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food, pastas and veal. Daily (Apr–Oct), 5–10 PM.
$$$. AX, MC, V. G I
The Washington Inn 801 Washington St, Cape
May (609-884-5697). New American cuisine,
featuring asparagus salad with lemon vinaigrette,
veal chops and Cape May scallops. Daily (May–
September), 5–10 PM. $$$. AX, MC, V, D. X I
Tisha’s Fine Dining 322 Washington St, Cape
May (609-884-9119). American cuisine, featuring
steaks, fresh seafood and unique sauces. D—daily
(Apr 1–Oct 31), 5–10 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. BYO X I
Union Park Dining Room 727 Beach Ave,
Cape May (609-884-8811). New American cuisine,
featuring South African lobster and rack of lamb.
Daily, 5: 30 PM–close. $$/$$$. AX, MC, V. BYO I
Brunch, Sun, 9: 30 AM–1: 30 PM. $$$. AX, D, MC, V.
Coach Room 59 W Broad St, Bridgeton (856-451-
0041). Casual American cuisine featuring salad and
dessert bars. L—Mon–Sat, 11 AM–2: 30 PM. D—Mon–
Sat, 4–10 PM; Sun, 3–9 PM. $$
Andrea Trattoria 1883 Harding Highway, Newfield
(856-697-8400). Classic Italian cuisine, featuring
chicken parmigiana, veal Valdostano, Mediterranean
sea bass. Tues–Fri, 11: 30 AM–2: 30 PM. D—Tues–Sat,
5–10 PM, Sun, 3–8 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. BYO.
Barcelona Bistro 126 South Broadway, Pitman
(856-270-2352). Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine,
featuring garlic soup, rack of lamb and branzino.
Tues–Thurs, 11: 30 AM– 9 PM; Fri and Sat, 11: 30
AM– 10 PM; Sun, 2–8 PM. $$$. AX, D, DC, MC, V.
BYO. (★½ 3/13)
Blueplate 47 Main St, Mullica Hill (856-478-
2112). New American cuisine, featuring bacon-egg-and-cheese quesadillas, risotto and pan-seared crab cakes. Mon–Sat, 6 AM– 9 PM; Sun, 7
AM– 4 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. BYO.
Luna Rossa Biagio Lamberti 3210 Rt 42,
Turnersville (856-728-4505). Italian cuisine, featuring
fried calamari and filet mignon. L—Tues–Sat, 11 AM– 10
PM. Sun, noon– 9 PM. AX, D, DC, MC, V. /$$$. BYO.
Tavro Thirteen 1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro
(856-467-8413). Contemporary American cuisine,
featuring swordfish, house-made pastas and lemon-olive oil cake. L—Mon–Fri, 11: 30 AM–2: 30 PM. D—Sun–
Thurs, 5–10 PM; Sat and Sun, 5–11 PM. Brunch—Sun,
10: 30 AM–2: 30 PM. $$$. AX, D, MC, V. G X (★★½ 5/13)
Telford Inn 145 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua (856-468-
0535). American cuisine, featuring seafood bisque,
potato-crusted salmon and New York strip steak. L—
Mon–Sat, 11: 30 AM– 4 PM. D—Mon–Thurs, 4–10 PM;
Fri and Sat, 4–11 PM; Sun, 2: 30–10 PM. Brunch—Sun,
9: 30 AM– 1 PM. $$. AX, D, DC, MC, V. G X I
Black Eyed Susans Café 7801 Long Beach
Blvd, Harvey Cedars (609-494-4990). New
American cuisine, featuring shrimp and grits, crab
cakes, grass-fed New York strip. Daily, 8 AM– 2 PM.
D—Sun–Thurs, 5–9: 30 PM; Fri and Sat, 5–10 PM.
$$. (★★★½ 8/11)
Grenville Hotel and Restaurant 345 Main
Ave, Rt 35, Bay Head (732-892-3100). American/
French cuisine, featuring avocado crab tower,
ahi tuna tartare and dayboat scallops. D—Tues–
Sat, 5–9: 30 PM. L—Wed–Sat, 11: 30 AM–2: 30 PM.
799 Route 70, Brick
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11: 30 AM
to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11: 30 AM to 2
AM. Sunday, 11: 30 AM to 11 PM.
Style: Perched above the Metedeconk River,
River Watch offers a surprising escape from
the bustling traffic just outside on Route 70.
The restaurant’s unique lighthouse-like shape
presents multiple views of the river and adja-
cent marina. Décor is mainly maritime; so is
the menu, but all food groups are represented.
Don’t Miss: You can make a meal of the
hearty appetizers. Two jumbo crab cakes
come with creole butter for $12; a nice por-
tion of steamed little necks in a saffron wine
sauce is the same price. Captain Nachos ($9)
and Bourbon Street chicken wings ($9) are
hard to resist. Entrée highlights include sweet
potato-crusted grouper with sweet Cajun
aioli ($22); roasted mahi mahi ($17); shrimp
and crab gumbo ($17); and lobster mac and
cheese ($18). Baby back ribs ($18), steaks and
pastas round out the options. Leave room for
splurge-worthy Bananas Foster ($6).
Heads Up: The spacious bar—with more
than 16 beers on tap—draws a lively crowd.
Local bands hold forth every Wednesday
The Scoop: River Watch was formerly the
Pilot House, a once-popular Shore establish-
ment. Taking over in November 2012, new
owners changed the name, enlivened the
menu and atmosphere—and have won a new
For more info, visit
MONTHLY "DAY TRIPS"
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to find our
Europa South Restaurant 521 Arnold Ave,
Point Pleasant Beach (732-295-1500). Spanish/
Portuguese cuisine. Entertainment Fri and Sat,
9–1: 30 AM. L—Mon–Sat, 11: 30 AM–2: 30 PM. D—
Mon–Sat, 4–10 PM; Sun, noon– 10 PM. $$. AX,MC,
DC, V. G X
Liberté Cruise and Dine Point Pleasant (732-
892-8894). French/Continental cuisine aboard a
classic yacht, featuring Peruvian ceviche of scallops and filet de boeuf. $$$. BYO I
Plantation Restaurant and Bar 7908 Long Beach
Blvd, Harvey Cedars (609-494-8191). Caribbean-Latin
cuisine. Sun–Thurs, 11: 30 AM–9: 30 PM; Fri and Sat,
11: 30 AM–10: 30 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. G X
J. G. Cook’s Riverview Inn 60 Main St,
Pennsville (856-678-3700). American cuisine, featuring clams casino, crab cakes and filet mignon.
Entertainment (Fri and Sat evenings). L—Wed–Sat,
11: 30 AM– 4 PM. D—Wed and Thurs, 4–10 PM; Fri
and Sat, 4–11 PM; Sun, 2–9 PM. $$. AX, D, MC, V. G
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