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LobsterPalooza Every Thursday At The Columns

Calling all lobster lovers! The Columns bar and restaurant in Avon By The Sea, New Jersey, has its popular LobsterPalooza special every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

You get a 1.25-pound whole steamed lobster, plus vegetable of the day and choice of mashed potatoes, rice or French fries, for just $19.95.

In addition, live musical entertainment is provided by the Guns 4 Hire acoustic trio on Thursday nights starting at 6:00 p.m.

If you don't like the mess of cracking into a whole steamed lobster, try the Maine lobster rolls ($26.00) or surf-and-turf lobster rolls ($26.00) when dining at the Columns in Avon. If pasta is more your style, try the lobster ravioli ($28.00) with a light cognac lobster sauce and topped with fresh lobster meat.

The dinner menu at Columns has plenty of other seafood options, too, including shrimp cocktail, tuna tacos, fried calamari, bacon-wrapped scallops, surf and turf, and more.

Columns gets very crowded in the summer, especially on LobsterPalooza night, so it's best to get there early to get a table on the covered porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or a seat at the bar. Columns restaurant does not accept reservations.

Columns Bar and Restaurant

601 Ocean Avenue

Avon By The Sea, New Jersey 07717



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