Best of Monmouth 2018: Food and Restaurants

From diners to delis, here are the winners of our 2018 Best of Morris Readers' Choice Awards.




Bagels 

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

2. Hot Bagels
368 Broad St. 
Red Bank 
732.842.1397
hotbagelsredbank.com

3. Hole Lot of Bagels
1171 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.706.9300

Bakery (Pastry & Cakes)

1 Sweet!
702 10th Ave. 
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

2. Tinton Falls Pasty Chef
4057 Asbury Ave. 
Tinton Falls
732.922.8111
pastrychefnj.com

3. Papa Ganache
106 Main St. 
Matawan 
732.217.1750
papaganache.com

Bar Food 

1. Jamian's 
79 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.747.8050
jamiansfood.com

2. Tommy's Tap & Tavern
1030 Ocean Ave. 
Sea Bright 
732.842.5044
tommystavernandtap.com

3. MJ's 
3205 Rte. 66
Multiple locations
732.918.9700
mjsrestaurant.com

Barbecue 

1. Local Smoke
719 Rte. 35
Neptune City 
732.455.8888

244 W. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.741.2333
localsmokebbq.com

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

3. Surf
132 E. River Rd. 
Rumson
732.530.6590
surfrestaurants.com

Breakfast

1. Inbetween Café
56 English Plz.
Red Bank
732.741.9684

2. Meemon's 
1383 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.856.9499

1825 Rte. 35
Wall 
732.359.8544
meemons.com

2. The Turning Point
Multiple locations
theturningpoint.biz

3. Seed to Sprout 
Multiple Locations
seedtosproutnj.com

3. Hudson Café
25 1st Ave. 
Atlantic Highlands
732.872.2300
thehudsoncafe.com

Brunch

1. Seed to Sprout 
Multiple Locations
seedtosproutnj.com

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

45 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank
732.224.1234
toastredbank.com

3. Turning Point
Multiple locations
theturningpoint.biz

3. Cardinal Provisions
513 Bangs Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.898.7194
crdnal.com

Burger

1. Barnacle Bill's
1 1st St.
Rumson
​732.747.8396
barnaclebillsrumson.com

2. Kazia's Rae
49 Carr Ave. 
Keansburg
732.344.6126
kaziaraes.com

3. Main Street Bar & Grill 
735 Rte. 35
Ocean
732.775.7131
mainstreetbarandgrillnj.com

Butcher

1. Drew's Market 
2263, 2407 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.974.9399
drewsmarket.com

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

3.Sabatos
113 Leonardville Rd. 
Belford
732.787.9119
sabatosprimemeats.com

3. Pop's Butcher Shop
175 Monmouth Rd., Ste. 7
West Long Branch
732.571.7677
popsbutchershop.com

BYO Restaurant

1. Via45
45 Broad St. 
Red Bank
732.450.9945
via45.com

2. Drew's Bayshore Bistro
25 Church St. 
Keyport
732.739.9219
drewbayshorebistro.com

2. Belford Bistro 
870 Main St. 
Belford 
732.495.8151
belfordbistro.com

2. Ragin' Cajun 
1102 Rte. 35
Belmar
732.280.6828
ragincajunnj.com

Candy

1. Sweet! 
702 10th Ave. 
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

2. Chocolate Works
36 Broad St.
Red Bank 
732.383.5915
chocolateworks.com

3. Suzi's Sweet Shoppe
1100 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.796.0115
suzisweetshoppe.com

3. Chocolate Carousel 
2510 Belmar Blvd. 
Wall
732.280.0606
chocolatecarousel.com

Cannoli

1. Sweet! 
702 10th Ave. 
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

2. Chocolate Carousel 
2510 Belmar Rd. 
Wall
732.280.0606
chocolatecarousel.com

3. Del Ponte's 
600 Main St. 
Bradley Beach 
732.869.1111
delpontebakerybb.com

Caterer

1. Chef Covas Catering
12 Fourth Ave. 
Long Branch 
732.673.4070
chefcovascatering.com

2. Drew's Market 
2263, 2407 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.974.9399
drewsmarket.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.com

