LBI is Alive

Everything you need to know about the rebuilding of LBI.

Businesses Open on LBI


Acme Beach & Bike

Americanna by the Seashore

Artifacts are Treasures

B&B in Ship Bottom and Beach Haven

Bankston’s– open weekends

Beach Haven Auto Parts in Ship Bottom

Between the Sheets

Brant Beach General Store

Breezin Up

Bywatyr Shop

Callahan’s Liquor Store in Surf City

Ciao Bella in Surf City is open weekends

Coastal Consignment & Salvage Co


Country Corner Market

Country Kettle Fudge- SC and BH

Cunningham’s Gift Shop


Dollar Parlor– in Bay Village

Faria’s Surf Shop is open in SB

Firefly and Island Teak

Fisherman’s Headquarters


Gallery 1603

Hand’s Store


Here’s Hough Interiors is open for appointments

House of Consignment

How to Live

Indian Summer

Island Sun

Island Shop

Island Sun (Taylor and the Blvd)

Island Surf & Sail

Jeffrey’s Floor and Décor

Just Bead It in Surf City

Jingles Bait and Tackle

Kapler’s Pharmacy will be filling prescriptions from their neighbor establishment Regenerate

*Lilly of the Valley will be opening in the Sink r Swim Shoppes soon

Living on the Veg

Lou’s Bakery

Lukoil in Ship Bottom open for repairs only

Minervas By The Sea is open Thursday- Sunday

The Mod Hatter

Mtburton Gallery

North End Trilogy

Ooh La La

Oskar Huber Furniture

The Parlor– in Bay Village

Pottery Barge

Raquel’s Closet

Rommels Liquors

Ron Jon’s Surf Shop

Ryan’s Windows

The Sampler in Barnegat Light

Sandy Banks

Seawall ARTifacts

School of Vintage

Sedona East

Shell Liquors

Shoes for You

Sink’r Swim Shops

Song of the Sea in Bay Village

South End Surf ‘N Paddle in BH

Spice it Up– In Bay Village, open Thurs-Sun from 11-5, expanding hours soon

Sur La Plage

Surf Buggy

Surf City 5 & 10– open weekends, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4

Surf City Bait and Tackle

Surf City Fishery is open throughout the Holidays

Surf City Pharmacy

Surf Shack South is relocated in the Manahawkin Mart under the name The Shack Board Shop

Surf Unlimited 11am-5pm daily

Sweet Haven Candy

The Bookworm

The Cheese Shoppe

The Good Life Gift Boutique in Surf City Open weekends

The Little Outfit Children’s Boutique

The Red Chair

The Seawife

*Toy Store and Toy Dayz in BH- Opening this summer.

Tropics Too

Tuckerton Lumber

Tula The Boutique

Viking Outfitters

Wave Hog


Wildflowers open Friday-Sunday


7-11 in Ship Bottom and Beach Haven

Restaurants (Food)

A Little Bite of Italy

Bagel Shack


Bagels and Beyond

Barry’s Do me a Flavor

Bay Village Pizza

Beach Haven Fishery

The Beach House Restaurant

Bisque Restaurant is open Wednesday- Sunday

The Black Whale Bar- Thursday-Monday (starting at 3pm)

Blue Water Cafe-Fridays 4-9, Saturday and Sunday for Lunch and Dinner 11-9 (starting 5/20 open daily)

The Boathouse

Bowker’s South Beach Deli

Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern

California Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Captain John’s Mr Breakfast

The Chegg

Coffee Bouteaque

Cool Beans– in Bay Village

Country Kettle Chowda and Fudge

Crust and Crumb Bakery

Custard Hut


Dockside Diner

Dom’s Drive in

The Dutchmans Brauhaus

The Engleside Inn is open with their full menu

Ferarra’s Bakery

Fred’s Diner

The Gable’s in Beach Haven

The Gateway

Grannie Annie’s Ice Cream in Surf City

Greenhouse Café

*Grill It Up – Opening this summer

Harvey Cedars Pizza Shack

Harvey Cedars Shellfish Company

Holiday Snack Bar

How You Brewin?


