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Best Jersey Shore Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Jersey Shore.


 

Ama Ristorante Italian
14/20
Driftwood Beach Club
1485 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright, NJ 07760
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A taste of Tuscany by the beautiful sea. More...

Avenue Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Avenue, Long Branch, NJ Pier Village
23 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Avenue hooks diners with oceans of flavor. More...

Avon Pavilion American
11/20
600 Ocean Ave.
Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717
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Barefoot dining at this unusual little beachfront restaurant. More...

Bahrs Landing Seafood
12/20
2 Bay Ave.
Highlands, NJ 07732
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Eating is "shore" good at this seaside classic. More...

Brandl Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Brandl, Belmar, NJ 703 Belmar Plz.
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Vanilla-infused “lazy lobster” is still the star at chef Chris Brandl’s upscale Jersey Shore eatery. More...

Charley’s Ocean Grill Seafood
11/20
29 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Fresh seafood and juicy steaks are a hit at this family-friendly Long Branch landmark. More...

The Cheesecake Factory American
12/20
Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 U.S. Hwy. 9 S.
Freehold, NJ 07728
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An ambitious menu with lots of good choices at this popular chain restaurant. More...

Gaetano’s Italian
11/20
10 Wallace St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Real deal Italian regional cooking on a Red Bank side street. More...

The Inlet Cafe Seafood
12/20
3 Cornwall St.
Highlands, NJ 07732

A meal at the Inlet is quite a catch. More...

Klein's Fish Market Waterside Cafe Seafood
12/20
708 River Rd.
Belmar, NJ 07719
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Super-fresh, super-size seafood is the daily fare at Klein’s. More...

McLoone’s Pier House American
12/20
1 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Dazzling oceanfront view, appealing menu and friendly service are the hallmarks at Pier House. More...

McLoone’s Asbury Grille American
12/20
1200 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Eclectic American cuisine down the shore. More...

Shipwreck Grill Seafood
13/20
720 Ashley Ave.
Brielle, NJ 08730
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The cooking is imaginative and sophisticated at this Manasquan River boat basin hotspot. More...

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