The ChopHouse, one of South Jersey’s most acclaimed steak and seafood houses of over 15 years has brought back Seafoodfest! Only a short drive from the city, this romantic lakeside restaurant features a large dining room filled with roomy leather banquettes and walls of river stones and burnished wood. Outside along Silver Lake is a large deck complete with fire pits.
For the 3rd year, The Chophouse has brought back this very special event. While the entire menu of upscale American is served all week, every Sunday through Labor Day, seafood lovers are invited to feast on a menu of shellfish specials.
During the annual summer dining event The ChopHouse serves up the following seafood specials including:
- Whole Lobster (1.5 lb) steamed or broiled, also available baked and stuffed with lump crab!
- Whitewater Mussels with thai coconut broth, basil, topped with micro cilantro
- Pan Roasted Littleneck Clams with oven dried tomatoes, garlic, white wine, and leeks
- Lobster Bake with roasted clams, mussels, chorizo and potatoes
- Alaskan Snow Crab Clusters with drawn butter, baked potatoes, and sweet corn
We could not wait to stop by, this restaurant is very popular for weddings and special events being able to accommodate up to 200 guests. Plus you’ll have no excuse to miss Sunday’s Seafoodfest since The Chophouse it is right on the way back to Philadelphia when you’re finishing up a weekend at the Jersey Shore!
We started off the night with the popular Sushi-Grade Tuna Tartare served tossed in a spicy aioli on top of fresh diced avocado with a side Grilled Pita. This light dish was packed with flavor and we could easily see why its a customer favorite. The selection from the Raw Bar is very impressive. We chose the option to Build-Your-Own Cold Shellfish Platter with Oysters on the Half Shell, Shrimp Cocktail, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail. You can even add a 4 oz. Butterflied Lobster Tail if you’re feeling decadent! Their Burrata with Heirloom Tomato Salad is also very popular served with basil, olive oil, aged balsamic, and toast points.
The Chophouse is most famous for their signature dish, the Kona Crusted New York Strip Steak. This steak is seasoned with a unique house blend with Hawaiian decaf coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, shallots which are finely ground up for a smokey flavor with a sweet finish. The restaurant offers a variety of quality steaks in addition to seafood on the menu. After careful inspection, each steak is tagged and then aged for at least 28 days in a temperature-controlled locker. This unique process creates a rich depth of flavor and an unforgettable steak!
From the Seafoodfest specials we tried the Whole Lobster and Lobster Bake. We also couldn’t resist trying a side of the Lobster Mac N’ Cheese which is also available in an entrée portion. All of these dishes were delicious and very quickly devoured. It isn’t everyday we get to enjoy such delicious seafood options. We tried sides of the White Truffle Parmesan Frites and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta. Other options include Sweet Potato Steak Fries with House-Made Ranch, Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise, Sautéed Broccoli Rabe, Wild Mushrooms in Sherry Wine Butter, and more.
You have to save a little room for dessert, because The Chophouse has a very popular Chocolate Lava Cake and Caramel Apple Bread Dulce De Leche Pudding. Obviously we had to partake, chocolate wins this time, but we’ll be back for the bread pudding! Reservations for The Chophouse can be easily made via OpenTable. So don’t miss out on this special summer menu!
And don’t forget about Happy Hour served everyday at the bar from 4:00 – 7:00 pm with $8 drink specials, as well as a variety of small plates like Crispy Buffalo Shrimp, Sushi-Grade Tuna Tartare, Crispy Calamari, Blackened Shrimp, Cheesesteak Spring Rolls, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and Kona Filet Tips.