14 Incredible Waterfront Restaurants Everyone In New Jersey Must Visit

The Garden State has 130 miles of gorgeous coastline, and, when combined with numerous resplendent rivers and lovely lakes, we definitely don’t have a shortage of waterfront restaurants in New Jersey. There’s not much better on a beautiful day than dining on delicious food while enjoying scenic views, and there are few better states to accomplish this than New Jersey, way say! And yet, with so many waterfront restaurants from which to choose, where does one begin? Well, with  one of these 14 incredible waterfront restaurants in New Jersey, that’s where!

Please note that this list is not a ranking, restaurants are listed primarily from north to south – each is amazing in its own way. There were so many more restaurants that could have made this, what other waterfront restaurants in New Jersey would you add? What are your favorite spots to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

Address: Alice's, 24 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849, USA
Address: Black River Barn, 1178 Route 10, West St, Randolph, NJ 07869, USA
Address: The Black River Barn, Randolph
Address: Battello, 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA
Address: Chart House, 1700 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, NJ 07086, USA
Address: McLoone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
Address: Station Court, Station Ct, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
Address: Patriots Crossing Tavern & Wine Shop, 1339 River Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560, USA
Address: Carlucci's Waterfront, 876 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
Address: Curtin's Wharf, 501 E Pearl St, Burlington, NJ 08016, USA
Address: Rat's Restaurant, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, USA
Address: The ChopHouse, 4 Lakeview Dr S, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026, USA
Address: Harpoon Willy's, 2655 River Rd, Manasquan, NJ 08736, USA
Address: Riverwinds Drive, Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USA
Address: The Lobster House, 906 Schellengers Landing Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Waterfront restaurants in New Jersey

May 12, 2022

What are some other places for scenic dining in New Jersey?

The above list of waterfront restaurants by no means covers all the places for scenic dining New Jersey… not even close! In a state as naturally beautiful as New Jersey, with varied scenery and lots of shoreline, the options for scenic dining here are abundant. Nearly any restaurant along the Hudson River or Jersey Shore can guarantee you some incredible views, and of course, we also have dozens of restaurants with mountain and lake views, as well. One waterfront spot not mentioned above is the Jefferson House. This lovely restaurant on Lake Hopatcong offers indoor dining and a full bar along with an outdoor patio and tiki bar! Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, an incredible brunch buffet and boat tours of the lake. For those into art, Rat’s Restaurant is a must visit. Located on the property of Grounds for Sculpture gallery and gardens, Rat’s was inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet. You’ll feel as if you’re in a painting while dining in this chic French restaurant! 

What are the best restaurants in New Jersey?

Amazing restaurants abound in the Garden State, and depending on whom you ask, you’re bound to get a different (and passionate!) answer about the best restaurants in New Jersey are. One thing we can all agree on, however, is our seafood game, and the restaurants on this list are some of the best. Some of our favorite seafood restaurants in New Jersey include The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, Molos Restaurant, Mike’s Seafood, Oceanos Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill, Allegro Seafood Grill, and Uncle Vinnie’s Clam Bar. What would you add to the list?

Address: Alice's, 24 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849, USA
Address: Black River Barn, 1178 Route 10, West St, Randolph, NJ 07869, USA
Address: The Black River Barn, Randolph
Address: Battello, 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA
Address: Chart House, 1700 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, NJ 07086, USA
Address: McLoone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
Address: Station Court, Station Ct, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
Address: Patriots Crossing Tavern & Wine Shop, 1339 River Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560, USA
Address: Carlucci's Waterfront, 876 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
Address: Curtin's Wharf, 501 E Pearl St, Burlington, NJ 08016, USA
Address: Rat's Restaurant, 16 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, USA
Address: The ChopHouse, 4 Lakeview Dr S, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026, USA
Address: Harpoon Willy's, 2655 River Rd, Manasquan, NJ 08736, USA
Address: Riverwinds Drive, Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USA
Address: The Lobster House, 906 Schellengers Landing Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204, USA