RE: Pete & Elda's and Vic's at Jersey Shore
It depends are what you're looking for. Both Pete & Elda's and Vics serve very good pizza. Both are bars, a completely different dining experience than Maruca's.
Pete & Elda's serves the thinnest crust I've ever had, almost like a cracker.The main thing I don't like about the place is that it's very smoky. It's also usually much more crowded than Vics.
Vic is more of an old line Italian restaurant, although it also has a bar. The pizza is thin crust, but not as thin as Pete & Elda's.
However, for what it's worth, Maruca's is probably my favorite pizza in all of Jersey. For years I resisted recommendations to go there (How good could it be? If it's on the Boadwalk, it's a tourist trap) Finally was dragged there a few years by relatives and I ate my words, along with several slices of pizza. Been there several times since. ---Ken