Everyone knows that setting a calendar reminder 28 days in advance is the only way to get a reservation at Pizzeria Beddia in Philly or Carbone in Manhattan, but you should also keep it in mind if you plan on eating at Black Eyed Susans in Harvey Cedars. This BYOB spot is constantly packed with people celebrating special occasions, like a kid’s completion of freshman year, or an anniversary (while their freshman kid raids their liquor cabinet back at the house). The reason this white tablecloth restaurant is constantly slammed is the seafood-focused American food, like doughy, charred gnocchi with big chunks of lobster, and tender tilefish over thick vichyssoise.
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The Chicken Or The Egg
The Chicken Or The Egg is a 24/7 diner on Long Beach Island that serves some truly great buffalo wings.
Stefano’s is a fine-dining, BYOB spot on Long Beach Island where you can get great Italian or seafood, or both.
Blue Water Cafe
Blue Water Cafe is a BYOB spot on Long Beach Island with good seafood and a fantastic burger topped with blue crab dip.
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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
When you want to eat a steak inside of a bank vault, go to Del Frisco’s.
Over Easy Breakfast Club
If you live in Fishtown, Over Easy Breakfast Club is where you should spend every Saturday or Sunday morning.
Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.
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Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon
If you want to eat overlooking the water on Long Beach Island, do it at Parker’s Garage in Beach Haven.
Tucker’s Tavern is a big bar and restaurant on Long Beach Island with $1 oysters during Happy Hour.
Black Whale Bar & Fishhouse
Black Whale is a good option during Happy Hour, when this Beach Haven spot offers $3 beers and $1 oysters.
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