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

3. ShopRite 
Multiple Locations
shoprite.com

Chocolate

1. Sweet! 
702 10th Ave. 
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

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

​2.  Suzi's Sweet Shoppe
1100 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.796.0115
suzisweetshoppe.com

3. Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe
97 Main St. 
Manasquan 
732.528.0006

1118 Third Ave. 
Spring Lake
732.449.7535
thirdavenuechocolateshoppe.com

Coffeehouse

1. Rook 
Multiple Locations
rookcoffee.com

2. Water Witch Coffee
67 Waterwitch Ave. 
Highlands
732.204.2468
waterwitchcoffee.com

3. Café Volan
510 Bangs Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.455.3399
cafevolan.com

Comfort Food

1. Good Karma Café
17 E. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.450.8344
goodkarmacafenj.com
2. Jonnie G's 
Ocean Township
732.531.5321
jonnie-g.com
3. Pour House
640 Shrewsbury Ave.
Tinton Falls
732.842.4337
pourhouserestaurant.com

Cookies

1. Sweet! 
702 10th Ave. 
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

2. Chocolate Carousel 
2510 Belmar Rd. 
Wall
732.280.0606
chocolatecarousel.com

3. Cravings
310 Main St. 
Allenhurst
732.531.7122
cravingsdesserts.buisness.site

Craft Beer

1. Maloney's Pub & Grill 
119 Main St. 
Matawan 
732.583.4040
maloneyspubnj.com

1. Carton Brewing
6 E. Washington Ave. 
Atlantic Highlands
732.654.2337
cartonbrewing.com

2. Beach Haus Brewery
801 Main St. 
Belmar
732.202.7782
beachhausbeer.com

2. Asbury Park Brewery 
810 Sewall Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.455.5571
asburyparkbrewery.com

3. Little Dog Brewery 
141 Steiner Ave. 
Neptune City 
732.361.3555
littledogbrewing.com

3. Kane Brewing Company 
1750 Bloomsbury Ave. 
Ocean Township
732.922.8600
kanebrewing.com

Cupcakes

1. Sweet! 
702 10th Ave. 
Belmar
732.280.8889
sweetbelmar.com

2. Cupcake Magician 
54 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank
732.530.5700
cupcakemagicianonline.com

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

Diner

1. JB's Diner
1320 Rte. 33
Farmingdale 
732.256.9474
jbsdiner.com

2. New Monmouth Diner
1887 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.671.1316
newmonmouthdiner.com

3. Americana
1160 Rte. 35
Shrewsbury 
732.542.1658
americandiner.net

3. Red Bank Diner
179 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.741.4791
redbankdiner.com

Donuts

1.Main Street Donuts
705 Main St. 
Belmar
732.681.2100
mainstdonuts.com

2. Duck Donuts 
1275 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.671.3825
duckdonuts.com

3. Broad St. Dough Co. 
2005 Rte. 35
Oakhurst
732.531.1401
broadstreetdoughco.com

Farmer's Market

1. Gabriella Red Bank Farmers Market
W. Front St. & Bridge Ave. 
Red Bank
732.530.7300
thegalleriaredbank.com

2. Delicious Orchards
320 Rte. 24
Colts Neck
732.462.1989
deliciousorchardsnj.com

3. Matt's Farm Market & Garden Center
1740 Rte. 71
Belmar
732.449.5600
mattsfarmmarket.com

Food Truck

1. The Cinnamon Snail
862.246.6431
cinnamonsnail.com

2. Johnny's Pork Roll and Coffee Truck
732.772.9876
johnnyporkroll.com

3. Empanada Guy 
568 Park Ave. 
Freehold
732.333.0082
empanadaguy.com

French Restaurant

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

2. The French Market 
114 E. River Rd. 
Rumson 
732.530.1692
thefrenchmarketnj.com

Gelato

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

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

Gluten Free Goodies

1. Chocolate Carousel
2510 Belmar Blvd. 
Wall
732.280.0606
chocolatecarousel.com

2. Cupcake Magician 
