The Guide to Jersey Shore Dock and Dine Restaurants

The Guide to Jersey Shore Dock and Dine Restaurants

Ah, the summer. A time when the days seem longer as the weekends run into the workweek and the time spent by the water increases ten fold. For those lucky of us to have a boat or know someone who does, there’s nothing quite like grabbing a drink and some food at a Jersey Shore dock and dine restaurant on any given summer evening.

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No matter what sort of shape your ship is in, these Jersey Shore dock and dine restaurants welcome you by land and by sea. Just tie off your boat and head on in or grab some food and hang out on your boat (you know you’re just making everyone jealous).

Plus, be sure to check out our guides to waterfront dining and oceanfront dining on the Jersey Shore!

*Note: We have a hard enough time as it is picking out our favorites along the Jersey Shore, which is why these Jersey Shore dock and dine restaurants are listed randomly. You choose who’s best!

The Guide to Jersey Shore Dock and Dine Restaurants


Beach Tavern, Monmouth Beach
Give the Dockmaster a call 30 minutes before you arrive (732-870-8999), and he’ll have you ready to come ashore to enjoy some killer food and drinks to go with it! We recommend going for Lobster Night on Thursdays, but you can’t really go wrong with anything on the menu – or their incredible view over the Channel Club Marina. 33 West Street, Monmouth Beach (732) 870-8999

Eventide Grille, Sea Bright

Easily one of the most popular spots to enjoy a summer sunset, Eventide Grille is also popular for boaters who enjoy the ease of docking their boat, drinking a cocktail and listening to live music, all within minutes. Located along the Shrewsbury River, just a short boat ride away from the Sandy Hook Inlet, Eventide Grille sets the record high when it comes to making the most out of your summer sunset. 1400 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright (732) 530-1414

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Latitudes on the River, Forked River

Latitudes offers transient slips for boats of all sizes. Spend the day on the water, then spend happy hour at the Beach Bar, complete with palm trees and sand. Or step inside the dining room to enjoy their menu full of a variety of casual fine dining – including sushi! 361 East Lacey Rd, Forked River (609) 242-2648

Windansea, Highlands

Not only can you dock your boat at Windansea, but you also have the option of bringing the food back to your boat and then listening to the same live music that all those land lubbers are listening to in the comfort of your boat. Offering some of the summer’s best entertainment waterside, if you’re looking to ramp up your day out on the water, stopping at Windansea along the way is sure to do the trick. 56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands (732) 872-2266

Panini Bay, Tuckerton

Fancy up your three-hour tour with lunch or dinner at Panini Bay. Captains of boats big and small are welcome to tie off and take a break to enjoy Italian dishes that have left quite an impression on visitors. This historic seaport restaurant is the perfect ending (or beginning) to your day out on the water. (Don’t forget it’s a BYOB – bring your own bottle and boat!) 101 Parker Road, Tuckerton (609) 294-4281

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Klein’s Fish Market and Waterside Café, Belmar

This Jersey Shore dock and dine will have you pulling up tiki side at Klein’s Fish Market and Waterside Café. See how your boat stacks up to the ones pulling into and out of the marina while you set your sites on that large yacht heading out into the Atlantic. Enjoy dockside deals midweek, live music on the weekends, and the fruits of the ocean. 708 River Road, Belmar (732) 681-1177

Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank

If you’re looking for the best in fine dining on our Jersey Shore dock and dine list, the Molly Pitcher is certainly one of the best. As you head down the Navesink, radio the dockmaster on channel 9 and he’ll guide you in. Feel free to stay for two hours as you enjoy lunch, dinner or a drink. The same guidelines also apply to the Oyster Point. 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank (732) 747-2500

The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank
When you’re on a cruise, chances are you may not come back into the Navesink River to view the stately homes or the waterside restaurants like The Oyster Point Hotel. Veer off your ordinary path for some time spent lounging riverside, drink in hand, while you live the life you feel like you ought to be living all the time, not just on the weekends. Hey, we can dream! The Dock, Dine, and Stay package is probably the next best thing. 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank (732) 747-2500

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Oyster Creek Inn Restaurant and Boat Bar, Leeds Point

Fresh seafood literally right off the boat – that’s one of the reasons why Oyster Creek Inn has been attracting customers here by land and sea for many summers. Another reason would be the live music every Monday and Wednesday. Get your hands on Atlantic Flounder and Grouper with a side of NJ Day Boat Scallops and you really will feel like you’re home is where your boat docks. 41 North Oyster Creek Road, Leeds Point (609) 652-8565


The Marina at Oceanport
Make your way down the Shrewsbury River, under a few bridges, and into a small creek, and you may find yourself at the Marina at Oceanport, newly opened in 2015! Tie up and come ashore, where you can enjoy dinner and drinks. Fresh seafood, a really great cheesesteak, and casual fare that the whole family can enjoy! 10 Riverside Avenue, Oceanport (848) 456-4396; Marina Services (732) 333-8058

The Inlet Cafe, Highlands
This family-owned establishment on the Shrewsbury River has been around for decades. They’ve got every kind of seafood imaginable on the menu, from raw bar items to lobster rolls, baked tilapia, and everything in between.  3 Cornwall St, Highlands (732) 872-9764


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Tiki Bar at BeachWalk, Sea Bright

This is definitely a place where you may not be a local, but you’ll sure feel like one once you dock your boat and sit down for some food and drinks. The Tiki Bar at BeachWalk is a new favorite of locals who just love to hang out by the water, listen to live music and really enjoy the lifestyle that so many others only dream about. 344 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright (732) 842-8450

The Dutchman’s Brauhaus, Manahawkin

Whether you’re coming boat, Jet Ski or a SUP, The Dutchman’s Brauhaus has a slip, bar stool and table just for you. Hang out on the large deck while you sample some of the finest beers that the Germans have to offer. Stay for the live music then head back out to open waters. 2500 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin (609) 494-6910

The Cove, Bayville

After a day spent on the bay, spend a relaxing afternoon or evening outdoors, at The Cove’s tiki bar. Sit by the sand or at a table and enjoy live music, great drinks, food and specials! With an expansive menu of appetizers, salads, seafood and burgers, there’s something here for everyone. 905 Bay Blvd, Bayville (732) 269-6161

Captain’s Inn, Forked River

With a name like the Captain’s Inn, you can be pretty sure that any captain is welcome to join in the fun where you’ll enter as a guest, but you’ll leave as a friend. Go casual with a drink and snacks at the festive tiki bar or kick it up a notch with riverside dining that includes everything from Coconut Shrimp to Maine Steamers and even a Crab Cake Panini. Yea, they’re going there and you should too. 304 E Lacey Rd, Forked River (609) 693-3351