EXCELLENT steaks and homemade foods made on premises. Desserts are to die for. There is a non-smoking and smoking areas available. Their mashed potatoes are the best I have ever tasted. You can have parties or receptions arrangements here. Plenty of seating and plenty of parking.
PROS: Great tasting food
Gone area the days where you could walk into a Ben Franklin 5 and dime store, but the same types of merchandise is still available, just for a much higher price. Located in the heart of Absecon, this store has been here since I was a kids 40 years ago and use to shop here. You can find inexpensive craft items and seasonal items. Parking is across street in public parking or on the street.
PROS: Nice store lots of different items
CONS: a bit pricey on some things.
If you love chocolate or need a quick cute gift Gertrude Hawk has lots of sweets for your sweet. This is not priced like Hershey bars, and some of the pieces are even too rich for a chocolate lover like myself, but you will find something you like here for sure. Gift boxes are available. There is lots of parking because this is located in the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.
PROS: CHOCOLATE LOVERS HEAVEN
CONS: costs a bit more than regular store chocolates