For over a decade, creative duo Lucas Manteca and artist/designer Deanna Ebner have owned and operated the best restaurants in South Jersey, including Quahog's Seafood Shack, and The Taco Shop (with two locations). They opened The Red Store in Cape May Point in 2012 and Lucas was nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award in 2014 for Best Chef in the mid-Atlantic region.
Highlighting seasonality and simplicity, Chef Lucas uses all locally sourced ingredients from the tri-state area.
"Cooking for my guests at the restaurant is like cooking for my family," says Chef Lucas. "Dining is a joy. It's an experience. Our restaurants are just a stage for you to have a good time. At the end, that's what really matters."
Lucas was nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award in 2014 for Best Chef in the mid-Atlantic region, and was recently named New Jersey's Local Food Hero by Edible Jersey magazine in recognition of his efforts to sustain the healthy bounty that defines the state.
The Red Store
The Red Store is Chef Lucas Manteca's James Beard nominated restaurant (currently closed).
Shop authentic Jersey Shore souvenirs including our own small-batch condiments, all made in-house.
206 97th St
Stone Harbor, NJ
Quahog’s Seafood Shack and Bar's combination of American coastal classics with South American flavors is a quintessential Jersey Shore experience. The bar offers summery libations that pair perfectly with a day spent on the beach.
1288 Hornet Rd
Rio Grande, NJ
Dawgtown is where street food meets skateboarding and surf. We use the hot dog crowned best hot dog by the New York Times, and we use famous Martin's rolls. Our own mustards, sauerkraut, kimchi, hot sauces, pickles... are all from scratch.
The Taco Shop
Specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine like street tacos and corn, we offer homemade fajitas and small-batch hot sauces for a taco-eating experience that is second-to-none. Our first location is next to Quahog's.
Beachwood at the Dunes
8600 Landis Ave
Sea Isle City, NJ
Our newest project marries an airy vibe with an eclectic, global menu. Join us at our bar for inventive cocktails, in our a-la-carte dining room for casual but sophisticated dining, or unwind in our mellow lounge space.