Best Restaurants in Monmouth County 2015

Once again we turned to you, our readers, to tell us which restaurants, shops and services you consider the best of the best in Monmouth County.



Bagels

1. Bagel Masters
661 Broad St.
Shrewsbury
732.224.0333
bagelmasters.com

2. Gem’s House of Bagels
Multiple locations
gemsbagels.com

3. The Hot Bagel Bakery
65 Monmouth Rd.
Oakhurst
732.870.6262
hotbagelbakery.com

Bakery

1. The Scone Pony
305 Washington Ave.
Spring Lake
732.280.8887
thesconepony.com

2. Chocolate Carousel
2510 Belmar Blvd.
Wall, 732.280.0606
chocolatecarousel.com

3. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar, 732.280.8889
facebook.com/SweetBelmar

Barbecue

1. Local Smoke BBQ
719 Route 35
Neptune City
732.455.8888
localsmokebbq.com

2. Jersey Shore BBQ
811 Belmar Plz.
Belmar
732.894.9009
jerseyshorebbq.com

3. Memphis Pig Out
67 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands
732.291.5533

Bar Food

T-1. Brickwall Tavern and Dining Room
522 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.774.1264
brickwalltavern.com

T-1. Dive!
1072 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright
732.268.7707
divecoastalbar.com

T-2. The Bar Room + Kitchen
100½ Norwood Ave.
Deal
732.686.1295
thebarroomandkitchen.com

T-2. Mix Lounge & Food Bar
71 Brighton Ave.
Long Branch
732.923.9100

Breakfast

1. Meemom's
1825 Route 35
Wall
732.359.8544
meemoms.com

2. Hudson Cafe
25 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands
732.872.2300
thehudsoncafe.com

3. Toast
516 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.776.5900
toastasburypark.com

Brunch

1. Meemom’s
1825 Route 35
Wall
732.359.8544
meemoms.com

2. Toast
516 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.776.5900
toastasburypark.com

T-3. Molly Pitcher Inn
88 Riverside Ave.
Red Bank
732.747.2500
themollypitcher.com

T-3. Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Ave.
Rumson
732.933.9272
saltcreekgrillerumson.com

T-3. The Turning Point
Multiple locations
theturningpoint.biz

Butcher

1. Monmouth Meats
112 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.741.5292
monmouthmeats.com

2. Citarella’s Meats & Deli
57 Prospect Ave.
Red Bank
732.741.9059
citarellasmarket.com

Burgers

1. Jonnie G’s Food Truck
732.531.5321
jonnie-g.com

2. Barnacle Bill’s
1 First St.
Rumson
732.747.8396
barnaclebillsrumson.com

3. D’jeet?
637 Broad St.
Shrewsbury
732.224.8887
djeetcatering.com

BYO Restaurant

T-1. Dish
13 White St.
Red Bank
732.345.7070
dishredbank.com

T-1. Drew’s Bayshore Bistro
25 Church St.
Keyport
732.739.9219
bayshorebistro.com

2. Via 45
45 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.450.9945
via45.com

3. Brandl
703 Belmar Plz.
Belmar
732.280.7501
brandlrestaurant.com

Candy

1. Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe
1100 Route 35
Middletown
732.796.0115
suzisweetshoppe.com

2. Sugarush
37 E. Front St.
Red Bank
732.414.9044
experiencesugarush.com

3. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar
732.280.8889
facebook.com/SweetBelmar

Cannoli

1. Livoti’s Old World Market
1077 Route 34
Aberdeen
732.566.2500
160 Route 9
Englishtown
848.444.9600
livotisoldworldmarket.com

2. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar
732.280.8889
facebook.com/SweetBelmar

3. Mossuto’s Market & Cafe
2029 Route 35 South
Wall
732.449.8058
mossutosmarket.com

Caterer

1. Livoti’s Old World Market
1077 Route 34
Aberdeen
732.566.2500
160 Route 9
Englishtown
848.444.9600
livotisoldworldmarket.com

