Check This Out…

Check This Out…

Check This Out…

I’ve heard people say, “Bar food is just bar food, nothing special.” I imagine these types of people are either drunk when they make these claims, or they don’t really pay attention to how good or bad the food is.

Have you ever been so hungry that you just scarf down a burger and fries without paying attention to whether it’s good or not? I may have done that once or twice in my life, but not anymore.

I searched the food pages on social media and asked folks to tell me where they go in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to get really good bar food.

Thanks to the followers of “What’s On Your Plate”, Jersey Food Warriors, and the” Wednesday Warriors” for all of their suggestions. You guys keep me going.

  • Stone Fire Grille - 226 Atlantic City Blvd, Beachwood, NJ 08722

    BJ’s opinion means a lot to me because she works with Harry Clayton on his food truck, Harry’s Smokin’ BBQ, and she clearly knows what’s good. She loves the SFG for their amazing Mac & Cheese. She rotates her mac and cheese choice of toppings too. She’ll get the Short Rib mac and cheese, the truffle mac and cheese, or the Buffalo chicken mac and cheese. She gives a thumbs up to the Poutine. Fries, cheese, and gravy…YES!!

    Stone Fire Grille

    Stone Fire Grille in Beachwood, NJ

  • Jack's Goal Line Stand - 149 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

    Thanks to Lawrence D from Wednesday Warriors, and Tom and Kevin from Jersey Food Warriors for choosing this humble establishment. Their wings are pretty legendary. Jumbo wings slow roasted and tossed with your favorite sauce. The photos posted make you want to lick the screen. Their homemade Mac & Cheese will make you giddy, it’s so darn delicious!

  • Miracle Pub - : 201 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08755

    I need to make sure you know about their famous Prime Rib Melt before I go any further.  Now I can talk about Gregg W. from JFW, Garrett C. and the countless others who suggested this place. Hey, they get my vote too.  The Pierogies & Kielbasa platter, and just about any burger you order from the Miracle is better than any bar down the road. This little dive bar is one of my favorite places to grab a bite and a cocktail or a frosty  bev.  bloody mary


    The Miracle Sports Pub & Packaged Goods - Toms River NJ - Miracle Sports Pub & Packaged Goods





  • Otto's Tavern - 845 W Park Ave, Ocean Township, NJ 07712

    When I lived in Ocean Twp. this was on Route 35 in a shopping center with several available store fronts. Now it’s in Cobblestone Village on W. Park Avenue and doing better than ever.  Beverly loves Happy Hour from 11:30am to 6:30pm. She loves their homemade chips with the lemon pepper seasoning, as well as their homemade chili.  Marcus goes for their ooey gooey cheese steak sandwiches.  Otto’s really is your friendly neighborhood tavern.


  • Anchor Inn - 400 Ocean Gate Ave, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740

    The first few people to suggest this place all said the bar pies are really good and the crust is crispy and delicious. They have really good specials and the steak is better than it should be for an old school bar.

    Anchor Inn - Ocean Gate, NJ

    Delivery & Pickup Options - 68 reviews and 20 photos of ANCHOR INN "The best pizza! This place is fun, used to live in O.G. and would go all the time for pizza, anti pasta and beer! Old school bar, feels like your back in 1960, but that's the charm of this place.




  • The Bar Room + Kitchen - 100 Norwood Ave, Deal, NJ 07723

    An old school neighborhood blue collar bar with locals on stools. Rachel & Isaac from JFW sing the praises of this modest little place with great folks and equally good food. After looking at the menu and the interior, I’ve come to the conclusion that this place serves more than just your basic burger. I saw a Roasted Beet Salad on the menu, along with a Stuffed Italian Artichoke. Hmmm… A place to grab a good burger and the option of tuna tacos seems like a good place to visit.The Bar


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  • River Rock Restaurant & Marina Bar - 1600 NJ-70, Brick Township, NJ 08724

    Indoor and outdoor eating and entertainment. We’ve been here many times over the last 25 plus years . It used to be called “Petersons.” Chuck the foodie’s  favorite thing to order is the  Filet Mignon Sliders and the Coconut Shrimp with the Pina Colada Sauce. His wife Meg always gets the Chicken Crunch Wrap with Boom Boom sauce. I’m partial to the Smokehouse Burger or if I’m out to dinner with friends, they have this Salmon with a sweet and spicy sauce that is dynamite.


  • D'Arcy's Tavern - 310 Main St, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

    Kelly T. says, this place has some unexpected items on the menu, such as Artichoke Fries, and of course things you might expect when it comes to good bar food. She highly recommends the Turkey Gobbler, a sandwich with all the trimmings. Never wait for Thanksgiving again when you can get the Turkey Gobbler at D’Arcy’s. Lots of farm to table options in a nice local setting.


  • Caffrey's - 440 US-9, Forked River, NJ 08731

    I love Caffrey’s! Thanks to Bruce K. and Linda S. for showing love to this great neighborhood bar and restaurant that came back stronger than ever after a fire took them down. There are many good things to eat here, but the soups are a must have in my book. Bruce wants to go face first into one of their homemade  Chicken Pot Pies, and Linda just loves the wings, the Cheese Steak Pizza, and Sushi, the Tuna Pepper Sushi is her favorite.

  • Bond Street Bar - 208 Bond St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Billy E.  chose this place on more than one occasion. Asbury Park has a lot of great places, and this is one of Billy’s top picks. Good cheese burgers, fish tacos, and lots of cold brews on tap at this hidden gem.


  • Shore House Tavern - : 2114 NJ-88, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

    Frank and the boys make this place one of the friendliest places to grab a cocktail and a meal. Start with the Cheese Steak Eggrolls and work your way down the menu.  The Ahi Tuna Nachos are fantastic, they’re one of my favorites. Faith likes the Fries with Beef and someone else mentioned the Drunken Chicken.

  • Mason's Bar & Grill - 400 Atlantic City Blvd, Beachwood, NJ 08722

    There’s a new neighborhood bar in town! Mason’s Bar & Grill is owned by a lovely young couple and they have the largest Bourbon menu in Ocean County!  Great lunch specials starting at $8.99. Stop by and say hi.



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