The Sandy Shack, Brick NJ Restaurant Review – Restaurant.Com #ReviewCrew

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Frig empty, nothing defroster, not in the mood for canned, I decide I needed to get out of the house and treat myself to brunch – nothing fancy since I am alone. Remembering RESTAURANT.COM, “Best Deal. Every Meal.”, I search their site for locations near my neighborhood and head for The Sandy Shack. It’s a little place down the road and across the Drum Point Marina, relatively new, opened six months ago.

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Wow! This place reminds me of the delis of old – before the supermarkets, drive-thrus, and franchises squeezed mom & pop stores out. Prices are unbelievably reasonable (remembering this comes from a lady self described as frugal). Important: selections are many. More important: portions are generous. Most important: taste is delicious. This is no greasy spoon.

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I contemplate seriously both breakfast and lunch selections, so many old faves of mind that it boggles my mind. Waffles, pancakes, french toast, omelets, eggs; tuna, chicken, egg salads, burgers (beef as well as turkey); both hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, clubs; fresh homemade salads, soups even chili. Perhaps hot pastrami…perhaps cheese steak…perhaps Jersey pork roll, then I make up my mind.

Karen at the counter knows how to serve people. But better than that she knows how to serve food. She calls out “One Belly Buster (two fried eggs, cheese, ham, sausage patty, bacon, and pork roll on a kaiser) with a side on onion rings,” to husband Gordon. Minutes later the he appears with my order. Hot off the burner the aroma of the cooked smoky meats and melting choose tells me that Belly Buster is real Jersey fare.

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While noticing an ice machine, I mentally check LIKE. I select a lemonade-tea from the refrigerated water, soda, tea, juice, passing on available hot coffee, etc. No snacks – bagels, muffins, snacks, chips, pretzels, and fruit – this round. I head home.

Once on my back deck, I eat some Belly Buster. Now I know how it got its name. Too bad I cannot finish it. Too good to do anything else, I wrap up its leftovers…for a midnight refrigerator raid.

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The next morning I feel like Old Mother Hubbard with her bare cupboard. Famished, I return to The Sandy Shack. Daughter Bailey is at the counter. She indulges my conversation then rings up my everything bagel and cole slaw. Then, since this place is To Go Only, I head home and enjoy.

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Located at 515 Drum Point Road, Brick, New Jersey 08723, The Sandy Shack’s telephone number is 732-920-4466. Its hours are 6 A. M.-2 P. M. seven days a week. It accepts cash as well as most credit cards.

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20 comments

patricia Marsden September 21, 2015 - 12:10 pm

PJ’s, Brick, NJ

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) September 21, 2015 - 1:43 pm

I love me some onion rings! The food looks awesome there.

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Melissa Pezza September 21, 2015 - 2:01 pm

That looks like a great little place! I love small places like this. They always have the best food.

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Pam September 21, 2015 - 3:09 pm

Mmm, that Belly Buster looks really good! I love good ole delis like this.

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Kelly Hutchinson September 21, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Oh Em Gee that Belly Buster looks absolutely amazing! You can always find such great food at these little places!

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Catherine S September 21, 2015 - 5:19 pm

This looks like a great place to eat. All of the food looks yummy especially the Belly Buster.

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Jeanine September 21, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Looks like like a great little place. I always look for kind service and amazing food when it comes to places I frequent for a great quick little meal. Once I find those I generally stay!

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Liz Mays September 21, 2015 - 7:37 pm

This definitely sounds like it’s worth a visit! I’d love to try one of their Belly Busters.

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Stefany September 21, 2015 - 9:00 pm

I hope I get your way some day. I’m going to make you take me to some of these cool places. ha!

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Toni | BoulderLocavore September 21, 2015 - 9:06 pm

YUM! I love that sandwich. What a cute little place too. Good for you to get out solo and try someplace new; such a great find.

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Christie September 21, 2015 - 9:09 pm

Looks like my kind of local food. I’ll have to check this place out in NJ

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Veronica September 21, 2015 - 10:55 pm

I love to happen upon little places like these. they always have the best food and atmosphere

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Felicia September 21, 2015 - 11:04 pm

This looks delicious! Finding these little places are so much fun. Great service is always a fantastic thing to find.

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Kristi September 22, 2015 - 10:48 am

Looks like my kind of place. Love tiny off the beaten path places. Sometimes they are hard to find but when I do I make sure to post a review online so it can get a little more publicity.

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Theresa September 22, 2015 - 2:04 pm

It’s such a charming place to eat! I’d love to sample some of their cuisine!

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Rosey September 22, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Well that does look good. Thank you for sharing it. I am newish to the area I am in now, so we shall see what I find in terms of good eats on the quick. 🙂

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Travel Blogger September 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm

That sandwich looks huge! I love little joints like this. 🙂

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Candy September 22, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Wowzers this is a place I need to visit! I’m a total foodie so I love that you are a part of the Restaurant.com ReviewCrew!! Very cool!

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Amber C. September 23, 2015 - 9:49 am

YUMMY! I think some of the best food come from little shacks! Everything looks delicious!

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Chasing Joy September 28, 2015 - 5:06 pm

The belly buster sounds good. There is a Rib truck down the stree from my childhood home that is pretty good.

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