2. Jacques Exclusive Caterer
403 Route 36
Hazlet
732.495.2600
jacquescatering.com

3. Christopher’s Kitchen
165 Amboy Rd.
Morganville
732.491.3399
cateringservicenj.com

Cheese Shop

1. The Cheese Cave
14 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.842.0796
thecheesecave.co

2. Cheese on Main
53 Main Ave.
Ocean Grove
732.775.1530

Chinese Restaurant

1. Peking Pavilion
110 Route 33
Manalapan
732.308.9700
pekingpavilion.com

2. Temple Gourmet Chinese
91 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.212.8858
templegourmet.com

3. Little Szechuan Restaurant
485 Prospect Ave.
Little Silver
732.842.3823
littleszech.com

Chocolate

1. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar
732.280.8889
facebook.com/SweetBelmar

2. Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe
1100 Route 35
Middletown
732.796.0115
suzisweetshoppe.com

T-3. Criterion Chocolates
125 Lewis St.
Eatontown
732.542.7847
criterionchocolates.com

T-3. Old Monmouth Candies
627 Park Ave.
Freehold
732.462.1311
oldmonmouthcandies.com

Coffee House

1. Cafe Volan
510 Bangs Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.3399
cafevolan.com

2. Rook
Multiple locations
rookcoffee.com

3. Water Witch Coffee
67 Waterwitch Ave.
Highlands
732.784.8486
waterwitchcoffee.com

Comfort Food

1. Jonnie G’s Food Truck
732.531.5321
jonnie-g.com

2. The Speakeatery
705 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.898.9456
thespeakeatery.com

Cookies

1. The Scone Pony
305 Washington Ave.
Spring Lake
732.280.8887
thesconepony.com

2. Glenda’s Kitchen
848.218.1380
glendaskitchen.kitchen

3. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar
732.280.8889
facebook.com/SweetBelmar

Craft Beer

T-1. Brickwall Tavern and Dining Room
522 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.774.1264
brickwalltavern.com

T-1. Kane Brewing Company
1750 Bloomsbury Ave.
Ocean Township
732.922.8600
kanebrewing.com

2. Maloney’s
119 Main St.
Matawan
732.583.4040
maloneyspubnj.com

Cupcakes

1. Sweet!
702 10th Ave.
Belmar
732.280.8889
facebook.com/SweetBelmar

2. The Scone Pony
305 Washington Ave.
Spring Lake
732.280.8887
thesconepony.com

3. Sugarush
37 E. Front St.
Red Bank
732.414.9044
experiencesugarush.com

Diner

1. New Monmouth Diner
1887 Route 35
Middletown
732.671.1316
newmonmouthdiner.com

2. All Seasons
176 Wyckoff Rd.
Eatontown
732.542.9462
4135 Route 9 North
Freehold
732.625.0330
allseasonsrestaurant.net

T-3. Evan’s Restaurant
8 Cliffwood Ave.
Matawan
732.566.9122
evansrestaurant.com

T-3. Frank’s Deli & Restaurant
1406 Main St.
Asbury Park
732.775.6682
franksdelinj.com

Donuts

1. Broad Street Dough Co.
2005 Route 35 North
Oakhurst
732.531.1401
broadstreetdough.com

2. Doco The Donut & Coffee Company
5015 Route 33/34
Farmingdale
732.256.9797
docodonut.com

Farmers’ Market

1. Galleria Red Bank Farmers’ Market
Corner of Bridge Ave. & W. Front St.
Red Bank
732.530.7300
thegalleriaredbank.com

Food Truck

1 Jonnie G’s
732.531.53210
jonnie-g.com

2. The Cinnamon Snail
862.246.64310
cinnamonsnail.com

3. Johnny’s Pork-Roll and Coffee Truck
917.699.13260

French Restaurant

1. Pascal & Sabine
601 Bangs Ave.
Asbury Park
732.774.3395
pascalandsabine.com

2. Avenue
23 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch
732.759.2900
leclubavenue.com

3. Restaurant Nicholas
160 Route 35 South
Red Bank
732.345.9977
restaurantnicholas.com

Gelato

1. Cafe 360
34 E. Main St.
Freehold
732.294.4722
mycafe360.com

T-2. Sicilia Cafe
128 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.383.8473
siciliacafe.com

