3 Foods I’m Going To Stuff In My Face This Summer In Sea Isle City
Summer only arrives on Wednesday, and I already have plans to stuff 3 foods in my face this summer in Sea Isle City, NJ! Sea Isle is my choice of shore town in New Jersey, might not be your 1st choice and that is ok! All the shore towns have something for everyone, no judgment from me. When I head down the shore for the week I know that at some point I’m stuffing my talky hole with these 3 few food items no matter what.
1. Steak Out Home Fries
I will do whatever it takes to avoid sitting in shore traffic. The car(s) is(are) packed the night before and we get on the road early. I try to be on, or near, the Garden State Parkway by 9:30a. When you’ve got 3 kids traveling with you the pain of sitting in traffic is magnified tenfold. To help us kill time before we’re able to get into our house with go get some breakfast. It was only a few years ago I discovered the home fries from Steak Out, and they just hit different. It’s probably because they’re basically french fry cubes on the side of your breakfast. It’s not the usual shredded potato home fries. I’ve gotten them the first morning we get into Sea Isle for the last 5 years, and 2023 isn’t going to change that. **Cash Only**
2. Berardi Bros. Cheesesteak with Cooper Sharp
The building that Berardi Bros occupies had been a constant stop-in when my friends and I did an entire summer in a small apartment across the street. At the time it was a place called Welshie’s (RIP) and their buffalo chicken cheesesteak, followed by a nap on the beach could cure any type of hangover. After Welshie’s was gone it took a while for something new to take hold, but I think something is there that is going to last. The Cooper Sharp cheesesteak from Berardi Bros comes on a seeded roll and is so big you might want to have a partner when eating it. If you’re solo you might be able to make two meals out of it.
3. Maryanne Pastry Shoppe Donuts
My wife’s Uncle Sean is usually the person in the house up early enough to go for a walk that he can get to Maryanne’s before the line is around the corner. I might be taking over that role this year since my 8-month-old daughter likes to begin her mornings at about 5:15a. To be safe that she doesn’t start crying, and wake the rest of the house I’ll be the one going out for the sunrise walk and trying to beat the line at Maryanne’s. The donuts are simple and delicious. I’ve never not enjoyed a donut from here when in Sea Isle.
There are some really great mom-and-pop food places throughout Sea Isle City, NJ. I would recommend many of them to visitors, and could even narrow it down to specific items on the menu. Maybe that’s a post I’ll do soon. Even though I do hit up those spots, none of them are guaranteed the way the three listed above are. Every. Single. Trip.