This little gem of a restaurant is only open for a few months out of the year making it an extra special treat when it first opens. Lucky for us, it is also within walking distance of our house.

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Two nights a week, the Boondock’s has a special deal. Two lobsters, corn on the cob and potatoes for 24.95. Every now and again, my daughter and I will saunter over, cold bottle of wine in hand, and spend the better part of an evening, catching up while devouring those lobsters. That there is a killer view of the Navesink River, well that is a huge bonus.

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Growing up on Long Island, summer is all about the beach, boating and seafood. I was lucky enough to have a friend who’s mother was scandalized to learn that I did not know how to eat a lobster properly. She taught me well and now I have passed on that knowledge to my daughter and everyone else who has shown timidity when faced with the prospect of ripping into a lobster.

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When all is said and done, it is the moments we share with friends and loved ones that are remembered. Looking at lobster with a bit of humor, Dave Barry quipped, “All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears – of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club and the words “some assembly required”.”

Let’s not fear the lobsters, they are after all delicious.


  1. jessica matier (@AW2SL)

    Hi Susan, this place looks awesome and you can’t beat that price. John and I will definitely be heading over there soon. I just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I’ve been sharing your post on social media! I can’t seem to tag you on Facebook. Talk to you soon!

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