A friend of mine was playing with the band last night and we decided to arrive early to have dinner before the entertainment started. What a mistake. 65 minutes after being seated (at 7:05 PM) and after repeatedly asking the waitress if the people in the kitchen were taking a break, our food arrived: 2 entree salads, 2 burgers, scallops over ravioli, and shellfish over pasta. Burgers were good, salads kinda small for the price, but, OMG, the tiny scallops were as hard as doorknobs, the "lobster ravioli" had no lobster in them, only mushroom. And all the food was cold, not even warm. Our waitress, Mary, also an aspiring veternarian, was thoughtful and apologetic, and handled all my complaints with a smile and composure. At the end of the meal, in the face of all my antics, she offered the table free dessert on the house, which we accepted as compensation for putting up with such horrible food. Of course, the desserts sucked also, and after one bite of the rice pudding and pumpkin cheesecake, we headed to the dancefloor to sweat it all out of us. Despite the beautiful sunset we witnessed when we first arrived, Jakebob's Bay will never see us again.
525 Front St, Union Beach, NJ 07735