The towering willow that gave the Willowtree Inn its name still stands over the outdoor patio, where the institution's staff has been serving comfort-food classics for more than 25 years. Inside the kitchen, the cooks prepare offerings from an eclectic menu spanning everything from burgers to chicken marsala. For private events, they go above and beyond by recreating dishes from the hosts' family recipes. On Thursdays and Fridays, the tunes of live entertainment permeate the dining room.
To understand what makes Nicole's Ten Restaurant special, the numbers give a good starting point: * More than 100: how many beers (many of which are local) kept on bottle and draft. * 30 plus: how many wines poured by the glass. * 2013: the year its lobster mac and cheese won "Best Mac and Cheese in New Jersey" in the New Jersey Food & Wine Festival.
Stats aside, all one really needs to understand the restaurant's appeal is to enter its space, where soft music plays and candlelight flickers off of flowing drapes. In many ways, Nicole's Ten Restaurant resembles an art gallery, just one where you're allowed to eat everything on display.
That shouldn't come as a surprise, since executive chef Chris Masey boasts a background in art and photography. Working alongside owner and restaurant namesake Nicole Dabal, Chris has dreamed up a menu of artfully presented dishes such as hakka style crab cakes with Asian and Indian flavors?a top-three finalist of the 2012 NJ King Crab Competition. The Drunken 10n Burger, which has a patty made of black wagyu beef and wild boar, was voted one of the top 10 burgers at the 2012 New Jersey Food & Wine Festival. When culling flavors from all over the world, the team only gives themselves one restriction: use organic, all-natural, and sustainable ingredients, when possible.
For over a decade, Harbour House Crabs has been delivering fresh Maryland blue crabs and premium seafood all across the United States. Each order is hand seleceted fresh from the East coast and shipped directly to your door, as quickly as the next day. The crabs come perfectly seasoned, steamed, and packaged with care.
The crab selection includes heavy blue crabs, which are more than 6 inches in size, or choose from Harbour House's famous hand-made Jumbo Lump Cakes. Alternatively, little neck clams and jumbo shrimp can make for an appetizing start to a meal. You can also order dinners for two that come complete with crabs, handmade crab cakes, and espresso bean brownies to share with a seafood-loving buddy.
Stashed away from busy highways and city streets, The Waterfront Bar & Grill invites visitors to step back into simpler times. The restaurant overlooks the Susquehanna River and beyond that, a mountainous backdrop sprawls out as an organic reminder of the area's beauty. Inside The Waterfront, or out on its riverside patio, diners dive into hearty, made-from-scratch meals including 10 different kinds of wings. Daily drink specials and live-music performances add to restaurant's mirthful vibes.
For more than 25 years, the Chesapeake Crab Connection’s fleet has ventured out into deep waters in pursuit of the region's sweet and succulent hard-shell blue crabs. After reaching the shore, fishermen ship the steamed, frozen, and live crustaceans throughout the country alongside fresh fish, lobsters, shrimp, clams, and oysters. Crab mallets, festive crab-printed paper, and oyster knives supplement feasts, and freshly prepared seafood lump cakes and soups reduce the time spent fishing for your family’s dinner every night.