If you ever have the pleasure of going to the jersey shore you have to make time to go to The Old Causeway in Manahawkin NJ. Right off 72 on your way into LBI it sits right there by itself only accompanied by its younger uglier brother Mud City Crab House. As you enter you walk right into a cool bar area with lots of tables for socializing and waiting. And you’ll enjoy that area if you go on a weekend cause there will defiantly be a wait. Once sat you’ll get taken to the dinning area which has a good industrial old time shore vibe with thick wood tables and thin metal chairs.
But enough about the interior the most important part is the food. They’ve got oysters, steaks, sandwiches and lots of bar food. The main item on their two sided menu has to be their wings. A great starting point for 10$ you get ten wings. They are the perfect mix between dry rub and sauce. Great mix between crispy and juicey. They have a good peppery carmelized taste that you can’t quite figure out but gets you hooked on your first bite. For my entree I got the steakhouse burger 14$. Medium rare burger with avacado, fried egg, bacon, cheese, chipotle ketchup all on Texas toast. Are you drooling yet? The cold avacado mixed with the warm burger just makes everything melt in our mouth. The burger didn’t have a ton of flavor but you don’t wanna over do it with everything else supporting it. The bacon was a little to smokey for my liking. But all the cheese made up for that. The one thing that really makes the meal for me has to be the side of fries. Shoestring fries with Parmesan and parsley. Any place where Parmesan fries aren’t extra and actually come with your meal are doing something right in my book.
Overall the atmosphere, the prices and the food all make The Old Causeway one of the prime spots to eat in south jersey. In my opinion the wings have a chance to be the best wings in New Jersey. Next time I’ll have to either check out their happy hour for half price wings or their Sunday brunch with chicken and waffles. Or defiantly have to check out the lobster roll! 9.5/10 grub points