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Chef Mike's ABG

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24th St & Central Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ 08752
+1 732-854-1588
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Toms River, New Jersey
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were six in our party. We were met by two very nice young ladies who took us to our table almost immediately. Our waitress, whose name escapes me, was pleasant, patient and attentive. We enjoyed the breadsticks, etc. that were placed on the table before dinner. We had two bottles of enjoyable McMinnville Pinot Noir. We ordered two fried... More 

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Northern NJ
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Food is excellent, they don't take reservations, at least not in the summer. Small bar and good cocktails. Pretty view of the ocean. If you sit outside in the summer BRING BUG SPRAY !! Also, be aware if you order steak, the waitress will ask if you want mushrooms, onions, etc.... Be prepared to be charged a la carte about... More 

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South River, New Jersey
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Chef Mike's ABG is located near the Island Beach State Park. This is real fine dining at its best. Please dress nice when going to this restaurant. This is a up scale restaurant. The staff is very friendly.

Thank 777scoop
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food at Chef Mike's is outstanding, as is the service. My husband ordered the Ahi Tuna, which was cooked to perfection, by his standards. I ordered Lamb Chops which were superb. This was not our first time at Chef Mike's AGB, nor will it be our last. We stay at the Island Beach Motor Lodge, so the restaurant is... More 

Thank Mary Anne B
manchester, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Chef Mikes is one of our families favorite restaurants! The food and service is always top notch. We go here for family celebrations and when we just want a great meal. My 6 year old raves about the calamari and has wanted to be a chef since her first visit, she actually got a gift card for Christmas last year... More 

Thank Kimberly P
Nutley, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and an ocean view to accompany. I highly recommend this jersey shore restaurant. From appetizer to dessert excellent cuisine. A must visit place

Thank Pjs5208
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mike's ABG is our favorite place for dinner. We typically like to go to the bar for a cocktail and watch the sunset out one widow and turn to look at the beach and waves out the other. Dinner at one of the tables overlooking the ocean is the perfect scene for your special dinner. The food is top shelf... More 

Thank Stallone1
Bedford, Virginia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is a pleasure to find a level of dining in a shore resort. Most restaurants are catering to the summer masses. ABG caters to the person that lives to eat, not just eats to love. The baked Lobster Tail was amazing.

Jersey City, New Jersey
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This restaurant has a great location because it looks out to the beach. The noise level was extremely loud the night we were there . The calamari appertizer was delicious, actually my favorite thing I ate. I found the Halibut encrusted with pistachios to be very greasy and taking away from a beautiful fish. All in all this establishment is... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We eaten here several times and have had a good experience each time. We like to spend the day at Island Beach state park and then stop here for dinner before the hour long trip back home. The place can be pretty crowded during the peak of the summer, but it is well worth the wait. This is one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24th St & Central Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ 08752
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Seaside Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-854-1588
"Bringing Sexy Food Back"Executive Chef Michael Jurusz Bio It’s been said that art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind. Following that credo to a culinary end, Executive Chef Mike Jurusz has channeled who he is, where he’s been and where he’s going onto the plates of thousands of satisfied customers in his 27 years in the industry - earning his rightful place as one of the most renowned chefs at the Jersey Shore and in the state. From his salad days at the Ocean County Vocational School to his appetizer courses that led to a degree from the acclaimed Johnson & Wales University, the Brick native was determined to create main courses that would both thrill and fill. His subsequent travels would take him all over the country, working for some of the most accomplished chefs and helping him refine a cuisine indigenous to himself which he likes to call Trans-Continental Fusion. Over the years, Chef Mike has transformed several New Jersey restaurants with his own inimitable style as a technician on a mission to serve up something memorable, winning numerous awards for innovative and whimsical dishes that perfectly weave the bold and the subtle, earning plenty of play on the air and in print with his charm and appeal, all while establishing a charitable reputation for delivering to those in need from behind the line. After a two-year absence, Chef Mike celebrates his return to the Atlantic Bar & Grill in South Seaside Park, where he created a gourmet destination well worthy of the trip - and the return. Now that he’s back, Chef Mike invites you to come experience the new ABG under his direction and convection - and to remind you that your plate will always be his canvas.

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