T-2. Whipped
6 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.0076
whippedcreperie.com

Gluten-Free Goodies

1. My MOMMA’S
903 First Ave.
Asbury Park
732.988.2264
itsmymommas.com

2. Glenda’s Kitchen
848.218.1380
glendaskitchen.kitchen

3. The Macaroon Shop
107 Main St.
Avon-by-the-Sea
732.776.6363
themacaroonshop.com

Gourmet Grocery

1. The Spice & Tea Exchange
12 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.741.3590 spiceandtea.com

2. Sickles Market
1 Harrison Ave.
Little Silver
732.741.9563
sicklesmarket.com

T-3. Delicious Orchards
320 Route 34
Colts Neck
732.462.1989
deliciousorchardsnjonline.com

T-3. Livoti’s Old World Market
1077 Route 34
Aberdeen
732.566.2500
160 Route 9
Englishtown
848.444.9600
livotisoldworldmarket.com

Greek Restaurant

1. It’s Greek To Me
2128 Route 35 South
Holmdel
732.275.0036
44 Centennial Dr.
Long Branch
732.571.0222
itsgreektome.com

T-2. Anemos Greek Cuisine
333 Route 9 South
Manalapan
732.414.6590
anemosgreekcuisine.com

T-2. Niko’s Trapezi Greek Taverna
444 Ocean Blvd. North
Long Branch
732.222.4600
nikostrapezi.com

3. Olive Restaurant
13 W. Main St.
Freehold
732.462.2658
olivegreekrestaurantfreehold.com

Health Food Store

1. Nature’s Corner Natural Market
2407 Route 71
Spring Lake Heights
732.449.4950
naturescornernaturalmarket.com

2. Dean’s Natural Foods Market
1119 Route 35
Ocean
732.517.1515
490 Broad St.
Shrewsbury
732.842.8686
deansnaturalfoodmarket.com

3. Healthfair
625 Branch Ave.
Little Silver
732.747.3140
healthfairvitamins.com

Ice Cream

1. Chill Bubble Tea Bar
Main St. & 10th Ave.
Belmar
908.216.5791
15 White St.
Red Bank
732.842.1244

2. Jersey Freeze
120 Manalapan Ave.
Freehold
732.462.3008

3. Surfside Frozen Custard
500 Washington Blvd.
Sea Girt
848.469.8466
surfsidefrozencustard.com

Indian Restaurant

1 Gola Indian Restaurant
5 W. Main St.
Freehold
732.637.5253
dinegola.com

T-2. Neelam Exotic Indian Cuisine
1178 Route 35 South
Middletown
732.671.8900
neelamindiancuisine.com

T-2. Tandoor E India
1610 Route 35 South
Oakhurst
732.531.1944
tandooreindiaoakhurst.com

Interior Design

1. Restaurant Nicholas
160 Route 35 South
Red Bank
732.345.9977
restaurantnicholas.com

T-2. D’jeet?
637 Broad St.
Shrewsbury
732.224.8887
djeetcatering.com

T-2. Nauvoo Grill Club
121 Fair Haven Rd.
Fair Haven
732.747.8777
nauvoogrillclub.com

Italian Deli

1. Livoti’s Old World Market
1077 Route 34
Aberdeen
732.566.2500
160 Route 9
Englishtown
848.444.9600
livotisoldworldmarket.com

2. Jimmy Pecci’s Taste Of Italy
4060 Asbury Ave.
Tinton Falls
732.922.9393
1201 Sycamore Ave.
Tinton Falls
732.542.2700
tasteofitalymarket.com

3. DeMarco’s Catering & Gourmet Deli
1137 Route 34
Aberdeen
732.566.2112
demarcoscaterers.com

Italian Restaurant

1. Mia
249 E. Main St.
Oceanport
732.935.0088
miasofoceanport.com

2. Freddie’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
563 Broadway
Long Branch
732.222.0931
freddiespizzeria.com

3. Anjelica’s
1070 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright
732.842.2800
anjelicas.com

Japanese Restaurant

T-1. Ichiban
2132 Route 35 South
Oakhurst
732.493.1115
ichibansteakhouse.com

T-1. Sawa
42 Route 36
Eatontown
732.544.8885
68 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch
732.229.0600
sawasteakhouse.com

