New Jersey December 15, 2016
10 Amazing Restaurants Along The New Jersey Coast You Must Try Before You Die
New Jersey has 130 miles of coastline, spanning from Sandy Hook to Cape May. If you’re looking for an incredible oceanfront eatery, the Garden State definitely has you covered. Enjoy waterfront views and delicious food. Here are a few favorites to try while you’re at the shore that score rave reviews.
1. Ama Ristorante - 1485 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
This upscale Italian eatery bills itself as the only oceanfront restaurant in Sea Bright. Enjoy the spectacular views seen above and seasonal outdoor dining. Fairly new to the shore scene (opened in 2012), this spot has already garnered positive press and a reputation for quality.
2. Wild Bamboo - 8 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch
While you really can't go wrong with any of Pier Village's oceanfront eateries, Wild Bamboo Asian Fusion is an affordable option that will please your palate. Enjoy Chinese and Thai favorites, with most menu items under $15, including full dinners for just $10. In the summer, stroll the beach after your meal. In the winter, shop for Christmas gifts along the shorefront strip.
3. Mister C's Beach Bistro - Ocean Place & Allen Avenue, Allenhurst
You'll love this laid back American eatery with unobstructed ocean views and a full bar. Enjoy seasonal outdoor dining, a rooftop deck and happy hour daily from 3-6. The dinner menu has options for everyone from the land, ocean and garden.
4. Dunes Boardwalk Cafe - 4 North End Boardwalk, Ocean Grove
This brand new shore spot is open seasonally and offers a wide variety of cuisines. You'll actually find a selection of shops inside, serving up everything from ice cream to sushi to pizza. Your tastebuds will never be bored here. To top it all off, they've already scored accolades for their mouthwatering sushi.
5. La Terrazza - 408 Ocean Avenue, Belmar
This beachfront Italian spot offers a mix of upscale fare and more casual dishes like pizza and sandwiches.
6. Jake's Crab House - 312 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach
This is one of the Jersey Shore's best causal crab spots, offering crab legs, whole blue crabs and delectable crab cakes. They also serve a wide variety of both surf and turf dishes. There's even a kids menu that will please the pickiest of eaters.
7. JR's Ocean Bar & Grill - 601 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights
This laid back beach bar (and grill) tends to draw in a younger crowd, offering nighttime DJs and sporting events on their big screens. The Seaside staple is open year-round and is located right in the heart of the boardwalk.
8. The Engleside Inn - 30 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven
There aren't many beachfront restaurants to choose from on LBI (though all are just a short walk from the shore), but this excellent oceanfront eatery makes up for the lack of options. You don't need dozens of choices when one does the trick. The Engleside Inn offers lodging, dining, a sushi bar and beachfront bar. The inn is open year-round, catering to a refined palate.
9. Landshark Bar & Grill - 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
The atmosphere is festive and fun and the food is sure to fill you up. Watch a game, grab a burger and delight in your comfort food favorites. You'll also find a retail shop and full bar here.
10. Browns Restaurant - St. Charles & Boardwalk, Ocean City
This boardwalk eatery may be best known for their donuts, and you'll see why when you try them. In the high season, expect long lines that are totally worth the wait. Of course, you can also enjoy any of the delectable breakfast, lunch and dinner options - everything is yummy.
What’s your favorite oceanfront eatery in New Jersey? For more mouthwatering options, check out these
14 Garden State restaurants that are right on (or right near) the beach. You’ll find some South Jersey gems in Cape May and Wildwood.