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Weigh In - The Jersey Shore boardwalk
06/27/2010 - By Teja Anderson

Weigh In - The Jersey Shore boardwalk

What is your favorite game, ride, or thing to eat at the Jersey Shore boardwalk?


The long hot days of summer are stretched out before us and locals and tourist alike are heading to the Jersey Shore. While many of you head for the beaches or your boats, families, couples and singles usually take at least a few days of vacation time to visit one of our famous boardwalks from Keyport on down to Cape May. Living In Media found that almost all of you had favorite things to eat, drink and do when you arrived at one of these popular boardwalks: Point Pleasant, Ocean City, Seaside, Pier Village, Asbury Park and Atlantic City.
The Jersey Shore boardwalk. Just thinking about it brings a smile to young and old. Nostrils flared as you were asked to recall your favorite foods! Funnel cake absolutely topping the list, then boardwalk French fries (with vinegar), ice cream & waffles, pizza, hotdogs and saltwater taffy. Freshly squeezed lemonade was the only beverage of choice mentioned repeatedly to help wash down all that yummy comfort food.
If you were game players you liked the “Froggy Game,” Skiball/Skillball/Skeetball or the “Clown/Balloon/Water Gun/Squirting Game” - although not one of you were correct on the proper names for them! We had to look them up, and they are actually; “Frog Bog,” “Skee Ball” and “Clown Water-pistols,” in case you were wondering.
For rides; anything that spun or thrilled was popular whether it was the Himalaya at Point Pleasant or the Moby Dick ride in Keyport or a rollercoaster anywhere. Most adults claimed they only went on rides when they were younger, and now only because of their kids, but somehow we found the Bumper Cars were always packed with grownups. (No doubt getting rid of some of that pent-up road rage at all the extra traffic!)
So this summer if you want to experience the boardwalk like a true New Jerseyan, grab a hot funnel cake and a cold lemonade then play a few rounds of Frog Bog before you jump on the rollercoaster… just don’t forget the sunscreen and the Pepto-Bismol.

 
 

Funnel cake and the Fun House.

-Kiera McCarthy

 
 
Hotdogs!

-TateNelson

 
 Funnel cake and the Ferris wheel.

-Lauren Santos
 


All the rides; I go on all of them.

-Annabelle Zasowski
 

Dipping Dots!

-Karley Trillhaase
 

 
 
Funnel cake and Whack-a-Mole.

-Maura McCarthy
 


 

I like the Moby Dick ride.

-Elizabeth Scarrone



 


 
Pizza and the water gun game; no rides!

-John Coakley
  


 
I play blackjack and craps in Atlantic City.

-Jordan C.
 
 

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A game of miniture golf is always a fun family activity. In our group the loser has to buy a round of ice cream from Kohr’s Frozen Custard! It’s a win-win situation!

-Frank Russo
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Jenks Aquarium! I know it is not a ride, but it is the best to see all of the aquatic animals in there! The penguin exhibit is my favorite, because they make me giggle! I also like the touch tank.

-Timmy Donnelly

 

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The Himalaya has always been my favorite ride!

-Katie Walsh


 
Frog Bog is my daughter and my favorite. We can spend like $20 each and a lot of time on it.

-Melanie Avison
 

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Martell’s Tiki Bar for drinks overlooking the Atlantic. Great raw bar, awesome frozen margaritas, and amazing bands. You just can’t beat it for a full day at the Jersey  Shore.

-Dana Figario

 

 
Whatever my kids like to do - which is usually mini-golf.

-Leigh Trillhaase
 

Chicken fingers!

-Nora Ryan

I like that clown-squirting game with the balloons.

-Elizabeth Karakoglou
 

Funnel cake.

- Dominique Turner
 


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I like to eat cotton candy and go to see all the animals and sea creatures at Jenkinson’s Aquarium!

-Dawn Dell’omo

 
 
 
The Clown-water-gunballoon game…and Funnel cake.

-George Trillhaase



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Gotta be the zeppolis!

-Tony Ryan


 
 
All the rides; I like to go on all of them.

-Remy Borno

 

 
Basketball; the hoops where the ball never goes in. And Funnel cake…

-Barbara Deorio









Cheese steak!

-Angie Courtney
 


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Berkley Sweet Shop has everything your sweet tooth is craving, and Kohr’s Frozen Custard has the best soft ice-cream! My favorite ride is The Himalayas and the game I always play is the clown water game. I never win, but I always get the other players wet!

-Danni Werker


 Funnel cake.

-Katie Carroll



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I like to play miniature golf there.

-Anna McDowell


 

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Brother’s Pizza - they have these huge slices!

-Brian Gray

 Beer. Any beer.

-Keith Vanname
(No picture) The Frog game.

-Sophie Knochenhauer


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The ride the Himalayas!

-Will Vanname


 Zeppolis, definitely!

-Elke Merz

 



Cheeseburgers!

-Alex Vanname
I’m not great on favorites…I like it all!

-Rob Sussman

 

 My favorite thing is fried Oreos. That is the first place I head!

-Samantha Jopko



Saltwater taffy is always good and it reminds me of being a kid at the boardwalk.

-Eric Knochenhauer
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Sawmill Pizza on the Seaside boardwalk. The slices are so big you could use it as your beach towel!

