Spotlight on the Shake Shoppe Arcade.

Published February 18, 2014 Leave a Comment

The full name of this arcade is a mouthful but here it goes “The Hershey’s Shake Shoppe and Primetime Arcade”, but the locals call it the Shake Shoppe Arcade. Located on Hancock and Ocean terrace in Seaside Heights New Jersey, it is the newest Arcade to open since the storm hit last year.
The Shake Shoppe is in my opinion what an arcade/restaurant hybrid should be. Fun.

Hershey's Shake Shoppe Arcade

Hershey’s Shake Shoppe Arcade

One of most notable things about this arcade is the façade.  The giant cone as part of the structure make this place a landmark.  Now when people want to meet on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights they say “Meet me at the big cone.”  This statue by Primetime Amusements has become the most photographed image on the boardwalk surpassing the Jersey Shore house.  Everyone wants their picture in front of this icon.

The Giant Cone

The Giant Cone

The most popular items at the Shake Shoppe are the Ice Cream, which is one of a kind Hershey’s Ice cream, not to be confused with the chocolate, but this is the real deal in premium ice cream. They eat it up. Hershey’s Ice Cream makes a good product.

Scoops of ice cream are the favorite here and with over 16 different flavors ranging from classic vanilla to Moosetracks the people always get what they want. They offer a range of shakes and smoothies as well. The prices range from 3.00 – 5.00 for a smoothie. They are really good on a hot day.

Big Frank

Big Frank

Then the food at the snack shack is the best deal on the boardwalk. You can get a huge hamburger and fries for 7.00 and that is cheap as this is known as the best hamburger on the Seaside boardwalk. They use Midshore Meats out of Toms River to get their cuts ground special. It is a real treat if you like a classic burger with tomato and lettuce. The bun they use is the best bread around. And if you are really hungry try a Ripper, you have to ask to believe it. They are good. The entire menu is ranged between 2 and 5 dollars for a very good meal.

Then there is the candy stand which offers treats that are hard to find called Martha’s Sweets. At Martha’s they have specialty candy that is found only in the finest candy shoppes around the world. Like those jelly fruit slices that your grandmother loves. Owner Patty Hershey says that they are planning to add more sweets in the future as well.  Look for a Carmel apple and salt water taffy, this is going to be a welcome addition for sure on the shore.

The arcade offers a range of games and cranes to keep everyone amused. There is a range of themes to choose from. You can go for the classic skee-ball and carnival games, the sports games, the very popular air hockey tables, Terminator Salvation on a 100 inch screen and more, this arcade has it all. If you like slots they got them. There is something for everyone at the Shake Shoppe Arcade.

The Shake Shoppe offer private parties for kids of all ages, you can rent the place and have a band perform it is great. And the rates start at 10.00 per person, which is about as cheap as you can get when renting an entire arcade for several hours. It is a deal.


Birthday parties with the young ones are the most prevalent at the arcade but the adults find themselves getting in the fun.

The Shake Shoppe is open 9:00 am Monday through Sunday May – October and for private events during the off season.  To contact the Shake Shoppe visit or call 732-793-0600.

Come on down for the Polar Bear Plunge.  This Saturday 02-22-2014 9 am till 4 pm

Game On!

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