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.
Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties, Pt. Pleasant Beach
It says it right in their name – Italian Specialties – and that’s what Joe Leone’s (510 Richmond Avenue/Rt. 35 South, Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-701-0001) is known for. The award-winning catering pros at Joe Leone’s will take care of everything, from small backyard parties to large corporate events. If you’re not sure what in the world you’re doing, reach out to one of their catering team members who will eliminate any issues you may have as they plan the menu from portions to pairings and customization. Now it’s just up to you to enjoy it!
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.
Graze, Little Silver
You’ve probably heard rumblings of the food coming out of Graze (151 Markham Place, Little Silver 732-747-9988). Maybe you’ve even had the chance to discover Chef Junior’s dynamic dishes yourself. Either way, you know that there’s one way to impress your friends at your next party – bring in the big guns with Graze (and maybe their food truck, aka The Rollin’ Bistro). Available for on and off-premise catering, Junior has your back.
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.
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.
iPlay America, Freehold
Not just for kids (even though they would be on board for their next party too), iPlay America (110 Schanck Rd., Freehold 732-577-8200) is the ultimate place to party from ages 3 (with iParty Jr.) to adults celebrating any milestone. Choose from a number of packages that include anything and everything from unlimited laser tag to rides, private celebration room, to live entertainment.
The Wine Bar Atlantic Highlands
Just up the stairs lies a truly unique opportunity to host a party that’s not only relaxing thanks to comfortable lounge chairs and warm vibes, but also completely delicious. We’re not sure if it’s the wine talking (or martinis), but The Wine Bar (40 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands 732-291-1377) is the perfect venue for those parties where lingering, chatting, eating, and drinking are all top priorities.
Latitudes On the River, Forked River
Latitudes On the River (361 E Lacey Rd, Forked River 609-242-2648) offers an intimate waterfront banquet facility that can host parties from 20 – 200 guests. Overlooking the marina, you can choose from their newly remodeled indoor and outdoor facilities and a number of packages that will make your wedding, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner dreams come true.
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.
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park
Since you’ve made it this far with us, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. Your favorite German watering hole can also be home to your next event. Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten (527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park 732-997-8767) may not advertise it on their website, but if you ask, you shall receive. From rooftop get togethers, to parties in the hall, you know you’re in for a good time when there’s brats and biers on the menu!