One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of surf 'n' turf cuisine and drinks at McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright.
Serving up savory surf 'n' turf dishes, the comfortably upscale establishment is perched on the boardwalk and housed in a cerulean abode complete with a large front porch, seasonal outside seating, and sweeping views of the Shrewsbury River.
Noontime noshers can sate lunch hankerings with flavorful menu options such as the crab-cake appetizer, bursting with jumbo lump crabmeat ($14.95), or the lobster roll, tumbling in from Maine on a tugboat of shallots, mushrooms, and tarragon ($18.95).
Answer dinner's Herculean hunger strikes with the filet mignon classic ($32.95), which doffs its dapper cap at succulence and is perfectly accented with a glass of Rosemount shiraz ($9/glass). Fresh salads, robust soups, and thick burgers are sprinkled throughout the menu, and there are also outside deck menus lending flavor to complement the regular glimpses of boats and waterskiing otters passing by the restaurant.
The picturesque eatery also showcases an extensive wine list, a full bar, a Sunday brunch, and a banquet room ideal for special occasions, from birthdays and wedding receptions to fundraisers for literal river dancers raising money for an underwater dance studio.
- Always a special occasion treat, with innovative dishes well done. The live music was romantic and just right in content and volume. Perhaps the best lobster bisque on the planet! – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 10/30/10
- Service was great - hostess and waiter were quite friendly and pleasant. – Diana A., Yelp, 2/21/10