Rise and Dine: Best Breakfast in Seaside 12 Must Visit Hotspots

Looking for the best breakfast in Seaside Heights? While Seaside is well known for its lively boardwalk, rides and busy beaches, it’s also a peaceful and quiet town in the early hours of the day. And what better way to kick off your day than with a delicious breakfast at one of Seaside’s many breakfast spots?

That’s why we’re excited to share this complete guide to the best breakfast in Seaside Heights. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic diner, a bite to go, or a waterfront restaurant with stunning views, Seaside has something for everyone. So, get ready to indulge in some mouth watering breakfast dishes and start your day off on the right foot!

Best Breakfast in Seaside

PJ’s Place

PJs is located at Franklin Ave on the Boardwalk, right behind Kohr’s ice cream. Don’t let the Boardwalk location dissuade you. For breakfast PJ’s offers up scrambled eggs or omelets with your traditional sides. They also have breakfast sandwiches on bagels or rolls as well as pancakes and waffles. They do not offer a full diner menu, so if you are in the mood for a huge selection, this is not your spot.

While you wait for your food, take in the views of a quiet boardwalk, or the ocean. Eat inside or outside and enjoy the peaceful vibe of Seaside Heights in the morning while you enjoy the best breakfast in Seaside.

Summer hours: 7 Days a week @8am
Off season, check to see if they are open before you go. Typically they would only be open on the weekend.


If you’re looking for the best breakfast in Seaside Heights that offers generous portions, great service, and a family friendly atmosphere, be sure to check out Jimmy’s. Located at the corner of Lincoln and Ocean Terrace getting to Jimmy’s is super easy.

Not only do they offer reasonable prices, but Jimmy’s is also home to the famous Carlucci omelet. This mouth watering omelet is made of pepperoni, peppers and onions, and then stuffed with cheese, diced bacon, and home fries – a must-try for any omelet lover!

In addition to this signature dish, they also offer a wide range of classic breakfast items like steak and eggs, as well as scrapple and eggs. With attentive staff and quick service, you’ll be in and out in no time. They are open daily 6AM to 1PM.

Budget Friendly Breakfast Spots

The Dock Outfitters Cafe

A little out of the way to walk to if you are staying on the beach side of Seaside, much easier to get to if you have a bike or of course are driving. Just be aware that if you are walking or biking, you will have to cross Rt 35 to get to the location.

But we promise, it will be worth it. Dock Outfitters is one of two restaurants on this list that offer stunning views of Barnegat Bay. Enjoy a peaceful breakfast at reasonable prices. They pretty much all traditional breakfast options. Eggs any way you want with your choice of sides. Plain, chocolate chip or blueberry pancakes. Plain or cinnamon raisin french toast, as well as breakfast sandwiches. They also offer kids portions or more simple choices like cereal or muffins.


7AM-6PM (Summer)
7AM-2PM M-F (Winter)

Jimmy’s Breakfast

Jimmy’s Breakfast, also on our list of best breakfasts in Seaside Heights, is a great spot for those looking for a budget friendly breakfast option. With reasonable prices, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying breakfast without breaking the bank.

Brunch Options in Seaside

Looking for a delicious Sunday brunch in Seaside Heights? The Ocean View Restaurant has got you covered with their all you can eat brunch buffet, served from 10AM to 2PM.

Their mouth watering spread includes a carving station with ham and beef, an omelet station where you can customize your own omelet, and classic breakfast favorites like chicken and waffles, bacon, and sausage links. Plus, they offer a rotating selection of pasta and fish of the day for those who prefer something savory.

The best part? Children are more than welcome at the Ocean View brunch, and they can enjoy all of the delicious food at a lower price than adults. So, gather up the family and head to Ocean View for a brunch experience that everyone will love.

While it may not be a full-blown brunch, the Sawmill’s Sunday breakfast buffet from 10:30AM to 12PM will help you start your day off right. They serve up classic breakfast items like scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, and sausage, as well as sweet treats like cinnamon French toast, pancakes, mini bagels with cream cheese, and other delicious pastries.

What are the Best Breakfast Restaurants for Large Groups in Seaside Heights?

There are a few great breakfast restaurants in Seaside Heights that offer space for larger groups.

Ocean View Restaurant

Even though Seaside Heights is popular for family vacations, finding a breakfast spot that can accommodate a large group (without a wait) can be a challenge. To make things even harder, most breakfast spots do not take reservations. The one exception we have to offer is Ocean View Restaurant. You can call them, or make a reservation online for up to 8 people.

Sunset Seafood

Another spot that can accommodate your whole squad for breakfast is Sunset Seafood! This restaurant has plenty of space for larger groups. Call ahead to make a reservation for parties of 8 or more. Sunset does have seasonal hours, so if you are thinking of going off season call first to be sure they are open. Starting in late April through September they are open daily from 8:00AM to 11:30AM. The menu is limited but you will enjoy classic favorites like pancakes, eggs, and avocado toast!

What are Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Seaside Heights?

There are several great options for breakfast sandwiches in Seaside Heights. Here are our top picks:

Ryan’s Deli and Catering is known for its delicious breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Ultimate Belly Buster (Pork Roll, Bacon, Sausage, fried eggs, cheese and potatoes served on a 1/2 sub roll) or a dozen fresh daily bagels, this is a great spot for a quick bite. Open seven days a week 7am to 3pm.

The Crepe Shack on the south end of the Boardwalk might not serve your typical breakfast sandwich, but trust us, their crepes are worth a try. Indulge in dessert like options such as the Nutella Classic with sliced strawberries and bananas drizzled with Nutella, or the Wild Berry with whipped cream and a mix of fresh berries.

