Just came back from a beautiful day at Sandy Hook and am scouting for future reference. Since I looked too ratty to have lunch at Bahr's, I went to the place that adjouns their parking lot. The name already escapes me. Fish and chips with iced tea -- $14.50. Ate up on the deck overlooking the river. That was great on a gorgeous day, but the meal (two small but decent pieces of fish and ordinary fries, no cole slaw, and the tea) struck me as pretty pricey.
Can anyone recommend some other casual places appropriate to shorts and flip flops within a couple of miles of the entrance to Gateway Nat. Park?