A Local’s Guide to Red Bank Restaurants: Where to Eat and Drink in Red Bank!

A Local’s Guide to Red Bank Restaurants: Where to Eat and Drink in Red Bank!

There aren’t too many towns where you can almost eat through every cuisine imaginable, which is why these Red Bank restaurants are truly unique. Set along the banks of the Navesink River, Red Bank has proven itself to feature some of the most diverse, delicious, and delectable dishes in the region. From handmade pasta dishes to Thai, Chinese, and true farm to table fare, there’s a dish that will suit every craving you could possibly have.

Casual, romantic, BYOB, or family style, our ultimate local’s guide to Red Bank restaurants covers every dining situation. There’s fluffy pancakes, crisp salads, fresh sushi, and items that are fried to perfection. Now it’s up to you to eat through them all and discover just how diverse a small town like Red Bank can actually be.

Pazzo MMX

Pazzo MMX dishes out Rustic Italian classics. They have almost daily specials from ½ off pizza & pasta on Mondays, Ladies Night on Tuesdays, Wine Down Wednesdays, $10 Martinis on Thursdays and All Day Happy Hour on Sundays. The Coal Fired Pizza Oven and open air kitchen are just some of the things that make Pazzo the hot new Italian eatery in Red Bank, NJ. 141 West Front Street, Red Bank (732) 747-4551 https://www.pazzoredbank.com/

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Oyster Point Hotel

Just because you’re not staying here doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dine here. Set on the banks of the Navesink River rests the Oyster Point Hotel. The views from the The Pearl Lounge are exceptional (think floor to ceiling windows with views of the Navesink) as are the specials – live entertainment, happy hour, and so much more. 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank 732-784-4059 www.theoysterpointhotel.com

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Molly Pitcher Inn

The big sister of the Oyster Point, the Molly Pitcher Inn is just down the road and offers the kind of classic elegance that is hard to find. Well known for its iconic Navesink River views, the Molly Pitcher is also home to exceptional dinners, strong cocktails, and happy hour specials. 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank 732-784-4059 www.themollypitcher.com

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Occupying the former Red Bank Diner, Toast Red Bank (one of four NJ locations) captures all the dishes of breakfast, lunch, and of course, brunch under one roof. Their motto is peace, love, and pancakes and we can say that their Red Velvet pancakes will not only make you want to kiss the chef, but you may even begin to think they could promote world peace. 45 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-224-1234 https://toastcitydiner.com/

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The Boondocks

Local’s flock to the Boondocks as soon as their doors open in May. It’s a summer establishment, serving up lobsters, lobsters, and more lobsters every way that you’d want it – steamed, in mac ‘n cheese, and a classic lobstah roll. One of the most laid back and arguably the most fun lobster shacks on the east coast, the Boondocks is also BYOB, home to live weekend music, and waterfront. 1 Wharf Avenue, Red Bank 732-747-7177 https://theboondocksfishery.com/


Whether you sit in the covered courtyard or inside, you must at least try and attempt to finish an entire Burrito Loco by yourself at this family friendly BYOB. 159 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-747-9118 juanitosredbank.com/

Birravino Restaurant

Birravino is the updated version thanks to Vic Rallo, Jr. who has revamped the former Basil T’s (owned by his family) into a pizza, pasta, wine, and beer destination. 183 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank 732-842-5990 birravino.com/

The Brother’s Restaurant

For over 100 years this fixture of downtown Red Bank has been serving up authentic slices and pies that all Jersey locals know and love. 188 W. Front Street, Red Bank 732-530-3356 https://thebrothersrestaurant.net/

JBJ Soul Kitchen

For a meal that’s not only good for the stomach, but great for the soul, check out Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen and their Pay It Forward Program. There are no prices on the menu at JBJ Soul Kitchen. Instead, they offer a suggested donation to their paying customers and they ask that you Pay it Forward to cover the cost of those who are unable to pay for their meals, but have volunteered instead. For each additional $20 made through the Pay it Forward Program, a meal is provided for those unable to donate. They provide a dining experience that fosters a sense of community and addresses issues of food insecurity. Reservations are not necessary with JBJ Soul Kitchen. All are welcome and guests are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. 207 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-842-0900 www.jbjsoulkitchen.org

Red Rock Tap + Grill

Now known for being one of the newest late night hot spots in Red Bank thanks to its outdoor bar area, it’s also home to mouth watering Short Rib Tacos. 14 Wharf Avenue, Red Bank 732-747-2999 redrockrb.com

Char Steakhouse

Think juicy steaks and fancy cocktails, the kind you would find in the “big city” – it’s cosmopolitan (but you don’t have to order one). 33 Broad Street, Red Bank 732-450-2427 http://charsteakhouse.com/

Buona Sera

A true Red Bank establishment, Buena Sera has grown over the years to include almost a city block, but even though it’s grown, the food remains deliciously the same. 50 Maple Avenue, Red Bank 732-530-5858 buona-sera.com

The Dublin House

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy traditional Irish dishes (Bangers & Mash anyone?) and a tall glass of Guinness. 30 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-747-6699 http://www.thedublinhouse.co/

The Bistro at Red Bank

An anchor of the downtown Red Bank restaurant scene. Since 1996, this Red Bank BYO has been highlighting a passion for market-fresh ingredients and keeping the techniques simple. 14 Broad St. Red Bank 732-530-5553 https://thebistroatredbank.com/


