Despite the state’s easing of certain Covid-19 restrictions—like the announcement that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining June 15—there’s no doubt that dining down the Shore this summer is a different scene. To help you navigate ordering out along the coast, we’ve compiled a guide to beach restaurants offering takeout and delivery. (At deadline, no specific updates were available regarding outside seating; however, this list will be updated throughout the summer.)
Restaurants listed below offer takeout service, plus delivery where indicated. Menus change often; check websites for updates and information on delivery. Alcoholic beverages are sold in sealed containers for takeout only. Listed prices pertain to most entrées and are denoted as follows: $ = under $15; $$ = $15–$25; $$$ = over $25.
100 Ocean in Long Branch. American, featuring pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, fried chicken. Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily. Beer, wine, cocktails. $$/$$$. 100 Ocean Ave; 732-795-6620.
Avenue Le Club in Long Branch. French, featuring tuna nicoise, boeuf bourgignon, lobster roll. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner daily. $$. 23 Ocean Ave; 732-759-2900.
Barrio Costero in Asbury Park. American, Latin, featuring tacos, tamales, eggplant steak, meatloaf. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Tue-Sun. Delivery. $/$$. 603 Mattison Ave; 732-328-9150.
Bonney Read in Asbury Park. Seafood house, featuring steamed clams, Cajun shrimp, fish and chips, lobster roll. Kids’ menu. Lunch/dinner Thu-Sun. Beer, wine, cocktails, spirits. $$/$$$. 525 Cookman Ave; 732-455-3352.
Brennan’s Delicatessen in Rumson. American, featuring sandwiches, salads, rotisserie chicken, wines by the bottle. Lunch/dinner daily. $. 44 West River Rd; 732-530-0302.
Cardinal Provisions in Asbury Park. Breakfast pastries, chicken and waffles, tuna sub, $60 daily dinner specials for four. Breakfast/lunch Thu-Mon. $. 513 Bangs Ave; 732-898-7194.
CJ McLoone’s Pub & Grille in Tinton Falls. American, featuring, salads, flatbreads, burgers, baked salmon. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner daily. $/$$. 560 Shrewsbury Ave; 732-758-0800.
Clementine’s in Avon-by-the-Sea. Creole and Cajun food, featuring seafood gumbo, Cajun rib eye, jambalaya. Dinner Fri-Sat. $$. 306 Main St; 732-988-7979.
Drifthouse by David Burke in Sea Bright. American, featuring, salads, pastrami salmon, pizza, Hostile lobster, cocktail kits. Dinner Thu-Sat. Delivery. $$. 1485 Ocean Ave; 732-530-9760.
The Flaky Tart in Atlantic Highlands. One of NJM’s 2020 Best Bakeries. Breakfast pastries, cookies, cakes, Key lime tarts, sticky buns. Order one day in advance. Tues-Sat until 4. $. 145 First Ave; 732-291-2555.
Grand Tavern in Neptune City. American, featuring Cobb salad, burger, fried chicken sandwich. Wine, beer, cider, cocktails. Dinner daily. $. 1105 6th Ave; 732-774-0120.
Iron Whale in Asbury Park. American, featuring jerk shrimp, crab cake, New York strip steak. Beer, wine, cocktail kits. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $$. 1200 Ocean Ave; 732-361-5185.
McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. American, featuring lobster BLT, crab cakes, burgers, scallops, wine and beer. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $$/$$$. 1 Ocean Ave; 732-923-1006.
Nettie’s House of Spaghetti in Tinton Falls. Italian, featuring salumi, spaghetti Arrabiata, vinegar chicken. Wine, beer, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Wed-Sun. $/$$. 5119 Asbury Ave; 732-922-9799.
One18 American Bistro in Deal. American and Italian on a frequently changing menu, featuring blackened shrimp, chicken marsala, cavatelli. Wine, beer, cocktails. Dinner Tue-Sat. Delivery. $/$$. 118 Norwood Ave N; 732-686-1210.
Robinson Ale House in Asbury Park. American, featuring Cobb salad, penne vodka, crab cakes. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. Beer, wine, cocktails. $$/$$$. 1200 Ocean Ave; 732-774-1400.
The Rum Runner in Sea Bright. American, featuring seared halibut, lobster roll, Dark & Stormy pork chop. Lunch/dinner Wed-Sun. Delivery. Wine, beer, cocktails. $$/$$$. 816 Ocean Ave; 732-842-2894.
