Our Weekends at the Jersey Shore returns
Summertime is coming… you’re going to be hanging at the Jersey Shore showing it love after Hurricane Sandy and the kids are going to get hungry.We want to help by sharing reviews from some of the best family restaurants at the Jersey Shore. After a long day at the beach or in the boat, you are going to want a restaurant that offers not just great food but an easy place to relax. The Oyster Creek Inn restaurant is one of those locations. Come by boat, come by car, either way works as the Oyster Creek Inn has free car parking and a dock you can pull your boat up to as well.
The Oyster Creek Inn survived Hurricane Sandy. After all, being in business for 75 years they weren’t going to let her take them out. My friends have raved about this place for ages. So we were delighted to check it ourselves and share with everyone how the Leeds Point restaurant was faring after Sandy. You can see pictures on the wall marking the historical event, but other than that the only trace of Sandy is the water line markers at the sushi bar and hostess station. Around the Oyster Creek Inn is other decor to take your mind off storms that have passed or difficult, tired children. You’ll all enjoy the lobsters and crabs hanging from the wall, the shark-bitten surfboard bench, or the Jersey Devil carved statue. On warmer days, you can unwind with a meal in the Crab Room or the outside decks.
After checking out the decor we settled in with our menus and ordered a little appetizer of EZ Peel Shrimp and salads while we decided on our meals. With 24 pieces of shrimp, I had enough to share with my boys.
My boys looked over the Oyster Creek Inn kid’s menu before deciding on hot dogs and fried flounder. Check out the affordable prices for kids. You can review the regular menu by clicking on Oyster Creek Inn menu.
My husband had Jail Island Salmon, a special, which he enjoyed. I wanted to try something different that I had never had so I ordered a dish with asparagus and Brie, Chef Scott’s Stuffed Salmon It was delicious. It was one of those meals where you want to stop yourself from eating because you are getting stuffed, but you can’t because it’s so good.
My boys enjoyed their meals. I have to say they were the perfect serving size for growing boys. It wasn’t too little food, but it also wasn’t so much that they left food on their plates.
With our plates clean, we moved onto dessert. The Oyster Creek Inn had a variety of dessert cakes and such to enjoy. We ordered the crème brûlée, banana cream pie, and chocolate-peanut butter cake. There was nothing left on the plates, so I’d say we all found them to be quite good.
The Oyster Creek Inn was a great option for our family’s dinner. The atmosphere was comfortable so the kids could be kids. It was also interesting enough to grab their attention. The kid’s menu was different from most, it had kids’ favorites like hot dogs and chicken but it also had fish allowing my son to try something different. While the food was great, I will say there was a bit of waiting time for the meal. To keep your kids busy while they wait bring quarters for the Pacman video game (near the bar) or bring coloring books with crayons. Or you can always take them out to look out at the great view while you wait for your food.
The restaurant is casual. No need to dress up. Come as you are. The kid’s meals started at $4 and adult entrees start at $11. For the month of May, take advantage of discounted appetizers on Tuesday and Wednesday to celebrate the restaurant’s 75th anniversary. On warmer days, don’t forget the Oyster Creek Inn offers outdoor seating.
Have you eaten at the Oyster Creek Inn?
If so, tell us your favorite meal. If not, make sure to visit them on your next trip to Atlantic County. Visit their site to learn more about the Oyster Creek Inn.
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Want to find more local family restaurants? Read our Family Restaurant Review series or visit our local Restaurant Directory.
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