Jersey Shore Dining Guide – Keyport Edition

Jersey Shore Dining Guide – Keyport Edition

One block in from the waterfront in Keyport, NJ is a downtown that’s home to diverse retail stores, restaurants, eateries and bars. It is no secret that Keyport has an up and coming Main Street vibe. Keyport is a historic Bayshore town with character, beautiful older neighborhoods and a downtown full of businesses- new and old.  Join us as we take a look at some of the dining destinations within the downtown and a little beyond and be sure to put some of these local businesses on your to-do list.

If you use Jersey Shore InMotion’s website to explore the area and our “Eat Local” and “Drink Local sections of our website, you know we love to highlight the shore’s local businesses. After all, without all of these unique eateries, restaurants and shops our towns would all be pretty boring and full of the same chains…

So, let’s take a look at Keyport, NJ and the food & drink businesses that make it unique.

Places to Eat and Drink in Keyport

Drew’s Bayshore Bistro

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Old Glory Kitchen & Spirits

Old Glory Kitchen + Spirits prides themselves on using only the freshest and finest ingredients available while supporting local fisherman and farmers, selling the highest quality meats, produce and seafood available. Their 900° rotating brick oven not only makes great pizza using Caputo OO Flour and Alta Cucina tomatoes, but also perfectly bakes their tender wings, steaks, vegetables, and much more. Happy Hour specials are available all throughout the week and you can read about those specials here. They have one of the area’s largest selections of beer with over 70 different canned beers! Come in and see for yourself. 84 Broad Street, (732)-497-5555,

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McDonagh’s Pub

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Keyport in a turn of the century bring building near the way, McDonagh’s Pub combines old-world charm with modern, hip cuisine. They offer an amazing menu of Irish fare, bistro-style salads, homemade awesome soups, signature sandwiches, burgers, wraps, fish and chips, thin-crust pizza, and an extensive list of beers by the bottle and on tap. 2 West Front Street, (732)-264-0999,

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Nemo is an Asian Fusion Restaurant that features Chinese food, Thai food, and a sushi bar. They are B.Y.O.B, so that you can pair your favorite beverages with your dinner. Additionally, they offer amazing specials for lunch from 11:30am – 3:30pm. 27 West Front Street, (732)-264-0660,

Keyport Fishery

The Keyport Fishery is a historic seafood eatery located across from the Raritan Bay. It has stood for more than 73 years! With only a handful of owners, and various renovations and repairs, the building and its owners have weathered many of life’s challenges. Their menu features a wide range of seafood platters, sandwiches, soups, and fried fish by the pound. 150 West Front Street, (732)-264-9723,

Broad Street Diner

The Broad Street Diner puts passion into their food each and every day. Having the support of so many people come through their doors from both near and far, makes them feel blessed to have everyone return not just as customers, but as friends too. They cook up great burgers, seafood, breakfast, desserts, and so much more! Voted NJ’s Best Diner, they have an extensive menu, friendly staff, and are ready to serve you 6:00am – 9:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 6:00am – 3:00pm on Sundays. 83 Broad Street, (732)-497-0808,

Nature’s Plate Cafe & Juice Bar

Nature’s Plate is an all vegan restaurant with a goal to create delicious vegan meals for both vegans and non-vegans. All of their food is fresh and made to order. They stand proud of the ingredients they use and their mission is to provide delicious, cruelty-free food that everyone can feel good about. Come visit them for both breakfast and lunch. 15 Main Street, (732)-497-0548,

Mike’s Giant Size Submarine Sandwiches

In the 62 years Mike’s has been open, they have kept a very simple menu using the finest and freshest ingredients. Not much has changed- even the employees! At the ages of 90 and 88, the original owners, Gus and Agnes, are still working daily, greeting customers, slicing tomatoes, peeling onions, and keeping the rest of the staff under control. Serving up both cold and hot subs with homemade macaroni and potato salads, Cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese, they are a favorite amongst Keyport locals to grab lunch and overlook the waterfront. 103 West Front Street, (732)-264-9730,