T-1. Taka
660 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.775.1020
takaasbury.com

2. Sono Sushi
1098 Route 35 South
Middletown
732.706.3588
sonosushi.net

Juice Bar

1. Freshica’s Juice Bar
798 River Rd.
Fair Haven
732.788.9980
freshicasjuicebar.com

T-2. My Kitchen Witch Cafe
29 Beach Rd.
Monmouth Beach
732.229.3033
mykitchenwitch.com

T-2. Seed To Sprout
410 Main St.
Avon-by-the-Sea
732.774.7333
560-A River Rd.
Fair Haven
732.268.7533
seedtosproutnj.com

Kid-Friendly Restaurant

1. Woody’s
1 E. Church St.
Sea Bright
732.936.1300
woodysoceangrille.com

T-2. All Seasons
176 Wyckoff Rd.
Eatontown
732.542.9462
4135 Route 9 North
Freehold
732.625.0330
allseasonsrestaurant.net

T-2. The Circus Drive-In
1861 Route 35
Wall
732.449.2650
circusdrivein.com

T-2. Federici’s
14 E. Main St.
Freehold
732.462.1312
federicis.com

Mexican Restaurant

T-1. Carlos O’Connor’s
31 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.530.6663
carlosoconnor.com

T-1. Chilangos
272 Bay Ave.
Highlands
732.708.0505
chilangosnj.net

T-1. Copper Canyon
51 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands
732.291.8444
thecoppercanyon.com

T-2. El Meson
40 W. Main St.
Freehold
732.308.9494

T-2. Juanito’s
159 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.9118
juanitosredbank.com

T-2. Pop’s Garage
1000 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
732.576.2181
540 Broad St.
Route 35
Shrewsbury
732.530.7677
popsgaragenj.com

T-3. Aby’s Mexican Restaurant
32 Main St.
Matawan
732.583.9119
abysmexicanrestaurant.com

T-3. Senor Pepper
60 Bridge Ave.
Red Bank
732.741.1211

New Restaurant

1. Robinson Ale House
26 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.383.8219
therobinsonalehouse.com

2. Gaslight
33 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands
732.291.8333

T-3. Beach Tavern
33 West St.
Monmouth Beach
732.870.8999
beachtavern.net

T-3. Cross & Orange
508 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.361.5502
crossandorangeap.com

T-3. Runa Peruvian Cuisine
110 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.758.8904
runaperuviancuisine.wordpress.com

Outdoor Dining

1. Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.3275
langostalounge.com

Pancakes

1. Meemom’s
1825 Route 35
Wall
732.359.8544
meemoms.com

2. Middletown Pancake House
1610 Route 35
Middletown
732.671.1145

T-3. On Third Cafe And Coffee Company
1300 Third Ave.
Spring Lake
732.449.4233
onthirdcafe.com

T-3. River’s Edge Cafe
2005 Route 35
Oakhurst
732.531.4150
riversedgenj.com

Pies

1. The Scone Pony
305 Washington Ave.
Spring Lake
732.280.8887
thesconepony.com

2. Wemrock Orchards
100 Wemrock Rd.
Freehold
732.431.2668
wemrockorchard.com

Pizza

1. Porta
911 Kingsley St.
732.776.7661
pizzaporta.com

2. Federici’s
14 E. Main St.
Freehold
732.462.1312
federicis.com

T-3. Talula’s
550 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.3003
talulaspizza.com

T-3. Vic’s Italian Restaurant
60 Main St.
Bradley Beach
732.774.8225
vicspizza.com

Prix Fixe Menu

1. Restaurant Nicholas
160 Route 35 South
Red Bank
732.345.9977
restaurantnicholas.com

Romantic Restaurant

1. Moonstruck
517 Lake Ave.
Asbury Park
732.988.0123
moonstrucknj.com

T-2. 2nd Flr. Restaurant
71A Brighton Ave.
Long Branch
732.443.7399
2ndflrrestaurant.com

T-2. Restaurant Nicholas
160 Route 35 South
Red Bank
732.345.9977
restaurantnicholas.com

