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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“LBI, as Long Beach Island is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“The service is great, sit in the bar it is a lot more fun and you can still order full dinners. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great on the go eats, Cold brew, espresso, and assortment of fresh cooked entrees. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Mud City has been serving fresh seafood for 20 years in the area. They are the quintessential seafood house with offerings ranging from blue claw crabs to fresh fish; they are known for their Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Also, they provide options for non-seafood lovers, such as a filet mignon, roasted chicken and a few others. They do not take reservations nor call-ahead seating. There is an outside patio, where you can order apps and drinks while you wait. It is a BYOB restaurant with the pleasure of offering a limited bar menu, too. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Raimondo's is a great place for fine dining Italian cuisine if you are looking to stay on the island for dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Happiest of hours is Happy Hour! From 3-6 in the bar area, you can order discounted raw clams and oysters along with some of the best wings! Be sure to grab a cold beer or delicious cocktail, as well, to compliment your grub. Their main menu has some great options, too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Must go to the famous Scojo's! It's open all year round and the owners are amazing people. The food is delicious and the breakfast is definitely my favorite. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food but long waits. Either order takeout or put your name in and grab a drink across the street at the Porthole. BYOB”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar and live music for all ages. Typical shore bar. Please DO NOT drink and drive. Take the free shuttle! Police are very strict and usually outside the bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great little market in Surf City on LBI. Been on the island for 25 years. Open til 9PM in summer. Plus they deliver if needed! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Outstanding Asian cuisine including sushi. Best hot 'n sour soup on the Island. Great place for dinner or take-away. Phone in the order and by the time you drive there it's ready to go! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Large sports bar and restaurant. Friendly, but somewhat loud atmosphere. Many TV screens with sports.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Best pork roll egg and cheese - recommend calling ahead and picking up. Line can be out the door ”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good place to listen to a local live band, check their website, surfcityhotel.com”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ellow Fin, $$$$, formal dining, BYOB, best on LBI, need rev. in advance [26th & Blvd, Surf City], not kid friendly”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“The only Butcher shop you need. Get there after lunch and before dinner or expect a wait. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The service is great, sit in the bar it is a lot more fun and you can still order full dinners. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great on the go eats, Cold brew, espresso, and assortment of fresh cooked entrees. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mud City has been serving fresh seafood for 20 years in the area. They are the quintessential seafood house with offerings ranging from blue claw crabs to fresh fish; they are known for their Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Also, they provide options for non-seafood lovers, such as a filet mignon, roasted chicken and a few others. They do not take reservations nor call-ahead seating. There is an outside patio, where you can order apps and drinks while you wait. It is a BYOB restaurant with the pleasure of offering a limited bar menu, too. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Raimondo's is a great place for fine dining Italian cuisine if you are looking to stay on the island for dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Happiest of hours is Happy Hour! From 3-6 in the bar area, you can order discounted raw clams and oysters along with some of the best wings! Be sure to grab a cold beer or delicious cocktail, as well, to compliment your grub. Their main menu has some great options, too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Must go to the famous Scojo's! It's open all year round and the owners are amazing people. The food is delicious and the breakfast is definitely my favorite. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food but long waits. Either order takeout or put your name in and grab a drink across the street at the Porthole. BYOB”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar and live music for all ages. Typical shore bar. Please DO NOT drink and drive. Take the free shuttle! Police are very strict and usually outside the bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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