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Restaurant Revue


Point Lobster Co.

Sitting outside, salt-scented air revving up our appetites, we find more to the menu at this market-cum-restaurant in a popular Shore town than its namesake food.

Restaurant Revue Cape May

Exit Zero Filling Station

Indian spiced foods and cocktails share a home with diner staples – as well as reading materials, art and (working) gas pumps. Fill ’er up, in every way, at a one-stop with an unusual interplay of indispensables.

Restaurant Revue NEW GRETNA

Allen’s Clam Bar

Local, venerable, beloved: This seafood shack with strong ties to South Shore waters makes even non-fisherfolk do a “clam dance.”

Restaurant Revue HACKETTSTOWN

The Sizzle BBQ

Sitting pretty in one of the Garden State’s new downtown dining destinations is an Argentinian barbecue specialist that stands apart from the you-getta-lot palaces with lighter, updated options.



There’s tradition and invention, serious cooking and fanciful presentations at a wide-ranging Southeast Asian BYOB that spins the wheel of spice with mindful abandon.

Restaurant Revue New Brunswick

Dashen Ethiopian Cuisine

A veritable primer of essential foods from a country located in the Horn of Africa is found in the heart of a culinary hub.

Restaurant Revue Sea Bright

2nd Jetty

Catty-corner from the entrance to Sandy Hook is a seafood shack with a modern, high-toned menu that belies its indoor-outdoor, smell-the-salt-air style. No matter when you’re here, it’s the start of summer.

Lil Saigon

The spawn of a Garden State legend is doing crazy-good Vietnamese in a food hall. Praise be culinary genes.

Restaurant Revue SOMERVILLE

De Martino

A season-tipping menu, reimagined standards and broad scope of ingredients elevate a second-generation Latin-leaning restaurant to destination-dining stature.

Restaurant Revue SOMERS POINT


The Clam Bar at Smith’s Marina, widely known and loved as its nickname, Smitty’s, is the definition of a summertime seafood shack. May it serve clams and “Pink” and fried fish eternally and never, ever run out of the Thursday special.

Restaurant Revue New Brunswick


What’s the right night for an interlude of classic Vietnamese fare? Maybe spring rolls, a rice plate and pho? Any night.

Restaurant Revue Atlantic Highlands

Elsie’s Pickles

Remember when we said we “reserve the right to continue telling” at a future date the story of this pickle sandwich paradise in Haddon? Well, we’re doing just that today, with news of the impending opening of another Elsie’s in the town known as the Jewel of the Bayshore.


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