Too often, restaurants down the Jersey Shore take advantage of a captive audience and the result can be less-than-stellar food. But when a shore restaurant nails it, the results are a sublimely specific combination of no-nonsense service, simple, spot-on food, and lovingly worn-in environs that any Jersey boy or girl has grown to appreciate.
These 26 restaurants are absolutely essential to the Jersey Shore. From footlong hot dogs in Long Branch to bright red lobsters in Cape May, these are the places it would be hard to imagine the area without.
Note: This is an updated map originally published in 2017.Read More