: The 'Hawkin Deli Brings Great NJ Deli to the Jersey Shore!

The 'Hawkin Deli Brings Great NJ Deli to the Jersey Shore!

The 'Hawkin Deli in Manahawkin brings real NJ deli taste to the Jersey Shore!

While New Jersey might be informally known as the Diner State, we do love our delis.  If you grew up in New Jersey, deli sandwiches are a way of life!

The 'Hawkin Deli is a relative newcomer to Manahawkin.  But it brings great deli sandwiches to the Jersey Shore.  Used to be the only deli available around here was from specialty shops (too expensive) or chain sandwich stores (too boring).

Menu Board

Located at 100 McKinley Avenue (the road running from Route 9, parallel to Route 72, behind ShopRite and Wal-Mart), the 'Hawkin Deli offers the usual hot and cold subs, plus specialty sandwiches, great for lunch or a fast dinner.

I’ll often stop for my mid morning breakfast sandwich, the New Jersey staple, Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese on a hard roll.  But my favorite sandwich at the 'Hawkin Deli is called the Sloppy Zo.

My Sandwich

Now a Sloppy Joe is a well known deli treat in New Jersey.  If you’re thinking of the ground meat mess on a hamburger roll, you’re wrong.  A deli Sloppy Joe is ham, turkey, Swiss, Cole slaw and Thousand Island dressing all piled high on fresh rye bread.  Well, you can order that, but I recommend the Sloppy Zo.

The Sloppy Zo at the 'Hawkin Deli replaces the ham with thinly sliced roast beef, tops it with freshly sliced turkey, some Swiss cheese, Cole slaw and Thousand Island dressing sandwiched between two slices for fresh rye.  Mmm!

As if that wasn’t enough, this and all specialty sandwiches come with fries, or my favorite Tater Tots!   If you’re watching your figure, make any one of the great sandwiches a Wrap.  Or you can try one of the 'Hawkin Deli’s build your own salad.

Eat In or Take Out

Choose romaine, iceberg or Spring Mix with dressing and it’ll be $4.  You can add 3 toppings for $1.50 or 7 for $3.00.  Toppings include everything from walnuts to cauliflower.

The 'Hawkin Deli is also very community conscious.  When the Friends of the Barnegat Library (FOL), asked for help in providing our annual lunch for all Barnegat Library employees, they stepped up to the plate (bad pun) and worked with us on pricing and special orders! 

The Barnegat Library employees are still raving about that lunch 4 months later, and are hoping the next lunch the Friends of the Library provides during National Library Week comes from the 'Hawkin Deli.

'Hawkin Deli 


The 'Hawkin Deli
100 McKinley Avenue
McKinley Plaza

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

M – F 10am til 8pm
Saturday 8:30am til 4pm
Sunday 8:30am til 3pm



Comment balloon 3 commentsLaura Giannotta • August 13 2009 07:59AM


Hi Laura

I'll have to stop by.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

I love a good deli. Great write up on one of your local spots Laura.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Hey Laura, Sounds like a tasty place to grab lunch! I love places like that!

Have a wonderful day,

Anne Rains

Posted by The Rains Team, A higher standard in real estate (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) over 9 years ago