In the 1930’s, Alvin “Stumpy” Thorne sold fresh caught fish in sandwiches, soups and other treats to tourists on the pier in Spring Lake. The local stand was well known for quality food at fair prices, until in 1936 a hurricane wiped out the pier and Stumpy enlisted in the U.S. Army.
In 2008, with his families help, Lucas Ortega picks up where his grandfather left off. Bringing fresh focused cuisine to locals and tourists alike. Four miles north of Spring Lake in Asbury Park, Chef Luke has opted for a full service restaurant rather than a stand on the pier. Come by today and enjoy Stumpy’s legacy at Crust and Crumble.
633 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712