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Best Jersey Shore Cheap Eats

As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but 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 our selections for the best cheap eats in Jersey Shore.


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...

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...

Fins Tropicali Cuisine California
120 Main St.
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Get “beached” at Fins with its “TropiCali” fare offered for eat in, take out or for beach delivery. More...

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

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

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