#SCBDReview: Dorcas of Bayhead, a Jersey Shore Classic

scbdreviewDorcas-so good it really doesn’t need any social media, but I couldn’t resist
beautiful weather so, my companion and I decided to check out one of the local craft fairs. So many to choose from, but Bay Head won out for us today. After walking through the arts and crafts from various New Jersey vendors we decided to walk along the small downtown area. It just happened to be lunch time so we wandered over to Dorcas of Bay Head. We were thinking of eating outside, but as we walked up to the hostess we noticed the last outdoor table was occupied. She smiled and told us the inside was available, so we were shown inside, right up the stairs.

-1Even though it was badly damaged by Super Storm Sandy, Dorcas retains the quaint antique local style it had before the storm. The menu includes classic comfort foods as well inventive items. I chose the tuna melt, which was more than your average tuna melt. It came with a Jersey tomato slice, bacon and homemade chips; did I say how delicious it was? My companion had the breakfast bowl, which really doesn’t sound like much, but it was plenty. The menu that it had corned beef hash topped with eggs and asparagus, but it was much more. The corned beef hash was actually roasted potatoes and shredded corned beef. Wow, what a winner.

-2They serve breakfast, lunch and then a dinner where the menu changes daily. We know we will be back for dinner. While Dorcas is closing for the season on November 1, our waitress told us that the plan for next year is to begin staying open for the whole year. So, although I am writing this review now, we’ll have to bring it back next year, too. Oh,yeah, did I say we’ll be back for dinner then, too? We will.

Dorcas of Bay Head
58 Bridge Ave
Bay Head, NJ 08742
(732) 899-9365

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