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July 24, 2015

Fuel up before the beach: Five great breakfast spots at the Jersey Shore

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Hannah G Hannah G's/Facebook

Hannah G's in Ventnor offers an eclectic, homemade menu just a block from the beach.

As any seasoned sunbather will tell you, the best beach days begin with a hearty brunch to keep you satisfied while you sit in the sand and soak up the sun.

But don't waste your precious tanning time by Googling breakfast spots. Stick to using your iPhone for selfies, snapchats and checking the weather and leave the pre-beach plans to us.

Five of the best breakfast spots at the Jersey Shore

'Breakfast in the Sky' at Morey's Piers

3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ

Breakfast in the Sky
Start your Jersey Shore morning on a 'high' note with breakfast on a Ferris wheel. (Morey's Pier)

Wondering how big the waves are this morning? Get a bird's-eye view by dining on a Ferris wheel 156 feet over the ocean and beach on the Wildwood boardwalk. 

Each gondola can accommodate a table of four people and reservations must be made in advance.

View the menu here.

Kim & Kelsey's Southern Cafe

201 Melrose Ave., Atlantic City, NJ

Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe
 Kelsey & Kim's serves up true, down-South, home cooking. (Kelsey & Kim's Southern Cafe/ YELP)

Bring some southern flavors to the shore with a heaping plate of fried chicken and waffles at Kim & Kelsey's Southern Cafe in Atlantic City.

The restaurant was featured on an episode of celebrity chef Guy Fieri's TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."

Uncle Bill's Pancake House

Locations in Cape May, Ocean City, Wildwood, Stone Harbor & Avalon 
Uncle Bill's Pancake House

A Jersey Shore staple, Uncle Bill's Pancake House has been serving beach-goers for over 53 years. (Uncle Bill's Pancake House/Facebook)

Uncle Bill’s serves up thousands of pancakes per day in the summer piled with all kinds of toppings, from fresh fruit to whipped cream and chocolate chips. They also serve waffles, eggs and other morning meal staples.

Samuel's Pancake House

1610 Surf Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 
Samuel's Pancake House

Samuel’s, established in 1980, has been a seashore family tradition for 33 years, voted "Best of the Shore' in 2014. (Samuel's Pancake House)

Bill isn't the only guy serving up dessert-worthy pancake stacks at the shore. Samuel's Pancake House has had the same owner and location since it opened in 1980. For many customers,  breakfast at Samuel's is a summer shore tradition.

Hannah G's 

7310 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ

Hannah G
A tradition for over 13 years, Hannah G’s serves outstanding gluten-free and vegan brunch favorites in the heart of Ventnor. (Hannah G's/ Facebook)

If you're looking for healthy gourmet options and variety, Hannah G's is your place. The restaurant is only open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. devoting its time to preparing homemade breakfast and lunch for the masses.