Keansburg, NJ – Keansburg Amusement Park is currently rebuilding the historic Old Heidelberg Inn after it was completely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy more than 2 years ago.  

Dating back to the early 1930’s Keansburg Amusement Park is looking to restore what was known as a locals staple back to where it once was by bringing back their famous griddle franks.  The menu will feature these iconic hot dogs as well as an array of sausages, french fries and a full bar along with TV’s.  Owners, Hank and Bill Gehlhaus plan to restore the building back as true to the original design as possible by giving the restaurant that vintage look that people remember it by.  

“It is important for us to have this iconic operation back in business,” says Keansburg Amusement Park owner, Hank Gehlhaus.  “We plan to restore the restaurant to as close as we possibly can.”  

Currently under construction, Keansburg Amusement Park hopes to open the Old Heidelberg Inn this summer.  

Keansburg Amusements and Runaway Rapids continues its 111 year tradition of offering family fun on the Jersey Shore.  Park attractions include rides, waterpark, games, go karts, fishing pier, and classic Jersey Boardwalk food .  Visit Keansburg Amusement Park’s website for more information on admission, hours of operation and group outings.


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