Pete & Elda’s/Carmen’s Pizzeria in Neptune City. Famed for its thin-crust pizza. Beer, wine. Lunch/dinner daily. $$. 93 Summit Ave; 732-774-6010.
Pascal & Sabine in Asbury Park is open for pick-up.
Porta in Asbury Park. Italian, featuring Neapolitan-style pizza, pasta. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch Sat-Sun, dinner Tues-Sun. $/$$. 911 Kingsley St; 732-776-7661.
Princess Maria’s Pizza in Union Beach. Thin-crust, deep-dish and foccacia pizzas, and calzones. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $. 900 Union Ave; 732-264-1710.
Reyla in Asbury Park. Tacos, tamales, eggplant steak, meatloaf. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Tue-Sun. Delivery. $/$$. 603 Mattison Ave; 732-328-9150.
Salt Creek Grille in Rumson. Dinners for four, including ribs, meatloaf, Asiago chicken. Lunch/dinner daily. $$/$$$. 4 Bingham Ave; 732-933-9272.
Sami’s Mediterranean Street Food in Asbury Park. Falafel, hummus, mezze, shawarma, wings. Lunch/dinner Wed-Mon. Delivery. $/$$. 300 Main St; 732-825-8411.
Surf Taco. Coastal cuisine, featuring tacos, burritos, quesadillas, smoothies. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $/$$. Multiple locations: 1003 Main St, Belmar, 732-681-3001; 94 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, 732-229-7873; 121 Parker Ave, Manasquan, 732-223-7757; 35 Broad St, Red Bank, 732-936-1800.
A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe and Tea Room in Ocean Township is open for pick-up. The Tea Room itself is closed for the foreseeable future, but they’re cranking out sweet treats just the same. The best way to keep up with their offerings is via social media. 609-242-0153.
Taka in Asbury Park. Japanese dishes, sushi and specialty rolls. Beer, wine, sake, cocktails. $$/$$$. 660 Cookman Ave; 732-775-1020.
Talula’s in Asbury Park. Steve and Shanti Mignona’s wood-burning oven turns out redolent pizzas that people line up for. They also make a meatball bowl with tomato sauce, a rice bowl and salads. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Thu-Sun. $/$$. 550 Cookman Ave; 732-455-3003.
Tuzzio’s Italian Cuisine in Long Branch. An Italian mainstay since 1965, serving soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pastas, entrées. Lunch Tue-Fri, dinner Tue-Sun. $/$$. 224 Westwood Ave; 732-222-9614.
Twisted Tree Cafe in Asbury Park. Vegetarian and vegan soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers. Lunch/dinner Fri-Sun. Delivery. $. 609 Cookman Ave; 732-775-2633.
Vic’s Italian in Bradley Beach. A family-owned institution since 1947, prized especially for its pizzas. Lunch/dinner Tues–Sun. Delivery. $/$$. 60 Main Street; 732-774-8225.
Amendment 21 in Point Pleasant Beach. BBQ pulled-pork nachos, wings, gumbo chili, burgers. Growlers of beer from 38 taps, wine, cocktails. Lunch Fri-Sat, dinner Wed-Sun. $/$$. 521 Arnold Ave; 732-295-9619.
Baladina Mediterranean in Toms River. Halal menu, including falafel, gyro, baba ganoush, flatbread pizzas. Dinner Tue-Sun; delivery. $. 931 Fischer Blvd; 848-224-4889.
Baron’s Bagels in Point Pleasant. Bagels and cream cheese, each in fanciful flavors. Delivery. $. 3003 Rte 88; 732-892-5556.
Barry’s Do Me a Flavor in Beach Haven. The fame of Barry and Nicole Baxter’s establishment, now in its 33rd year, rests on its cheese steaks and hoagies, but don’t forget the Arctic ice cream, made in Trenton since 1931. Lunch/dinner daily. $. 309 Centre St; 609-492-8259.
Black Whale Bar and Fish House in Beach Haven. Raw bar and seafood menu. Lunch Fri-Mon, dinner Wed-Mon. Delivery. $$. 100 N Pennsylvania Ave; 609-492-0025.
Charlie’s of Bay Head in Bay Head. American, featuring salads, fish, steaks, chops, strawberry cheesecake. Beer, wine, cocktails. Delivery. $$$. 72 Bridge Ave; 732-295-1110.
Chef Mike’s ABG in Seaside Park. American, featuring Caesar salad, crab bisque, blackened mahi-mahi with shrimp, filet mignon. Wine, beer, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Thu-Sun. $$$. 10 24th Ave; 732-854-1588.