54 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank
732.530.5700
cupcakemagicianonline.com

2. Papa Ganache
106 Main St. 
Matawan 
732.217.1750
papaganache.com

3. Good Karma Café
17 E. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.450.8344
goodkarmacafenj.com

3. Antoinette Boulangerie
32 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank
732.224.1118
antoinetteboulangerie.com

Gourmet Grocery

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

2. Livoti's Old World Market
Multiple Locations
livotisoldworldmarket.com

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

Gourmet Supermarket 

1. Wegmans 
1104 Rte. 35
Ocean Township
732.695.7000
wegmans.com

Greek Restaurant

1. Greek Eats
89 Newman Springs Rd. 
Shrewsbury 
732.530.0777
gogreekeats.com

2. The Greek Spot 
1013 Rte. 35 
Ocean Township
732.531.7770
thegreekspotnj.com

2. Niko's Trapezi Greek Taverna
444 Ocean Blvd. N. 
Long Branch 
732.222.4600
nikostrapezi.com

3. Evan's Restaurant
8 Cliffwood Ave. W. 
Matawan 
732.566.9122
evansrestaurant.com

3. Anemo's Greek Cuisine
333 Rte. 9
Manalapan Township
732.414.6590
anemosgreekcuisine.com

Health and Food Store 

1. Nature's Corner
2407 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.449.4950
naturescornernaturalmarket.com

2. Whole Foods
Multiple Locations
wholefoodsmarket.com

3. Deans Natural Food Market
1119 Rte. 35
Ocean Township
732.517.1515

490 Broad St. 
Shrewsbury
732.842.8686
deansnaturalfoodmarket.com

3. Healthfair Natural Food Market
625 Branch Ave. 
Little Silver
732.747.3140
healthfairvitamins.com

Ice Cream 

1. Cookman Creamery 
711 Cookman Ave. 
Asbury Park 
732.361.5215
cookmancreamery.com

2. Hoffman's Ice Cream
Multiple Locations
hoffmansicecream.net

3. Crazees Ice Cream
2 W. River Rd. 
Rumson
732.530.6543

Indian Restaurant

1. Neelam 
1178 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.671.8900
neelamindiancuisine.com

2. Sawan Indian Cuisine
336 Rte. 9
Englishtown
732.851.7878

3. Bombay Talk 
999 Rte. 9 
Parlin
732.952.3222
bombaytalkusa.com

3. Haldi Chowk 
1409 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.721.9539
haldichowkusa.com

Italian Deli 

1. Drew's Market
2407 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.974.9399
drewsmarket.com

2. Livoti's Old World Market
Multiple Locations
livotisoldworldmarket.com

2. Taliercio's Gourmet Deli 
500 Rte. 35 #7G
Red Bank
732.576.1888
taliercios.com

3. D'Angelo & Pesce
15 Main St.
Eatontown
732.500.2000
dangelopesce.com

3. DeMarco's
1121 Rte. 34
Aberdeen Township
732.566.2112
demarcoscaterers.com

Italian Restaurant 

1. Via45 
45 Broad St. 
Red Bank
732.450.9945
via45.com

2. Anjelica's
1070 Ocean Ave. 
Sea Bright
732.842.2800
anjelicas.com

3. Pazzo's MMX
141 W. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.747.4551
pazzoredbank.com

Juice Bar 

1. Nature's Corner
2407 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.449.4950
naturescornernaturalmarket.com

2. Freshicas Juice Bar
205 W. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.939.8919
freshicasjuicebar.com

3. Seed to Sprout 
Multiple Locations
seedtosproutnj.com

Japanese Restaurant

1. Ichiban
Multiple Locations
ichibansteakhouse.com

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

Mexican Restaurant 

1. Juanito's 
159 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank
732.747.9062
juanitosredbank.com

2. Cholula 
24 Wilson Ave. 
Manalapan 
732.786.0080
cholularestaurant.com

3. Aby's Mexican Restaurant
32 Main St. 
Matawan 
732.583.9119
abysmexicanrestaurant.com

New Restaurant

1. 26 West on the Navesink
26 W. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.383.5664
russellandbettes.com

