If you’re looking for some great restaurants in Seaside Park NJ, you won’t be disappointed! There are plenty of options to choose from, most clustered at the North or South end of the 2 mile strip. However, the great thing about Seaside Park is there are a lot fewer cars on the road. This makes it much easier to hop on a bike or walk instead of getting in a car to get around.
From casual beachside eateries serving fresh seafood to cozy cafes and family friendly spots, Seaside Park has something to offer for every one.
Restaurants in Seaside Park NJ
Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing waterfront dining experience or a quick bite after a day at the beach, the places to eat in Seaside Park provide a delightful array of options to explore and enjoy.
On The Boardwalk in Seaside Park
If you are looking for a lively environment close to arcades and shopping, then you will want to visit a restaurant on the Boardwalk. A handful of restaurants are clustered right on the South end of the Boardwalk (North end of Seaside Park)! Beware, with the crowds usually comes a wait. The Sawmill can often have a wait over an hour long, and they do not take reservations.
The Sawmill Cafe is a great spot for lunch or dinner. They have a large menu with lots of options, but, they are widely known for their huge slices of pizza. Menu
Beach Tacos! A little known secret about Beach Tacos is the incredible view from the top floor. After you order your food make your way up to the roof, you won’t be disappointed. Menu
It’s a great spot if you want a quick bite, are just coming off the beach, or are in the mood for a few different slices of pizza. Menu
Restaurants in South Seaside Park
At the South end of Seaside Park, right before the entrance to Island Beach State Park, you will find a cluster of great restaurants. Each restaurant has a little something different to offer.
In the middle of summer all of these places tend to get really busy, and completely booked. If you can, I would strongly recommend making a reservation at least a couple of weeks in advance.
Ebby’s Ristorante and Lounge offers a traditional homemade Italian menu. Very kid friendly, they do take reservations and offer live music, even during the winter months. Menu
Island Beach Fish Company is still a new addition to SSP and offers a limited menu. It is dog friendly and has a large outdoor area. Mahi tacos get great reviews, pizza not so much, and the service is continually reviewed as horrible. Menu
Berkeley Cut Steakhouse is probably the most upscale restaurant you will find at this end of the Barrier Islands. As the name implies, it is a steakhouse, but be prepared for a hefty bill. I would not take children here. They do take reservations, and you can order takeout online. Menu
Chef Mike’s Atlantic Bar & Grill is owned by the most renowned chef at the Jersey Shore, chef Mike Jurusz. The menu is not extensive but does have a little something for everyone, and they take reservations. Definitely make them weeks (maybe a month) in advance if you plan to go on a weekend in the summer. Menu
Bum Rogers Crabhouse is a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a night out with friends eating seafood and drinking beer. During the summer they have live music. Menu
Mad Fish Company is not technically at the South end of Seaside Park, it is more in the middle, but we are going to talk about it here anyway! Very small menu and is largely seafood platters, they do take reservations, and, super big plus it is a BYOB. Menu
Which are the Best Restaurants in Seaside Park?
The best restaurants in Seaside Park NJ are Ebby’s, Chef Mikes ABG and Mad Fish Company! Everyone’s tastes and preference are different though, so it is always a good idea to check recent reviews and menu’s before making any final decisions!
Sandwich Shops & Pizza
If you’re looking for a quick solution to getting food, check out one of the many sandwich or pizza restaurants in Seaside Heights NJ.
Whether it’s the comforting nostalgia of a classic sandwich or the indulgent joy of a cheesy pizza, these places are sure to hit the spot. Already mentioned above there is Three Brothers from Italy pizza, and here are a few more options:
Red Fox Beach Bar & Grill – Steps off the sand in Island Beach State Park. Sandwiches, Burgers and more Menu
Surf Taco (not to be confused with Beach Tacos) casual atmosphere and offers seafood tacos Menu
Seafood Restaurants in Seaside Park NJ
There are several great places where the bounty of the ocean takes center stage in Seaside Park. From succulent shrimp and briny oysters to perfectly grilled fish and buttery lobster these restaurants are sure to have what you are looking for.
- Chef Mike’s ABG
- Park Seafood Clam Bar (not a restaurant, is a food stand on the boardwalk)
- Bum Rogers Crab House
- Mad Fish Company
- Island Beach Fish Company
Let’s not forget about breakfast! It is after all, the most important meal of the day. Seaside Park does have a few places to pick up breakfast at, though only one would be considered a ‘restaurant’.
- Bella’s Bagels for bagels, cream cheese and breakfast sandwiches
- Park Bakery has pastries, cookies, cakes, bread, donuts, and much more!
- Betty & Nick’s Luncheonette offers a typical diner style menu
- Blue Cup Coffee for great coffee and breakfast sandwiches
Ice Cream in Seaside Park
Last, but not least, and cardinally the sweetest, let’s talk about where you can pick up a cool treat for desert or just as an afternoon snack. From classic cones to cool creations, we’ve got the scoop for you.
- Ice Cream Boss
- Kohr’s Frozen Custard The Original
A Flavorful Conclusion
Whether you’re craving the flavors of the sea, the perfect breakfast spot, or a delightful dessert, the restaurants in Seaside Park NJ have you covered! Definitely consider making reservations for popular restaurants, or going out a bit earlier in the evening. One thing is for sure, whether you’re a local or a visitor, these 21 restaurants invite you to explore, feast, and savor the delights that make this town special.
So get out there and start eating!
I have spent my whole life going to and loving the beach. I am a wife, a mom of 2, and a business leader with an MBA in Marketing from Seton Hall University. I have been writing about Seaside Heights and the beach for the past 10 years. I love discovering new things about our town and helping you make the most of your vacation. The only thing I love more than writing about Seaside Heights is being there. The beach is my happy place!
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