Not everything coming out of the Jersey Shore is a caricature of narcissistic American youth culture; for example, Springsteen got his start at the boardwalk's rock clubs, and although he clearly works out and occasionally tans, it's well-documented that he almost never does laundry. Adding itself to the list: McLoone's Pier House.
Opening Friday, McLoone's is the first area location of the five-strong NJ mini-chain which first opened on The Shore in the 80's; the large, open dining room's clad with sail-inspired cloth drapings, stocked with framed photos of sailboats and a massive mural of the lit-up Harbor at night, and is highlighted by a long, sun-bathed wood deck overlooking the water, with what they boast is "one of the best sunset views around", making it pretty obvious they're trying to make out with you. The grub looks to "combine the best of The Jersey Shore with the local flavor of Maryland" via aqua-edibles like crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, mandarin orange/chopped mango chilli-topped "Sunset Salmon", the spicy marinara, sauteed shrimp/scallops "Linguine with an Attitude", and the Sam Summer-drenched "Drunken Clams" -- ironic, as usually by the time you reach that state, you're all out of clams. Earthier entrees include the French-cut ribeye "Cowboy Steak", bone-in pork chops covered with bourbon-glazed apples, and the sherry-cream-sauce smothered "Chicken Jordan" topped with prosciutto, though shockingly, not Space Ham.
For waterside boozing, they've got summery beers (from Corona to Sam Summer), plus specialty 'tails like the OJ/Amaretto/coconut rum "A Day at the Beach", and a light and dark rum "Cruzan Bucket", all served from under the bar's countdown clock, which rings before the start of each night's sunset, though you're on your own for The Rising.