Let’s just say when my mom asked where we were going, she quickly showed her jealousy. She was invited! But insisted that Rob and I have a night out. Anyway! Off we headed to the Maplewood II. All I can say about this place is that its scary. And it smells like my grandmother’s basement. Also, the median patron (and server) age is probably 70. Haha. But trust me when I say this is my absolute favorite spot for Italian food. We just don’t go very often because its not as cheap as some closer places. This place is well worth the money. Here we go!
First off, they bring out some delicious bread. Rob was nice enough to cut it. It has a crispy outside and made a huge mess!
We also got the salad for an extra $1. Also, they bring out fresh garlic bread too! That’s a lot of bread but oh so delicious. Fresh baked on site. Yum!
I got a bit of a special order. It is just the Shrimp Scampi, which also has lump crab meat on it and I asked them to add broccoli. I got it over the home made pasta they make there too. Rob got chicken parm (as usual!)
The pasta is delicious, the shrimp and crab was delicious, the broccoli was fresh, the bread is tasty. To top it off, they had an accordian player walking around for entertainment! He was really good! I didn’t want to be obvious and take a picture so this is all I got:
Let’s run through:
1) This place looks, smells, and feels of an older crowd to put it nicely.
2) The food is totally worth the money.
3) They had an accordian player.
What more could you ask for?! Definitely a prime place on my list. I know I give good reviews of practically everywhere (what can I say, I’m easy to please when you feed me), but seriously, this place is delicious. I would say this place is mid range cost wise. So good though!
6126 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2365
PS. Maplewood I is in Hammonton, NJ for anyone who was wondering. I heard the original restaurant blows #2 away. Never been there. I’ll have to try! Up next… ice cream!