Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sip a Local Craft Beer at The Avenue Cafe

February 18, 2014 by  
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A gem of an addition to Egg Harbor City eats, The Avenue Cafe has been impressing customers since it opened its doors in summer 2013. The mission here is to highlight the bounty of local food and beverage in a welcoming, pub-like atmosphere. The ever changing menu offers a handful of comfort food classics, like meatloaf and pot roast, as well as soups, house-made bread, and desserts. Customers rave that every dish is thoughtfully well executed with sophisticated taste, but the vibe is always casual and friendly.

The bar features a great craft beer selection, with all drafts produced within 100 miles. Whether you stop in for a full meal, small bite, or just a round of beer, The Avenue will impress. The restaurant frequently hosts live music, so follow the Facebook page for updates.

The Avenue Cafe
151 Philadelphia Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-6609

Maurizio’s: Pizza and Italian Fare in Mays Landing

February 12, 2014 by  
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Craving a huge, tasty pizza? If so, one great New Jersey spot might be Maurizio’s, where they make a tantalizing pizza, plus a bounty of other tasty Italian cuisine dishes.

Maurizio's signature gourmet pizzas include the Siciliana with grilled eggplant, plum tomato sauce, basil, & pecorino Romano cheese, and the Pizza Alla Strega with artichokes, ham, mushrooms, & roasted peppers. Panini sandwiches are served on homemade foccacia bread and feature a Chicken Soprano with breaded chicken cutlet, roasted peppers & fresh mozzarella, and a Veggie Panini with spinach, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms & eggplant. A bounteous selection of pasta dishes is also on the menu, along with seafood, veal and poultry fare.

Just a short drive away from Hamilton Greene, Maurizio's is open daily for lunch and dinner.

4215 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 645-0028

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Sugar Hill Sub & Deli Is a Favorite for Cheesesteaks

January 21, 2014 by  
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Before your next picnic, day at the shore, or outdoor adventure, swing by Sugar Hill Sub & Deli. This Mays Landing institution is known for miles around, and regulars drive out of their way for the delicious sandwiches here. If you are a cheesesteak fanatic, Sugar Hill's are a must-try for a tasty, albeit somewhat messy meal. Other favorites include the Italian and Dagwood subs. Customers find the prices fair for the large portions of quality meat and fresh bread. 

What's more, the deli sells a variety of side salads, as well as chips, sodas, and snacks, making this a one-stop shop when you are on the go. As a popular spot, Sugar Hill regularly has long lunch lines, so be prepared for a wait or call ahead for speedy service. Stop by the ATM on your way; Sugar Hill Sub & Deli is cash only.

Sugar Hill Sub & Deli
5445 Somers Point Road
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-0538

Expect a Quintessential Retro Diner Vibe at Harbor Diner

January 14, 2014 by  
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When you are in need of comfort food, head for the Harbor Diner. Since 1990, this Egg Harbor City institution has been family-owned and pleasing locals and visitors alike. With a 1950s-style chrome and neon exterior, Harbor Diner exudes a quintessential New Jersey diner vibe. Although it isn’t open 24 hours, you can order from a long menu from sun up to well past sun down. Choose from American classics like meatloaf, burgers, and milkshakes, as well as Greek favorites and daily specials. Breakfast is served all day.

Many customers stop en route to and from Atlantic City for the affordable prices and friendly service. Avoid filling up on large portions; the pastries and pie are all house-made. At the very least, be sure to take a slice to go.

Harbor Diner
613 White Horse Pike
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-0797

Johnny Rockets: Classic Burgers in Mays Landing

December 10, 2013 by  
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Classic all-American food served in a fun retro setting is what’s on the menu at Johnny Rockets. The menu includes a hearty selection of burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches.

Of course, you can’t have classic American fare without serving thick, creamy, hand-dipped milkshakes topped with a big whirl of whipped cream. The burger selection features hearty taste pleasers like the Original with shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, chopped onions, relish, pickle, mustard & mayonnaise, and the Route 66 with Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions & mayonnaise. Sandwich options include a Philly Cheese Steak, Grilled Cheese, Patty Melt and Tuna Melt. French Fries, Onion Rings and Sweet Potato Fries are among the sides. A tasty kid’s menu makes this the perfect spot for a family meal.

Just a short trip from Hamilton Greene in Mays Landing, Johnny Rockets is open every day.

