My wife and I drove down to Sea Isle City to try Carmens - we heard some pretty good things about it. Maybe it was the off hour (2pm) or maybe it was the day and date (Friday, Sept. 7) but I gotta say...."meh" is the only good thing we can say about it ; and a low "meh" at that. When we got there we were the only folks in the place. Maybe we got the second string wait staff but it was almost like we were doing them a favor. For a place that touts its seafood we found the menu sparse ( unless you like burgers, etc). We had 1/2 pound of shrimp as a starter and it was ok. I ordered the fried clams and got fried oysters. My wife ordered the soft shell crab sandwich, and got....nothing. They were out of soft shell crabs. So she ordered a veggie burger instead. We had to constantly wave over the waitress for extra napkins, more lemonade, etc. Like they were swamped with folks. Prices were ok.
Seems like a lot of competing places in the area. Maybe one of those next time
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