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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Hike around the lighthouse on pavement along the water, climb to the top and enjoy the view!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the best diners anywhere. This place has been featured on many TV programs. Great for breakfast and lunch, but be warned the lines can be long, so go early. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“Lots of sweet shops and sunset tours for hire...if you want to fish captains will take you out for half and full days”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“The 32 acre park was created in 1957. The main attraction is the lighthouse, which you can climb to the lightkeepers catwalk. From this lofty perch there are wonderful views of LBI, the Atlantic Ocean, Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Inlet and Island Beach State Park. Besides the lighthouse people come to the park to walk, birdwatch, learn about maritime history and fish.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Long time favorite for island guests, outdoor and indoor seating, full license for cocktails”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Always a good time on Saturday nights in the summer! All the locals and LBI-regulars go here for the live music and fun crowd.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“All of your essentials and more--no seafood though. For that you go to Viking Village or Blue Claw.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“My family owns it! Awesome seafood, great atmosphere to sit outside. Live music Monday and Wednesday nights. Call ahead! Try anything with scallops -- they're from across the street at Viking Village.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Street Address
“Kid friendly area with a lot of activities close by such as the beach, Viking Village, mini golf, the lighthouse and countless restaurants throughout the island.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Great coffee, tea, pastry and ice cream. Beat the crowds and get there early”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful collection of historical memorabilia housed in the former one room schoolhouse. Original fresnel lens from the Barnegat Lighthouse is on display and gardens behind the museum are blooming.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A very special boutique with fashionable women clothing, jewelry and accessories. Enjoy the new building devoted to artwork, very special!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of the best diners anywhere. This place has been featured on many TV programs. Great for breakfast and lunch, but be warned the lines can be long, so go early. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Long time favorite for island guests, outdoor and indoor seating, full license for cocktails”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Always a good time on Saturday nights in the summer! All the locals and LBI-regulars go here for the live music and fun crowd.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“My family owns it! Awesome seafood, great atmosphere to sit outside. Live music Monday and Wednesday nights. Call ahead! Try anything with scallops -- they're from across the street at Viking Village.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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