The Chicken or the Egg in Beach Haven. Beloved by carousers for its round-the-clock breakfast menu, the Chegg is currently open daily, but only from 8 am-10 pm, Friday and Saturday until 11. Choose from 14 omelets or design your own. Also burgers, pancakes and lots of wings. $. 207 N Bay Ave; 609-492-3695.
The Crabs Claw Inn in Lavallette is doing curbside pick-up and takeout all week long from 11:30 am–7:45 pm (8:45 pm on Friday and Saturday). The menu is hefty; they have a massive beer list and more modest wine list, and are now doing cocktails to go. Order online.
David’s Culinary Delights in Brick. David Silverman prepares $50 family dinners that feed four (“some say five or six”). Choose an entrée (chicken marsala, meatballs, etc.) and two sides. Comes with Caesar salad, bread and butter, cookies and brownies. Daily. Delivery. 2520 Hooper Ave; 609-402-6281.
Hickory Hog BBQ in Point Pleasant. There are burgers and sandwiches, but what keeps the cash registers ringing are the tender baby back and Memphis ribs smoked over hickory. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $$/$$$. 2310 Bridge Ave; 732-714-7427.
Klotz’s Kitchen in Point Pleasant. Eggs, omelets, pancakes, French toast, wraps, burgers, salads, quesadillas. Breakfast/lunch Thu-Sun. $. 2247 Bridge Ave; 732-714-0633.
Kubel’s in Barnegat Light. Coconut shrimp, Buffalo wings and Italian entrées. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch Fri-Mon, dinner daily. $$/$$$. 7th St & Bayview Ave; 609-494-4592.
Martell’s Water’s Edge in Bayville. Soups, salads, sandwiches, chicken Parmigiana, Grandma’s meatballs, baked salmon. Lunch/dinner Wed-Sun. $$/$$$. 125 Bayview Ave; 732-269-3000.
Mud City Crabhouse in Manahawkin. Seafood, featuring fried calamari, seared tuna, garlic mussels, U-peel shrimp, cioppino, crab imperial, Barnegat scallops. Cocktails. Lunch/dinner Wed-Mon. $$/$$$. 1185 E. Bay Ave; 609-978-3660.
Mueller’s Bakery in Bay Head. One of NJM’s 2020 Best Bakeries. Famous for its thick-streusel crumb cake, which it has been making since it opened in 1890, Mueller’s is no slouch in other areas. These include pies, cakes, doughnuts, danish, brownies and more. Tue-Sun, 8 am-4 pm. Delivery. $. 80 Bridge Ave; 732-892-0442.
Ohana Grill in Lavallette. The promised “taste of Hawaii” is understated on the upscale menu, which includes seared tuna with crispy rice cake, filet mignon, lobster ravioli and Oreo bread pudding. Dinner Thu-Sat. $$$. 65 Grand Central Ave; 732-830-4040.
The Old Causeway in Manahawkin. Raw bar, wood-fired steaks and chops, burgers, seafood, salads. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $$$. 1201 E Bay Ave; 609-488-1327.
Parker’s Garage in Beach Haven. Family-style menu. Each item serves two, featuring crab cakes, cauliflower Caesar, bouilliabaise, short-rib lasagna, barbecued monkfish. Order one day ahead. Dinner Thu-Sun. $$. 116 Northwest Ave; 609-492-1066.
Piccola Italia in Ocean Township. Italian, featuring house-made perciatelli carbonara with wild mushrooms and pancetta and beer-battered onion rings. Wine, cocktails. Dinner Tue-Sat. Delivery. $$$. 837 W Park Ave; 732-493-3090.
Poached Pear Bistro in Point Pleasant Beach. One of NJM’s 30 Best Restaurants for 2019. Elevated comfort food, sumptuous and flavorful, with standouts including duck confit ravioli, Parmesan-and-almond-crusted halibut and vegetarian pesto risotto. Dinner Tue-Sun. $$$. 816 Arnold Ave; 732-701-1700.
Point Lobster Bar & Grill in Point Pleasant Beach. Maine lobsters by the pound, seared scallops with lobster risotto, paellas. Beer, wine, sangria. Lunch/dinner Wed-Sun. $$$. 521 Arnold Ave; 732-475-7363.
Red’s Lobster Pot in Point Pleasant Beach. Lobster rolls, lobster mac ’n’ cheese, coconut shrimp, clam chowder, stuffed flounder. Marinara, fra diavolo and vodka sauces available by the quart. Lunch/dinner Thu-Mon. Delivery. $$$. 57 Inlet Dr; 732-295-6622.
