The Ark Pub and Eatery
Point Pleasant Beach
401 Route 35 North
Open: Daily, lunch and dinner (until 2 am)
Style: A longtime favorite with locals and summer visitors alike, the Ark (a bit like Noah’s) is no-frills but welcoming. Unlike the Biblical version, this one carries more than 100 beers.
The Scoop: Attractive happy hour prices (and marathon duration, 11 am to 6 pm), plus events like Wednesday karaoke and Thursday trivia, draw a young crowd to the bar, but the dining room is always family friendly.
The Menu: Burgers rule, including the Award (port wine cheddar, caramelized onions, honey barbecue sauce) and the Reuben (Swiss, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing). The battered-cod sandwich is thick and delicious. Try the chicken cheese-steak, slathered in provolone. Fresh, locally caught fish entrées are served broiled, grilled or blackened, with choice of sauces.
Heads Up: If you call ahead, the Ark offers “You catch it! We cook it!” Cole slaw and side included, $14.95. The restaurant proudly proclaims its lack of WiFi with the slogan: “Talk to each other.”Click here to leave a comment
Cuisine Type:American - Seafood - Steaks
Ambience:A longtime favorite with locals and summer visitors alike, the Ark (a bit like Noah’s) is no-frills but welcoming. Unlike the Biblical version, this one carries more than 100 beers.