2. Russell & Bettes
21 W. River Rd. 
Rumson 
732.842.6205
russellandbettes.com

2. Reyla
603 Mattison Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.455.8333
heyreyla.com

3. Catch 19
19 Broad St.
Red Bank
732.268.8543
catch91redbank.com

Outdoor Dining

1. Boondocks
1 Marine Park
Red Bank
732.747.7177

2. Rooney's 
100 Ocean Ave. N. 
Long Branch
732.870.1200
rooneysocean.com

3. Brielle River House
1 Ocean Ave. 
Brielle
732.528.7000
brielleriverhouse.com

Pancakes

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

45 Monmouth St.
Red Bank
732.224.1234
toastredbank.com

2. Seed to Sprout
Multiple Locations
seedtosproutnj.com

Pies

1. Delicious Orchards
320 Rte. 34
Colts Neck
732.462.1989
deliciousorchardsnj.com

3. Chocolate Carousel 
2510 Belmar Blvd. 
Wall
732.280.0606
chocolatecarousel.com

3. Twin Pond Farms 
93 Havens Bridge Rd. 
Farmingdale
732.462.8213
twinpondfarm.com

Pizza

1. Reye's Pizza
1617 Main St. 
Belmar
732.280.6990
reyesnypizza.com

2. Attilio's 
4057 Asbury Ave.
Tinton Falls
732.922.6760
attiliospizzanj.com

3. Vic's 
60 Main St. 
Bradley Beach 
732.774.8225
vicspizza.com

Prix Fixe Menu 

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

2. Nicholas
160 Rte. 35
Red Bank
732.345.9977
restaurantnicholas.com

3. JBJ Soul Kitchen
207 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank 
732.842.0900
jbjsoulkitchen.org

3. Russel & Bettes
21 W. River Rd. 
Rumson 
732.842.6205
russellandbettes.com

Romantic Restaurant 

1. Nicholas 
160 Rte. 35
Red Bank
732.345.9977
restaurantnicholas.com

1. Undici 
11 W. River Rd. 
Rumson 
732.842.3880
undicirestaurant.com

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

2. Charley's Ocean Grill
29 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch
732.222.4499
charleysoceangrill.com

Scenic View Restaurant

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

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

2. Sirena
27 Ocean Ave. 
Long Branch
732.222.1119
sirenaristorante.com

2. Rooney's 
100 Ocean Ave. N. 
Long Branch
732.870.1200
rooneysocean.com

3. Charley's Ocean Grill
29 Avenel Blvd. 
Long Branch
732.222.4499
charleysoceangrill.com

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

​Seafood/Fish Market

1. Klein's Fish Market
708 River Rd. 
Belmar
732.681.1177
kleinfish.com

2. Lusty Lobster
88 Bay Ave. 
Highlands
732.291.1548
bestlobster.com

3. Keyport Fishery
150 W. Front St. 
Keyport
732.264.9723
keypointfishery.com

3. Mr. Shrimp
1600 Rte. 71 #1
Belmar
732.681.7755
mrshrimp.com

Steakhouse

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

1. Brennan's 
44 W. River Rd. 
Rumson
732.530.0302
brennansinc.com

2. Texas Roadhouse
Multiple Locations
texasroadhouse.com

2. Neil Michael's 
1104 Rte. 36
Hazlet
732.217.3626
neilmichaelsteakhouse.com

3. Char 
33 Broad St. 
Red Bank 
732.450.2427
charsteakhouse.com

3. Charley's Ocean Grill
29 Avenel Blvd.
732.222.4499
charleysoceangrill.com

