I am just back from a week long vacation in Sea Isle City, New Jersey! If you aren't familiar with this wonderful ocean side town, you are really missing something!!! It is family friendly, but still has quite a nightlife to offer.
With great restaurants, many new ones since we were there last 3 years ago, and a nice selections of rides for the kids and bars for the grownups it's got something for everybody. There are even some free concerts in the town square! The beaches are not so vast that you can't see the ocean, but there is always room.
The most genius of the new restaurants (I use that term loosely in this case) is Drifters. Here you can get sliders, funnel cakes, French fries, deep fried Oreos, ice cream, kids favorites, or even strings for your guitar! Open until the wee hours of the night/morning, they cater to the after bar crowd and they have just what hits the spot after a few cocktails!!!
The nicest surprise we had was when we decided to go to La Fontana Coast for dinner!!! This elegant BYOB at 50th and Landis is fantastic! It rivals any of the top restaurants in Philadelphia (think the Palm, the Ritz Carlton, the Four Seasons). The Crab Bisque was phenomenal!!! Outstanding!!! Just over the top good!!! The service, well if it were any better they would be getting us things BEFORE we wanted them!!!
The old standbys that are always good are still so, The Lobster Loft had some great specials that were reasonably priced and delicious, and Braca's is still delightful! They have added some sidewalk tables out front which is a great option in nicer weather. Given that both are walking distance to our condo, they are always favorites of ours.
Until next year Sea Isle! I did record the sites and sounds of the ocean on my cell phone for those days when I need a little boost!!!