Have you ever wanted to dine in a tavern that George Washington visited during the Revolutionary War? Or maybe enjoy a pint at a bar that dates back to the era of the 13 colonies? Upon entering some of the oldest restaurants in NJ, it isn’t hard to feel as if you have been transported back in time.
Summertime in New Jersey can only mean one thing—beach bars are finally open! If you’ve ever been down the Shore, you know there’s nothing like a crisp, tropical drink after a long day of salty fun. Whether it’s for the soft sands or the fruity cocktails, these 10 Jersey Shore bars are certain to help every beachgoer and bar-hopper coast through the heat.
Mayor Mark Walsifer rang the bell at sunset starting a new tradition of singing, “God Bless America” every night this summer at 9th Ave Pier.
Mayor Quote: “First time ringing the bell at 9th Ave Pier at sunset and honoring our great nation with “God Bless America!” 9th Ave Pier will be ringing the bell every sunset through the summer months. What a great tradition. Proud to see people standing, singing and applauding at the end.
A typical conversation I have with my Mother…
Me: “Hey, Mom! What are your dinner plans?”
My Mom: “Your father and I are going to Marina Grille.”
At this point, especially now that the weather is getting nicer, my parents eat at Marina Grille every other week. Not only my parents but Jersey Shore residents can’t get enough of this place. It’s the place to be! The food is good, the drinks are tasty and the views are phenomenal. This May will mark exactly four years since the grand opening of Marina Grille, which cost the borough of Belmar $6 million to build. When the contract was signed in 2017, Belmar expected to receive $24 million over the 50-year contract. After seeing a tremendous crowd and personally having a fun Friday night at Marina Grille, I think it’s safe to say that $24 million in 50 years is easily attainable.
Marina Grille was recently recognized in NJ Monthly’s 20 Top Spots for Delicious Outdoor Dining.
“As you sit on the deck overlooking the Shark River, the setting sun backlights an armada of gleaming motor yachts you can admire without worrying about their upkeep—unless, that is, you have chosen to arrive by boat, as many do. With a big umbrella sheltering your table, nurse one of the signature Rum Bucket cocktails, polish off clams and oysters and move up the food chain to pizza, burgers, seared scallops or a rib eye.” – Eric Levin
Check out Episode 60 of “94 Seconds With Nicole” where Nicole S. Murray spoke with Bob Cooper, president of Chefs International to discuss how Chefs prepared for the reopening of outdoor dining.
Combining value prices and sizable portions, Escondido in Freehold, NJ, offers diners plenty of variety. The Mexican restaurant has been in the business for over 14 years perfecting its craft!
We recently stopped by the location, which is located on 402 West Main Street in West Freehold, NJ — adjacent to Moore’s Tavern and Sports Bar. For this latest visit, we tried out the following menu items below.
Marina Grille, the long-awaited $7 million waterfront restaurant in the borough’s Manutti Marina, is now open for business.
Borough officials joined restaurant staff and representatives from Chef International for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday just prior to the restaurant opening for lunch.
The borough on Tuesday unveiled the latest piece of its redevelopment plan with the opening of a $6 million restaurant overlooking the Shark River.
The Marina Grille is being run by Chefs International, which constructed the borough-owned building under the agreement with Belmar. The borough is leasing the property to Chefs International for $250,000 a year initially.
Lou is taking his Toughest Jobs to Baker’s Water Street Bar & Grille as he gets first hand experience in the serving industry! Find out how he did now.