The Committed Pig Commits to Good Eats

Manasquan Restaurant Offers Unique Burgers and Breakfast Options

Who needs to be in a committed relationship when you can be committed to the next best thing; food? The Committed Pig, located in Manasquan, NJ, will make you wonder how you ever ate a hamburger somewhere else. A little over 30 minutes away from campus, the drive will most definitely be worth it.

Cynthia Estime, a senior criminal justice major, is always willing to travel the distance for some great food. “I love food and as long as it’s not too long,” she said “I would travel a long distance to try food!”

The restaurant is open Monday through Friday for brunch between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, and reopens from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. On Fridays you can enjoy your meal until 9 pm.

When the weekend hits, the burger and pancake house opens Saturday and Sunday from 8 am straight until 9 pm on Saturdays and 8 pm on Sundays. With hours like these, there is plenty of time for you to make your way over to the small, yet charming restaurant.

Tonya Lee, an adjunct Art and Design professor, has this restaurant on her favorites list. She said, “I have eaten at The Committed Pig a couple of times, they are one of my favorite places in the area.”

If you choose to go to The Committed Pig during their brunch hours, be prepared to be full for the rest of the day. With options ranging from pork roll and cheese, to an unbelievable mouthwatering burger, you might need to unbutton your pants just to keep eating. Start your morning off with the cookie dough pancakes that consist of chocolate chip cookie-infused pancakes served with a side of bacon.

Maybe you’re feeling a little toasty. Try the French toast with pecan toffee chips, and of course served with a side of bacon. While some people go to brunch for the breakfast, there are many who show up for the lunch.

The Committed Pig may sound like it only has food for those who eat meat, but right on their brunch menu you can find a section filled with salads. The avocado salad has a blend of mixed greens, tortilla chips, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and a lime vinaigrette.

Grilled cheese with tomato soup is another option when you are not in the mood for a burger. But, these are not your typical grilled cheese sandwiches. The Fig-N-Brie tops bread with brie cheese and fig preserves. The People’s Grilled Cheese is filled with fontina, gruyere, white cheddar, chicken, and avocado.

All of the burgers at The Committed Pig are offered during both brunch and dinner.

When you don’t make it to the restaurant on time for brunch, dinner has just as many options for you. With over 10 burger options, you wont even be able to choose where to start.

The General is as basic as you can get with American cheese on a potato bun. The Lilly-Dilly takes the same concept and adds fried pickle chips and Russian dressing.

The Jersey Shore boasts melted blue cheese, avocado, and buffalo sauce, spicy enough to remind you of hot days at the beach.

If you need to add more spice to your life, the jalapeno popper burger is perfect for you. With cheddar jack cheese, tempura jalapenos and cream cheese, your mouth will be on fire and will thank you for it.

Still in the mood for breakfast even though it’s the afternoon? The Good Morning burger has pork roll, egg and Gruyere on top of a meat patty.

One customer favorite is the Steer Herder. Onion strings, cheddar jack cheese, and barbecue sauce will have you asking for extra napkins all throughout the meal. Messy sometimes isn’t a bad thing, especially in this case.

Each burger comes with choice of fries, waffle fries, sweet potato fries, or a side salad. And unlike many other places, The Committed Pig won’t tack on extra charges for the side you choose.

Although the restaurant is known for its burgers, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a classic entree. The menu offers options like meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs. A chicken pot-pie is also made to order if you are willing to wait fifteen minutes.

If you are fortunate enough to save room for dessert, brace yourself. With only a few sweet options, it still is not easy to choose which one to get. The Oreos, which are dipped in red velvet cake batter and fried to perfection, are a unique and tasty delight.

Kate Milazzo, a sophomore communication major, said, “Fried Oreos in red velvet cake batter sounds like heaven on earth.”

Whether you head over to The Committed Pig for brunch, dinner, or dessert, you are always promised a delicious plate of food to be placed in front of you. No wonder the pig is committed here.