There’s a Rita’s and a Haagen-Dazs on South Street, but our favorite place for frozen dessert is Big Gay. Sure it’s a chain from New York, but their soft serve is incredible, and we’re especially fans of the Salty Pimp. It’s caramel-filled vanilla swirl on a cone, covered with pretzel pieces and dipped into a chocolate shell. There are other great options as well, like ice cream sandwiches and sundaes, but the Salty Pimp is what you should get on your first trip here.
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Tattooed Mom is a perfectly weird bar on South Street that’s covered in street art and does things like craft nights.
Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street is like going on a little trip to Germany, with a big beer hall, sausages, and schnitzel.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
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OB-CO’s in Toms River makes the best donuts around. Come here for breakfast, a snack, or if you want something sweet after a long day at the beach.
Kohr’s Frozen Custard: The Original
No walk along the Seaside Heights boardwalk is complete without some frozen custard from Kohr’s.
Everything at Mueller’s Bakery in Bay Head is excellent, but their coffee cake might be the best down the Shore.
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Ice cream sandwiches and a rotating list of seasonal flavors make Weckerly’s one of the best scoop shops in town.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ve had the best cannoli of your life, you haven’t been to Termini Brothers Bakery.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shop
Head to Little Baby on Frankford for ice cream (they also have non-dairy options) after grabbing a slice at Pizza Brain next door.
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