Sushi

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

2. Izu 
31 Montgomery Ave. 
Long Branch 
732.870.0807
izu-sushi.com

2. Sono
1098 Rte. 35
Middletown
732.706.3588
sonosushi.net

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

3. Ichiban 
2132 Rte. 35
Oakhurst
732.493.1115

Tacos

1. 10th Ave. Burrito 
801 Belmar Plz.
Belmar
732.280.1515
tenthaveburrito.com

1. Pop's Garage
1000 Ocean Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.576.2181
popsgaragenj.com

2. Barrio Costero
610 Bangs Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.455.5544
barriocostero.com

2. Aby's
32 Main St. 
Matawan 
732.583.9119
abysmexicanrestaurant.com

3. Juanitos
159 Monmouth St. 
Red Bank
732.747.9062
juanitosredbank.com

3. Lotería 
632 Mattison Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.455.3610
thecomplexap.com/loteria

Thai Restaurant 

1. Bamboo Leaf
724 Main St. 
Bradley Beach 
732.774.1661
bambooleafthaieatery.com

2. Siam Garden 
2 Bridge Ave. 
Red Bank
732.224.1233
siamgardendenrestaurant.com

3. Bangkok House
26 Rte. 35
Eatontown
732.389.3890
bangkokhousenj.com

Vegetarian Restaurant

1. Good Karma Café
17 E. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.450.8344
goodkarmacafenj.com

1. Seed to Sprout 
Multiple Locations
seedtosproutnj.com

2. Kaya's Kitchen 
1000 Main St. 
Belmar 
732.280.1141
kayaskitchenbelmar.com

2. Kitch Organic
75 Leighton Ave. 
Red Bank
732.741.5400
kitchorganic.com

3. Papa Ganache 
106 Main St. 
Matawan 
732.217.1750
papaganache.com

3. The Juice Theory 
87 Brighton Ave. 
Long Branch
732.455.5444
thejuicetheory.com

Waterfront Dining

1. Inlet Café
3 Cornwall St. 
Highlands 
732.872.9764
inletcafe.com

1. Eventide Grille
1400 Ocean Ave. 
Sea Bright
732.530.1414
eventidegrille.com

2. Klein's Waterside Café
708 River Rd. 
Belmar 
732.681.1177
kleinsfish.com

2. The Boondocks Fishery
1 Marine Park 
Red Bank
732.747.7177

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

3. On the Deck 
10 Simon Lake Dr. 
Atlantic Highlands
732.872.1424
onthedeckrestaurant.com

Wings

1. Court Jester
1077-A Rte. 34
Aberdeen
732.566.6674

16 E. Main St. 
Freehold
732.462.1040
jesterweb.net

2. Brick Tavern + Tap
3655 Rte. 66
Neptune 
732.922.0800
brickhousetavernandtap.com

3. Jack's Goal Line Stand
149 Brighton Ave. 
Long Branch 
732.870.8800
jackgoallinestand.com

Beer Selection 

1. The Downtown
10 W. Front St. 
Red Bank
732.741.2828
thedowntownnj.com

1. Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten 
527 Lake Ave. 
Asbury Park
732.997.8767
asburybiergarten.com

2. B2Bistro 
141 Shrewsbury Ave. 
Red Bank
732.268.8555
b2bistro.com

2. Jughandle Brewing Co.
4057 Asbury Ave. 
Tinton Falls 
732.898.2220
jugheadbrewing.com

3. Kane Brewery 
1750 Bloomsbury Ave. 
Ocean Township
732.922.8600
kanebrewing.com

3. Spring Lake Tap House
810 Rte. 71
Spring Lake
732.282.1530
springlaketaphouse.com

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