Every year we hop on the Parkway and get ourselves to Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, the place from which I was spawned. It's a weekend trip that we really look forward to, primarily because it gives us a chance to eat at places we normally wouldn't, even more primarily because our friends have a nice boat (everyone needs a friend with a boat...and those with pools come in handy as well...having either is expensive and a hassle). And those frozen drinks midday at the Tiki Bar aren't too bad, either.
A year or two ago on one of those boat/frozen drink trips, we found ourselves at the Shipwreck Grill in Brielle (just over the bridge from PPB). Twice in that weekend in fact. The first meal was so good that we immediately booked the next night. And just as these things normally go, the second night didn't live up to the first. But given our mostly good experiences there, we thought we'd give it another shot a few weeks ago, and boy oh boy was it good.