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There are more than 100 New Jersey restaurants within 10 minutes of the Inn at the Shore. We have tried each of them and listed below, in our New Jersey Dining Guide, are those restaurants we like best. During your stay with us at the Inn, you will enjoy comfortable accommodations, the relaxed atmosphere of a seaside retreat, and a delicious variety of choices for dining at the Jersey Shore. Please allow us to make reservations for you at one of the many wonderful restaurants in and around Belmar, NJ .

Anthony's Brielle House
Route 71, Brielle,  732-528-7833
. Best southern Italian. The seafood Fra Diavolo is to die for. Reservations on Saturday are difficult. Let us call.
301 Main St., Bradley Beach, 732-775-4275
. Fine italian dining. Entertainment upstairs.
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.
Avon Pavillion
Boardwalk, Avon-by-the-Sea, 732-775-1043
. - SEASONAL - By day, a beachy fun lunch & breakfast spot. For evening, the tablecloths and candles come out for a more grown-up atmosphere. Creative menu with lots of pasta and seafood. The 'bay & booze' shrimp appetizer is terrific. Boardwalk entertainment and ocean breezes included, no extra charge! BYOB
Harry’s Roadhouse 
Cookman Ave., Asbury Park. 732 897 1444
. The roadhouse opened to rave reviews, turning away hundreds. Harry’s is helping put Asbury Park back on the map. If you like your music red hot and cool, your food cooked to perfection and service that is impeccable, Harry’s is your kind of place.
Rajin Cajun 
1102 River Rd., Belmar (just south of Belmar Marina on Rt. 35 North & 11th Ave.)
Cajun specialties as hot as you like them. Try the tuna bites. BYOB.
Bayou Cafe
209 1st Ave. Manasquan,  732-223-6678
. Cajun cuisine. From Creole Gumbo to Bayou Chicken, the spice is just right.  Let us call. BYOB
Island Palm Grill 
Third Ave., Spring Lake,  732-449-1909
. Great new small place in town, you can walk. Bring your own wine. Try the grouper, YUM! We will make the reservation. BYOB.
Rod's Old Irish Tavern 
Washington Ave., Sea Girt,  732-449-2020
. Best pub anywhere!! Good food, generous drinks, no reservations. Try the flounder francaise.
Bistro Ole 
230 Main St., Asbury Park, NJ 732897 0048
. Another fine restaurant that is putting Asbury Park back on the map. Spanish/Brazillian cuisine. Excellent hosts.
Kaya’s Kitchen 
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. BYOB.
Sampler Inn 
28 Main Ave., Ocean Grove,  732-775-1905.
Continental Cuisine - Cafeteria style - Good home cooking - Old original samplers adorn the walls. Seasonal. BYOB
Black Trumpet 
7 Atlantic Avenue, Spring Lake, 732 449 4700
. Only open since fall of 2004, this restaurant is getting rave reviews from everyone we send. Top of the line food and service. Smart Casual. BYOB.
Klein's Waterside Cafe
708 River Road, Belmar,  732-681-1177
Old fashioned fish market. The best lobster on the shore!! No credit cards. They do not take reservations, but they do take ours.
Scarborough Fair 
off Route 35, Sea Girt,  732-223-6658
. Best Eclectic menu. Romantic tables for two, new wine list. We can get reservations for you.
703 Belmar Plaza, 9th & Main, Belmar, 732-280-7501
. From pan seared crabcake w/carmelized shallots in a whole grain mustard sauce appetizers to spiced rubbed tuna with sweet potato puree, papaya and snow pea salad entrees, Chef/Proprietor Chris Brandl will tempt your palate.
La Dolce Vita, 400 Ocean Ave., Belmar, NJ 732 749 3177 A family owned upscale italian restaurant featuring delicious food and wines in a waterfront setting.  Try the monkfish sicilian. Schneiders Restaurant 
801 Main St., Avon, 732-775-1265
. A great German restaurant. Fantastic sauerbraten, wienerschnitzel, bratwurst, knockwurst, etc. BYOB
The Breakers 
Ocean Ave., Spring Lake. 732 449 7700
