Quaker Steak and Lube
1036 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Brick
Hours: Sun–Thurs, 11 am to 1 am; Fri and Sat, 11 am to 2 am.
Style: High-energy, high-decibel sports bar and restaurant draws a crowd no matter the game. The enormous bar is popular with singles. In the dining, you’ll find couples, families with young kids, people of all ages.
Don’t Miss: Kick off your meal with shared appetizers like onion rings ($9.49), chipotle barbecue chicken quesadilla ($9.99) and a Philly cheesesteak flat bread ($5.99). Sandwiches are reliable: you can’t go wrong with the pulled pork ($9.49) or the cheesesteak ($9.99). A bit lighter, the boneless wing salad ($9.99) delivers chicken tenders on a bed of greens with carrots, celery and crumbled blue cheese. A full rack of baby back ribs ($19.99) or the Revved-Up ribeye ($17.99) will satisfy big appetites.
Heads Up: The number one attraction is the wings. Choose from more than 20 sauces, including parmesan pepper, Asian sesame and zesty garlic. They range from soothing to schorching and beyond. Sign a waiver releasing Quaker Steak from liability and you’re welcome to try Triple Atomic, which promises “Guts, Glory, Pain!”
The Scoop: There are 45 Quaker Steaks around the nation, this is the only outpost in New Jersey. The memorabilia-filled space offers up a riot of scenery (count all 50 states’ license plates scattered about, for instance, if the game gets dull) in a convenient location near shopping and movies.