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Best Jersey Shore Cheap Eats

Where can you go for a good-quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of GAYOT's selections for the best cheap eats.

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood
1 First St.
Rumson, NJ 07760

Jersey Shore restaurant/bar draws many for its seafood-focused pub grub. More...

Bobby's Burger Palace Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Bobby Monmouth Mall
188 Rte. 35 S.
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Burgers fit for a king served at Bobby Flay’s “palace.” More...

Brass Rail Bar & Grill American
89 Rte. 79
Matawan, NJ 07747

A “locals” place pure and simple, with lots of American favorites at bargain prices. More...

Cake Bake & Roll Bakery
Quick Bite
Pier Village
52 Laird St.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
An all-day dining spot for a quick bite, a tempting sweet or just a good cup of coffee. More...

Groff’s Restaurant American
423 E. Magnolia Ave.
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Traditional American fare like Mom used to make. More...

Harvey Cedars Shellfish Company Seafood
Quick Bite
7904 Long Beach Blvd.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
Savor the fresh seafood in an ultra-casual beach shack setting on Long Beach Island. More...

Memphis Pig Out Barbecue
67 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Hickory-smoked Memphis-style barbecue served amidst kitschy pig toys, ornaments and figurines. More...

Navesink Fishery Seafood
A&P Shopping Center
1006 State Rte. 36
Middletown, NJ 07748
Locals love this strip mall fish store for backroom dining on fresh seafood. More...

Rivoli's Italian
781 Fischer Blvd.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Old-world Italian classics and Jersey Shore seafood dished up in big portions. More...

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