Quick Bite

The Buttered Biscuit Café: A Beloved Bistro in Bradley Beach

This downtown eatery offers Southern-style food with some French flair.

A platter of scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, home fries and a biscuit at the Buttered Biscuit in Bradley Beach
A platter of scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, home fries and a biscuit. Photo by Cle Weaver


The Buttered Biscuit is a downtown café with a French-inspired Southern menu and counter and table seating. The décor is upscale bistro style: chandeliers, white curtains, framed prints.


Married couple Liz and Dave McAllister opened in 2011. Dave is a Spring Lake native who has worked in restaurants since he was 14. Liz’s great, grandparents owned an eatery in Asbury Park.


For breakfast, start with Liz’s house-made signature biscuits served with cinnamon butter. Then try Dave’s corned beef hash—made in a five-hour, six-step process. House-made granola and Liz’s biscuits and gravy are also good picks. Lunch dishes are served with house-made slaw and pickles. Try the crispy fish sandwich—beer-battered haddock on a hard roll with lettuce, tomato and Dave’s special tartar sauce—or the meatloaf with garlic butter, sautéed spinach, caramelized onions, Gorgonzola and homefries.


The restaurant offers daily specials. Street parking available.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Southern
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