Dining - Local Restaurants

FINE DRESSING

Daniels Bistro By The Sea

Small intimate dining room. Fantastic reviews from friends and guests everywhere – Best rack of lamb I’ve ever had.  Located at 526 Main Street, at the light make a right and you cant miss it on the right hand side.

Whispers

200 Monmouth Ave.
Spring Lake 974-9755,
Chef Dan is back to rave reviews with a new owner. Small and beautiful dining room. Dressy, expensive, limited menu and the best place to impress her. BYOB.

Old Mill Inn

Ocean Ave and 12th., Belmar 732.681.7680,
Great ocean views. Good variety. New Continental Cuisine.


DRESS SEMI-WELL (JEANS/SHORT OK)

Avon Pavilion

Avon Boardwalk
732.775.1043
A must when the weather is nice. This should be your first nights choice or eat there every night you are in town…I do. Great variety of choices and also the best place for dessert. BYOB, No reservations-unless you have the Avon Manor call for you, but they will give you a beeper

Columns

Avon Boardwalk 732.681.7680
Good lunch and raw bar, nightlife for all ages.

Ollie Klein’s Fish Market & Waterside Cafe

River Rd. Belmar 732.775.0906
Best Fish around. Paper plates and cups but super food and great water view. No credit cards. No reservations. BYOB. Closed Monday.

Moonstruck

On the lake in Asbury Park.
732.988.0123
No Reservations but worth the wait. Liquor License.

Oyama

815 Belmar Plaza, Belmar
732.280.5983
Japanese cuisine. One of the only places around where you can get sushi! For those who are less brave, their Hibachi Steak is fabulous.

Ragin’ Cajun

1102 River Rd. Belmar
732.280.8685
Blues T,F + Sunday. BYOB.

River Belle and River Queen

Dining on an old fashioned steamboat while you cruise the Manasquan River. Reservations required. Liquor License.

Parker House

732.280.8685
Casual dining on their porch. The bar is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights. No Reservations. Liquor License.


CASUAL RESTAURANTS PLACES FOR SNACKS (RIP YOUR T-SHIRT)

Avon Pavilion

1102 River Rd. Belmar
732.775.1043
Has a snack bar next to the restaurant on the boardwalk in Avon. Great variety of choices for a quick bite and also the best place for dessert.

Veggie Works

817 Belmar Plaza Belmar
732.280.1141
Looking for a change of pace? Their menu proves, even to meat lovers, that vegetarian cuisine is NOT boring. Try the veggie tacos.

Kelly’s Pub

Fun bar atmosphere. Known for Reuben. No Reservations. Liquor License.

Schneider’s

801 Main St. Avon
Casual but good food, family restaurant!

Pete & Elda’s

Rt. 35 Neptune 732.774.6010
Casual but good food, family restaurant!

Circus Drive In

Rt. 35 Wall
Fun place to take the kids!