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Summer Dining: Jersey Shore Edition

Relax while you discover new waterside dining with great vibes, food, views and fun.

Picture this: as the summer heat warms your skin, you take a deep breath and admire the sweeping views of the waterscapes, all while tasting a product of what can only be described as culinary excellence and sipping on a refreshing and rejuvenating handmade cocktail. A vision that may seem too good to be true will become your reality when you visit these stunning waterside restaurants, each of which offer the best-in-the-business food, drink, hospitality, and overall dining experience. At Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant in Long Branch, Klein’s Riverfront Bar & Grille in Belmar, and the Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, prepare to relax and let each of their welcoming and accommodating staff take care of you and your families as you revel in the delight of dining beside the water, whether it be the Atlantic Ocean, the Shark River, and Navesink River. Visit these Jersey shore treasures and treat yourself to the beauty and charm of these gorgeous venues.

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant: Long Branch, NJ

For a breathtaking panoramic view of the Atlantic and a picturesque dining experience, visit Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant. Rooney’s serves delectable lunch and dinner, seven days a week, all year long. They also offer an award winning “Open Table Top 100 Brunch” in the country in the off-season. Best known for its “Angry Lobster”, a house favorite, pan roasted and seasoned to perfection, Rooney’s provides a serene ambiance, as its friendly staff welcomes guests for a variety of occasions, whether it's to grab a quick bite after a long beach day or to celebrate over dinner and drinks. Adults may especially enjoy Rooney’s famous house recipe Sangria mixed daily using fresh fruit juices, served by the glass or carafe, and garnished with fresh fruit slices, while children may indulge in the kid's menu, which offers tasty options so that everybody can choose their favorite dish. Enjoy a relaxing and elegant meal on the water and experience all Rooney’s has to offer!

Klein’s Riverfront Bar & Grille: Belmar, NJ

For 94 years, Klein’s has served as a Belmar staple, as this local fish market has since expanded into Klein’s Riverfront Bar & Grille, a family-oriented restaurant situated right on the Shark River. Serving the highest quality seafood in the area, Klein’s boasts its crowd-favorite clam bake, which features steamed clams, shrimp, scallops, mussels and whole lobster served with drawn butter and choice of a side dish. Along with distinguished seafood classics, its menu offers a variety of chicken, pasta, and salads, and of course, delicious children’s options, too. Monday through Friday, Klein’s offers Happy Hour from 3-5, which features discounted drinks and food items served at the bar and high-top tables, as well as live music every weeknight! Bring your loved ones and take in the beautiful views, top-notch food and enjoy a premium jersey shore dining experience at Klein’s.

Salt Creek Grille: Rumson, NJ

The Salt Creek Grille offers classic American grill cuisine year-round, with its floor-to-ceiling windows providing vibrant waterfront views of the Navesink River. Known for its Mesquite-Grilled Baby Back Ribs, the restaurant provides a new entree special, market fish, and Chef’s soup each day, as well as a unique drink menu featuring boutique wines hailing from three different continents worldwide. Children’s menus are available as the Salt Creek Grille fosters a very family-centric vibe, and also caters to guests who wish to dock and dine. With Happy Hour occurring weekdays from 4-6, this one-of-a-kind establishment has proved the perfect venue for occasions anywhere from casual dinners to special events. See for yourself why the award-winning Salt Creek Grille is one of the Jersey Shore’s crown jewels!

With so many great waterside restaurants to enjoy along our Jersey shore, take the time out this summer to simply relax and relish a great waterside sunset while you listen to live music, enjoying delicious fresh sea food and a cool refreshing Jersey shore drink.