You know the drill. It’s 5pm on Wednesday night. You just picked up the kids from practice, the dry cleaning, and the toothpaste you realized you were out of this morning. Maybe you’ve been food shopping, maybe you haven’t, all you know is that there’s no way you’re getting dinner on the table, especially if you’re the one who’s in charge of cooking it! Fear no more! We’ve all been there and we want to help.
These Jersey Shore take-out restaurants are the answer to your evening prayers. They’ll cook your family’s dinner and have it ready to go – sometimes curbside so you don’t even have to get out of the car! All you have to do is give your family a fork and a knife (and maybe a napkin) and you’ve got yourself dinner in a flash. Now if we could just get them to do the dishes and the laundry that quickly too…
Jersey Shore Take Out Family Friendly Dinners
The French Market, Rumson
Temple, Red Bank
Have you ever thought to yourself, if only I could grab dinner, but not get out of my car? Well, the team at Temple Gourmet Chinese (91 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-212-8858) thought the same thing. Simply call your order ahead of time and they’ll bring you the best (literally, the best) Chinese food to your car that you’ve ever had in your life.
Joe Leone’s, Pt. Pleasant Beach
If you’ve ever stepped foot into Joe Leone’s (510 Route 25 South, Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-701-0001), then you’re well aware of the sheer amount of delicious food available at any moment. With an emphasis on classic Italian dishes like meatballs, pastas, and salads from Joe’s Classic Collection, which is available every day, as well as their gluten-free collection, there’s always some monthly specials that will leave you ordering extra for lunch tomorrow!
Chicken Kitchen, Shrewsbury
Looking for some dessert to be included in your Jersey Shore take-out dinner? Check out Chicken Kitchen’s (420 Shrewsbury Plaza, Shrewsbury 732-542-8030) Family Meals. Choose from 8 pieces of fried chicken to a whole rotisserie chicken, French fries, mashed potatoes, or baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni, or potato salad, and two apple pies. A dinner that will feed two (maybe more) for just $15.99. Now we know why the chicken crossed the road.
Lentil Tree, Asbury Park
Order the family, office, or party platter from Lentil Tree (808 5th Avenue, Asbury Park 732-455-5066) the next time you’re trying to figure out what’s for dinner tonight. Platters include falafel, pitas, hummus, tahini, and a variety of house salads. It’s like going to a Mediterranean buffet, at your kitchen table.
Greek Eats, Shrewsbury
One more thing to love about the Greeks – they know that sometimes you just want it delivered. Change up pizza, Chinese, etc. night with some delicious and healthy Greek fast foods from Greek Eats (89 Newmans Springs Road, Shrewsbury 732-530-0777). We guarantee it will become a staple in your rotation – oh and did we mention you can order online too? Talk about simple.
Kitch Organic, Red Bank
Every day from 10am – 4pm, Kitch Organic (75 Leighton Avenue, Red Bank 732-741-5400) is here to serve you with clean, healthy, and even gluten free dishes. Offering delivery within five miles or online ordering (think ahead here), you can power your way through the day with hearty breakfasts, shakes, and over course, dinner.
Confections of a Rock$tar, Asbury Park
Ok, we’re making an exception here because dinner is always so much better when you end it with dessert. With the help of Confections of a Rock$tar (550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park 732-455-3510) you can have your cupcakes without having to find a parking spot – just call in your order and they’ll deliver it right to your car!
Burger 25, Toms River
Monday nights are tough. Burger 25 (1611 Route 37 E, Toms River 732-270-0025) knows that and wants to make your Monday nights fun again. From 4pm till closing, every single burger is half off when you purchase a side and a drink. It may not be the healthiest of dinners, but it’s guaranteed to fill up your family till their next meal!