Hudson House

Inlet Deli

Jayson’s Pancake House

Jersey Girl

Joe Pops

Joey’s Pizza

Kubel’s in Barnegat Light

Kubel’s Too in Beach Haven Crest

La Spiaggia

LBI Pancake House

Lex Mex

Little Bite of Italy in Surf City

The Maine Course– now in Schooner’s Warf

The Marlin

Marvel’s Doughnuts


Mustache Bill’s Diner

Nardi’s Tavern and Grille

Neptune Market in HC

Okie’s Butcher Shop

Panzone’s Pizza in Surf City (Beach Haven May 17th)

Pearl Street Market

Pinky’s Shrimp

Pinziminio Trattoria

The Plantation

The Port Hole Cafe

Raimondo’s in Ship Bottom

Ravioli and More

Rita’s Italian Ice

Sandbox Cafe

Scojo’s Restaurant

The Sea Shell

Ship Bottom Shellfish

Shore Good Donuts

Showplace Ice Cream Parlor

Skipper Dipper

Speakeasy Pizza

Spray Beach Bagel and Deli


Subbogies Surf City Grill

Surf City Pizza

Surfside Coffee House

Sweet Haven Candy Shop

Terrace Tavern

Uncle Will’s Pancake House

Wally Mitchell’s

Woodies-Ship Bottom

Woodies Too in BHG- Tuesday-Sunday, opening at 10am

Yellowfin– open weekends

Yo Babycakes

4-Bee’s Polish American Deli


Bank Of America in Ship Bottom

Barnegat Lighthouse Picnic Area is now open

Beach Haven Public Library

Brant Beach Yacht Club is now open for rentals


First United Methodist Church of Beach Haven Terrace

Jewish Community Center

Kynett United Methodist Church

LBI Branch of Ocean County Library

LBI Chiropractic

LBI Foundation of the Arts

NJ Maritime Museum

TD Bank in Beach Haven Crest

Post office in SB and BHC

St. Francis Center, Pool and Pantry in Brant Beach

Surflight Theatre


A Affordable Taxi


Ager Realty in Ship Bottom

Beach House and Blooms

Bed, Bath and Linen Rentals, LLC

BBLR Cleaning, LLC

BayShore Realty in SB and NBH

Causeway Glass

Dave’s TV & Appliance

Davies and DeGennaro Real Estate

DeJaVu Nail Salon

Devotion Yoga

East Coast Auto Repair

Elite Fitness

Foster’s Market

G. Anderson Agency

Giglio Awnings

Gulf Gas Station in BH

Harvey Cedars Auto

Harvey Cedars Marina

Haven Beach Motel

Heritage Construction

IKM Insurance

Inman Realty

Island Medical is temporarily relocated to 44 Nautilus Dr.

Island Realty in SC and LL

Jolly Roger Motel

Kwik Canvas

L&D Plumbing and Heating

LBI Realty Group

Liquid Bliss Yoga

L R Costanzo Co in SC

Lavish Salon is open Wednesday to Saturday

LBI Pampered Chef

LBI Exxpress Taxi

Liquid Bliss Yoga

Long Beach Island Real Estate– BL (BHC being restored)

Magnolia House B&B

Mancini Real Estate

Mark Davies Builders and Developers, LLC

Mary Allen Realty in SB

Michael Pagnotta Architect & Construction

Murphy’s Market

Ocean Bay Market

Ocean Family Dental

Oceanside Realty in SC and HC

Oral’s Place-Ship Bottom (dry cleaning, tailoring, tux rentals)

Prudential Zack Shore Properties in BL, SB, BHG

Red Sails Salon

Re/Max of Long Beach Island

Sand Dollar Real Estate

SeaBreeze Realty in SC and BH

Sea Spray Motel in Holgate

Serenity Design

Stonehenge Building & Development

Storsburg Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

Beach Haven Southend, LLC

Surf City Hotel

Surf City Laundromat

Surflight Theatre (Show Place for Memorial Day)

