Price Of Entrées: $22-$35
Why Should I Go? You could do your shopping at a faceless chain store… but where’s the fun in that? Browsing at The General Store — which originally opened in the 1930s — is a pleasure, and a calming one at that. The building closed in 2004 due to flooding but, after an impressive renovation, it’s back, and even more charming than before. There’s something wonderfully small-town about this European style market, complete with homemade baked goods, delicious cured meats and grab-and-go sandwiches for a day on the beach. But it’s The General Store restaurant, run by Deanna Ebner of Quahog’s Seafood Shack in Stone Harbor, that is the best kept secret in town. Enjoy breakfast and lunch (and hopefully dinner soon, too!) in an airy dining room or on a lush patio, where the only soundtrack to your meal is chirping birds and rustling leaves.
What’s more: the European-inspired menu is as local and as fresh as possible. Don’t be surprised if you spot Deanna plucking a vegetable or two from the restaurant’s own garden. Pop over (by car or by bike) on your way to the nearby lighthouse, or order takeout before heading to Sunset Beach (a two-minute trip), or the kid-friendly Circle Park (a two-second trip) for a lazy afternoon picnic.
Insider Tip: We have it on good authority that the cinnamon buns are the best you’ve ever had.
Fresh-Squeezed Veggie, Fruit Juices
Made with produce that comes out of the ground and into your glass.
No artificial flavoring or preservatives here.
Fresh-Baked Pastries & Breads
You’ll be hard- pressed to find anything in the Point that smells better!
The quality of your eggs can make or break a breakfast, and these definitely do the former.
Gourmet Salads & Sandwiches
Example: A grilled piece of house made rustic bread drizzled with olive oil, and topped with Jersey tomato and delicate shaves of sharp Spanish cheese and fresh herbs from The General Store garden.
These delicious bowls are made only with seasonal ingredients.
For all tastebuds!