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
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.
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!
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!
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!)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
Whipped – A Creperie and Dessert Bar
6 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
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!
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.
Via Veneto Italian Ristorante
2410 Route 35 North, Manasquan
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.
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.
45 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
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!