A Local’s Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Jersey Shore Holiday Party (With the Help of Jersey Shore Holiday Catering)

A Local’s Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Jersey Shore Holiday Party (With the Help of Jersey Shore Holiday Catering)

Whether you like it or not, it’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to put on your party hat and get together with friends, family, and coworkers over delicious food and possibly some high quality alcohol as well. To make your holidays that much sweeter, we’ve put together some of the ultimate restaurants that just happen to offer delicious Jersey Shore catering. So whether you need trays delivered to your house or you want someone else to do the hard work of hosting the entire party (from a party of five to 150), we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is to RSVP yes!

Jersey Shore Holiday Catering


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The Cheese Cave
14 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

You know what makes a holiday party award winning? A Cheese and Charcuterie Platter from everyone’s favorite cheese-monger at The Cheese Cave. Steve will create a custom platter that fits your preference – heavy on the goat, light on the cow – that is just as delicious as it is to look at (host tip: they make great centerpieces!)

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iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold

When you invite your guests to a Jersey Shore holiday party at iPlay America, you can guarantee that they’ll reply yes, maybe even a h*ll yes! From galas to corporate outings of all sizes, they have a space for you (even fancy spaces!) Think of it as a day to treat your employees, friends, and/or family to a day or evening of fun and food. With tons of different packages and menus available, including their all new holiday menu, there’s definitely something that will suit your budget and idea of a great time.

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Sitting Duck
104 Myrtle Avenue, Long Branch

What’s better than a cannoli? An entire Cannoli cake! At Sitting Duck, that’s just what they’re offering. Fourteen slices of a Cannoli Cream Layer Cake that will go perfectly with your holiday spread. With a price tag of just $39, you better get your (double) order in soon.

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Mister C’s Beach Bistro

Allen Avenue On the Ocean, Allenhurst

Yes, there are countless options when it comes to picking a location for your holiday party, but seriously, there’s no better way to make an impression than with the backdrop of the ocean. No matter where your guests turn, the ocean will remain front and center, making it the perfect “decoration” for any party. If you’re just looking for some delicious food to go, Mister C’s Beach Bistro also offers platters to take home. You can always stop for a drink before you head home!

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Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant
100 Ocean Avenue N., Long Branch

No matter the size – a close knit party of 20 to everyone in your phone book, Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant will help set up the perfect holiday party… in an ocean front room of course. If you’re looking for an even more intimate dinner, they’ll even help you create a special menu just for the occasion. Talk about service!

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Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties
510Route 35 South, Pt. Pleasant Beach
732-701-0001 ext 4

With two locations and a ton of experience, Joe Leone’s is the place you have on speed dial when you need delicious, proportional, and a la carte Jersey Shore holiday catering. They’ll handle everything from menu selection to portioning recommendations, and rental and staffing services referrals.

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168 Bay Avenue, Highlands

Let your guests in on this not so secret restaurant that has wowed the taste buds of everyone who has stepped into their doors. Their intimate dining room is the ideal set up for a private event, featuring customizable menus that will fit all budgets, and a BYOB policy complete with a self-serve bar area. If you want to take the taste of Porcini home with you, envision trays of stuffed mushrooms, a buffet set up full of fresh pastas, and absolutely no stress – they cover all the bases (perfectly seasoned and al dente we might add!)

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Monmouth Meats
12 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Looking for that perfect, show-stopping boneless pork roast to grace your table or maybe some cold cut platters for the office holiday lunch party? Well, all you have to do is head to Monmouth Meats. From crown roasts of lamb to stuffed pork chops, antipasto platters, buffalo wings, and more, they’ve got the meat, now you just have to show it off.

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Marina at Oceanport

10 Riverside Avenue, Oceanport

From an intimate table of ten in their cozy fireplace room to fifty in the main restaurant, Marina at Oceanport can host your holiday bash this season. Their pre-set private party menu has everything your guests would want from a party, but if you’re just one of those people with a vision, you can also work with their Chef to create a unique custom menu to fit your personal needs. As for holiday catering, Marina at Oceanfront is not leaving you out in the cold this season. With the help of their General Managers, they’ll create a custom menu that will wow your guests and take you out of the kitchen and straight into the party!

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Marlin’s Bar & Restaurant
1901 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach

When you come to Marlin’s Bar & Restaurant, you know you’re going to have a good time. Why not give that same vibe to your guests this holiday season? They can host events for up to 150 people whether you want a customized menu, buffet, and/or open bar, they’ll make sure it’s built around your tastes. As if that’s not enough, bring the fun (and deliciousness – is that word?) home for the holidays. With the help of Marlins, you’ll feast on everything and anything from pasta to poultry, beef, pork, and even vegetarian options making every guest happy and full – and that’s no easy task!

