New Jersey

Joe’s Crab Shack in Eatontown, NJ

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I’ve eaten at quite a few of these chain restaurants, and maybe I’m just a sucker for crab…but I love them.    On Urbanspoon, I notice how there are quite a lot of complaints about service, but the service we received the night we dined with Joe’s was exemplary.  We had our food in a timely manner and our drinks were always full.

We both ordered a pot of mixed seafood, mine included Lobster.  It had this dry seasoning all over it that ended up in your mouth as you are cracking your crabs, and mixed with the juices.  It was cooked well, plentiful and delicious!

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New Jersey · Restaurants

25 Burgers in Bound Brook, NJ

I should be ashamed for waiting this long to write this review.  These burgers are the best I’ve had.  Or at least close.

We visited Bound Brook, NJ on business last year about this time.  This little restaurant has a catchy sign and the inside is a little small, but its perfect burger is worth the standing up.  We went around noon, so you can imagine how packed it was in there.

The burgers were so juicy and flavorful.  I tried to peek to see how they made them to recreate them at home, and I think I may have figured it out.  Looks like they cook it on the flat top, then cover with a steel bowl.  After a second, they lift up the bowl ever so slightly, and squeeze some water on the patty to keep it moist!  Whatever they do, they do it right.

Fries here are amazing, too.  Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.  They look like they are battered with a seasoning mix, as well.

Another caveat is that they have specialty burgers like pork, turkey, chicken (filets, not ground), veggie, bison, lamb and crab!

 

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