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Moran’s Dockside is right on the bay in Avalon, New Jersey. Located in the Avalon Sport fishing Center on Ocean Drive at 14th Street, we open at 5am daily. Serving Jersey Shore visitors and residents since 1988, Moran’s is not only a full-service deli but also offers a full line of name-brand fishing tackle and accessories, a big selection of fresh and frozen bait, rod & reel repairs, crabbing supplies and ice.
Hoagie PictureOur waterfront dining is hard to beat. Enjoy one of our delicious, custom made hoagies, sandwiches, salads, or other item from our full-service deli menu at one of our outside, bay-view tables. Each table has an impressive view overlooking Cedar island, one of the few remaining non-developed islands anywhere on the Jersey Coast. Have a large order or just want to maximize your time here? Call ahead and place your order (609-368-1321). It will be ready when you arrive. In addition to our full deli menu, we offer specials of the day.
Emotion KayaksExperience Avalon’s pristine back bay ecosystem – without leaving a carbon footprint. We offer Kayak rentals by the hour. You don’t need experience and we provide instruction. Eco-Tours are fun for the entire family. Rather purchase your own kayak? Moran’s Dockside is an authorized dealer for Cobra Kayaks©.
The Avalon Sportfishing Center is also home to the Miss Avalon partyboat. Captain Jerry Hurd and his crew are at your service for a pleasant day of fishing. Visit the Miss Avalon site for details.
Moran’s maintains a day-to-day calendar for several local charter boats. Whether you want a canyon, overnight trip, or back-bay excursion, Jim Moran or Tim Davis are skilled at choosing the right boat and captain specific to you and your parties’ expectations. We can even provide drinks, snacks, and sandwiches.
Moran’s is an official weighmaster for many tournaments and contests. Over the course of the summer and fall, Moran’s Dockside sponsors several fishing tournaments for the inshore, offshore and surf fisherman. So no matter which tournament you’re part of, have that prize catch weighed at Morans. Who knows, that may be your name on the Record Catch Board.