When the leaves start to fall, football games take up our Sundays, and our flannels become a mainstay in our closets, it can only mean one thing – Autumn. What makes this season even better is the food. Full of butternut squash, gamey meat, fresh seafood, and pumpkins… lots and lots of pumpkins, Autumn is a season we can get behind. Celebrate the harvest along with some of our favorite Jersey Shore fall menus to welcome the flavors of fall. Whether you’re in the mood for some squash, a tasty seafood dish, sweets, or some cocktails, it’s a fall flavor feast for the senses.
Fallin’ For These Cocktails
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant has answered the age-old question – what drink should I have with dinner? Their Smoked Old Fashioned answers that question perfectly. Made with Buffalo Trace Distillery’s rich and smooth Kentucky Bourbon and crushed orange and cherry, this is the ultimate Fall drink. 100 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch, 732-870-1200 http://www.rooneysocean.com
We’re falling for Oyster Creek’s Cozy Cocktail menu! Featuring all the flavors that go hand in hand with the Autumn season, order up a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini, Salted Caramel Martini, or a Caramel Apple Mule while taking in the gorgeous marsh views. 41 Oyster Creek Rd, Leeds Point, 609-652-8565 http://www.oystercreekinnnj.com
Taka in Asbury Park dishes out the best sushi you’ll find on Cookman Ave. This Fall, pair your favorite rolls with the Mezcal Paloma cocktail. Made with Sweet Vermouth, Grapefruit, and Lime Juice/Agave, it’s sweet, smoky and spicy! Put it on your Fall Cocktail list and next time you’re in Asbury, take a stop into Taka. 660 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, 732-775-1020 https://www.takaasbury.com/
Soup season is in full swing at Porcini Italian Trattoria in the Highlands. When the temperatures start to drop and there’s a chill in the air, you can count on their Ginger and carrot soup with crème fraiche, and freshly grated nutmeg or the shrimp and corn soup to warm you up. These soups are Jersey Shore fall menu items with strong Italian roots. For a look at their fall menu, visit http://www.restaurantporcini.com/menus. 168 Bay Ave, Highlands, 732-291-3080
As the weather cools down, soup season turns up at Klein’s Fish in Belmar! From Manhattan Clam Chowder to New England Clam Chowder, Klein’s only serves the best. Their fish market is also open all year round, so after dining in, stop into the market and bring some fresh fish home. 708 River Rd, Belmar, 732-681-1177 https://kleinsfish.com/
The beach season may be over, well at least for bathing suits, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy it. Sit back and relax at Mister C’s, where you’ll enjoy a view of the ocean along with the taste of its bounty. They only serve the freshest seafood and you won’t be disappointed. They also have a brand new Fall Cocktail Menu for you to come out and try. Allen Avenue &, Ocean Pl, Allenhurst, 732-531-3665 http://www.mistercsbeachbistro.com/
Brunch With Us
MJ’s in Matawan serves up a warm and delicious Brunch every Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Some menu items include, the Boozy French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Supersized Stack of Pancake, Breakfast Burritos and more. No Brunch is complete without a cocktail so how about trying an MJ’s Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Sangria or Boozy Coffee?! Call 732-566-6220 to make a Brunch Reservation. 845 Route 34, Matawan, 732-566-6220 https://www.mjsrestaurant.com/Matawan/
Toast has a pretty simple mantra: Peace, Love, and Pancakes. It’s a philosophy that says when you combine great food with a great staff and a great attitude, you become more than just another restaurant – you become part of the community. At Toast, you’re always greeted with a warm smile. Visit one of their 3 locations this Fall for some Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch and order up some Carrot Cake Pancakes or a Pumpkin Spice Latte and embrace their Fall flavors. 17 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732) 776-5900 / 45 Monmouth St, Red Bank (732) 224-1234 / 700 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair 973-509-8099 https://toastcitydiner.com/
Nothing says comfort food on a chilly day quite like a nice cheesy pizza. Pazzo MMX in Red Bank makes it easy to enjoy your favorites at a discounted price! Their long-running special for 1/2 off Pizza and Pasta items runs every Monday from 3PM to close, so order up one of their pies or if you’re feeling daring, the Lobster Tail! 141 W Front St, Red Bank, 732-747-4551 https://www.pazzoredbank.com/
The fall menu at Trama’s Trattoria is filled with winners, but we have to say Chef Pat outdid himself with the pasta dishes on the menu this fall. Try the Orecchiette with broccoli rabe, toasted garlic, red pepper flakes, Parmesan Reggiano or the Rigatoni with Italian sweet sausage, English peas, San Marzano plum tomatoes, parmesan cream. Pair it with one of their fall cocktails and it’s a night out that you’ll be reminiscing about for quite some time. 115 Brighton Ave, Long Branch, 732-222-1121 http://www.tramastrattoria.com
