From There are so many great places at the Jersey Shore. From fresh seafood to pizza and ice cream- food is centered around so many great memories created during the summer and all year round. Here are a few of our favorites, if you haven’t tried them yet- check them out. If you have another favorite, let us know, we plan to expand our list and palates!
1. Bareli’s by the Sea- Spring Lake
Beautifully set on the main level of the Grand Victorian Hotel overlooking the beach in Spring Lake, Bareli’s is one of our favorite restaurants at the shore. Nothing says summer at the Jersey Shore more than enjoying a great meal with good friends smelling that salt air and ocean breeze. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu- for lunch: lobster roll and watermelon salad are my favorite. For dinner, the angry lobster is great and the pork chop is the best I have ever had. Your experience here will be unforgettable.
Location: 1505 Ocean Ave Spring Lake NJ 07762
2. Chef Mike’s ABG’s (Atlantic Bar and Grill)- South Seaside Park
South Seaside Park. It’s that restaurant that you can bring friends and family to, promise them a great meal and ABG’s delivers every single time. The raw bar is my favorite way to start, followed by whatever special they have to offer. Another staple that’s my favorite is the lamb chops. You only live once, have the dessert!
Location: 10 24th Ave, Seaside Park NJ 08752
3. Shipwreck Grill
Clearly waterfront dining is my thing! A dressy set up from casual waterfront dining- Shipwreck Grill doesn’t disappoint. Fresh seafood, steaks complimented by perfect sides, signature cocktails and dessert if you have room.
Location: 720 Ashley Ave, Brielle NJ 08739
4. Charlie’s- Bay Head
Some of the finest waterfront dining at the Jersey Shore tucked away in one of my favorite towns at the shore, Bay Head. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, cocktails and dessert you can have it all at Charlie’s.
Location: 72 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head NJ 08742
5. Moonstruck- Asbury Park
There are so many great restaurants in Asbury that it’s hard to choose. Moonstruck is an original. Though there are so many great trending new places, Moonstruck still tops the list as a favorite for me. If you can eat on the balcony overlooking the lake, you can almost see the history and the future of Asbury unfold, it’s incredible. It’s a great place to go just for appetizers and cocktails but if you plan to stay and eat, seafood or steak would be my choice: tuna, branzino, or a filet!
Location: 517 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park NJ 07712
6. Salt- Hotel LBI
Let’s talk apps 1st- the Burrata is amazinggg! Shrimp bucatini and the calamari- yum! Enjoy a pizza by the pool or on the rooftop with a nice glass of wine! Salt also caters the events for Hotel LBI- parties, weddings and more!
Location: 350 West 8th Street, Ship Bottom NJ 08008
7. Bum Rodgers
For me it’s like the Cheers bar. Homey, fun and always a good time. Known for their crabs- seafood is always fresh. I start with the steamers and Prince Edward Island Mussels followed by the Shore Thing- lobster, garlic crabs, shrimp, potatoes and corn on the cob. The bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream completes the meal!
Location: 2207 Central Ave, Seaside Park NJ 08752
8. Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach
Let’s talk brunch- there are so many great places but the Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach sits at the top of the list. Gourmet brunch and a beautiful story. As you would assume by the name, yes the biscuits are delicious!
Location: 700 Main Street, Bradley Beach NJ 07729
9. Ocean Organics- Toms River
A detox from all of that dining.. Ocean Organics is a full vegan restaurant at the Jersey Shore in Toms River. The owners are so conscious of their ingredients. Their fresh pressed juices are my favorite and the green lemonade tops the list. The hemp protein balls are the perfect snack, the waffles are the best breakfast and any burger + sweet potato fries for lunch! Any dessert they have in there is worth trying, worth eating, full vegan and absolutely delicious.
Location: 570 Fischer Blvd, Toms River NJ 08753
10. Mueller’s Bakery- Bay Head
It’s not a restaurant it’s a bakery but it’s so gooood.. baked goods can be a meal! Spend a few minutes on a Saturday morning sipping coffee and enjoying a piece of crumb cake on the beach or overlooking the bay. It’s worth it!
Location: 80 Bridge Ave., Bay Head, NJ 08742
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