Quick Bite

Bum Rogers Crabhouse

The Bum Rogers Crabhouse was renovated post-Sandy and draws a crowd for its steamed hardshell crabs, complete with ear of corn, potatoes and wooden mallet.

2207 Southwest Central Avenue
Seaside Park, 732-830-2770

Hours:  Mon–Sun, 11:30 am-2 am

Price: $$

Style: After Sandy pummeled this popular if dive-y timeworn bar, new owners bought and renovated it. The dining room, perfect for families, has lots of large tables and elbow room. Watch a game or dance to live music in the bar.

Don’t Miss: Baltimore-style hard-shell crabs, steamed in beer with Old Bay seasoning. A pot of about 10 crabs comes with half an ear of corn and a side of red potatoes for $28.99. Grab a wooden mallet and have at those hard shells. The restaurant thoughtfully places a roll of paper towels on each table. In addition to the just-out-of-the-ocean seafood, Bum Rogers also offers plenty of other dishes such as charbroiled NY strip steak, basil margarita pizza, chicken parmesan sandwich and prime rib.

Heads Up: The restaurant at times seems understaffed, and service can be slow. Plan a visit for when you’re not in a hurry.

The Scoop: Beer and live music are as integral to the Bum Rogers experience as the crabs and other seafood. To broaden the appeal, Monday is $14.99 Prime Rib Night, and Wednesday is Kids’ Night, when children under age 12 eat for free. Wednesday is also Beat the Clock Night. Starting at 8 pm, there is no cover charge, drafts are 50 cents, and the fan favorite, Fireball, a cinnamon whiskey shot, is $3.

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Seafood
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