Supremely, indispensably, Jersey. Frank's is widely accepted as the superlative among Shore delis, with pork roll and reuben sandwiches that may just deserve honors for best in the Garden State.
Frank's makes it's own pastrami and corned beef and bakes its rolls, breads, bagels, muffins and Danishes on premises.
The family-owned deli, which is the longest-running business in Asbury Park, was opened by Frank Maggio in 1960, next door to its current address, and then moved in 1962 to the current location. The business is now owned by Frank's son, Joseph Maggio, and the staff is populated by sisters, aunts and other relatives of the Maggio clan.
Other breakfast options include pancakes, french toast and omelets (which range from the traditional to the original, such as the Friday omelet, filled with peppers, onions, cheese and Italian spices).
Frank's also offers a daily lunch menu, which includes between three and four homemade soups.