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Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, BYOB
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

1. Perfect CV-19 social distancing execution. Call or use the website, they call you when your order is ready for pickup, all packaged, ready to go. For the 30 seconds I spent inside picking up our order, everyone was masked, hand sanitizer available, et al....2. Perfect fries, OMG the fries - perfectly seasoned, and an over-sided portion. At them in the car as we drove away.. yummy heaven. 3. Perfect lobster roll - another perfectly executed, bit of heaven. Overstuffed, claw meat on top, just the way it should be. 4. The only less than perfect, perfection was the hush puppies. I think this recipe needs a bit of work. Too big so not enough crunch to the bite, limited flavor. I think there is something not quite right with their cornmeal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

So the restaurant is very worn and the help not the friendliest. It's a byob and you have to order, pay and tip up front. Then they will deliver the food. The fried pickles were delicious as were the fish and scallops. What put me...off is that the restaurant is dark, hate the wood paneling and seems messy.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

This place has all its standard stuff — fries, slaws, etc — but also has 3 “catches of the day”, depending on what is fresh that day. I loved the blackened Pollack I had, although I thought the fries were slightly over-done. The fried dough...with honey-butter was heavenly. I liked the presentation — all very simple, but clean and organized. You order and pay at the bar (no alcohol), and then collect your order when your name is called. Service was quick and helpful, but keep in mind you go to the bar — there is no wait-staff that comes to you. It’s quite dark inside, but it is all clean and taken good care of. Watch out for one of the tables that has quite a powerful air-con duct underneath it — chilly!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

Food and atmosphere are okay but ordering, paying and tipping at the bar {no alcohol} before you sit down and get your food is just odd, in my opinion. Definitely overpriced for what you eventually receive. My gumbo finally came when I was almost done...with my meal!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This place is not fancy on the outside. It looks like it should be on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. It is a bar with a dining area. However the food is really good! The crab cakes were delicious. My daughter enjoyed their fish tacos.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Good seafood, enjoyable. Seafood is fresh and great. Personal prefer crab cake. Wish can eat again in future.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a hole in the wall, walk too fast and you will miss it. Went there today after finding it on yelp. Walked in and greeted by wait staff, asking if it's out first time and gave us instructions on how it works. Self...serve location, you pay before you eat, you grab your own utensils, napkins, and sauces. Complimentary water on site. You can BYOB or you can buy the beverages they have inside. Food is good. I enjoyed the crab cakes, my friends enjoyed their salad and lobster rolls. The french fries are amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

With total respect, this place looks like a hole in the wall from the street. In fact, the interior is no great surprise either. What is surprising though is the flavor, quality, and preparation of their superb fresh seafood that it offers. The focus of...the menu is on three species of fresh fish. You can have them grilled, blackened, or fried as appropriate. I selected the grilled swordfish and it was absolutely spectacular. Everything about it – the flavor, the juiciness, the seasoning were all perfect. In fact, you would find none better elsewhere. The side dishes or nothing to write home about, and could use some improvement, although I might have had a better dinner if I had chosen to have my fish served over a salad rather than with fries, hush puppies, and coleslaw. So that is my recommendation – see what three fish us they have this day, decide if you want it to be blackened, grilled, or fried. And have it served over a salad. Enjoy their “fancy water” or BYPL, their cordial service, and their pleasant atmosphere. Like the folksy sign over the entrance says, you should eat here. At less than $20 including fancy water and tip, this may be one of the best dining bargains you ever come across. Tip: parking is available on the street and right around the corner at the entrance to the park.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for the first time after racing karts at RPM earlier. We’ve been to other (more trendy) seafood places in the area but this was way more our style. It has the feel of a classic dive bar but with the bonus of being...BYOB. Then there is the seafood... tons of super fresh options. 2 of our 3 were craving lobster rolls and #3 decided on the dogfish po boy. The buffalo shrimp bites were an excellent starter. Totally satisfied and will be back, for sure. Staff was super friendly and it was a pleasure to meet and speak with owner Torry.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s always thrilling to find a good restaurants but oh so much more satisfying when it’s in your backyard. Don’t be concern about the outer appearance because the food is the reason why you will go there. We decided to start with the polenta poppers...(a delicious combination of shrimp, grits, Andouille sausage & cheddar cheese). Although the 3 fresh daily catch features were quite enticing we went with the blackened scallops platter served with fries, jalapeño-honey hush puppies and jicama green apple coleslaw. The scallops were cooked just right and the hush puppies yummy with the sweet sauce. We also ordered the fried oysters which was also good but would have been better with a lighter breading. There were plenty of sauces to chose from. Our favorite sauce was the Thai chili aioli which we dipped our fries in. We enjoyed the relaxed casual vibe and will return to sample their other fares.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Whatever you eat that’ll be delicious. You can visit the place with your family comfortably. Place is kind of difficult to spot/find but worth it.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The food is actually pretty good, and the service is pretty good too. The reason its not getting 4 or 5 stars, is because the place if FILTHY! I mean revolting filthy. It needs to be pressure washed inside and out. Sticky tables, nasty floors....Just awful. Honestly not sure how it passes health inspections....More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Can’t judge from the outside. Food was very good and reasonably priced Menu was different then most restaurants with a nice seafood selection. Gumbo was fabulous. Staff were all very nice and eager to please.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Went with the family for lunch and sampled all the dishes between us. All were delicious. Staff is great. A real gem in Jersey City. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Food was great, very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Is like having dinner at a friends place. Will be back soon!!

Date of visit: February 2018
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