-Angelo Gengaro
 


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Martell’s Tiki Bar for drinks overlooking the ocean. Great raw bar, awesome drinks, phenomenal views, and amazing bands. You just can’t beat it.

-Dana Figario

 



  
When I was a kid it was Nathan’s hotdogs, but I haven’t been to the boardwalk in over 10 years!

-Taylor Howard




We like to eat healthy and we are both vegetarians so it’s very hard to find anything like that on the boardwalk…

-Lordes Saboia & Ana Paula
Hotdogs!

-Frank Entwistle 

The Fun House.

-Connor McNamara
Waffles & ice cream!

-Diana Dixon
 (No picture) I just went to the Pinball Museum it was quite a lot of fun.

-Matt Forman
 Waffles & ice cream and the bumper cars; he likes that Crazy Mouse ride!

-Stephanie & Michael Kamil



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A game of miniture golf is always a fun family activity. In our group the loser has to buy a round of icecream from Kohr’s Frozen Custard! It’s a win-win situation!

-Frank Russo

 

Zeppolis!

-Tony Mellaci

 

The Double Shot ride at Ocean City.

-Corey Eustace 

 

My favorite drink is the lemonade and to eat...boardwalk fries. But I’m not a ride-doer.

-Andrew Gennusa 

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Funnel Cake! It’s my most favorite food in the world. Then the lemonade, then the boardwalk fries and then the oysters...

-Jeff Zakowski

 

Cheese steak and ice cream, and we like the arcade and the Fun House.

-Jack Farello & Joe Katz 

 

The Pirate Ship ride.

-Jay Eustace

 

I like Ski-ball.

-John Entwistle 

 

Fried Oreos to eat and the best ride is the swings!

-Morgan Schmidt 

 

Kohl’s soft Ice cream....

-Melissa Jacobs 

 

I like the bumper cars!

-Garrett Moro 


My favorite ride is the one that’s a boat and spins around really fast!

-Sara Paxia 


I like to play miniature golf there.

-Allee Moro 

 

Boardwalk French fries and Ski-ball!

-Jay Mollina 


Brother’s Pizza - they have these huge slices!

-Christine Dooley


The roller coaster at Wildwood is my favorite ride. For food, ice cream. And for games, the  water balloon squirt gun clown thing; my wife always wins that one!

-Bob Koehler 

 

Shaka at Pier Village because they have vegetarian quesadillas and we don’t eat meat.

-Briggie B. & Jeanne D. 

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I don’t like to go to the boardwalk - too many Bennies!

-John Benjamin

 

Funnel Cake.

-Stefanie Clar 


I like to bring my two nieces on the rides, and for myself, Joey Tomato’s Pizza!

-Scott Krauss 

 

Ice Cream!

-Ellen Fisler


 

Funnel Cake and they have great lemonade and pizza there too.

-Dana Kelly & Colleen McCarthy 

 

I like the paintball game and the cheese steak and the Himalayas ride!

-Lucas Bornio 

 

Villa Pizza; it’s the best boardwalk pizza around.

-Laura Verange


I like to walk on the boardwalk, eat hot dogs and go on the merry-go-round.

-Ginni Koehler 

 

I just like to walk on the boardwalk and listen to the ocean; it’s so peaceful.

-Sharon Fisler 


French fries with vinegar, Italian ices and dippin’ dots!

-Kelsey Reardon 

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Sawmill pizza at Seaside Heights boardwalk. Hands-down the best!

-Angelo Gengaro

 

I like the game with the rings and the bottle. That’s my game; I mastered it!

-Dan Giudice 

 

The Dumbo ride; when I was a kid I loved that ride!

-Jackie Mannino 



Wipe Out!

-D.J. Olson 


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The Himalaya has always been my favorite ride!

-Katie Walsh


A lot of fish.

-Maria Lazzra


Whatever Snooki does!

-Dan Fox


Mini-golf!

-Georgiann Aikens


In Atlantic City, I like to play Texas Hold’em.

-Jarrett Glover


I’m all about the funnel cake – definitely.

-Tiffany Lewcyk


Anything cold; like Italian ice.

-Ana Kang


At Seaside, I like the sausage and pepper sandwich…

-Cathy Cozar


The Zipper. I like to ride the Zipper!

-John Hayes


I love the ice cream at the boardwalk but my kids love the rides and the games. It’s all about the atmosphere  down there. Everyone is happy when they are on the beach.

-Xhanan Villa


Fresh squeezed lemonade, sausage sandwiches from Midway Steaks and I like to ride the Scrambler and play Ski-ball!

-Ryan Timmons


I like boardwalk French fries with malt vinegar.

-David Greenberg


Waffles & ice cream!

-Mike Sarla


The ice cream at the Chocolate Store; they have the best ice cream!

-Balbona Novaj


When I go to the boardwalk in Ocean City I like the Mac & Manco pizza and Johnson’s popcorn.

-Marsha Schwartz


A nice cold Margarita!

-Maria Sciortino


hree Brother’s Pizza has the best boardwalk pizza and the slices are huge!

-Jim (& Mara) Giardino


Actually, I love the fireworks they have at the boardwalk every Wednesday night in the summer.

-Jane Hayes

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Playing the games at the stands is always good for a laugh!

-Antonella Fucca


My kids love all the games, especially the Frog game!

-Susan Rymer


I’m into ice cream.

-Jenny Vallancourte




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