I'm updating this thread as an update on Maruca's. My wife and I made our annual Daytrip last week to the Seaside Heights boardwalk and Maruca's in particular.
After the fire last fall Maruca's had to relocate for the 2nd time in 2 years (first after Sandy, now after the fire).
They are now located as part of JRs bar, still on the Boardwalk, just a block or so away from before.
It's a slightly different set up. They still have a "slice" window up front, with a few outdoor tables to the side, but if you want a sit-down-inside whole pizza you have to do that in the dining room of the bar, with waitress service. Not a big deal, it really just adds the cost of a tip to the meal. The dining area is pleasant enough and certainly a step up from the cramped and stuffy dining area in the original location. It also means you now can get beer wine or booze with your pizza if you want. The prices seem to be about the same as the past few years, i.e. no increase due to the somewhat better surroundings.
Bottom line, and the main thing, the pizza is just as good as ever, still one of the best in Jersey.
PS: Most businesses on the Boardwalk have reopened, some in new locations, but there still is about a 2 block stretch at the south end where the rubble has been cleared, the boardwalk rebuilt, but still totally vacant. Also, for a nice day during the last week of August, the Boardwalk seemed noticeably less busy, so I don't know they are doing overall.
post edited by ken8038 - 2014/09/02 08:24:43