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Shipwreck Point Steakhouse, Point Pleasant, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Shipwreck Point Steakhouse
Shipwreck Point Steakhouse
20 Inlet Dr.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
(732) 899-3800

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Steakhouse

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality:  2 1/2 Stars

Service:  2 Stars

Decor:  3 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 1/'2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars= Best in Class

One of the top places for steak in the Point Pleasant area.

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  High during peak times

Dress:  Upscale Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent steaks with an upscale, trendy ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer simply prepared food in a casual family setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The 14 oz, Bone-in Filet Mignon; The Shipwreck Point Lamb chops; and The Shipwreck Cappellini with shrimp, lobster, shiitake, and tomato cream

Liquor:  Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails, and micro brews. Bar scene is vibrant

Restaurant Review

The Shipwreck Point is one of the top places in the Point Pleasant area for steaks.

Located across the across the street from the Manasquan Inlet, the interior decor has a rich, upscale feel to it with dark wood walls, soft lighting and a huge horseshoe shaped bar, tables set with soft beige linens, and a cozy fireplace in a stone wall adding to the ambiance, especially during the cooler off season months.

The dark brown tin ceiling and tile flooring, while attractive, contributes to the poor acoustics and the high noise level during the peak dining periods.

The preferred seating is at the tables along the windows with a view of the inlet where you can watch the fishing boats return at the end of the day.

This is a popular place for business power lunches, and special occasions. The clientele tends to be mostly 50+ high income diners.

The Shipwreck Point is co-owned by Rich McGrory and Terri Granato and run by general manager Corey Cicero who have teamed up to create one of Point Pleasant's top places to enjoy steak.

The menu offers a limited selection of traditional steaks and seafood. While the food and ingredients are of good quality, there is little creativity in the preparation of dishes that would distinguish Shipwreck Point from other steak houses in New Jersey.

Each meal is off to a good start with a serving of three choices of warm breads with several butter options including homemade maple-honey.

The Shipwreck Point is open six days/week for dinner, from Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm, and Sunday 4pm - 9pm.

The service is friendly and attentive

Does not have a children's menu.

Reservations are highly recommended especially during the popular summer season. Last minute diners can find that they stand a good chance of being accommodated at the bar.

The Shipwreck Point has complimentary valet service on weekends. There is free, street parking during the off season. Metered street parking is in effect during the warmer months, and is free from November 1st until February 28th.

(updated: April, 2017)

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