. Would you like to be a King or Queen for an evening? The Sardino family will treat you like royalty. Here the view of the Atlantic is indeed breathtaking. Sip wine while sitting in the Seashell Room enjoying some old favorites on the grand piano. From their Feeeuccini Alfredo to the Veal Milanese you’ll love it here.
La Nonna Piancone Café
corner of Main and McCabe in Bradley Beach. 732-775-0906
. This is the BEST Northern Italian in the area. Go early. No reservations.
Shipwreck Grill
720 Ashley Avenue, Brielle, 732-292-9380
. Great starters like "Maryland Crabcake with Mango Jicama Slaw and Cilantro Lime Aoili". Great Entrees like "Roast Filet Mignon and Sea Scallops with Sundried Tomato, Shitake Mushroom and Truffle Peelings". Also, a great Sunday Brunch.
Brennen’s Steakhouse
Hwy 35 near Sylvania Ave., Neptune City 732-774-5040
. Here you pick out your steak. They have some wonderful combinations of seafood and sirloin. Here your dinner comes with a nice salad and a choice of potato. Weekend Entertainment. Smart Casual.
La Tuscany Italia Market
Dining (limited seating) and gourmet catering. 705 Main St., Belmar 732-681-6611
. You won't want to leave without trying something. The aromas are wonderful.
302 South Concourse, Neptune, NJ 732 775 9911
. Sunsets overlooks the Shark River. The service is good, the food even better. Start with Sunsets Sampler Platter if there are four or more in your party. Conch Chowder in a warm bread bowl is next. Follow this with Key West Grouper encrusted with macadamia nuts and topped with a fabulous spiced rum fruit salsa.
Casa Solar
1104 Main Street, Belmar, NJ 732 556 1144
. Authentic Latin & Modern Cuisine. The food is exquisite and worth the wait. BYOB
1400 Ocean Ave., Belmar, 732-681-7680
. Delicious food artistically presented in intimate atmosphere. BYOB
Tastebuds Cafe
17th & Main, Belmar, 732-681-1711
. Rob will tempt your palette. Try the Whole Portabella Mushroom sauteed and served with a port wine demiglace sauce. BYOB
Connolly Station
8th & Main Street, Belmar,  732-280-2266. Great Steak House, very classy. Superb for after dinner drinks and entertainment. If you're there for dinner, try a blooming onion and the potato soup. We can do reservations.
McCann's Sports Bar
(near 17th & Main St. on east side) Belmar, 732-681-8534
. The steak is worth the trip - Try the steak McCann and if Jalapenos are too hot for you, Tommy will put them on the side. Also try Tuna Au Poive. Yum Yum!!
Vic's Italian Restaurant 
Evergreen & Main, Bradley Beach, 732-774-8225
. Best thin crust pizza in the world. You might see Tom Cruise there. No reservations but now they do take credit cards.
Cucina Cafe
219B Morris Ave., Spring Lake, 732-974-3433
. Dan, from Dan's Kitchen, has open this little spot for cappuccino and decadent desserts.
Mom's Kitchen 
1129 5th Ave., Neptune,  732-775-4823
. American cuisine - A great family place. Happy atmosphere.
200 Monmouth Ave., Spring Lake,  732-974-9755
. Chef Dan is back to rave reviews with a new owner. Small and beautiful dining room. Let us call for you. BYOB.
Federico's Pizza Express and italian lunches and dinners.
700 Main St., Belmar, 732-681-7066
. Great pizza, salads and dinners. BYOB
517 Lake Ave., Asbury Park,  732-988-0123
. Contemporary Italian Cuisine - Cozy and charming atmosphere. Try the Rasberry Chicken.
Who's on Third
Third Ave., Spring Lake, 732-449-4233
. Fab  for lunch. The chicken soup is delicious. BYOB
Corner Washington Blvd. and Railroad Plaza, Sea Girt, 732 974 8833
. The hot antipasto appetizer could be your dinner. Try the Rigatoni Baresi, close your eyes and you’re in Italy.
The Mill  
off route 71, Spring Lake Heights,  732-449-1800
. Best Continental. They have fabulous service, but are sometimes very busy. Let us make the reservations. The sword fish stuffed with crab meat in a macadamia nut crust is yummy.

bon appetit

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