A staple of the Jersey Shore community will be closing after over 30 years of service and delicious meals.

The Sitting Duck in Long Branch posted on its official Facebook page that after 30+ years the landmark restaurant has come a long way. Classy as always, they thanked the community for its years of unwavering support.

Owners Gary and Michael spoke to their customers on the social media platform and called them family mentioning sharing good times and bad together.

As word spread, an outpouring of love, support, and memories started flooding the page..

Long Branch Reacts to the Closure of The Sitting Duck

According to reporting from The Asbury Park Press, popular Jersey Shore chain MJ's Restaurant Bar & Grill has purchased The Sitting Duck. MJ's has made its mark in Monmouth and Ocean Counties with locations in Tinton Falls, near Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Middletown, Neptune, Monmouth Beach, Matawan, and Bayville and Spotswood in Ocean County.

If you are saying to yourself, "I wish I could've had one last meal!." You can. Owners Gary and Michael told the Asbury Park Press that they will stay open until MJ's begins renovations which are expected to happen in about two months according to a spokesperson for MJ's.

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What you might not have known is that Gary and Michael of The Sitting Duck also operate another local popular restaurant.

The Pour House in Tinton Falls is alive and well and not going anywhere. So, if you're looking for the kind of meal you could only get at The Sitting Duck, you're next best bet is The Pour House.

A big thank you to Gary, Michael, and the entire staff of The Sitting Duck of Long Branch for decades of great meals and even better memories.

If you've never been to an MJ's, you're in for a treat!

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