of the Pine Barrens and the towns and villages surrounding them are
real people. No pretense, just fun! From the Pinelands Cultural
Society, which presents local talent every Saturday night in the form
of Country and blue-grass music, to the local "hot spots", be prepared
For the best "award-winning" wings, great sandwiches, and a fun & friendly staff, be sure to visit
12 miles from Tuckerton; 12 miles
from Egg Harbor City.
10 minutes from Batso.
LIGHTHOUSE TAVERN Route 9, Waretown - a local watering hole that
just happens to have great food and generous but reasonably priced
drinks! Besides excellent food, specializing in steaks and
seafood, the Lighthouse offers shuffleboard, pool tables, darts,
video games, and NTN. Sports are
a focal point on the many flat screen TV's scattered throughout
the bar. Don't forget to stop in on Thursdays when "Harry
Karaoke" is in town!
Route 9, Forked River - another local favorite, always jammed after
work and on weekends. Caff's is primarily a restaurant featuring
prime ribs, but their pasta dishes are not to be missed. However,
my visits there are for the great bar pies and atmosphere.
Lots of tv's are about, tuned to either sports or NTN. The
clientele is mixed so no one ever feels out of place. This
is a place where you can take the kids for a good meal or get out
for a night of fun, and on weekends hear some great live music.
INN, East Lacey Road - nightlife here is great fun in the Summer,
and then it's at its best from 5:00 to 9:00 or so on weekends when
the outdoor waterfront bar is in full swing. Folks come by land
and by sea to hear local groups performing, grab a snack and have
a cool beverage. The Captain's Inn is a fun place to people-watch
and boat-watch. The off-season crowd here is great too, with
a fire roaring in the lounge, where easy-listening entertainment
is provided on weekends. .The dress is casual.
Sweetwater Casino, in the heart of the Pine Barrens on the Mullica
River, was a popular night spot in its day. However, this landmark burned to the ground in June of 2008. We all miss Sweetwater...see photos of Sweetwater before the fire.
Good food at the Lower Bank Tavern. Billy Boy's 4 Mile Tavern
(Rt 72, Chatsworth) features a family horseshoe night. Hedger House
Pub reopening; has a magnificent bar with music and horseshoes.
Two top chefs at Half Way House (Mayo's) in Chatsworth are drawing
a lot of folks. Woodshed has best Chicken Cheesesteaks and soups!
Green Bank Inn speciality is Chili. Matt's (seasonal) on the Mullica
in Green Bank has top hoagies and river deck. (Courtesy of JOE SHAY)
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