Our Guide to Last Minute Jersey Shore Thanksgiving Catering Ideas

Our Guide to Last Minute Jersey Shore Thanksgiving Catering Ideas


It’s that time of year again – your diet goes out the window as you prepare yourself for your Thanksgiving feast. You heap spoonfuls of mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, tender turkey, and sweet pumpkin pie onto your plate and into your stomach. But what if that perfectly warm gravy, those smooth mashed potatoes, and most importantly, the moist turkey remain unattainable, whether it’s because of lack of time, too many people to cook for, or too many dietary restrictions to take into account?

We’ve felt your anguish, and we want to tell you how to stop the madness. There’s no need to sweat the holiday panic anymore thanks to these Jersey Shore Thanksgiving catering services that make it as easy as pie to have a delicious feast. We’ve put together some great ideas for sides, desserts and complete Thanksgiving dinners. 

Jersey Shore Thanksgiving Catering

Appetizers

The Cheese Cave
14 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
732.842.0796

No turkey day is complete without enticing starters that help rev up your appetite for the main course. Thanks to delicious Jersey Shore Thanksgiving catering, all you have to do is pick it up and go. Have your guests start the day off with a refined cheese or charcuterie platter from The Cheese Cave. There aren’t many other ways you can show just how grateful you are to your guests than offering a tray of Honey Bee Goat Gouda, Taleggio, and Buttermilk Blue accompanied with dried fruit, jams, and crackers.

Little Silver Bottle Shop
497 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver
732.741.3343

No cheese platter would be complete with a couple of wine pairings. Little Silver Bottle Shop provides a wide selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers, and they offer free delivery services on orders over $50! They also provide ice and rental kegs, so call them and place your order now to get the party started!

Via Roma 
2360 Lakewood Road, Toms River
(732) 364-1980

Let’s face it, a Thanksgiving dinner without sides is like summer without ice cream cones because really, you can never have enough of either. Order some gluten free Italian specialties like stuffed mushrooms from Via Roma!

Klein’s Fish Market and Waterside Café
708 River Road, Belmar
(732) 681-1177

You can even get a little fancy and throw in some fresh fish dishes courtesy of Klein’s Fish Market and Waterside Café . Who said sides had to be traditional?

The Main Attraction: The Turkey

Monmouth Meats
112 Monmouth Street
Red Bank (732) 741-5292

Now onto the main meal, the reason you’ve been dieting for the past two weeks, the reason you’ll continue to eat well into next week – the turkey. If it’s your job to procure the turkey, there’s no better place to shop than Monmouth Meats where you’ll find every type of bird you’re looking for, whether you want it wrapped in bacon or not, this turkey is sure to be the highlight of your table.


The Marketplace
612 Second Avenue
Long Branch NJ, 07740

Yet another place to have cater your Thanksgiving Day meals is The Marketplace in Long Branch! Their wide variety of Thanksgiving Day specials include customized menus, à la carte options and vegan options available upon request! Be sure to check out their full Thanksgiving menu here.

Other Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Joe Leone’s
510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach
732.701.0001

In Joe’s words himself, “Joe Leone’s catering enjoys a proud tradition of award-winning, off-premise, a la carte style catering services within the social and corporate markets of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.” With traditional and gluten free meal options offered all day every day, there’s no way you could possibly pass up these outstanding catering services! Rather than featuring the traditional bird for dinner, you can surprise your guests with gluten free turkey and asiago meatballs, accompanied by an array of delicious appetizers and sides! Look for yourself at their delicious featured menu items, and give them a call today. After your family experiences this exceptional culinary experience, they’ll be begging you to host Thanksgiving every year!

Louie Linguine’s Kitchen
5119 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls
732.922.4349

There is nothing more American than a traditional Thanksgiving feast, but it’s okay to bend the rules sometimes. Louie Linguine’s boasts an enormous selection of authentic Italian dishes that are available for off-premise catering. Stock up on appetizers and sides, including their mouth-watering cold-cut platters, tomato and fresh mozzarella salads, candied sweet potatoes, cheese and meat antipasto, and so much more! Their menu goes on and on (and we really mean on and on). They are also available to host private parties and holiday parties, so start calling them now before all of their reservations get booked up!

Marlins Cafe
1901 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
732.714.8035

Thanksgiving is always a buffet free-for-all, and Marlins Cafe is 110% prepared for the madness. You get your choice of pasta dishes, poultry, beef, and pork options, as well as several vegetarian options. Included with your catered buffet are your choices of garlic mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables, fresh garden salad, and dinner rolls or fresh Italian bread. On top of all of this deliciousness, Marlins offers delivery and complete set up for your event, and with ample notice, you can have access to servers, bartenders, and pick-up service for all of your equipment. Talk about 100% hassle free!

Sweet Desserts

Jenkinson’s Sweet Shop
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach
732.892.7576

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is home to many family fun activities that provide a lifetime of memories, but they are also home to the sweetest confectionary that provides perfect holiday sweets that complete every occasion! Jenkinson’s Sweet Shop crafts some of the best homemade chocolate in Central Jersey, and you can’t afford to miss out on their fall seasonal specials. Break out the pumpkin spice fudge and chocolate turkey this Thanksgiving, and make this family get together one for the books.

Confections of a Rock$tar
550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park
732.455.3510

Dinner is obviously the most important part of any Thanksgiving meal, but it is never complete without dessert. Confections of a Rock$tar has the best cupcakes according to their fans, but they also offer so much more! Their Karat and Red Carpet cupcakes are essential to any Thanksgiving dessert, but including some candied bacon and French macarons definitely couldn’t hurt. If you really want a show-stopping dessert, you NEED to order their Thanksgiving mashup, complete with no-bake pumpkin and salted caramel cheesecakes, gingersnap crust, ginger molasses cookies, oat crumble, apple filling and more! Place your orders quickly, though, they stop taking Thanksgiving catering orders on November 17th, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on serving up these sweet treats!

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Antoinette Boulangerie
32 Monmouth Street
Red Bank (732) 224-1118

Add some French pastries, pies, sumptuous croissants and fall flavored tarts from Antoinette Boulangerie to your table. Insider’s tip. Even though our mom’s pumpkin pie is legendary, she now asks every year if this pumpkin pie is making an appearance. 32 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 224-1118 or for a unique twist on stuffing try using their croissants.

Broad Street Dough Co
2005 State Route 35
Oakhurst (732) 531-1401

Fall mornings and Thanksgiving call for Apple Cider doughnuts from Broad Street Dough Co! This gem is tossed in cinnamon sugar, cut in 1/2, filled with Bavarian cream, and topped with apple pie filling, streusel & warm caramel!


Pizzuto Ravioli & Macaroni
15 Main Street
Eatontown (732) 544-2000

They may be known for their Italian specialties, but their cooking skills go above and beyond what your guests would expect. Pizzuto Ravioli & Macaroni is also lending a cooking hand, offering Thanksgiving dinner packages along with their adorable “Turkey Cakes” that the little ones will definitely want a bite out of.