True, but I love it too! The bulgogi hoagie is so comforting and tasty. Also, my favorite Indian place is Madras Masala on Maynard. Not as fancy pants as Shalimar, but really good, particularly all the vegetarian stuff, and the dosas are cool and unique.
The Black Whale (blackwhalebar.com) is the best seafood in Beach Haven, but it is always PACKED, so expect to wait. I was there last weekend at 6pm and we had a reservation (large party) and the wait for walk-ins was over an hour, with people still putting names in. On 4th of July weekend....expect a crazed throng. It has a decent, if a bit cramped, bar. The place is small, and hence pretty loud, but the servers are good in my experience. They have fantastic crab cakes, scallops, fish specials, lobster, etc etc and the creamy garlic salad dressing is amazing.
My second favorite is Howard's for the french fried lobster, but that's a bit farther up the island, and is just a nice sit-down place, no bar. ETA: it's not showing up at the right place on the map - it isn't THAT far north. 33rd and the Boulevard in north beach haven
nd of course the Chicken or the Egg wings are a must. I get them 'Naked' which has an amazing thin, crispy fried crust instead of the huge breaded kind.
The Tiki Bar at the Sea Shell is a fun place for drinks right on the beach - pretty classic beach bar with live music. Haven't tried the food yet.
OH, I almost forgot. The ice cream. You must go to Do me a Flavor for your ice cream. There is absolutely no question. They have a local brand (Arctic) and it is fantastic. I recommend the vanilla fudge. They also have this brand in the local grocery store, for when you want to fill your freezer with it.
Howard's Seafood Restaurant
Black Whale Bar & Fish House
Chicken or the Egg'