Room, overlooking the bay and the Atlantic City skyline. They have succulent steamed lobsters, fresh Jersey corn, steamed blue claws, and cold beer - great way to spend an afternoon!
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/10/06 17:47:16 (permalink)
    Too bad the Seafood Shack near the Sussex Turnpike isn't still around.

    I haven't encountered anything worth noting in Northern NJ, but Southern NJ is rife with seafood joints.
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/12/26 15:34:33 (permalink)
    Smitty's in Somers Point is one of my favorites.  They have a great outdoor Clam Bar that is located right next to the bay.  You get to watch your clams being schucked while boats are docking right next to you.  Its an amazing experience. 

    I would suggest their New England Chowder and the daily special with the white wine sauce are my personal favorites.

    Real cheap and BYOB are a big plus too!
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/12/27 12:36:34 (permalink)
    Capt Murdock

    Smitty's in Somers Point is one of my favorites.  They have a great outdoor Clam Bar that is located right next to the bay.  You get to watch your clams being schucked while boats are docking right next to you.  Its an amazing experience. 

    I would suggest their New England Chowder and the daily special with the white wine sauce are my personal favorites.

    Real cheap and BYOB are a big plus too!

     
    Any chance they have fried clams with bellies?

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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/12/27 12:50:17 (permalink)
    Red's in Point Pleasant is good also.  you can get the shack experience while eating on th edeck, but they also have a more upscale part for finer dining.
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2008/12/31 15:57:34 (permalink)
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    Any chance they have fried clams with bellies?

    I've only had their fried clams once and they were sans bellies but since they make them fresh I would suggest giving them a call to see if they could do it.  Based on the friendly experiences I've had there my guess would be that they would.
     

     
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2009/01/08 18:01:00 (permalink)
    I'll 2nd the Keyport Fishery as my favorite. And the Oyster Creek Inn is certainly good too, and in one of the most remote locations on the Jersey Shore.
     
    Another place I like a whole lot is the Blue Claw Crab Eatery, far away from the shore on Rt 130 in Burlington: http://www.crabeatery.com/

    And finally, I miss the recently departed Chippery, less than a mile away from me in the decidedly non-seafood oriented town of Fanwood.

    My one experience with both Spike's and Red's was not good.
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2009/01/08 19:15:13 (permalink)
    Allens Clam Bar in New Gretna  down route 9 , a bit of the beaten track, is a place to remember..rustic to the extreme , still the place exudes of comfy vibe...most importantly though the food is tops and pure joisey shore...warning-If I recall correctly they used to close for winter
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2009/01/08 19:15:53 (permalink)
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    RE: NJ Seafood Shacks 2009/01/19 08:37:29 (permalink)
    I think Allen's Clam Bar is open all year, but I know for a fact that Smitty's is closed for the winter.  I passed there the other day and the parking lot is full of hauled boats.  The real name for Smitty's is The Clam Bar at Smith's Marina.
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