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Where to Dock and Dine in New Jersey

Shrimp Box, Point Pleasant Beach, dock and dine Restaurants in New Jersey

Shrimp Box, Point Pleasant Beach

Looking for a spot along the NJ coast where you can dock and dine? Look no further! Check out our list of suggestions. And if you have another recommendation, please add it to the comments!

Atlantic City

    • Wonder Bar: Located just two blocks from the boardwalk on Albany Avenue, Wonder Bar offers its Sunset Room, which has a view of the back bay. Open until 5 a.m., Wonder Bar is a popular late-night spot that also offers a side Tiki Bar for outdoor drinks. 300 feet of floating dock space. Wonder Bar3701 Sunset Ave, Atlantic City, 609-344-8888.
Wonder Bar, dock and dine Restaurants in New Jersey

Wonder Bar, Atlantic City (Photo by Sean Fitzgerald)

Belmar

    • Klein’s: Providing a wide selection of fresh food, Klein’s is a great waterfront spot for any craving. The Grill Room is perfect for indoor or outside dining, while the Waterside Café offers fresh seafood. Klein’s also has its own fish market and sushi bar in the restaurant. Klein’s708 River Road, Belmar, 732-681-1177.

        Brielle 

    • Union Landing RestaurantAnother great stop at the Jersey Shore is the Union Landing Restaurant. With plenty of docking spaces available, the restaurant features a fresh raw bar and patio area with a scenic view of the marina and occasional live music. Union Landing Restaurant, 622 Green Ave, Brielle, 732-528-6665. 

       Cape May

    • The Lobster House: Overlooking Cape May Harbor, the Lobster House sits waterfront next to a commercial fishing fleet, which provides most of the restaurant’s seafood. The Lobster House offers a raw bar with indoor and outdoor dining, along with the Schooner American—an outdoor cocktail lounge with a full bar and luncheon menu. The Lobster House906 Schellengers Landing Rd, Cape May, 609-884-8296.

Galloway

    • Motts Creek Inn: With a spacious outdoor deck and live music on the weekends, this is a great spot for a casual outdoor dining experience. Six boat slips and one boat ramp. Can accommodate 4 to 10 boats. Motts Creek Inn200 E Motts Creek Road, Galloway, 609-652-1555. 

      Motts Creek Inn, dock and dine Restaurants in New Jersey

      Motts Creek Inn, Galloway (Photo courtesy of Motts Creek Inn)

    • Oyster Creek Inn: Just 3.5 miles from historic Smithville, The Oyster Creek Inn is a family owned seafood restaurant in Leeds Point. Featuring a crab room and sushi bar, along with local music, the Inn is a relaxing hangout for waterfront dining. Oyster Creek Inn41 Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point 609-652-8565.

Lake Hopatcong

    • The Windlass: Located at Nolan’s Point in Lake Hopatcong, the Windlass is an Italian restaurant with a beautiful view of the largest freshwater body in NJ. The eatery is open Wednesday to Sunday in the summer and features an Italian patio where guests can eat outside. The docks are staffed to assist anyone arriving to the restaurant via watercraft. The Windlass45 Nolan Point Park Rd, Jefferson Township, Lake Hopatcong, 973-663-3190.

Manahawkin

Marmora

    • Tuckahoe Inn: The restaurant’s Back Bay Cafe overlooks the Great Egg Harbor and features live music Wednesday through Sunday. Families are welcome and docking is available to boaters at their own risk. Tuckahoe Inn1 Harbor Road Beeseley’s Point, 609-390-3322.

Point Pleasant Beach

    • Shrimp Box ‘Outside the Box’ Patio: The Shrimp Box patio bar offers a casual, relaxed setting on the Point Pleasant inlet and is open for lunch and dinner. 300 feet of docking space is available. Shrimp Box75 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-899-1637.

Somers Point

    • Baia: The restaurant features three waterfront decks for any type of dining experience. The Upper Deck is perfect for larger gatherings and includes Baia’s full indoor menu. The Lower Deck provides a casual spot with lighter summer fare, and the new and improved Side Deck is covered and perfect for the weekly entertainment offered by Baia. Eight boat slips. Baia998 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, 609-926-9611. 

      Baia, dock and dine Restaurants in New Jersey

      Baia, Somers Point (Photo courtesy of Baia)

Stone Harbor

    • Water Star Grille at The Reeds at Shelter Haven: The upscale-yet-casual restaurant provides guests with a beautiful view and stylish surroundings. The Grille also offers a late-night menu from 10 p.m. to midnight and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Water Star Grille9601 Third Avenue Stone Harbor, 609-368-0100. 

      Water Star Grille

      Water Star Grille, Stone Harbor (Photo courtesy of Water Star Grille)

Toms River

Wildwood

    • The Boathouse: Specializing in seafood and steak, the Boathouse offers guests with plenty of seating. The indoor dining room is coupled with a spacious outdoor deck with an overhang and is built almost fully over water. The Boathouse, 506 W Rio Grande Ave, Wildwood, 609-729-5301.

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2 Responses to “Where to Dock and Dine in New Jersey”

  1. June 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Haven’t been in a number of years, but Union Landing in Brielle is right on the marina.

    http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/2006/09/04/goin-down-to-the-shore/

  2. June 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Thanks Jason. Nice to here from you. We’ll add them to our list.

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