On this Jersey Shore Dining Guide, we will take you through all that Long Branch has to offer. Long Branch has it all when it comes to different types of cuisine, from Brazilian to French to Asian to Italian and everything in between, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in this shore town. If you’re a college kid looking for a meal that won’t break the bank or a seafood lover looking for a romantic date spot, this dining guide is for you.
Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with their picturesque location in historical Long Branch. Rooney’s huge bi-level outdoor deck brings diners even closer to the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. Rooney’s provides innovative, diverse dishes with the concept of fresh seafood at the heart of its cuisine. The menus continually change to offer a different dining experience at each and every visit to this exciting oceanfront restaurant. 100 Ocean Ave, Long Branch 732-870-1200 https://www.rooneysocean.com/
More from Rooney’s Oceanfront:
- Rooney’s Brunch Buffet is Back!
- Host Your Party at Rooney’s Oceanfront
- Dining at Rooney’s Oceanfront!
- New Winter Menu Items!
Soak in the ocean views while enjoying quality meals like the Seafood Pappardelle and cocktails on Charley’s Ocean Grill’s porches! Their distinguished menu and atmosphere are inspired by a beach-life attitude, offering all patrons a seaside experience year round! 29 Avenel Blvd, Long Branch 732-222-4499 https://www.charleysoceangrill.com/
More from Charley’s Ocean Grill:
- Ocean Views and Seaside Atmosphere with Charley’s
- A summer vacation experience year round!
- Get 5% Back in Delicious Credit
- Private Events, On-Premise & Off-Premise Catering
The Piancone family has been serving classic Italian dishes along the Jersey Shore for decades! Johnny Piancone’s on Broadway offers authentic Italian fare amongst a warm and inviting atmosphere. We’ve got it all! Patio dining; a private, upstairs room for all party needs; two full bars for daily happy hour specials; an extensive wine list, and a seasonal rotating menu! 591 Broadway, Long Branch 732-229-0300 http://www.johnnypiancones.com/
More from Johnny Piancone’s:
- Family Owned Italian Restaurant Since 1991
- Celebrate Special Events at Johnny Piancone’s!
- House Made Mozzarella and Imported Italian Meats!
- Daily Happy Hour at Johnny Piancone’s!
Taste the authentic flavors of Portugal and Spain with fresh wild-caught fish, high quality organically-fed open-range meats and delectable house specialty desserts at Mar Belo. Our favorite dish is their Paelha Valenciana, and it is truly a seafood lover’s dream. Loaded with lobster, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, pork, chicken and sausage all cooked in a delicious saffron rice. 611 Broadway, Long Branch 732-870-2222 https://www.marbelorestaurant.com/
More from Mar Belo:
- Mar Belo Steak Night Every Wednesday – $31.99
- Spanish and Portuguese Cuisine- No Passport Needed
- Wine Tuesdays at Mar Belo
- Thursdays: $39.99 Lobster Night at Mar Belo
Trama’s Trattoria is known for having a menu that’s packed with unique Tuscan-inspired eats. Chef Trama has spent his life cooking and found his passion in Tuscan cooking. The menu at Trama’s is always changing and evolving but you can always count on everything being incredibly fresh and delicious. Grab a glass of one of their many wines or a cocktail, sit back, and enjoy the tastes of Tuscany. 115 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch (732) 222-1121 https://tramastrattoria.com/
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Mj’s has 7, soon to be 8 restaurants across Monmouth and Ocean Counties and one of their newer locations is Long Branch. They specialize in standard American fare but with an attention to taste and quality that makes MJ’s stand out. Each location has its own unique charm while offering a fun and relaxing atmosphere. 104 Myrtle Ave, Long Branch 732-229-5566 https://www.mjsrestaurant.com/longbranch/
More from MJ’s:
- New Cocktails are available at all MJ’s Locations!
