It seems like every place on LBI serves fried seafood - and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a sign in front of Wawa advertising a free 24-ounce soda with every pound of fried clams - but the best stuff is at Viking Fresh Off The Hook. Like Boulevard Clams and Pinky’s Shrimps, it has a staff who would bankrupt ABC if Jeopardy only asked questions about the ocean, and they serve seafood that you can literally watch come in off the docks in Viking Village. Our go-to here is scallops, but if you want to try everything, order the combo with five types of seafood, and eat it at a picnic table outside.
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