The Grilled Cheese and Crabcake Company is truly a hidden gem at the Jersey Shore. Located in Somers Point, it’s a short drive from Ocean City but easily can be overlooked because of its location in a more residential area. It definitely is well worth going to though! It’s a small restaurant but, when you step inside you feel like you are at the shore with beach decor and a laid back vibe. It’s a great place to bring a big group of friends and stuff your faces!! Also note it is BYOB so feel free to bring your own!
At first look at the menu, it’s easy to tell this is not going to be just your typical shore restaurant though. Chef and owner Steve Novak created a really innovative menu that is sure to please everyone! With several years working in the restaurant business, it is clear that he really knows how to cook and created such a unique and innovative menu. Recently, the popular Food Network TV show Diners, Drive-in’s, and Dives came to check out the restaurant and it will be airing sometime in the near future!
The menu items range from as simple as a regular grilled cheese and for those who are more daring, the angry crab melt is a crowd favorite. We got to try a little bit of everything and loved all of it! Our starter was a cream of crab soup which was so creamy and delicious. We also tried some crabby bacon fries and they were so addicting! The french fries were topped with the creamy crab soup, bacon, and old bay spice. It was a perfect combination and a great alternative to cheese fries. Of course we are always open to trying more, so we got the deep fried pickles as well. They came with a spicy ranch dipping sauce that was really tasty.
A new item on their menu is tacos and a few options are offered. We decided on the bangkok tacos and were so happy with our choice! A choice of meat is offered so we tried the pork belly. It also included pickled carrots and radishes, red cabbage, red onion, cucumbers, cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro, and an amazing Thai chili sauce! It all tasted so fresh and delicious.
We always like to be a little daring at times so when the angry crab melt was suggested to us, we knew that we had to try it! The angry crab melt is definitely not for everyone. It consists of grilled crab cake, monteray cheese, tomato, jalapenos, and sriracha spiced tartar sauce. It tasted really good but it sure is spicy! For those who aren’t as brave, there is also the regular crab melt without the spiciness (also Guy Fieri’s favorite!).
Our favorite item on the menu though definitely was the mac and cheeseburger. It combines some favorite comfort foods to create one epic burger consisting of mac and cheese, a burger, bacon, tomato, and fancy sauce. We were so full at this point but still enjoyed every bite! Another great thing about the restaurant is that they change up the menu seasonally. While they do keep some of the crowd favorites, they make sure they are always keeping their customers happy with new items to try. It’s definitely worth going to and getting a variety of menu items to share with friends.
The price point is pretty reasonable and they offer many specials on their Facebook page as well. We loved our meal and definitely plan on visiting again. The menu is just so unique and offers such fresh, tasty food that doesn’t compare to any other places in the area. The Grilled Cheese and Crabcake Company is one restaurant that shouldn’t be missed at the Jersey Shore! Make sure you check out their website, here and like their page on Facebook for the latest deals! We loved it and will definitely be back in the near future, hope to see you there! Bon Apetit!