The autumn weather has been phenomenal in Sea Isle City this year, and that means the crowds of vacationers have lingered. If the weather is nice, the visitors will keep coming to town. Mike’s Seafood is rewarding those who continue to hang onto Indian Summer.
Mikes, a 106-year tradition in Sea Isle and mainstay of historic “Fish Alley”, was scheduled to close its Dock Restaurant for the season last weekend. Instead, owner Mike Monachetti announced the popular family-style restaurant will remain open one more weekend.
If that weren’t big enough incentive to visit, Mike’s will offer it’s famous All-You Can Eat Seafood Buffet on Friday and Saturday night. This seafood feast is an end-of-year celebration for the Dockside Restaurant and a thank-you to Mike’s customers. To have this special event repeated for an additional weekend is special indeed.
The seafood takeout store at Mike’s will remain open all winter. But this weekend is all about All-You-Can Eat. For $33.95, customers can avail themselves of unlimited plates of seafood specialties and bowls of New England clam chowder or lobster bisque.
“We have the Jersey Shore’s largest selection of fresh seafood,” Monachetti said.
Patrons can chose from U-peel shrimp, stone crab claws, Mussels Marinara, Mussels Bianca, devil’d clams and friend grouper fingers.
Also, Salmon Piccata, Alaska King Crab mac and cheese, friend stuffed shrimp, clams and linguini grilled grouper, seafood jambalaya, just to name a few items.
Mike’s sells outrageous numbers of clams over the course of a season. “Fourth of July weekend, we set a record and sold 72,000 little neck clams,” Mike said.
In addition to seafood entrees, the all-you-can eat event include chicken parm, fried chicken fingers, roasted peppers, baby red potatoes, rolls and butter.
Much of Mike’s seafood is locally caught, other items come from all over the east coast, the Gulf of Mexico and California.
“There is truly something for everybody,” he said.