The Diving Horse is a BYO spot right on the main stretch of Dune, and it basically feels like you’re going over to your friend’s beach house - that is, if your friends cooked anything other than burgers. Like most other Shore restaurants, the focus here is on seafood, but they also have a smoked pork chop with a caramel glaze that’ll have you wishing you could put the entire restaurant in your pocket and bring it home with you for the winter. If you have a big enough group and call early enough, ask for one of the few patio tables out back when the weather’s nice. And since it’s right across the street from the Princeton, you already know where you’ll be ending your night afterward.
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