If you follow my Instagram you know one of my favorite restaurants nearby is Coastal Chaos located at 281 Princeton Avenue in Brick New Jersey, right next to Windward Beach State Park. Chaos has taken over what used to be Ryan Michael’s and if you saw my post before their opening you know the menu is completely different and so is the concept.
Coastal Chaos is the brain child of Chef/Owner Josh Barnhard and his father, Roger. They have teamed up with Executive Chef, Matthew Levine and have come up with an amazing menu. I don’t think I’ve ate something I didn’t like anytime I’ve dined there. I always leave full, refreshed and love what they are bringing to the table.
I highly recommend trying the specials when you are there. Chef Matt is always creative and looking to use seasonal ingredients in the most innovative way. It’s always hard for me to pick what to eat when I’m there but some of my faves are the Georgia Baby Backs, Triple C soup, Lucky Town clams, any of the risottos, The Maine Attraction (Lobster roll) and more! To make it better, everything is $10-20!
Dessert is also not to be missed, I highly recommend any of their bread puddings and signature Mrs. Butters rice pudding!
They are open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner and have breakfast on weekends which I also highly recommend stopping in for. Josh and his team are so passionate about the restaurant and both him and Matt are great at coming up with delish dishes that do not disapoint, ever!
Here’s to good food and memories, get your comfort food cravings now at Coastal Chaos!