Pizzuto Ravioli, Eatontown
Way more than just their name suggests (even though they have excellent pizza and ravioli), Pizzuto Ravioli (15-17 Main Street, Eatontown 732-544-2000) also excels in making our lives simpler and more delicious. Order up their family style meals that serve four people. Choose from a number of chicken dinners, veal and peppers, zuppa de pesce, pasta and meatballs, or eggplant rollatini. Pasta and bread are always included.
Earth Pizza, Red Bank
Who doesn’t love pizza night? Your waistline probably. That’s where Earth Pizza (95 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-345-1600) comes in. Serving the “best organic and gluten free pizza on the planet” you can rest assured your kids won’t diss the “healthy” choice you made, especially when you get a side of their wings (that just happen to be gluten-free).
When their motto is “chicken and convenience,” you know you’ve got one of the best Jersey Shore take out family dinners. Claudie’s Chicken (417 NJ 35, Middletown 732-450-0007) is not only known for their chicken, but also for their Family Value Packages. Choose from a whole rotisserie dinner, a chicken and shrimp pack, a chicken and ribs pack, I mean the list just keeps going. They’ll even throw in platters, napkins, and utensils – how’s that for an easy dinner!
Monmouth Meats, Red Bank
You’ve probably run into Monmouth Meats (112 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-741-5292) for a sandwich at some point, but have you ever picked up one of their Family Packs? For just $21.99, you’ll take home everything you need for a full sandwich feast whether it’s ham, turkey, and bologna complete with cheese, rolls or Genoa Salami, Cappiocola, Pepperoni, and some Italian cheeses, both served with a pound of your favorite sandwich salad – it’s an at home picnic, minimal prep required!
Hansel ’n Griddle, Red Bank
Featuring the self-proclaimed “world’s best delivery system,” Hansel ‘n Griddle (38 West Front Street, Red Bank 732-219-7090) is literally only a click away. Just head to their website, attempt to pick what you want to eat (we dare you to stay away from their crisps – more for us), and then you’re basically minutes away from a hot meal at your doorstep.
Klein’s Fish Market, Belmar
Not just one of the area’s best Jersey Shore waterfront restaurants, Klein’s On Main is also home to Klein’s Fish Market (708 River Road, Belmar 732-681-1177) where you can walk out with fresh off the boat seafood. Find everything from uncooked fish fillets or large platters of sushi – ready to go just for you!
Monticello, Red Bank
Think ahead, just a few days (you know you’re not going to want to cook anything this Sunday), and reach out to Monticello (69 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-450-0255). They’ll cook you and your family up some half trays (feeds 6-8 hungry adults and kids) or full trays (12-16 guests – perfect for extended family members) of delicious dishes.
Val’s Tavern, Rumson
The neighborhood hot spot of Rumson since 1942,Val’s Tavern (123 E. River Road, Rumson 732-842-3452) has been saving parents for generations. With a full take-out and delivery menu featuring their all of their infamous dishes (how do thin crust pizza and specialty pies sound) satisfying everyone’s weeknight craving is just a phone call away.
Dominick’s, Wall Twp.
Yes, Dominick’s Pizzeria (2601 East Hurley Pond Road, Wall Twp 732-280-9255) is a pizzeria, but it’s also so much more. With specials almost every night of the week and a cheesesteak that will absolutely blow your mind, it’s definitely our “go to” for last minute dinners.
The Cheese Cave, Red Bank
We’re not quite sure what we enjoy more, the Macaroni & Cheese or the SandwiCHEESEs from The Cheese Cave (14 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-842-0796). Since your family may feel the same way, why not come home with both. More cheese please!
MonAlyssa, Pt. Pleasant Boro
Ok, one more pizzeria, we promise. We can’t help ourselves with MonAlyssa (1636 Bay Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Boro 732-899-1999). Their take-out menu is pizza packed, yes, but it also features hot and cold subs, seafood, pasta… the list goes on and on. Open till 10pm every single day except for Saturday when they’re open till 11pm, they’ll save your you know what when dinner was the last thing on your mind.