Shipwreck Point in Point Pleasant Beach. Filet mignon, New York strip, veal Milanese, salmon meuniere. Orders of $55 or more come with a bottle of house red or white wine. Cocktails to go. Delivery. $$$. 20 Inlet Dr; 732-899-3800.
The Shrimp Box in Point Pleasant Beach. Broiled or fried seafood, burgers, sandwiches, lobster pasta, crab cakes and king crab legs. Entrées come with side salad, steamed vegetables, baked potato or fries. Wine, beer, cocktails. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $$. 75 Inlet Dr; 732-899-1637.
Surf Taco. Coastal cuisine, featuring tacos, burritos, quesadillas, smoothies. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $/$$. Multiple locations: 1300 Richmond Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-701-9000; 212 SE Central Ave, Seaside Park, 732-830-2111; 1915 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, 609-361-7873; 1887 Hooper Ave, Silverton (Toms River), 732-255-3333.
Tuckers Tavern in Beach Haven. Gastropub featuring wild arugula and watermelon salad, Barnegat Light scallops with bacon-sweet pea risotto, shaved roast pork sandwich, kids’ menu. Dinner Tue-Sun. $$/$$$. 101 S West Ave; 609-492-2300.
Union Park Dining Room in Cape May is open for takeout, and will be reopening its oceanfront patio for outdoor dining on June 18. Call 609-884-8811, or book a reservation online through OpenTable. 727 Beach Ave, Cape May
Windward Tavern in Brick. Soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta, grilled meat, seafood, chicken. Beer, wine, cocktails. $$. 292 Princeton Ave; 732-892-9463.
Xina in Toms River. Chinese, including General Tso’s shrimp, kung pao chicken and lo mein, plus a large sushi menu. Lunch/dinner Wed-Mon. Delivery. $$. 3430 Route 37E; 732-279-6327.
Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern in Atlantic City. Italian-American menu, featuring lasagna, chicken cacciatore, shrimp scampi. Family dinners feed 4-6 people, $45-$50. Dinner Tue-Sun (opens 3 pm). Delivery except Saturdays. 2300 Fairmount Ave; 609-344-2439.
Bourré in Atlantic City. New Orleans–inspired pub serving jambalaya, shrimp and grits, barbecue platters, the Nola burger with Gruyère, caramelized onions and Cajun mayo. Beer, wine, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Tue-Sun. $$. 201 S New York Ave; 609-246-6670.
Cafe 2825 in Atlantic City. Italian-American, featuring Caesar salad, branzino oreganata, stuffed veal chop, Sunday gravy with meatball, bracciole and sausage. Dinner Thu-Sun. Order one day in advance. $$$. 2825 Atlantic Ave; 609-344-6913.
Dock’s Oyster House in Atlantic City. Seafood, featuring a raw bar, broiled oysters, lobster roll, flounder with crabmeat, banana cream pie. Wine, cocktails. Dinner Wed-Sun. $$$. 2405 Atlantic Ave; 609-345-0092.
The Knife and Fork Inn in Atlantic City. Eclectic menu, featuring corn and crab chowder, filet mignon, braised short rib, seafood risotto. Cocktails. Dinner Wed–Sun. $$$. 3600 Atlantic Ave; 609-344-1133.
Loteria on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City will begin to offer takeout and delivery starting June 15. Open noon–8 pm, daily, for takeout and delivery orders; call 609-727-0457.
Pancho’s Mexican Taqueria in Atlantic City. Noted for authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas. Lunch/dinner daily. Delivery. $. 2303 Arctic Ave; 609-344-2062.
Smitty’s Clam Bar in Somers Point. Beloved dockside joint for fresh clams, chowders, fried calamari, seafood salad. $. 910 Bay Ave; 609-927-8783.
Tun Tavern in Atlantic City. The city’s only brewpub. Cream of crab soup, blackened chicken alfredo, grilled cowboy steak. Family-style dinners include a six-pack of beer, $55. Dinner Tue-Sat. $$. 2 Convention Blvd; 609-347-7800.
White House Sub Shop in Atlantic City. Internationally famous home of Italian sub sandwiches. 10 am-8 pm daily. Delivery. $. 2301 Arctic Ave; 609-345-8599.
