Tag Archives: informal

This tag will show all restaurants that are informal in attire.

Woodies Too

Woodies Too is a great place for the kids with a big open seating area and lots of room. It’s pretty straight-foreward fare and we found the no-frills burgers and cheesesteaks to be the best bet. Shakes were yummy and service was friendly with everything cooked to order. We weren’t thrilled with the “mushy” fries and the wings weren’t nearly on par with the Chicken and the Egg. Now the wing thing might be because once you’ve had Chegg wings you can never go back to anything else… but I rarely leave food around and in this case I did.

  • Rating: ♥♥♥
  • Hours: 10am-? Sun-Tue Closed Mon
  • Phone: 609-492-1189
  • Website: Click here
  • Menu: Click here and in the binder

The Dockside Diner

The Dockside Diner is another nice and close location to bring the family for some diner chow! Dockside has a few more elaborate breakfast options than your standard diner and particularly good pancakes. The Cinnamon Bun French Toast is small but sweet and super yummy as is the Cinnamon Roll Pancake Special… My only complaint about the Dockside is that they do have a little bit of an ant problem. That may be par for the course on the island but this is the only place where I’ve seen ants on the table. If you’re ok dealing with that it’s worth it as the sweet breakfast options are great and my Eggs Benedict was very tasty.

  • Rating: ♥♥♥♥
  • Hours: 7am-2pm Daily
  • Phone: 609-492-8466
  • Website: Click here
  • Menu: Click here and in the binder


We haven’t yet tried too much at Panzone’s beyond pizza but the pizza has been by far the best we’ve had on the island. For whatever reason the pizza at California Pizza and Grill was too garlicky for us… as has been a number of other pizza selections on the island. Panzone’s was perfect for the kids and right by Fantasy Island so not too bad for a quick pick-up. Note there are 2 locations (Beach Haven and Surf City) so be sure you’re calling the Beach Haven one for a pick-up order!

  • Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Phone: 609-492-5103
  • Website: Click here
  • Menu: Click here and in the binder

Spray Beach! Bagel, Deli, and Grille

This is by far the closest place that you can go for breakfast and lunch food. The menu is not as large as the Dockside but they have good bagels and a small supply of muffins and baked goods. There is indoor and outdoor seating and you can get sandwiches, paninis, and hoagies as well.

  • Rating: ♥♥♥♥
  • Hours: 7am-7pm Daily
  • Phone: 609-492-6800
  • Website: N/A
  • Menu: In the binder


This is a great restaurant and tavern right in the middle of all the Beach Haven action.  It has a lot of seating and is family friendly. It will also let you buy wine and beer for take out later.

  • Rating: ♥♥♥♥
  • Hours: Daily for lunch and dinner
  • Phone: 609-492-1065
  • Website: Click here
  • Menu: Click here

California Grill & Pizza

So this was the first place we ate at post-Sandy when coming to check that everything was ok…. by far the best chowder I’ve ever had!!!