Posted in New Jersey
April 13, 2022
Some of New Jersey’s best food can be found on the
Jersey Shore. From coastal restaurants to bayside seafood shacks that bring fresh fish straight from the water, if you look around you’ll find all sorts of gems. A secluded location at the southern end of Sea Isle City has made quite an impression on Jersey’s dining scene.
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If you’ve spent any time in Sea Isle City, chances are you’ve seen this whale sticker! Or maybe you’ve seen the t-shirts, hats and hoodies. The Hank Sauce Whale is practically the town’s official logo – but what the heck is Hank sauce, anyway?
In 2010, a trio of roommates decided to use a hot sauce they often made as a “product” for a school project. The class grew to like the sauce and the group started making small amounts for the community. In 2011, Hank, Matt and Josh launched the brand from Sea Isle City.
The hot sauce was hugely popular, immediately. Soon they realized that Hank Sauce could be more than a condiment and they opened a small restaurant on Landis Avenue.
More than a decade later, Hank Sauce has become an indisputable part of Sea Isle culture. Their range of sauces range from mild herb-infused, cilantro, and camo sauces to Hank’s Heat and Honey Habanero sauces that are hotter than expected. Each sauce is absolutely packed with flavor and it’s really hard to pick a favorite.
The restaurant stays busy year-round, serving up the best tacos, burgers, and handhelds.
Everything served here is made from scratch with the freshest seasonal ingredients. There are almost always a handful of creative specialties to try, so it will take you some time to taste everything on the menu!
It’s no surprise that their tacos are a best seller. They offer variations of mahi, teriyaki tuna, Hawaiian pork, and miso shrimp.
You can’t go wrong with a burger either! There are five to choose from, including the signature Hank Burger which is smothered in Hank-A-Que Sauce – a delicious, tangy Caroline-style barbecue sauce that is only available at the restaurant.
Hank Sauce also serves the best beach food you’ll ever try – Pinchos! These chicken, shrimp, or tuna skewers are piled on a slice of baguette, which soaks up whatever sauce you dip them in, leaving them as an easy snack to devour on the sand.
A few years ago, Hanx Kitchen opened seasonally and on limited days at Kix McNutley’s, a mid-island liquor store and bar. Now you have two places to try Hank Sauce’s fantastic food – on 86th Street and 63rd Street!
For more information, including the current menu, seasonal hours, and to order your own sauce,
visit Hank Sauce on the web.
Address: Sauce Hank, 8605 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243, USA