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John's Cracker Barrel

Serving Shark River Hills sine 1925



Who We Are

Our Long Standing Tradition

The Cracker Barrel has been a local landmark at the foot of Tucker’s Bridge since 1925, when Henry and Mary Dolan opened a store in their home there. One could buy groceries, auto parts, or gasoline, enjoy ice cream on their porch, or rent boats. Bus service around the Hills left from the store. The Cracker Barrel passed to the Daum’s in 1933, and was enlarged under Harry Robinson and Ed Parker. The store took the name ‘Cracker Barrel’ in 1952, when Mr. and Mrs. Blauvelt took it over. The store has expanded multiple times and has prospered a sequence of owners. (Neptune Historical Museum.)
As of January 2019, Johns Cracker Barrel has been under new management by Pierre Cruz and his wife Carrie. Pierre is a Shark River Hills local and has over 20 years in the restaurant and bar business. Cracker Barrel has seen many changes over the years and the new owners plan on continuing to enhance the business so that it continues to serve The Hills and beyond!



Breakfast all Day

Deli and Grill



1 S Riverside Dr, Neptune Township, NJ 07753, USA

(732) 774-9647

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Open 7 days a week

Dine In, Take Out, Delivery

Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 9 pm

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