Two more Shore restaurants have closed their doors

The first week of 2022 has been a rough one for New Jersey’s restaurants, which are battling staffing shortages, COVID-19 exposures, supply chain issues, rising costs and much more.

Since the weekend, Eli’s Hot Bagels, in business in Aberdeen since 1974, and Bordentown Township’s Mastoris Diner & Restaurant, which has been open for more than 60 years, announced they were closing permanently.

Macona BBQ in Collingswood shared that it will close by the end of the month.

The owners of Little Silver’s Little Szechuan announced their retirement after 40 years, their decision influenced by the struggles that are currently crippling the industry.

On Wednesday evening, two more Shore restaurants announced their closures: 100 Ocean, an oceanfront restaurant at Long Branch’s Wave Resort, and Denino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in the Manahawkin section of Stafford.

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Both restaurants shared the news on social media.

“It has been our pleasure being part of your story here at 100 Ocean, and [we] want to inform you that our restaurant is now closed,” read 100 Ocean’s Instagram post. “While we use this time to reflect and move forward, we thank you for everything and wish you all the very best.”

The restaurant, shown shortly after opening in the video above, was below Wave Resort, which opened in 2019 just south of Pier Village. According to a hotel representative, the restaurant is closed for a rebranding and will reopen in the spring; details have not yet been confirmed. We are simply closed for a rebranding, which is actually quite positive and exciting.

Denino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, which opened in 2018, was the southernmost location of a family business located in Staten Island. Its sister location in Brick remains open.

“We want to thank all of our Manahawkin customers and friends who have supported us for the last 3 years,” read the restaurant’s Facebook post. “We have made a hard decision to close this location, due to staffing shortages and the relentless (COVID-19) epidemic. Hope to see you in our Brick location.”

Sarah Griesemer joined the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey in 2003 and has been writing all things food since 2014. Send restaurant tips to [email protected]

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: NJ restaurants 100 Ocean in Long Branch, Denino’s in Stafford closed

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