Ted Fluehr Jr, Inc

*The Mariner Inn– May

The Spray Beach Inn

Thomas J Keller Construction

Tiffany’s Salon & Spa

Van Dyk Group

Weichert Real Estate

Windward at the Beach

Yoga Nine


Andy’- in Barnegat Light

Beach Haven Yacht Club Marina

Fantasy Island Arcade

Hartland Golf– open weekends

John Law’s Art Gallery in SC

Just Bead it in SC

Morrison’s Marina and Ship’s Store is open Monday- Saturday

Sand Trap Mini Golf– open weekends

Thundering Surf and Water Works

Walter’s Bikes



  Lori Ellsworth Silvestri wrote @

Does anyone know if Bankston’s is going to re-open? Thanks!

  Anonymous wrote @

Is Daddy-O in Brant Beach going to open. I haven’t seen any activity there for a while?

  sls5517 wrote @

Daddy-Os is now open!

  sls5517 wrote @

I do not know anything about Bankston’s yet, but when I hear something I will let you know.

Daddy-Os is planning on opening, not sure when though. Check out their Twitter for updates. Last tweet was “Hello Friends! Reconstruction of Daddy O has begun! We’ll be posting updates as things progress and keep…” You can also check out their Facebook

  Lori Ellsworth Silvestri wrote @

Thank you!

  Anonymous wrote @

Thanks so much!

  Anonymous wrote @

Is Yellowfin coming back? How about the mini golf places on the North End?

  sls5517 wrote @

Yellowfin is now open weekends.

  Anonymous wrote @

Is Joe pop’s open?

  Anonymous wrote @

Any news on Murphys? I haven’t seen any activity over there….

  sls5517 wrote @

Joe Pop’s is not open yet, but they are working in there. I have not been given an opening date, but when I hear I will be sure to let you know.

  sls5517 wrote @

We were just asked to bring them “See You This Summer” signs, so they will certainly be back and open for the summer, but I do not think they have given an opening date yet. I will let you know when I hear more.

  misspriss wrote @

Is Skipper Dipper open?

  sls5517 wrote @

Skipper Dipper is not open in the off season, but they will open this summer as usual.

  Anonymous wrote @

When will the Acme open?

  sls5517 wrote @

We do not have a date yet, it is “In the works” We were just told they are working on it and it will be ready for the summer.

  Anonymous wrote @

Is the Bayberry Inn in Ship Bottom open?

  sls5517 wrote @

The Bayberry Inn is not open now, there is work being done on the property, but I do not know when it will open. When I find out I will post.

  franko wrote @

What about The Hud?

  sls5517 wrote @

It will be opening this Friday (April 19th)!

  sls5517 wrote @

I saw workers there this past weekend, so there is progress being made, but I do not know when they will be opening. I will let you know as soon as I know.

  Anonymous wrote @

Is Ocean Bay grocery store open or going to open?

  Pat Kaufman wrote @

Joey’s Pizza? Are any of the 3 stores open?

  Ann wrote @

What about the beaches? Will there be any replenishment started before the 2013 season?

  sls5517 wrote @

I do not know about Ocean Bay, but I know it has been for sale for some time.

Pat, Joey’s on the mainland is open as usual, the one on SB is being worked on as we speak, and I would bet the BHC one will open by the summer.

Ann, we have been told that there WILL be replenishment, but have not been given dates. However, we have enough sand on our beaches, now that they are certainly visitable for the summer if the Army Corps do not get to us before Memorial Day.

  Ann wrote @

Thanks for the update.

  April wrote @

Any news on Country Kettle Chowda and CK Fudge in Beach Haven? And Panzones in BH? My son is also dying to find out about Dollar Parlor. Thanks for any updates!

  sls5517 wrote @

Panzones in BH is opening May 17th.

  Bob brechka wrote @

What about Hands? Will they re open?

  sls5517 wrote @

April, CK fudge in Surf City is open now, an the Beach Haven CK’s should be open for the summer. I do not know about the Dollar Parlor, however, they were on the second floor so I am sure the store is fine. Panzone’s in Surf City is open now, the one in Beach Have has a for sale sign, but we were also asked to put a “See You This Summer” sign there, so again, I am not sure. As the weeks go on and I get more information I will be sure to let you know of any updates.

