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Breakfast Is a Calling for the Chef at This Bayville Eatery

Ocean County spot steers clear of frills and fuss in favor of down-home, comfort-style cooking.

Chicken and waffles topped with warm syrup at Grits & Grace in Bayville
The Mother Clucker—chicken and waffles topped with warm syrup—at Grits & Grace in Bayville.

Grits & Grace in Bayville


Family owned and operated, this breakfast/lunch spot has homestyle farmhouse vibes. You’ll find no frills or fuss in the large dining room with staff that are all smiles and quick on their feet.


Chef Carlton Kramer and his wife, Cady, purchased the spot from his parents, who ran the popular C & G’s Country Kitchen. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Kramer found breakfast his true calling. The restaurant is named for the grit to overcome obstacles and the grace of getting it done. 

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Down-home, comfort-style cooking is in store. Try the Mother Clucker—chicken and waffles topped with warm syrup. Or have any of the breakfast ’wiches, like the Fat Carl—pork roll, bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs and extra cheese on a Kaiser roll. Grits are an obvious pick; for more than a side dish portion, dig into the Full of Grit Platter—pork roll, over-easy eggs, scallions and hot sauce piled atop cheddar grits. Lunch meals, such as the Double Fister, a mega sandwich melt made with corned beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing, are filling. Homemade soups and the popular sausage gravy with always-homemade biscuits are offered any time of day.


Take advantage of Early Bird menus Monday-Friday, 7-8:30 am, dine in or takeout. 

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Breakfast - Lunch
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