Don’t let the fact that there are almost as many Rook Coffee outposts along the Shore as there are lighthouses be a turn-off. Just appreciate the fact that the best coffee shop on the coast has found a way to set up about a dozen shops from Holmdel to Point Pleasant. No doubt ensuring there is one close enough to shock your sunburned, barbecued, and beer-fueled body back into normalcy with its New Orleans-style cold brew.
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Frankie’s Bar & Grill
Frankie’s in Point Pleasant makes the best burgers down the shore, and maybe in all of New Jersey.
Hoffman’s Ice Cream & Yogurt
Hoffman’s makes the best ice cream in Spring Lake with more than 40 different flavors.
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