HARVEY CEDARS, NJ — After 17 years of hosting the Long Beach Island community, Plantation Restaurant is saying goodbye and will close its doors Saturday, Oct. 12. Replacing this local favorite and a dining destination, will be Black Eyed Susan's, which will relocate from its current location in Harvey Cedars.
“It has been a wonderful 17 years, and we are thrilled for Black Eyed Susan's will take the space. The sale of Plantation allows us to focus our efforts on our other two LBI properties Daddy O and Tuckers Tavern, which added the rooftop Buoy Bar this summer,” Plantation Restaurant Owner Marty Grims said adding, “Fearless Restaurants is also expanding in Pennsylvania with a fourth White Dog Cafe location in Glen Mills and Rosalie in Wayne, both set to open in the first quarter of 2020.”
Black Eyed Susan's, one of the fastest growing and most popular restaurants on Long Beach Island (LBI), is spearheaded by owners and local Barnegat Light residents Ashley Pellagrino and Christopher Sanchez. This chef-spouse team is elated about the move to Plantation which will allow them to offer a full on-site bar and diverse menu selections. Black Eyed Susan's opened in June 2010 and quickly became one of LBI's most awarded dinner destinations, in addition to offering off-site catering for special events or intimate occasions.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Black Eyed Susan's to serve the community in a larger capacity. We are so excited to build on what Plantation has established here in Harvey Cedars," said Chef-Proprietor Christopher Sanchez. "Black Eyed Susan's will continue to provide approachable food with locally sourced ingredients. Our mission is to serve and give back to the community that has given us so much.”