If you are looking for a great early bird meal at a great price, try Carmen's in Beach Haven. We have been to the restaurant three times this summer and have been consistently happy with the meals and service. This evening my husband and I went to the restaurant with five other family members, two of whom had already been to Carmen's several times. We arrived at 5:00 - the "Sunset Dinner" is offered from 4:30-6:00. The menu for the early dinner has four courses: Appetizer, Soup or Salad, Entree and Dessert. There are four choices for Appetizers: Bruschetta, Fried Calamari, Hummus or Guacamole. I had the Hummus which is served with five pita slices, a generous portion of delicious garlicky hummus, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and olives. I chose the creamed onion soup with mushrooms served with a parmesan chip - absolutely scrumptious! My husband had the fried calamari served with lemon and cocktail sauce - an ample portion. He also chose a soup - red pepper bisque. The salads (either Caesar or a mixed green salad) were very large. As an entree, I chose the chicken and shrimp. Two jumbo shrimp and a chicken breast were nestled on top of garlicky mashed potatoes. A sprig of asparagus, a carrot and a serving of bok choy and sprouts were placed artistically on top. Besides the beautiful presentation, the dish was delicious. My husband had a baked salmon dish and my aunt had crab cakes. They also enjoyed their meals. After this hearty meal, we had to choose a dessert. Either two chocolate chip crepes with fresh blueberries smothered in whipped cream or a nice serving of mango bread pudding. All of this food for a great price! My entree was $23, the crab cakes were $24 and another family member had linguine and clams which was $19. Everyone was impressed with how beautifully the dishes were presented as well as their great taste. If you are looking for a fantastic early meal at an equally fantastic price, try Carmen's. You won't be disappointed!
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