The Jersey Shore’s restaurant scene is constantly evolving. Here are 10 restaurants that have opened since last season, listed from north to south.
This new craft brewpub, located in a repurposed brick warehouse, is a haven for nano-brews, food, art and music. The rotating menu includes burgers, salads, poutine, clam rolls and—of course—several beers, such as IPAs, pale ales and porters.
15 Second Avenue, Long Branch; 732-963-9218
This vintage-style Italian café, opened by Rob Castore and Anthony Russo of Brooklyn, offers good coffee, fresh pastries and handmade gelato. More substantial bites include panini, wraps and salads.
630 Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park; 848-226-3700
Set to open any day now, the Iron Whale is a new oceanfront restaurant located on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park. Helmed by chef Michael Dolan, the menu is seafood-forward, with seared scallops, jerk shrimp and Rhode Island calamari, as well as spare ribs, fresh salads and an avocado crab toast. The drinks list includes craft beers, cocktails and oyster shooters.
1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park; 732-361-5185
An American bistro serving breakfast and lunch that opened in January, Maeberrie Market offers salads, sandwiches, grain bowls, waffles and more in a quaint setting. Next to the dining room is a boutique shop with flowers, wooden cutting boards, baskets and more.
504 Main Street, Avon-by-the-Sea; 732-807-3279
At this new coffee shop, opened in March, macarons are the focal point. An assorted colorful variety fills the baked goods case. You can also get biscotti, yogurt parfaits, pour-over coffee and espresso drinks.
519 Washington Boulevard, Sea Girt; 732-359-7606
The DeRosa family ran the former Luna DeRosa restaurant and Savor Lounge in Seaside Heights. La Mondina, their new restaurant, opened this spring in Brielle. Look for brick-oven pizza, pastas and classic Italian entrées in a rustic setting.
110 Union Avenue, Brielle; 732-612-8331
Located within Jax Garage, this is the fourth outpost of Local Smoke BBQ (other locations are in Neptune City, Cookstown and Red Bank). Enjoy smoked chicken wings, fried pickles, jalapeño poppers, salads and all sorts of barbecued meats: ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more.
116 Sumner Avenue, Seaside Heights; 732-375-3090
Opened on May 1 in the long-awaited Barnegat 67, Pan Asia offers a fitting menu of spring rolls, gyoza, ahi tuna, fried rice, pad Thai and sushi.
770 Lighthouse Drive, Barnegat; 609-622-2286
Sea Isle City
The owner of Anthony’s Ristorante in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania is set to open a satellite location in Sea Isle this summer in a new multi-use building. Expect traditional Italian favorites like seafood diavolo and spaghetti and meatballs.
Landis Avenue and 44th Street, Sea Isle City
Sea Isle City
Chef and restaurateur Lucas Manteca brings his farm-to-table flair to Sea Isle City with Beachwood at the Dunes, located where Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House used to be. You’ll find all sorts of seafood dishes, from New England lobster bakes to South American crudos to British-style fish and chips.
8600 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City; 609-263-3627