The just-launched Fall menu at The Atlantic House is full of enticing dishes like the Potato Soup topped with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese. They also added a few drinks to go with your meal or dessert including the Loaded Latte and Pumpkin Pick Me Up Coffee. You just can’t go wrong at The Atlantic House. 67 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, 848-300-2408 https://www.theatlantichousenj.com/
How can you make Chicken Pot Pie even better? Serve it the way the Molly Pitcher Inn does in their dining room with panoramic views of the Navesink. Their famous pot pie puts a new spin on the classic dish, but is always fresh, warm and ready to eat. 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, 732-747-2500 http://www.themollypitcher.com
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro puts out innovative and one-of-a-kind dishes every season of the year, but Fall is where it’s at for Drew’s. The Sweet Potato Bisque and the Duck Breast with Duck and Mushroom Jambalaya are warm, packed with flavor, and just what you need on a cold Fall night. 25 Church St, Keyport, 732-739-9219 http://drewsbayshorebistro.com/
Pearl at The Oyster Point Hotel updates their menu whenever the seasons change and now it’s tastier than ever! One menu item to try this Fall is the Steakhouse Burger with black angus chuck, brisket and short rib, peppered bacon, sharp cheddar and onion rings. Wash down dinner with the Espresso Martini. The Oyster Point Hotel is also now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving, so reserve a table now by calling 732-530-8200! 146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank https://www.theoysterpointhotel.com/
The Coal House’s authentic coal-fired pizza is always cooked to perfection in their 900-degree coal-fired oven. A fresh slice and a side of garlic knots or wings are nothing short of ideal Fall comfort food. This Fall, dine in for lunch during the week 11:30am-2pm Wednesday-Friday at The Coal House for a big bowl of Soup and a delicious pie. Sea Girt Square Mall, 2100 NJ-35, Sea Girt, 732-359-8400 https://www.thecoalhouseseagirt.com/
Fall flavors have arrived at Johnny Piancone’s! Come try their Stuffed French Cut Porkchop with Granny Smith apples, cranberries, and sun-dried tomatoes in a port wine reduction with roasted fingerling potatoes and broccoli rabe. Not to mention that their Margherita pizza is back on the menu! 591 Broadway, Long Branch, 732-229-0300 http://www.johnnypiancones.com/
What’s better than a Thanksgiving dinner feast? When it comes in the form of a sandwich! The Pour House’s Grandma’s Turkey Sandwich Special is the ultimate comfort food. It’s put together with Turkey topped with house-made cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pan gravy on French bread, served with mashed potatoes. 640 Shrewsbury Ave, Tinton Falls, 732-842-4337 https://www.pourhouserestaurant.com/
The height of Mutiny BBQ’s Summer catering season is over and they now have availability for parties big and small through the fall season! Mutiny BBQ also has Football Packages available to feed all your friends and family members on Sundays. There are Wing Trays, Pork, and Brisket Combos, and Rib Feast packages available, so order ahead of time and do game days right. 808 Fifth Ave, Asbury Park, 732-366-9985 https://www.mutinybbq.com/
On top of their extensive list of Ice Creams, Italian Ice, and Shake flavors, Frozen Flavors Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice has one heck of a Fall frozen treat menu. The Apple Pie Ice Cream has the perfect amount of that apple pie flavor you’ve been craving and the Iced Coffee Gelati has enough Vanilla Ice Cream and Iced Coffee Italian Ice to make it a Fall favorite! 490 Palmer Ave, North Middletown, 848-256-8266 https://frozenflavorswebsi.wixsite.com/my-site
Jersey Freeze has been a New Jersey Ice Cream Shop staple in Freehold since 1952 and in Holmdel at Bell Works since 2020. New Jersey residents travel near and far to try their specialty, handmade ice cream and look forward to the 1st of every month when they announce their Shake of the Month. This Fall, head to Jersey Freeze for the Queen of Cannoli Shake and take home some of their to-go desserts! 101 Crawfords Corner Rd Holmdel & 120 Manalapan Ave, Freehold, 732-462-3008 https://www.jerseyfreeze1952.com/
The donuts at Broad Street Dough Co. are made fresh every single day, multiple times a day and decorated right in front of you. This Fall, there’s no shortage of Autumn themed donuts from ones topped with orange and red sprinkles, to Halloween decorated spooky donuts to the Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake donut. No matter which donut(s) you choose to order, they’re guaranteed to be warm, fresh and packed with flavor in every bite. 2005 Route 35 North, Oakhurst / 177 Elton Adelphia Rd, Freehold (732) 531-1401 https://www.broadstreetdoughco.com/
Just as any authentic Jersey Diner should, Blue Swan Diner has a display case filled with all your favorite desserts including Cherry Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pie! Even their breakfast menu is filled with a bunch of items that could double as dessert and will surely satisfy any sweet tooth’s cravings like the Oreo Crunch and Reese’s Peanut butter pancakes! 2116 NJ-35, Oakhurst, 732-493-2424 https://www.blueswandiner.com/
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