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Mexican, Italian Restaurants Will Share Former Joe’s Crab Shack Location in Brick

Tre, Freehold, N.J. (Credit: Tre)
Tre, Freehold, N.J. (Credit: Tre)

A former chain seafood restaurant will be turned into two independently owned eateries in the coming months.

The owner of Tre, an Italian-American bar in Freehold, and Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina, a Mexican restaurant in Englishtown, will open both restaurants in the space of the former Joe’s Crab Shack in Brick Plaza and share the kitchen between them, Mayor John Ducey said.

Rosalita's, Englishtown, N.J. (Credit: Rosalita's)
Rosalita’s, Englishtown, N.J. (Credit: Rosalita’s)

Ducey said the use of the single building will allow the liquor license to be used between both establishments, which have garnered a popular following in Monmouth County.


Tre’s Freehold location includes a bar filled with craft brews, brick oven pizza and classic Italian dishes, as well as outdoor fire pits. Rosalita’s menu includes fresh salads, giant burritos, tacos, enchiladas, sizzling fajitas and a “famous” margarita selection.

  • Rich

    Bye-bye chain restaurant, hello locally owned and operated, for a better meal.

  • Mike Gant

    I hope these are both good. It sounds good.

  • Jill Cioci

    I’ve been to Rosalita’s and it was pretty good. They both sound like a great addition to the new and improved Brick Plaza. Looking forward to trying them both!

  • Bill Clinton is a Rapist!

    We need a good kosher hamburger place in town.

    • KaayC


  • Stu Pidity

    I say turn it into a 24 hour pork BBQ. So as to keep the Lakewood cult members on The Left Bank of Brick.

  • Robert

    Independtly owned? Sharing the same kitchen? Sharing the same liquor license? Doomed to conflict and failure. I wouldn’t brag about this one Mr. Mayor.