Johnny Rockets
4403 Black Horse Pike St. #140A
Hamilton Mall
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 569-1500

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Sakura Japanese Steak & Seafood House: Dinner and a Show in Mays Landing

November 5, 2013 by  
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All your favorite Japanese fare is on the menu at Sakura Japanese Steak & Seafood House. This Mays Landing restaurant is split into two different sections: hibachi and sushi. Sit in the hibachi section for dinner and a show as the talented chefs grill your meal right in front of you. If you decide to sit in the dining room, you can watch the expert sushi chefs at work at the sushi bar.

Start your meal with a selection from the full bar. The Kani Salad is a great starter with imitation crab, panko bread crumbs, spring onions, and roe. The Yummy Roll is a popular specialty roll with shrimp tempura inside and spicy crab stick salad on top. Coming for hibachi? Choose between steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and more. Most meals come with miso soup, salad, fried rice, and an entree. Make sure you try the side of yum-yum sauce! 

Sakura Japanese Steak & Seafood House is a Mays Landing treat for enjoying dinner and a show!

Sakura Japanese Steak & Seafood House
4215 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 485-0071

Famous Dave’s BBQ: Tasty Barbecue in Mays Landing

October 15, 2013 by  
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Famous Dave's BBQ is a popular spot for barbecue in Mays Landing. This chain restaurant has locations all over the country including one near Hamilton Greene.

This is classic barbecue, with stuff like ribs, pulled pork, and barbecue chicken rounding out a menu of delightful favorites. If you'd like a sampler big enough for the family, order Dave's All American Feast for four to six people. This sampler comes with a full slab of ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, 1/2 pound of beef brisket, a whole roast chicken, cole slaw, fries, wilbur beans, and corn bread. (Smaller versions of the feast are available to feed one or two people.) Dave's offers a variety of sauces, ranging from sweet and mild to very hot. Regulars recommend the Pineapple Rage and the Devil's spit.

For such good food, the prices here are quite reasonable. Fast service rounds out the experience at this Mays Landing barbecue spot.

Famous Dave's BBQ
4215 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 569-9910

Italiano’s Maplewood II: Fresh Italian Fare in Mays Landing

September 23, 2013 by  
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After leaving Italiano's Maplewood II in Mays Landing, it's not uncommon to hear guests exclaim they've just eaten some of the best Italian food in the area. The self proclaimed "World's Best Spaghetti" likely won't disappoint: the homemade spaghetti sauce is perfectly made and tops delicious soft, tender housemade pasta. Everything here is made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Start with some of the fresh baked bread, house salad, and the calamari appetizer. The garlic bread and onion loaf are both worth trying. Craving some fresh seafood? Order the Joe's special with tons of seafood, pasta, and housemade sauce or stick with a classic, like Rigatoni and Sausage. The portions here are quite large, and there's likely enough for leftovers. You can pair your meal with a glass of wine or save room for a sweet dessert. Friendly service and a warm ambiance make this a popular spot for a special meal.

Italiano's Maplewood II
6126 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-1181

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Italian Fare in Egg Harbor Township

August 20, 2013 by  
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Haven't been to Carrabba's in a while? It might be time to try it again. This popular national chain has an outlet in Egg Harbor Township, just a short trip away from Hamilton Greene. The menu here features an array of tasty dishes, along with some interesting specials. For instance, if you dine in the bar, you can choose from five different appetizers, each priced reasonably at just $5. Visit on Mondays for a special three course dinner that's priced at just $12. Dine here frequently and it may make sense to join Carrabba's Amici Club, in which you'll be rewarded with special offers and invitations to stuff like cooking demos and wine tastings.

Of course, the main courses are the real highlight: the menu boasts delightful stuff like Rigatoni Matino and Cavatappi Bolognese, along with many other treats. Interested? Carrabba's in Egg Harbor Township is open Mondays through Thursdays from 4 til 10 p.m. and Fridays til 11 p.m. On Saturdays, the restaurant's open from 2 til 11 p.m.; Sundays: noon til 9 p.m.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
6725 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 407-2580

Jalapenos and Salads Company: Healthy Fare in Egg Harbor Township

August 13, 2013 by  
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At Egg Harbor Township's Jalapenos and Salads Company, you'll find fresh offerings in a setting that encourages you to pick your favorites. On the menu, you'll find wraps, tacos, salads, soups, and more. Some selections come pre-planned, like the Spinach Salad Wrap. But you're encouraged to customize things to suit your tastes, so feel free to hold the bacon and add things like Mandarin oranges. Innovative salad selections make it easy to pick a healthy option, and Jalapenos's array of shakes and parfaits let diners complement the veggies with some sweet fruits.

Jalapenos is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. til 9 p.m., and til 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Jalapenos and Salads Company
6725 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 646-3300

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