Feeling adventurous? Go for the Cookie Monster crepe loaded with cookie dough ice cream, cookie and Oreo crunch, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. This food stand also offers coffee options to complement your sweet treat. Don’t miss out on the Crepe Shack, open from 10AM to 10PM during the summer.

Jersey Roll is proud to serve one of Jersey’s oldest traditions; pork roll! Pork roll not your thing? No problem. Choose bacon, sausage, peppers, cheese or anything else you want on your sandwich. You can also order freshly made mini donuts, plain, powdered or cinnamon sugar. They will make them right in front of you!

Are There Any Good Bakeries in Seaside Heights?

No, there are no pastry bakeries directly in Seaside Heights, however, there are two fantastic bakeries a short bike ride or car ride away.

Fumosa Bakery

Fumosa Bakery in Ortley is a short 6 minute bike ride from Seaside Heights. This bakery offers a wide selection of baked goods, including croissants, crullers, elephant ears, muffins, and tea biscuits. But the real stars of the show are the donuts. Fumosa’s Bakery has an impressive variety of donuts, including Boston Cream, Crullers, Chocolate Covered, Glazed, Cinnamon Roll, and Jelly-filled donuts. Note, they are cash only!

Park Bakery

Park Bakery in Seaside Park hailed by locals as the best crumb cake and donuts around. In the summer they are open daily bright and early at 7AM. They are a quick 10 minute bike ride from Seaside Heights, or if you want to drive there is plenty of street parking. Just be aware, there is always a line but it moves quickly. Popular choices are the pecan ring, honey roll, glazed ring, cinnamon swirls, blueberry Danish and of course the crumb cake.

Seaside Breakfast Spots with a View

Food aside, if you are looking for the best breakfast spot with a view, hands down here are the top 3 locations. #1 Sunset Seafood, #2 Ocean View Restaurant #3 PJ’s Place.

What Restaurants Deliver Breakfast in Seaside?

There are several restaurants in Seaside Heights (or very close) that offer breakfast delivery straight to your door. Options include:

  • Ryan’s Boulevard Deli – They offer delivery via Grub Hub and Door Dash.
  • Jersey Roll – Offers delivery via Door Dash.
  • Bakin Bagels – Order from Grub Hub for delivery.
  • Fumosa Bakery – You can order on line for delivery via Door Dash.
  • Sand Dollar Pancake House – Located in Lavallette via door dash.
  • Ricky Bagels’ Sunset Keys Cafe – Also located in Lavallette, call for delivery or order online.

What are the Best Coffee Shops in Seaside Heights?

There are several great coffee shops in Seaside Heights, each offering something unique. All of the breakfast spots on this list will have coffee if you are going to dine in, however, if you are looking for a great cup to go, Planet Candy and Blue Cup are your best options.

Planet Candy

Don’t let the name fool you! Planet Candy is a great place to get coffee in the morning. They offer a variety of specialty coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, and iced coffee (a must have in the summer). While they do offer bagels, unless you want fudge for breakfast, you might want to head to a nearby sandwich shop for a heartier breakfast.

They open at 10:15AM, so if you’re an early bird, you may want to plan accordingly. You can find Planet Candy located between Blaine and Sumner Avenues on the Boardwalk.

Blue Cup Coffee

Boardwalk with two locations, one in Seaside Park and the other near Midway. Coffee lovers can rejoice in their specialty coffee that only uses the best handpicked beans from specific micro climates. But don’t worry, they also have other coffee options like espresso, lattes, tea, and cold brew on tap, perfect for a hot summer day.

Their breakfast menu offers quick bites like breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, bagels, and pastries that are perfect for a morning pick me up. You can visit Blue Cup daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 8AM to 2PM.

Which Breakfast Restaurants in Seaside Heights Have Vegan Options?

For delicious vegan breakfast options in Seaside look no further than Ryan’s Deli and Catering! You can start your day off right with their Veggie Bagel Sandwich, loaded up with cucumber, avocado, roasted red peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and red onions, all on your choice of bagel – just make sure you ask them to hold the cream cheese.

If you’re a vegetarian but not necessarily vegan – the Mexican Torta with fried eggs, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, and chipotle mayo will definitely hit the spot. Plus, there are plenty of other vegetarian options, including a variety of bagels with house-made cream cheese in flavors like strawberry, blueberry cheesecake, and craisin honey walnut. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, Ryan’s Deli and Catering has got you covered!

Playa Bowls

Playa Bowls offers the best breakfast in Seaside for vegan or a healthy and plant based breakfast. You can find them in two locations on the Boardwalk. The first is at Casino Pier, the other is at the Seaside Park end, both open daily on a seasonal basis at 8AM.. One of their popular vegan breakfast items is the Tropical Acai Bowl, which is made with acai, banana, pineapple, granola, coconut flakes, honey.

They also offer the Electric Mermaid Pitaya Bowl, which is made with pitaya, granola, kiwi, pineapple, mango, coconut flakes and honey.

Additionally, they have a variety of smoothies and juices that are vegan friendly, such as the Green Smoothie made with Kale, pineapple, banana, coconut milk.

Whether you are vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant based options into your diet, Playa Bowl has something for everyone.

So, now you know. Seaside Heights offers a wide variety of breakfast options to satisfy any taste bud. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic diner breakfast or a trendy brunch spot with vegan options, Seaside Heights has got you covered. The best breakfast in Seaside has everything to offer from classic pancakes and omelets to unique dishes like Carlucci omelet and Mexican Torta. No matter which spot you choose, you’ll be sure to start your day off right with a delicious breakfast in Seaside Heights.

Don’t forget to plan dinner options or check out the bar scene!