Unique Eats at the Jersey Shore

Sky-high amusements. 130 miles of beautiful beaches. Casinos. The Jersey Shore is known for a lot of things, and iconic boardwalk fare is at the top of the list. Take a bite of these oceanfront favorites on your next visit.

Tornado Potatoes – This is no ordinary spud. One bite into this giant, spiral-sliced, skewered and fried giant potato and it’ll be your new go-to snack. Sized to share at about 18 to 26 inches long, this twisted tater goes by many names including chipstix at JiLLy’s French Fry Factory on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Gigantic Pizza Slices – It sure is hard to resist the allure of a cheesy, tomato-y slice of pizza too big for one paper plate to handle. Find these big-as-your-head slices served piping hot on most boardwalks in New Jersey. Kudos to 3 Brother’s Pizza on the Seaside Heights boardwalk for making one of the tastiest. 

Deep-Fried OreosOne of the sweetest treats under the sun is none other than the cookie you grew up with battered and fried into an amazing concoction of chocolate and crunchy goodness. Find them in seaside eateries including Curly’s Fries in Ocean City. Try the fresh-squeezed lemonade there too.

Dole Whip – The beloved frozen pineapple treat that gets top marks from Disney parks fans is on a boardwalk near you. Created by Dole Food Company in 1986, this soft-serve dairy-free frozen dessert is simply delish. Try it served in a fresh pineapple at The Chillin Pineapple on the Wildwood Boardwalk.

Pizza in a Cone – Find this unique eat at Kono Pizza at the far end of the Wildwood Boardwalk. It’s as amazing as it sounds – and just what you think – a tasty pizza dough cone served hot and filled with melted cheese, tomato sauce and your choice of toppings – from pepperoni to buffalo chicken. 

Funnel Cake – While not new to most New Jerseyans, not everyone has had the pleasure of digging into this latticework of deep-fried dough covered in powdered sugar. Get some LoPresti’s Pizza & Grill on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – featured on The Food Network as the best funnel cake at the Jersey Shore. 

Hungry for more? Get a forkful of New Jersey’s fresh culinary scene at VisitNJ.org. From casual bites enjoyed alfresco to award-winning fine dining, you’ll find it all. Access your free official travel guide too.