Let’s be honest, throwing a party is fun… hosting a party can be draining. Why not take all the credit without doing the work? With the help of these Jersey Shore catering experts, you can throw the ultimate party without lifting a finger.
Choose from outdoor decks to rooftop bars and waterfront restaurants, Italian to Asian to subs and wraps, at their location or yours. No matter what, be prepared for your party cred to be raised a few notches. Just don’t blame us when everyone looks to you the next time they’re throwing a party!
If you’re looking for more restaurants that offer off premise catering, check out our other Guide to Jersey Shore Catering Experts (off premise only!)
Your Guide to Jersey Shore Catering Experts
Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits, Keyport
Located in the heart of Keyport, Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits (84 Broad Street, Keyport 732-497-5555) boasts multiple levels of dining and over 3,000 square feet of patio space in their beautifully renovated church. Sound like the perfect location? Well it is. Host your next event here, whether it’s a graduation party, bridal shower, wedding, or a business dinner, you and your guests will want to do it again and again. Choose from countless menu options, open bars, and wine and beverage packages to make it fit your vision and budget.
Marlins Café, Pt. Pleasant
Since 1987, the owners of Marlins Café (1901 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-714-8035) have been catering events small and large, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Whether you have a space or want to use Marlins Café (they did just open up their outdoor deck), you’ll be confident that your guests are fed in style – hot and cold buffets, party subs, platter, a la carte trays – the list goes on!
McDonagh’s Pub, Keyport
Imagine your next event in a beautiful brick-exposed building, just minutes from the beach, on an outdoor patio spanning over 3,000 square feet or in a cozy dining area that’s perfect for an intimate party – that’s what an event at McDonagh’s Pub (2 W. Front Street, Keyport 732-264-0999) would be like. Their hospitality team will plan every detail both large and small as you choose from amazing menu and beverage options.
Let Chef Chris of Porcini (168 Bay Avenue, Highlands 732-291-3080) take care of all the culinary details at your next event. Book their intimate restaurant for a private party or let them come to you with drop off catering or pick ups. Choose from their full catering menu, which includes favorites like Mini Crab Balls, Chicken Saltimbocca, Meatballs, and Tuna prepared to your liking or put your thinking cap on and customize your order to make it a truly once-in-a-lifetime event.
Gaetano’s Restaurant, Red Bank
Book the private new wine room featuring sliding barn doors for an intimate dinner party or the larger private party room that can fit up to 38 guests. Not big enough? Up to 98 of your pasta loving friends can feast in the large room. At Gaetano’s (10 Wallace Street, Red Bank 732-741-1321), there’s a place for everyone!
Taka, Asbury Park
The party room at Taka (660 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park 732-775-1020) is the perfect place to throw your next event. Located in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Asbury Park, up to 75 guests can dine on delicious inventive Japanese cuisine underneath the warm glow of lanterns.
The Cheese Cave, Red Bank
Whether you’re looking for an artisanal cheese platter or just a large platter of their famous Mac ‘n Cheese, The Cheese Cave (14 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-842-0796) has you covered in all things melty and gooey. Beautifully arranged platters will make you look like a party professional.
Jersey Freeze, Freehold
Give the crew at Jersey Freeze (120 Manalapan Avenue, Freehold 732-462-3008) 48 hours notice and they’ll put together a classic ice cream cake or even better, their famous Cookie Pie, especially for your event. Just be sure to give them enough time so they can freeze and please!
Monmouth Meats, Red Bank
Meat up for your next shindig with the help of Monmouth Meats (112 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-741-5292). Order a complete BBQ Grilling Package to take the guesswork out of your next event or stop in and load up on all of your carnivore needs.
Broad Street Dough Co., Oakhurst
Step outside the box of what a birthday cake should be and get everyone what they really want – donuts! Broad Street Dough Co. (2005 Route 35, Oakhurst 732-531-1401) will personalize your order to make it extra special for the big day.
Little Silver Bottle Shop, Little Silver
Make your next party an alcoholic one. Stop by Little Silver Bottle Shop (497 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver 732-741-3343) for everything your bar needs from kegs and ice to mixers, wines, and spirits. They’ll even deliver orders over $50 for free, discount cases of wine by 20%, and provide VIP cooler service.
Mulberry Street Italian Food Center, Brick
You may think of Mulberry Street (474 Brick Blvd., Brick 732-477-4520) as your go to for a quick lunch, dinner essentials, or even a snack, but it’s time to you learned about their catering services, which range from a la carte platters to BBQs, and even entire party plans from food to rentals.
Via Veneto Italian Ristorante, Manasquan
Sometimes the Italians just know how to do it right, Via Veneto Ristorante (2410 Route 35 North, Manasquan 732-722-8458) is a perfect example. They can easily transition from your favorite Italian restaurant to an intimate location for your next party. Or if you already have a venue, let them deliver trays of pasta, seafood, entrees, and specialties. It’s a party… Via Veneto style.
Klein’s Fish Market, Belmar
Yet another knowledgeable Jersey Shore caterer, Klein’s Fish Market (708 River Road, Belmar 732-681-1177) will not only host your event in their waterside restaurant or at the venue of your choice. From take-out platters (for those impromtu get togethers) to full service parties, they’ll do the work so you don’t have to.
Whipped Creperie and Dessert Bar, Red Bank
Crepes for breakfast (lunch and dinner?) Why not? With the help of Whipped Creperie and Dessert Bar (6 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-747-0076) you and your guests will nosh on crepes – savory and sweet – with their crepe station catering, a perfect addition to any birthday, sweet sixteen, baby shower, corporate party… you get our point!
Mister C’s Beach Bistro, Allenhurst
Parties, weddings, and more, make Mister C’s Beach Bistro (Allen Avenue On The Ocean, Allenhurst 732-531-3665) the backdrop to your upcoming affair. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the Atlantic, while a large outdoor deck provides cool summer winds. The food is just as stellar too, with options like Cinnamon Scented Brioche with Brie Cheese and a raspberry Drizzle for a Cocktail Reception and Crabmeat Stuffed Flounder for a full sit down dinner.
Panini Bay Restaurant, Tuckerton
Dining at Panini Bay (101 Parker Rd, Tuckerton 609-294-4281) is always a treat, so why not treat your guests to the same experience. Yes, it’s another place with breathtaking water views, but when you pair it with a catering menu that includes pastas, meat, seafood, and chicken platters, salads, antipasto platters, and even sandwiches and wraps, all made with the same attention to detail as your plate in the dining room, it tends to move up the list quite fast.
The Molly Pitcher, Red Bank
Classic elegance. Two words that describe the exquisite and refined ambiance that can only be attributed to the Molly Pitcher Inn (88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank 732-748-4059). No matter what the occasion, from weddings to banquets, and even meetings, the Molly Pitcher Inn will not only accommodate you, they’ll go way beyond your expectations.
The Oyster Point Inn, Red Bank
Yet another Red Bank venue that will make your special event “nothing less than unforgettable.” The Oyster Point Hotel (146 Bodman Place, Red Bank 732-530-8200) is a luxurious waterfront venue that brings the feeling of the sea to you, with water views from every room, impeccable service, and delicious food.