- Tequila & Taco Tuesdays at MJ’s
- Sangria Saturdays at MJ’s
- MJ’s Wing Wednesdays
- Build Your Own Burger Every Thursday at MJ’s
- New Martinis are available at all 7 MJ’s Locations
- ½ Priced Wine Monday’s
Izu Sushi is a family owned sushi restaurant that has been operating for over a decade. They are proud to provide quality food and service to their customers and their goal is to always use the freshest ingredients. The best compliment for them is to see you come back 31 Montgomery Ave, Long Branch 732-870-0807 https://izu-sushi.com/
If you’re looking for great pizza in Long Branch, look no further than to Nunzio’s. Rated 8.6 by Barstool’s Dave Portnoy, you know the slices are good. Whether you choose the Special made with Sausage and Peppers or something a little more out there like the Hawaiian Pie, you are always welcome to come sit at one of their tables. 230 Westwood Avenue, Long Branch 732-222-9798 https://www.nunziospizzalb.com/
Food is a big part of a city’s cultural life. Immerse yourself in what Long Branch has to offer by trying some of the top pizzas in town. Long Branch residents have made Rockafellers Station Restaurant & Bar one of the most popular pizzerias in the area. Maybe it will become a favorite of yours, too! An order of Margherita Pie allows you to try a local favorite. 228 Morris Ave Long Branch 732-538-9793 https://www.rockafellersstationrestaurant.com/
Love, passion, and quality are the main ingredients that make up the essence of Sergio’s. From the moment they opened their doors, their goal was to provide an unforgettable gastronomic experience for all burger and Brazilian food lovers. 110a Brighton Ave, Long Branch 732-222-3044 https://sergiosrestaurants.com/
A long-time deli staple in Long Branch is Neil’s Kitchen. They’ve won Best Sub in Monmouth County in 2017, Best Cheesesteak in 2023 and awarded top 33 best delis in NJ 2021 by NJ.com. Their menu features everything from soup and salads to hot and cold subs to homemade desserts. 126 West End Ct, Long Branch 732-963-9155 https://www.neilskitchenlb.com/
Sabor do Brazil is dishing out fresh Brazilian food 7 days a week. Their menu features burgers, pizza, soups and Marmita. They also have a fantastic buffet! 139 Brighton Ave, Long Branch 848-285-6126 https://www.sabordobrazilnj.com/
Scala’s Pizzeria located on Brighton Ave is a Long Branch favorite all throughout the year. Scala’s offers a wide variety of gourmet pizzas like the Pepperoni Pie and the Sausage and Peppers Pie. Scala’s is cozy yet retro and is proud of its Long Branch history. 88 Brighton Ave., Long Branch 732-222-8728 https://www.scalaspizzeria.com/
Indulge in a culinary journey with 21A on Broadway’s dinner section. Their carefully Mediterranean crafted dishes showcase the freshest ingredients, while their cozy ambiance creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable dining experience. 202 Broadway, Long Branch 732-483-6967 https://www.21aonbroadway.com/
From Music, Folklore, Language, Colors and Customs, everything that unites us in Latin America is linked in a certain way with Mi Cuate Latino Grill. Whether its rice with beans in the Caribbean, Chirmol in Central America or those delicious empanadas in South America, their Latin flavors are always present. 279 Broadway, Long Branch 848-888-3694 https://www.micuate.net/
This cozy Brazilian Restaurant has something for everyone to enjoy. From pizza, to churros, to burritos and tacos. You will sure to leave your meal full with tons of delicious leftovers to take home. 103 West End Ave, Long Branch 732-759-8827 https://www.cucalibrenj.com/
Located in Long Branch, Aji is an elegant, yet comfortable dining experience, satisfying for those who are sushi veterans looking for a way to expand their palettes, as well as for people are venturing into Japanese cuisine for the first time. At Aji, a patron can find all of the classic hallmark Japanese dishes, such as chicken teriyaki and assorted sashimi, but how Aji differentiates itself is in how often the creative kitchen plays around with its specials menu. 82 Montgomery Ave, Long Branch 732-728-9888 https://www.ajicuisinelongbranch.com/
Where the cotton blue sky meets the deep blue Atlantic Ocean along the Jersey Shore is an elegant haven called Avenue. Avenue’s restaurant serves its patrons delicious French cuisine that is perfect for a romantic meal with a moderate price. All of their food is prepared with only the highest quality food, including several organic ingredients. Their private event space is the perfect space for your private or corporate function. 23 Ocean Ave N, Long Branch 732-759-2900 https://www.leclubavenue.com/
MAYA offers a coastal mediterranean oceanfront dining experience and is located at Wave Resort, in the heart of Long Branch’s Pier Village. Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean Coastline, they invite you to enjoy their seasonal dishes and drinks made from only the best yet humble ingredients. 110 Ocean Ave, Long Branch 732-795-6618 https://www.maya-longbranch.com/
At Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, the focus is on simplicity and indulgence. Their lobster rolls are prepared according to tradition. With no bells, no whistles, and no pretention. And they serve them with only the basics: Lemon. Butter. Mayo. Maybe a little celery. Nothing extra to distract you. Just enough to seduce you. 78 Ocean Avenue North, Long Branch 732-483-6361 https://www.masonslobster.com/
Known as one of New Jersey’s most romantic restaurants with the best views, Sirena Ristorante is situated in Pier Village along Long Branch’s beautiful beach, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Its intimate atmosphere is paired with a sophisticated food and wine menu that features a vast selection of fine wines, from reasonable to high-end, hard-to-find bottles from all over the world, handpicked and presented by the in-house sommelier alongside artfully infused classic Italian cuisine sure to please any palate. 27 Ocean Avenue Long Branch 732-222-1119 https://sirenaristorante.com/
