As I make my way around the state, I've encountered some of the best that New Jersey has to offer.

It's impossible to list all of the great places here without having you scroll for hours. That said, every week I'll pick a combination of places I've visited and listener picks for the best places.

Don't be offended if your favorite spot isn't on the list, hit me up on the free New Jersey 101.5 app and send a note to Producer Kristen.

For now, here's a combination of places from listeners and from my travels. One of the spots that made our list is an eatery, but for your furry family member!

Al Ponte in Neptune

Ruocco's in Manalapan

Doggie Sweets in Long Branch

Best Day Ever Ice Cream Truck

Beach Grille in Long Branch

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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