At some point, you’ll likely be a part of someone’s first visit to the Jersey Shore. Naturally, they’ll want to experience “the boardwalk” and there’s a chance that boardwalk will be in Seaside Heights. Skip the 64 oz. lemonade and fried Oreos and head to Midway, the center-of-the-boardwalk cheesesteak stand. It’s not fancy, it’s barely scenic, but it is definitely iconic for its colorful exterior, open-air grills with rows of grilling steak, piles of peppers and onions, and massive cups of salty french fries. This far north of Philadelphia, you won’t do better than Midway.
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The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
High Street On Market
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Hoffman’s Ice Cream & Yogurt
Hoffman’s makes the best ice cream in Spring Lake with more than 40 different flavors.
Point Lobster Co.
Besides supplying lobster to most of New Jersey, Point Lobster Co. in Point Pleasant makes one of the best lobster rolls in the state.
Rook Coffee is the perfect place to bring yourself back to life before a day at the beach in Long Branch.
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