Matiz Shore House is a Gourmet Latin Fusion Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. They offer delicious fusion dishes with flavors of two or more countries from Latin America. Their full bar offers signature cocktails, mix drinks, wine as well as bottle beer. 100 Brighton Ave, Long Branch 848-888-3813 https://www.instagram.com/matizshorehouse/
Start your day off on the right foot at Beach Grille. They offer a one-of-a-kind environment where you can sit back, relax and enjoy fresh menu options with your loved ones just steps from the beach. Whether you’re in the mood for a small breakfast or a large lunch, they can cook up a mouthwatering meal that you’ll never forget. 49 Atlantic Avenue, Long Branch 732-229-5555 https://beachgrillelb.com/
Acapulco Mexican Grill is a casual, family-friendly restaurant that serves a wide range of authentic Mexican dishes. Guests can choose from a variety of traditional appetizers, fresh seafood dishes and hearty meat entrees. Their soft taco options are a popular option as well as the enchiladas and burritos. 571 Broadway, Long Branch 732-571-9509 https://www.opentable.com/r/acapulco-mexican-grill-long-branch
It’s an island style cook up at its best. Norah brings her authentic Jamaican comfort food right to the heart of Long Branch and summons the most incredible lip-smacking flavors from simple farm fresh ingredients. Come and sample some of her delicious specialties – jerk chicken, brownstew fish, oxtail and her curry just to name a few. 530 Springdale Ave, Long Branch 732-443-4781 http://www.norahsiriejamaicanrestaurant.net/
Zachary’s is a neighborhood restaurant; a warm, friendly spot where patron and staff are on a first name basis. It is their most sincere desire to present you with a meal prepared with the finest ingredients that are never frozen or prepackaged. Drop by and try their famous thin crust pizza or featured specials. 71 Oceanport Avenue 732-229-0286 https://zacharys-nj.com/
In 2018, Sides Grill, Diner & Cafe opened its doors in Long Branch, NJ to rave reviews from local residents looking for a delightful, cozy diner spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer over 30 breakfast specials to choose from. Everything is freshly made, even the orange juice is squeezed on-premise. Their vegetables are sourced locally and coffee is provided by New Jersey’s own Lacas. 680 Broadway, Long Branch 848-303-8290 https://www.sidesgrilldiner.com/
Sousa’s Grill is located on Broadway Ave and lives up to their name of “King of Steaks.” Their menu is filled with options from steak and seafood options to soup and desserts. 560 Broadway, Long Branch 732-443-4180 https://www.facebook.com/SousasGrill/
At Lezama’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, they bring the most authentic recipes made with fresh ingredients. Some of their menu items include chicken wings, cheesesteaks, paninis, pasta and of course delicious pizza. 563 Broadway Avenue, Long Branch 732-443-4201 https://lezamasrestaurant.com/
The Nip’s namesake is not what you’d think, given her two lady owners. The phrase “Nip N Tuck” was actually a term during prohibition, when men would conceal flasks in the inner breast pocket of their coats. The act of discretely taking out the flask, taking a quick sip and tucking it back away was called a “nip ‘n’ tuck”. The Nip’s location has been a bar for 70+ years and has been operating as The Nip N Tuck since 1964. The menu features spuds, apps, brunch and so much more. 23 Norwood Ave, Long Branch 732-222-0023 https://www.nipntuck.bar/
McLoone’s Pier House has made quite a name for itself since its opening in Spring 2005. With dazzling oceanfront views, delicious cuisine and friendly service, McLoone’s Pier House has become the place for weddings, parties, entertainment, and scrumptious indoor/outdoor dining. Located right in the heart of Pier Village, it’s no wonder that McLoone’s Pier House has become a favorite with both Jersey Shore visitors and locals alike. 1 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch 732-795-3493 https://www.mcloonespierhouse.com/
As the source and distributors of high-quality, all-natural prime meats to some of the finest restaurants, pizzerias, and institutions along the shores, The Butcher’s Block is a true “farm-to-table” market and butcher shop. Their selection includes a variety of cuts, including ribeye, KC strip, filet, and more. Every cut of beef is 100% all-natural, while the pork and lamb are pasture-raised, just the way it should be. 235 West Ave, Long Branch https://thebutchersblocknj.com/
Simply Greek fuses a hip and inviting atmosphere with a classic Mediterranean feel. Stop in to enjoy our indoor or outdoor seating and our full service bar. 44 Centennial Dr, Long Branch 732-571-0222 https://www.simplygreekeats.com/
Inspired by the creativity and energy of the Whitechapel District of London, this versatile venue strives to redefine how art permeates our daily life– be it through food, drink, performances, events, and other forms of artistic expression. Come for a beer (or two) and a good bite, stay for the markets, the music, the cocktails and community. 15 Second Ave, Long Branch 732-963-9218 https://www.whitechapelprojects.com/
Jack’ is NJ’s best sports bar and all American Sports Restaurant. At Jack’s you will find over 50 flat-screen TVs, spread throughout the 3 different bar areas, so you can rest assured that you can catch your favorite team’s game at Jack’s. There is also a collection of arcade and classic games in the back, to keep you entertained when the game doesn’t. And with more than 60 Beers On Tap, they are proud to offer the best and largest selection of Draft Beers on the Jersey Shore. 149 Brighton Ave. Long Branch 732-747-6522 https://www.jacksgoallinestand.com/