There’s a lot of boardwalks in New Jersey, which means there’s a lot of boardwalk food to choose from. Boardwalk food is a lot better than most people give it credit for. It’s there if you know where to look. Here are some of the must-try foods from New Jersey’s boardwalk for the next time you’re in the neighbourhood.
- Lime Ricky at Lime Ricky World
One reason boardwalk food gets a bad rep is a lot of is overpriced. Don’t spend so much on overpriced lemonade. Have a Lime Ricky instead. A Lime Ricky is lime with water and seltzer. Lime Ricky World has been around for over 50 years and has become a permanent fixture on the Wildwood boardwalk. You can also pick up a shake while you’re here, but we recommend starting out with a Lime Ricky and trying the best lemonade New Jersey has to offer.
- Soft Shell Crab Sandwich at Park Seafood
Park Seafood has had a troubled past to say the least. First they were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, then came the boardwalk fire in 2013. Now the place has opened up in Seaside Heights and the boardwalk is all the better for it. If you like fried seafood then you’ll love the soft shell crab sandwich on offer here.
- Roast Pork Sandwich at Jake’s Steaks
You might need to hunt around a little for Jake’s Steaks but it’s worth it. It’s tucked away inside a Curley’s Fries on Mariner’s Pier. Jake’s offers the best roast pork sandwich on the boardwalk. It’s a little on the expensive kind, but the kind of expensive where it’s worth it. Why not wash it down with a cool lemonade while you’re at it?
- Golden Fried Shrimp at Phillips Seafood Shack
Phillips Seafood Shack is another one of those places that you can walk right on by without realizing it. It’s tucked into the Pier at Caesars and is worth the trip. The menu here is basically a smaller version of the regular Phillips Seafood menu, but all the best things are still available. The crab cakes, clam strips, and lobster rolls are amazing, but the golden fried shrimp leads the charge. You get nine of the finest pieces of fried shrimp on top of a delicious bed of fries.
- Empanadas at Giovanna’s Goodies
If you’re looking for a Hispanic treat on the boardwalk then you should stop by Giovanna’s Goodies. The place offers grilled chicken, oven roasted pork, and tostones, among other delicious treats. The empanadas are the pick of the litter though. Try these crisp and delicious empanadas for yourself to see what all the fuss is about.
There’s an endless amount of food available on the boardwalks. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, then just keep looking. Until then, try some of the things on our list to get a good idea of where to start.