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Dining Around: Spike’s Fish Market & Seafood Restaurant

Spike’s Fish Market & Restaurant in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, is a casual, old-school seafood shanty that's been serving the Jersey Shore for 97 years.


Situated alongside the Manasquan River, near the Queen Mary party boat dock, Spike’s Fish Market & Restaurant has a cozy indoor dining room with a corner raw bar, as well as outdoor dining on a heated patio.


If you want to cook your fresh catch at home instead of enjoying a sit-down restaurant meal, the seafood market at Spike’s has you covered. From live lobsters and clams, to fresh fish and crab legs, you’ll find a delicious variety of off-the-boat seafood for sale at Spike’s.


During a dinner outing at Spike’s this past summer, I savored the slamming New England clam chowder, which is some of the best I've ever eaten. Do yourself a favor and size up to the bowl for an extra dollar ($8.95/bowl vs. $7.95/mug). You can always take home the leftovers if you don’t want to fill up on the whole bowl -- and you'll definitely want to save room for the seafood feast to come after appetizers and the soup course.




For my entrée, I chose the broiled stuffed shrimp ($25.95), a portion of six shrimp with a side of steamed vegetables and a small house salad. My dinner companion ordered the broiled seafood combination platter ($24.95), which had succulent shrimp, scallops, clams and flounder, alongside a baked potato with butter and sour cream. Nothing is ever fried at Spike’s.


Spike’s in Point Pleasant is BYOB. The restaurant is open year-round, seven days a week, with takeout available (call in your order first). The restaurant opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m. daily. Reservations are not accepted, so be prepared to wait upwards of 30 minutes or more for a table during peak summer season. The seafood market inside the restaurant opens at 9:00 a.m. daily.


Spike’s Fish Market & Restaurant

415 Broadway

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742-2615

732-295-9400

BYOB


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