It is a really nice honor to be named among the best little food towns in the state, and that honor belongs to one of our favorite Monmouth County towns.

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This is a bit of a slippery slope because it depends on your definition of a small town. For me, almost every town in Monmouth and Ocean Counties would fit the bill, except maybe Asbury Park and Long Branch, which are technically cities.

But that leaves a lot of small towns to choose from, and a lot of great food in each of those beloved towns. So who chose it? Those tasked with this tough job were the folks at Only In Your State.

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They narrowed it down to only 12 little towns in the state that fit the bill. Only one town in Monmouth County made the list, and that's a shame.

And exactly no towns in Ocean County made the list, and that's even a bigger shame. There are so many great eateries in the county and so many great little towns to choose from, that I humbly think they missed this one.

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But let's get back to celebrating the town that did make the list. A huge congratulations are in order for the wonderful town of Belmar for being one of the 12 towns in New Jersey that are a "Best Little Food Town".

Only In Our State says to get to Belmar before it gets too popular. Umm. Way too late on that one. We think that ship has sailed.

And now let's celebrate some of the restaurants that made this honor possible.

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