CAPE MAY COUNTY
410 Bank Street in Cape May. Perennial NJM Readers’ Poll winner for its New Orleans/French cuisine. Dinner Thu-Sun. $$$. 410 Bank St; 609-884-2127.
Beachwood at the Dunes in Sea Isle City. From NJM Top 30 chef Lucas Manteca, cheese-steak empanadas, Buffalo shrimp flatbread, short-rib pappardelle, fish and chips. Also family style meals for two ($29) or four ($55). Beer, wine, cocktails. $/$$. 8600 Landis Ave; 609-263-3627.
Black Duck on Sunset in Cape May. Eclectic menu, featuring egg rolls filled with duck confit and goat cheese, sesame-crusted tuna, hanger steak. Dinner Thu-Mon $$$. 1 Sunset Blvd; 609-898-0100.
La Finestra in Sea Isle City. Classic Italian menu, featuring fresh pastas, veal parmigiano, grilled octopus. Lunch/dinner Wed-Mon. Delivery. $$/$$$. 25 JFK Blvd; 609-486-5033.
Green Cuisine in Stone Harbor. Salads can be topped with chicken breast, salmon or chilled shrimp. Sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies. Lunch/dinner daily. $. 302 96th St; 609-368-1616.
Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille in Cape May. Pub menu with smoked-trout dip, bacon-wrapped scallops, seafood pot pie, meatloaf, burgers, kids’ menu. Wine, beer, cocktails. Lunch/dinner Thu-Sun. Delivery. $$. 1025 Beach Ave; 609-884-2779.
Louisa’s Cafe in Cape May. Seafood, featuring crab cakes, scallops, salmon rillettes, ginger-sesame noodles and house-made desserts, including Key lime pie and chocolate bread pudding. Dinner Wed-Sun. $$$. 104 Jackson St; 609-884-5882.
Mad Batter in Cape May’s Carroll Villa Hotel. One of the city’s most popular spots for more than 40 years. From lobster and crab omelet or creamed chipped beef at breakfast to crab cakes (regular or vegan) at lunch to filet mignon, seafood risotto and vegan ravioli at dinner. Beer, wine, cocktails, mimosa kits. Breakfast/lunch/dinner Wed-Mon. $$/$$$. 19 Jackson St; 609-884-5970.
Matthews Seafood Market and Restaurant in Cape May Court House. Chowders, seafood grain bowls, seafood platters, chef Lucas Manteca’s empanadas. Wed-Sat 10 am-8 pm. Delivery. $/$$. 206 W Mechanic St; 609-465-3005.
MudHen Brewing Company in Wildwood. Barbecued ribs, smoked chicken, pulled pork, mac and cheese, burgers. Wine, cocktails and MudHen’s own beers, including All Together IPA. A portion of sales of All Together will support local hospitality professionals. Lunch/dinner daily. $/$$. 127 W Rio Grande Ave; 609-846-7918.
Quahog’s Seafood Shack in Stone Harbor. Casual eats from NJM Top 30 chef Lucas Manteca. Empanadas, seafood bisque, crab quesadilla, Brazilian fisherman’s stew, braised short ribs. Wine, beer, cocktail kits. Lunch/dinner Thu-Mon. $$. 206 97th St; 609-368-6306.
Red Store in Cape May Point. Chef Lucas Manteca’s NJM Top 30 restaurant is not open, but his signature empanadas are available for pick-up (frozen or hot) at Matthew’s Seafood Market and Restaurant in Cape May Court House. 500 Cape Ave; 609-884-5757.
The Rusty Nail in Cape May. Deep-fried mac-and-cheese balls, sandwiches, crab scampi, kids’ menu. Beer, cocktails. Order online, including family specials. 4-8 pm daily. $$. 205 Beach Ave; 609-884-0017.
The Surfing Pig in North Wildwood. Barbecue plates, burgers and seafood. Offering family-size platters (pre-order) and $10 off wine bottles. Tue-Thu 4-8 pm; Fri-Mon 8 am-9 pm. Delivery. $/$$. 231 W 10th Ave; 609-522-0900.
Urie’s in Wildwood. Fresh seafood, steamed, broiled or fried, also New York strip, burgers, chicken tenders. Beer, wine. Lunch/dinner daily. $$/$$$. 588 W Rio Grande Ave; 609-522-4189.
Viggiano’s on Sunset in Cape May. Italian menu, featuring mussels marinara, pastas, veal parm, chicken cacciatore. Dinner Tues-Sun. $$/$$$. 109 Sunset Blvd; 609-435-5026.Click here to leave a comment