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Stella Marina
800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

How can you beat classic Italian food for a holiday party? Pair it with some rich red wine, maybe some bubbly, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking Asbury Park’s boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean. Choose from a variety of options from lunch parties served family style featuring dishes like Barbitola (roasted heirloom beets with ricotta salata) to four-course dinner parties complete with Poached P.E.I. Mussels, to a Cocktail Hour complete with Hors D’Oeuvres of Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp, and stations of pastas and raw bars – you’ll soon be known as the hostess with the mostess.

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800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

The nation of Cuba may be open for business, but Cubacan has been bringing the Cuban flavor to Asbury Park for years! Show your guests how Latins have way more fun with bright flavors, rich textures, and strong drinks, complete with music that will make you Samba well into the evening. Now that’s a party we can get behind!

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The Molly Pitcher Inn
88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank

Classic. Sophisticated. Delicious. If that’s what you want your guests to remember, look no further than the Molly Pitcher Inn. From its holiday themed exterior to its award-winning dishes, this Red Bank establishment is sure to impress your guests. And since it’s the season of giving, they’re even giving something back when you book any holiday party. For every 20-40 guests, you’ll receive complimentary vouchers to their award-winning brunch for two; 41-60 guests gets you brunch for four, and over 61 allows you to take the whole family out with brunch for six.

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The Oyster Pt. Hotel
146 Bodman Place, Red Bank

Just like it’s sophisticated sister, The Oyster Point Hotel is a luxurious waterfront location perfect for any holiday gathering. Also like it’s sister – book a holiday party and get anywhere from two to six vouchers to The Molly Pitcher Inn’s award-winning brunch overlooking the Navesink River. Talk about the perfect way to spend a Sunday during the holidays!


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Neapoli Restaurant
10 Wallace Street, Red Bank

Located in the heart of downtown Red Bank, Neapoli’s can host parties up to 100. Exceptional food and outstanding service are always included no matter what party package you choose!

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

On-site to off-site, throw a party featuring the freshest seafood at the Jersey Shore with the help of Klein’s. Their beautiful dining room overlooks the Shark River Inlet as well as the many boats that may have brought in your dinner. Now that’s sea-to-table.

660 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park

Downtown Asbury Park, especially Cookman Avenue is a true hot spot and when you invite your guests to a party right in the middle of it, they’re bound to be impressed. Party with Taka in their private party room for up to 75 people.

red bank restaurantsWhipped – A Creperie and Dessert Bar
6 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
(732) 747-0076

Throw a “get whipped” party with the help of Whipped! Their space in downtown Red Bank is perfect for up to 35 people or have them come to you. They’ll bring the crepes with all the toppings – oh mon ami!

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Old Glory Kitchen & Spirits
84 Broad Street, Keyport

From sit down dinners to buffets and cocktail parties, the special events coordinator at Old Glory will help you plan the perfect holiday party in a very cool atmosphere.

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Via Roma of Toms River
2360 Lakewood Dr (Route 9), Toms River
(732) 364-1980

If you’re going to throw a party and you’ve got some vegans and gluten-free guests, think of Via Roma as your savior. With plenty of trays and half-trays full of delicious food for everyone on the menu, no one will go home with an empty stomach.

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Via Veneto Italian Ristorante
2410 Route 35 North, Manasquan
(732) 722-8458

Throw a party… in style at Via Veneto Italian Ristorante. Host an intimate holiday party in their venue or let them come to you bringing trays of pastas, seafood dishes, and more.

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91 Broad Street, Red Bank

Surprise your guests by putting something a bit unexpected on the table this year. Temple Gourmet Chinese is quite literally, the best Chinese food at the Jersey Shore. Fresh takes on classic dishes will give your guests plenty of reasons to be in the holiday spirits (and maybe loosen up a few belt buckles in the name of St. Nick!) Whether you’re bringing the party to Temple or bringing Temple to you, it beats any version of take out by a million.

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Latitudes on the River
361 East Lacey Rd, Forked River
(609) 242-2648

With a view like that, do we even need to convince you to host your event there? If we do, think of those waterfront views combined with plenty of remodeled indoor spaces and chefs that pride themselves in excelling in the kitchen.

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Harborside Grill
40 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
(732) 291-0066

Located on one of the hippest up and coming streets at the Jersey Shore, Harborside Grill on 1st Ave offers a fun location to meet and great food to eat. Choose from buffet styles that cover all of your go to dishes.

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Woody’s Roadside Tavern
105 Academy Street, Farmingdale

This neighborhood restaurant is just the place to host your upcoming Jersey Shore holiday party. At Woody’s Roadside Tavern, you can host your guests in a private party room with an extensive dinner buffet menu. Choose from dishes like Eggplant Rollatini to Stuffed Shells, and Beef Burgandy all for just $30.00 per person (and maybe throw in a Crabby Pretzel Dip for good measure – after all, your guests are on the nice list!)

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45 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
(732) 224-1234

Let Toast cater your next event featuring their own comforting yet unique style of cuisine. From at-home brunch parties to parties hosted at any one of Toast’s three locations (Asbury Park, Red Bank, and Montclair), there’s plenty of peace, love, and pancakes to go around!