The Unassuming Restaurant That May Just Be The Best Kept Secret In New Jersey

While Rumson does have some great restaurants (Undici, Salt Creek Grille…), it isn’t known as a dining destination. Unlike nearby Asbury Park, people don’t typically flock here for a meal. However, that might be about to change!

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You can find Val’s Tavern at 123 East River Road in Rumson. They are open 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday-Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. To see their full menu, visit Val’s website here. To check out another one of my favorite shore area eateries, click here. It’s located in Keyport and the building is BEAUTIFUL.