Living in New Jersey means we have some pretty amazing places to get fresh seafood.

Pretty much anywhere in the state, within an hour and a half, you can be near the coast ordering up your favorite seafood dish, which was likely caught fresh that morning.

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I'm a big fan of the Crabs Claw Inn for seafood, Kleins Fish Market in Belmar is also amazing too.

But sometimes you don't feel like making the hike out to the coast, and that's where seafood chains come in handy.

In Jersey, Red Lobster is one of the most popular seafood chains, and why wouldn't they be? You've had those Cheddar Bay Biscuits right? They're amazing.

Red Lobster is a great place to go to get good seafood for a price that won't break the budget, but unfortunately, you may not be able to visit them for long.

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Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Restaurants Across The US

The company is considering filing for Bankruptcy, and because of that has shuttered 88 restaurants across 27 states according to

The closures came without warning for many employees, and it looks like the closed restaurants are now up for auction.

4 New Jersey Red Lobsters Are Now Closed

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It's sad to see, I had a few friends back in the day who were waiters at Red Lobster and were able to make a decent living working there.

In New Jersey, the Red Lobster in Ledgewood, Lawrenceville, East Brunswick, and Bridgewater are now closed according to

The restaurant says these locations are "temporarily closed" so hopefully Red Lobster can get itself turned around so they can open back up again.

As of now, there are 16 Red Lobsters in Jersey, 12 after the latest closures.

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In the meantime, you can grab seafood at these amazing restaurants around Jersey.

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