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As campers as camping lovers, you know there’s nothing quite like the smell of the campfire and grilling goodies such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, or even your very own catch-of-the-day.

No, there’s nothing else quite like it.

But, you are on vacation, aren’t you? And, with vacation comes at least one day and night completely off from the normal, everyday tasks you would tackle at home.

Just that one day, your “off” day, perhaps you want to go out to eat. You want someone else to cook for you, to serve you. You want to relax.

You want to go out to a nice meal with your family or friends, but you’re not exactly sure where to go.

No matter what your budget may be, or perhaps the type of food you’re in the mood for, our Sea Pirate staff has you covered with a host of options to whet your palette with.

Pizza – check.
Seafood – check.
Steakhouse – check.
Greek food – check.
Pub grub – check.
Breakfast – check.
Cocktails – check.
Burgers – check.
Sushi – check.

And we promise you that you won’t drive more than 10 miles in any direction to any of these meal destinations.

Ultimately, both your comfort and convenience are of the utmost importance to us.

As we go down the list of eating establishments, know that we take to heart what restaurants we endorse, and where we recommend our campers spend their time away from our grounds.

So, get your tummies ready and hungry on! Here is our list of Sea Pirate endorsed restaurant for your eating pleasure:

PIZZA:
Mama Maria’s – From pizza, to subs to chicken fingers and fries, you can’t go wrong with this charming West Creek establishment. If you want something quick, but you also want something quality, this is the place to go. Less than five minutes from our campground. See their menu by clicking here: http://www.mamamariasnj.com/menu.html
Naples Pizza – A southern Ocean County institution for decades, Naples has been a mainstay in Tuckerton since 1977. Bring the family to eat in, or use their app to place your order online – Naples has never disappointed. Of note – Friday and Saturday night in the summer can get very busy, so allow yourself enough time if you’re eating in, or taking to-go. See their menu by clicking here: http://www.naplespizzeria.net/

SEAFOOD:
Grapevine Restaurant – Another long established restaurant institution located in Tuckerton, the Grapevine is known for its delicious seafood and pasta specialties. Its new lounge off the bar area is also good for more casual dining – as well as entertainment. The Grapevine II, also located on the premises, offers sandwiches, pizza and other goodies to-go. They also deliver! Check out the Grapevine menu by clicking here: http://thegrapevinenj.com/the-grapevine-menu/

STEAKHOUSE:
The Old Causeway – If an authentic surf and turf meal is what you want, you get absolutely that and more at the Old Causeway. The burgers are nothing to scoff at either with fixins’ piled high, accompanied by parmesan cheese-sprinkled fries. Happy hour starts at 3 p.m. and star their awesome wings, clams and oysters. Weekly bands and entertainment is also scheduled throughout the summer. Of note – the OC fills up quickly and doesn’t take reservations. However, in our mind, it’s worth the wait every time! Check out their menu by clicking here: http://oldcauseway.com/main-menu-2/

GREEK FOOD:
Kostas Grille – Newly-opened in Tuckerton, this authentic Greek eatery leaves no stone – or grape leaf left unturned when it comes to their Mediterranean offerings. Chef Gus has brought his love of fresh food- especially when combining local, seasonal ingredients with home style, rustic recipes, you just can’ go wrong! Eat in with the family or take-out. Check out their menu by clicking here: http://www.kostasgrill.com/eat-in.html

PUB GRUB:
Calloway’s – Another mainstay located mere minutes from Sea Pirate, Calloway’s is a family favorite known for its relaxed atmosphere as well as its All-American food. Grab a great meal with the kiddos and then head outside to play miniature golf or watch them ride some of the rides of the onsite amusement park. Check out their menu by clicking here: http://www.callowaysrestaurant.com/
Doyle’s – A favorite local haunt, Doyle’s offers the typical bar menu turned up a notch. Saddle up to the bar or grab a high-top table with the family – their wings, burgers and fries are to die for! Watch your favorite sports team do battle on one of the large-screen TV’s as well. Check out their menu by clicking here: http://www.doylespourhouse.com/
Mystic Island Casino – Located in the Mystic Island section of Little Egg Harbor, Mystic Islands Casino offers you the opportunity to drop by for a cocktail, cold beer, or a glass of wine and enjoy their delicious appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. Experience Mystic Islands Casino and you will experience one of the best casual South Jersey restaurants. Check out their menu by clicking here: http://www.mysticislandscasino.com/menu.html

BREAKFAST:
Dockside Café – Set just off the Tuckerton Seaport, if breakfast (and lunch) is what you’re after, then the Dockside Café is a must-visit. Generous portions of all of your favorites in a charming setting overlooking the water. They also offer outdoor dining when the weather permits. You can check out their menu by clicking here: http://www.docksidecafenj.com/menu.html

SUSHI:
Element Restaurant – If you and your family have a hankering for sushi – but with options for burgers, fries, chicken and the like – then Element – located just up the road in Manahawkin – is your place! Grab a spot in the bar area or a booth in the dining room, the menu here is as eclectic as they come. You can check out their menu offerings by clicking here: http://element-restaurant.com/menus.php

Such a wide array of eating to do just minutes from Sea Pirate. Enjoy and have fun!

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