The summer season and outdoor dining pair together so cohesively as local residents and summer visitors flock to restaurants where they can dine outdoors with delicious food and incredible sunsets.
9TH AVENUE PIER
When 9th Avenue Pier’s orange umbrellas go up you know it’s summertime at the shore and that you’re in for spectacular views of 9th Ave. Pier sunsets that you can view on your own or find all over your Instagram feed. Grab a specialty cocktail and dine outdoors on seafood specialties like a Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, Tuna Poke Tacos or a basket of Coconut Shrimp with mango jalapeno jelly.
905 Rt. 35 South, Belmar
KLEIN’S FISH MARKET & RESTAURANT
Experience Klein’s Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room & Tiki Bar, which are all located on the scenic Shark River. Wave to boat passersbys as you dine on fine, fresh seafood that Klein’s has been serving since 1924 when Ollie Klein, Sr. started it all. Of course Klein’s has a plethora of seafood dishes for guests to choose from, but the restaurant also offers diners with a sushi menu as well as a burger and land lovers section.
708 River Rd., Belmar
The deck at Brielle River House offers magnificent views of the Manasquan River and Inlet as they relax at one of the many outdoor tables. Make sure you enjoy a refreshing drink and bite from their exciting menu while taking in the views. The menu spans from starters, salads and raw bar to pizza, sandwiches and entrees. The Super Lump Crab Cake is topped with cucumber, roasted pepper emulsion and crispy parsley for a top notch starter and entrees like the roasted sea scallops and linguini & clams are sure to please.
1 Ocean Ave., Brielle
Award winning restaurateur Joe Amiel’s newest restaurant on the Sandy Hook Bay Marina offers indoor and outdoor dining for casual lunches, romantic dinners and family gatherings. Dine outdoors on a menu that features fresh fish, live Maine lobster, prime aged steaks and house made desserts while admiring views of both the Sandy Hook Bay and the Manhattan skyline.
1 Willow St., Highlands
TOMMY’S TAVERN + TAP
Tommy’s is a rustic tavern and restaurant that was built on the idea of having an authentic experience and guests can enjoy that experience dining both inside and outdoors. Outdoor dining is offered street side and river side. Riverside diners can enjoy gorgeous sunset views while watching boats sail passed. The expansive menu offers pizza, calzones and strombolis, sushi, plates to share, salads, burgers and sandwiches, entrees, poke bowls and more.
1030 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright
WHARFSIDE PATIO BAR
Patio Bar is tucked behind the Wharfside Restaurant on Channel Drive overlooking the tranquil Manasquan River and Inlet Islands. Enjoy the patio bar at night with signature cocktails, tasty bites, spectacular sunsets and the sounds of summer from some of the most popular Jersey Shore bands. The food menu offers plenty of snacks to share like lettuce wraps, teriyaki steak bites, ahi tuna bites, buffalo calamari and more. There’s also baskets, burgers and sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and baskets like fried clam strips and fish and chips.
101 Channel Dr., Point Pleasant Beach