Famous Jersey Shore Restaurant Changes Hands

There is some unexpected news for food lovers at the Jersey Shore.

The World Famous Anchorage Tavern, located at 823 Bay Avenue in Somers Point announced on Facebook today that they are making a big change in ownership.

Famous Jersey Shore Restaurant Changes Hands

Famous Jersey Shore Restaurant Changes Hands

There had been rumors that the restaurant, which opened in 1888, would be closing for good, so to hear that it’s only changing hands is great news.

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The Anchorage Tavern has been around for over 135 years making it one of the most-known restaurants in South Jersey.

For over a quarter of a century, Don Mahoney has been at the helm of the ship treating not only his staff as a family but also their customers.

As their Facebook post says, it’s an “End of an era and a new beginning,” which is a very true statement.

Who is taking over the reins, that is Michael Fitzgerald.

The Tavern Facebook page describes Mike as “an amazing businessman and family man. He was a long-time resident of Somers Point and now resides in Northfield a few miles up the road. Mike and his family have always loved the Anchorage Tavern! The biggest selling point for him was the Anchorage brand, as in the staff, food, and history.”

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The great news is that Mike plans to keep every employee from the cooks, servers, hostesses, managers, bartenders, barbacks, busboys, food runners, dishwashers, doormen, etc…

This means that our favorite waiters will be there to ensure our experience is always excellent.

The even better news is that doors will officially open again on Saturday, April 1st at 11 am. 

The Wildwood Video Archive wants to wish Don a happy retirement and a big Good luck and congrats to Michael Fitzgerald and his family.