Parker’s Garage is from the same people as Mud City, Old Causeway, and a few spots on this side of the bridge, and like all of those places, the food here is very heavy and very enjoyable. Start with lobster corn dogs or croquettes filled with New England clam chowder, and then get the biscuits and gravy, which is a big plate of fried oysters and andouille topped with creamy gravy and a biscuit the size of whatever paperback you’re planning on reading at the beach. What makes Parker’s different from those spots, and really from anywhere else on the island, is its space. The big, open-air dining room is right on the water in Beach Haven, and all of the tables inside, as well as on the dock outside, have sunset views over the water. Enjoy them with a date or group, while drinking, well, anything you want (it’s BYOB).
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