Drawing inspiration from the robust flavors of pan-latin culture and cuisine, Centrada / Cocina & Cocktails is a must try dining experience. Their cocktail program highlights an exotic library of tequilas and mezcal that compliment an amazing craft beer and wine menu. 10 West Front Street Red Bank 732-430-2330 https://www.centradarestaurant.com/


Saffron is manifested by four devoted foodies, determined to bring a restructured, lighter feel to the Indian Restaurant industry. Their aim is to deliver an exceptional dining experience incorporating the Western techniques and flavors we experience outside our homes and blend them with the traditional spices and aromas we are accustomed to within. 31 West Front St. Red Bank 732-230-6700 https://saffronredbank.com/


Taking over the old haunts of one of our favorite restaurants is Semolina Restaurant. They took Red Bank by storm with its fresh pastas and farm-to-table mentality. 13 White Street, Red Bank 732-945-6816 www.semolinarestaurant.com 

Senor Peppers

Senor Peppers in an unpretentious, mom-&-pop operation preparing traditional Mexican dishes to eat in or take out. The Quesabirria Tacos, Enchiladas and Chimichanga are among their most popular dishes. 60 Bridge Ave, Red Bank 732-741-1211 https://elsenorpeppers.wixsite.com/senorpeppers


Teak is a notorious establishment for Asian Fusion Cuisine with more than a decade of tradition with various awards and recognition for their success. The menu features classic traditional Asian dishes as well as exotic cuisine so there is something for everyone to enjoy. 64 Monmouth St. Red Bank 732-747-5775 https://www.teakrestaurant.com/

Urban Coalhouse Pizza

Urban CoalHouse boasts a wide selection of craft beer on Tap, homemade Sangria and signature cocktails for you to enjoy while dining on their carefully handcrafted signature menu, prepared in a 900 degree Coal Fired oven. 2 Bridge Ave. Red Bank 732-212-1700 https://urbancoalhouse.com/

Jamian’s Food & Drink

Jamian’s is a full service restaurant and bar that offers lunch, dinner, late night dining and live music. Live music is every Wed-Sun and Trivia is every Tuesday at 7:30pm. During the warmer months, their patio is an outdoor oasis that perfects your dining experience. 79 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 732-747-8050 https://www.jamiansfood.com/

Triumph Brewing

Triumph brews traditional styles from around the world with a concentration in lagers, staying away from the trendy, the extreme, and the undrinkably weird. They also have a menu that pairs perfectly with their beers. From Sweet Potato Wedges, to the Salmon Banh Mi to the Beer-Braised Short Rib, they’ve got something for everyone. 1 Bridge Ave, Red Bank (732) 852-7300 https://www.triumphbrewing.com/red-bank/

Cé La Vi

Features sweet and savory crepes like the chipwich, banana split, and seafood scampi. This café also now has Social Night on select Friday Nights that features a unique curated menu from Chefs around the globe for each event. Music is provided by DJ Unique. 16 Monmouth St, Red Bank (732) 747-0076 https://www.celavicafe.com/

Monmouth Meats

It’s very easy to fall into the trap of just visiting Monmouth Meats to grab a steak, roast, burger or something else that needs to be grilled at home to perfection. In between glances at the USDA Prime Ribeyes and the Tomahawk steak, take a look at his sandwich board. Their sandwiches are some of the best around! Our favorite right now is the grilled pork sandwich, with melted fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers and balsamic. It’s perfection in every bite. 112 Monmouth Street, Red Bank (732) 741-5292 https://monmouthmeats.com/

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Shopping While In Town

Shore Gamers

Shore Gamers is a home for board game lovers and new players in Monmouth County and along the Jersey Shore. Turn your hobby into a community and find the most popular current games from the top publishers, in addition to our personal favorites and solid suggestions from their customers. They carry board games, card games, RPGs, TCGs, and miniatures. 15 Monmouth St, Red Bank https://shoregamers.com/

Back to Nature

BTN is a unique space for the perfect wellness products and gifts. They have plenty of Shower Streamers, Bath Bombs and unique necklaces in stock. 25 Monmouth St, Red Bank 908-977-1576 https://backtonaturechester.com/

Another Sunday Clothing Boutique

Another Sunday Clothing Boutique is a family-owned business that has been providing the latest fashion trends to their customers for years. The store offers a wide variety of clothing for women of all styles, from casual wear to formal attire. 9 Monmouth St, Red Bank (732) 832-5060 https://www.instagram.com/anothersunday_nj/

Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash

Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash is a comic book store owned by New Jersey Native and filmmaker Kevin Smith, and named after the fictional duo portrayed by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes in the View Askewniverse films. The Stash is filled with comic books, comic-related merchandise, and View Askew film-related items like apparel, action figures, and posters. 65 Broad St, Red Bank (732) 758-0508 https://www.thesecretstashonline.com/

Earth Spirit New Age Center

Earth Spirit New Age Center offers an incredible selection of crystals and gemstones but they’re much more than a crystal shop. Here you will also find fine jewelry, books, incense, singing bowls, statuary, devotional items, clothing and an endless supply of unique gifts. They also offer psychic readings with many well loved and respected psychics. 18 Broad St, Red Bank (732) 842-3855 https://www.earthspiritnewage.com/

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