  April wrote @

Thanks so much! I’m hoping CK Chowda is good to go too for the summer – there is no chowda that compares! =)

  sls5517 wrote @

Bob, I saw people in there last week, so I assume they are working to get it up and ready for the summer. If i hear more I will let you know.

  Chris wrote @

Can’t wait to visit again this summer! I saw the sign for Elephant Ears in the video but Crust ‘n Crumb isn’t in the open list yet. Any news?

  weegipup wrote @

You are to be commended for all of your great work on behalf of LBI — awesome. Thank you.

  sls5517 wrote @

Chris, they are not open for the season yet, but we know they are a well known store so we added them to the video. I believe they will open for the summer as usual. If I get more information I will let you know!

  sls5517 wrote @

Thank you so much and thank you for your support of LBI!

  Jeanne wrote @

Love being on touch with LBI. Happy to see all your videos. I have been coming to LBI pre causeway. That’s along time. I grew up there every summer
Keep up the good and hard work. See you this summer!

  sls5517 wrote @

Jeanne, Glad you are enjoying the site and pre causeway was certainly before my time (1991 haha) Thank you for the support and see you this summer as well!

  Jeanne wrote @

Can you let me know of the Chowda place behind the Crust n Crumb in BH made it through the storm. Thanks Jeanne its one of our many first stops

  sls5517 wrote @

I just heard via Facebook, that the BH fudge shop will be open for Presidents weekend and will have chowda!

  sls5517 wrote @

As far as I know they will be re opening this summer Jeanne.

  Jeanne wrote @

Thanks for checking

  Anonymous wrote @

Will the Bywatyr shop open up again?

  sls5517 wrote @

According to Naureen on 3/12 Bywatyr is for sale.

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not seen any activity there, however, that is no to say they will not open up. If I hear anything I will let you know.

  Anonymous wrote @

Anyone if Fred’s is going to reopen soon?

  sls5517 wrote @

Fred’s will be opening March 28th

  Anonymous wrote @

Thanks for checking about the Bywatyr Shop

  sls5517 wrote @

I have not seen not heard anything about Fred’s but if I do I will let you know.

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  Anonymous wrote @

Is Under The Mistletoe going to open at the same location or somewhere else?

  Angela wrote @

What about Howards, the Beach Haven Fishery and the Chicken and the Egg and Uncle Will’s? Will they be back for the summer.

  sls5517 wrote @

Angela, as far as I know Howard’s will be reopening for the summer as well as the BH Fishery. I have seen signs in both Uncle Wills and the Chegg that they will be open for the summer season.

  sls5517 wrote @

Just heard uncle wills will open next weekend (march 8th)!

  sls5517 wrote @

Under the Mistletoe will not be opening in the same location, however, I do not know if or where they will reopen. If i hear anything I will be sure to post.

  Angela wrote @

Thanks so much for the info. Great site.

  Matt wrote @

Have you heard if Cafe Bacio is open already or will be for the summer?

  sls5517 wrote @

I believe they will be open for the Summer. I drove by the other day and I do not think they are open currently, but if I hear anything new I will let you know.

  Tina wrote @

Bankston’s is open on weekends! I was there Sunday March 3rd.

  sls5517 wrote @

Thank you Tina! I will add them to the list.

  Anonymous wrote @

Anyone heard from Pottery Barge – is it opening?

  sls5517 wrote @

I think it will eventually reopen, people have been working inside for a while now. If I hear a specific date I will let you know!

  Tony wrote @

Can you tell me what’s going on with Bageleddi’s?

  sls5517 wrote @

I wish I had an answer, they are my go to bagel place. I some workers in coveralls there the other week, so they are definitely still in the cleaning up stages. If i hear a definitive answer I will let you know.

  Anonymous wrote @

What about Barry’s in BH?

  sls5517 wrote @

Barry’s will open for the summer as usual.

  Naureen wrote @

Gald to hear about Barrys. I saw a For sale sign in the Bywatyr shop window.

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