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Restaurant Revue BEACH HAVEN

Tuckers Tavern

A mainstay on Long Beach Island fires on all cylinders – scene, setting, service and, especially, its wide-ranging yet well-edited menu. After, pop in for a scoop at another worthy island stalwart, Skipper Dipper.

Heavy Hitters 06-05-23

It was an especially fine-eating couple of weeks, so this quintet gets an extra pat on the back for emerging triumphant. Make sure to catch ’em while you can.

A Cheese That Doesn’t Stand Alone

Ingredient inspiration goes nutty, creamy, sour, bitter, peppery – and maybe more, in a dish starring escarole, lemon and a new Garden State Pecorino Romano from Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley.

Restaurant Revue HIGHLANDS

L’Acquario Seafood Italiano

Straddling The Sandbox, a bar true to its name at Seastreak Beach, is a small food truck pod with varying vendors. Whether you’re debarking from one of the ferry service’s boats or coming off Sandy Hook, check to see if this seafooder-on-wheels is docked.

Restaurant Revue SANDYSTON

Hainesville General Store

Food – and good food, to boot – is the focus at a thoroughly modern reincarnation of an old-school concept.

A Samaha Salad

Garden State romaine is the foundation of a produce-packed toss you can keep simple or ramp up as desired.

David Felton, Wonder

The newest inductee into TPW’s elite chefs-pick-chefs club of top toques in the Garden State has left his distinguished mark on some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed restaurants. Today, he’s also one of the anointed at Wonder, a food-tech enterprise looking to revolutionize dining.

Restaurant Revue WHERE IT’S SUMMER

Now In-Season

Get out your personal dine card and start making a list of where you want to eat this summer. We’re sharing our initial picks with you – and we’ll share lots more as the season meanders its way to leaf-peeping time.

Different Drumsticks

… and other dishes that beat out the usual prospects on a holiday weekend that kicks off the good ol’ summertime.


Atlantic Offshore Fishery

The wide-ranging menu at this Shore destination may seem unwieldy, but one unifying factor elevates it above its peers: quality seafood.

Fried & New 05-22-23

Some things fried and some things brand new steal the spotlight and top the charts of good eats for the two weeks just past.

Cacio e Pepe

Splendid as is or given the zing of something extra, this pasta-of-the-moment is ready to partner with the salads of spring.


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