The best kept secret for the LBI Foodies is the first place you pass coming over the bridge…

The Quelle
$-$$ | BAR | NR | CASH
2500 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 494-6910‎

This on-the-water, indoor-outdoor, dockside-roofdeck, bayside bar amongst bars is THE place to go on any day after April. The Quelle is one of the few bar/restaurants accessible by boat in the area, and makes for a perfect lunch stop. It is also just a great excuse to take a boat trip, if you ever need one. Pull your boat, wave runner, kayak (safer), or raft (much safer) right up to the dock. Be prepared to never want to leave. With dockside and roofdeck seating, the views are endless. Too breezy for you outside? Sit at the partially enclosed bar… it still has open window views of the bay.

The beer selection is fantastic (see Dutchman’s),  but instead of serving you popcorn, they serve you chips and salsa. Great salsa by the way. Again…chips and salsa does not sound very German… but are we going to argue? Nein!

The outdoor menu has your standard bar fare, raw bar (good oysters), fried chicken, jumbo shrimp and authentic German pretzels. We suggest the seared tuna skewers. It is a lighter fare at the Quelle but we’re pretty sure you can get the heavy brats there too.

Now grab a beverage, walk up to the roof deck, have a chip & salsa, order some tuna skewers and take a picture with your phone. Text that picture to anyone on the mainland or up north. They will be very jealous.

Note: make sure you have cash on you. The Quelle is cash-only and the ATM there charges a fee/might be out of order. Oh and if there’s still a small brown, leathery looking bag hanging behind the bar… ask the bartender what it is. You’ll think he’s full of bull.

We wouldn’t touch it.

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