3. Dish
13 White St.
Red Bank
732.345.7070
dishredbank.com

Scenic View Restaurant

1. Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Ave.
Rumson
732.933.9272
saltcreekgrillerumson.com

T-2. Ama Ristorante
1485 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright
732.530.9760
amaristorante.com

T-2. Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.3275
langostalounge.com

3. The Boondocks Fishery
1 Wharf Ave.
Red Bank
732.747.7177
theboondocksfishery.com

Seafood Restaurant

1. Catch
9 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.268.8384
catchredbank.com

2. The Boondocks Fishery
1 Wharf Ave.
Red Bank
732.747.7177
theboondocksfishery.com

3. Fish Urban Dining
601 Mattison Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.8181
fishasburypark.com

Seafood/Fish Market

1. Klein’s Fish Market, Waterside Cafe, Grill Room & Sushi Bar
708 River Rd.
Belmar
732.681.1177
kleinsfish.com

2. Navesink Fishery
1004 Route 36
Atlantic Highlands
732.291.8017
navesinkfishery.com

T-3. Keyport Fishery
150 W. Front St.
Keyport
732.264.9723
keyportfishery.com

T-3. Little Silver Seafood Market
123 Markham Pl.
Little Silver
732.530.1123

T-3. tie Lusty Lobster
88 Bay Ave.
Highlands
732.291.1548
bestlobster.com

Steakhouse

1. Danny’s Steakhouse
11 Bridge Ave.
Red Bank
732.741.6900
dannyssteakhouse.com

T-2. Brennen’s Steakhouse
62 W. Sylvania Ave.
Neptune City
732.774.5040

T-2. Char Steakhouse
33 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.450.2427
charsteakhouse.com

T-3. Longhorn Steakhouse
300 W. Main St.
Freehold
732.863.9100
4801 Route 9
Howell
732.730.2875
longhornsteakhouse.com

T-3. Neil Michael’s Steakhouse
965 Route 36
Atlantic Highlands
732.291.0711
neilmichaelssteakhouse.com

T-3. Texas Roadhouse
2105 Route 35
Holmdel
732.671.3749
texasroadhouse.com

Sushi

1. Taka
660 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.775.1020
takaasbury.com

2. Teak
64 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.5775
teakrestaurant.com

3. Yumi
1120 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright
732.212.0881
yumirestaurant.com

Tacos

1. Mogo
644 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.774.6600
eatmogo.com

Thai Restaurant

1. Siam Garden
2 Bridge Ave.
Red Bank
732.224.1233
siamgardenrestaurant.com

2. Kunya Siam
99 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands
732.291.2397
kunyasiam.com

3. Siam Smiles
1016 Route 34 South
Matawan
732.566.3651
siamsmilesus.com

Waterfront Dining

1. Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Ave.
Rumson
732.933.9272
saltcreekgrillerumson.com

T-2. Avenue
23 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch
732.759.2900
leclubavenue.com

T-2. Inlet Cafe
3 Cornwall St.
Highlands
732.872.9764 inletcafe.com

T-2. Windansea
56 Shrewsbury Ave.
Highlands
732.872.2266
windanseanj.com

T-3. Beach Tavern
33 West St.
Monmouth Beach
732.870.8999
beachtavern.net

T-3. Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
732.455.3275
langostalounge.com

Wings

T-1. Court Jester
1077-A Route 34
Aberdeen
732.566.6674
16 E. Main St.
Freehold
732.462.1040
jestersweb.net

T-1. The Globe Hotel
20 E. Front St.
Red Bank
732.842.5572
thegloberedbank.com

Vegetarian

1. Seed To Sprout
410 Main St.
Avon-by-the-Sea
732.774.7333
560A River Rd.
Fair Haven
732.268.7533
seedtosproutnj.com

2. Good Karma Cafe
17 E. Front St.
Red Bank
732.450.8344
goodkarmacafenj.com

T-3. Kaya’s Kitchen
1000 Main St.
Belmar
732.280.1141
kayaskitchenbelmar.com

T-3. Twisted Tree Cafe
609 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park
732.775.2633
twistedtreecafe.com

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