Lenora’s Café

Lenora’s Cafe, a family owned restaurant, opened its’ doors back in August of 2009 offering authentic home style American and Mexican dishes. Breakfast and lunch is served 7 days a week using only the freshest ingredients. The café is known for specialties like ranchero eggs, omelets, enchiladas, burritos, hot paninis, wraps, chilaquiles and their big healthy salads. Come visit and experience their warm friendly atmosphere and great service for yourself. 18 West Front Street, (732)-217-1483,

Burlew’s Seafood + Steak

Burlew’s is a family owned restaurant located right in the heart of Historic Keyport on the waterfront. They take pride in offering the finest and freshest food daily, opening their doors 7 days a week, all year round with daily food and drink specials. Stop by and enjoy a nice cocktail or meal right on the water all year round. Private parties and catering available. 59 West Front Street, (732)-497-0500,

Front Street Pizza

Expand your culinary horizons at Front Street Pizza. Discover a new favorite by trying the top pizzas in Keyport or some of their top dishes like sandwiches, salads, calzones, and more. Try a Meatball Parm with a side of fries and see why it’s such a local favorite. 42 W Front St, Keyport 732-264-2667

Yellow Rose Diner

At Yellow Rose Diner they offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try their delicious food. The key to the diner’s success is simple: providing quality consistent food that tastes great every single time. They pride themselves on serving customers delicious meals in a relaxing environment or packed with care to take-out. The Yellow Rose is also dedicated to providing you with the perfect party experience. Showers, Birthdays, Graduations, and many more. Select from Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner Buffet Menus, with Professional Wait Staff & Room Rental Available. 41 NJ-36, Keyport 732-739-2828

Italian Touch

Craving for a delicious pizza near you in Keyport? In that case, Italian Touch is the right place for you! Their goal is to provide customers with variety. Thus, they have a wide selection of pies to choose from. You can get a regular cheese pizza or even create your own. In addition, they offer gourmet pies including white, Meat Lover’s, veggie, Margherita, Hawaiian pizza, and more. But that’s not all. They also serve several pan-gourmet pizzas with a generous amount of toppings and Grandma Brooklyn pies.  28 E Front St, Keyport 732-497-5557

Up The Creek Tavern

Up The Creek Tavern in Keyport is a friendly local bar, with great people and even greater food. Up The Creek serves fresh seafood on the banks of the Matawan creek. The sunset views from here are also impeccable! 350 W Front St, Keyport 732-739-0214

Aangara Indian Cuisine

Aangara is a premier destination for an unforgettable culinary journey through the vibrant and diverse flavors of Indian cuisine. This restaurant is dedicated to delivering an unparalleled gastronomic experience that celebrates the rich heritage of Indian flavors. From mouthwatering Butter Chicken and aromatic Chicken Tikka Masala to the sumptuous Paneer Butter Masala and hearty Dal Makhani, their menu will tantalize your taste buds. 98 Maple Pl, Keyport 732-320-1569

Los Corrales

If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food, look no further than to Los Corrales. From appetizers, to soups, tacos, burritos, breakfast, salads and so much more, you won’t leave hungry. Their spot is also perfect for parties and gatherings. 204 Broad St, Keyport 732-217-1775

Planet Bagel

Get ready, Keyport, because Joe Barone and his family are thrilled to be taking over the iconic Planet Bagel! Hailing from Brooklyn, Joe and his family have a rich history of owning and operating a generational Boar’s Head Route for over 52 years. Now, they’re excited to become part of the beloved Planet Bagel family in Keyport, NJ. 214 Broad St, Keyport 732-203-1313

Keyport Coffee Cafe

Keyport Coffee Café is open 7 days a week from 7am to 5pm for all your caffeination needs. They also bake fresh pastries, cookies and make cake pops daily. For those who can’t get enough, they also sell bags of coffee and re-usable cups. Come Get Some! 50 W Front St, Keyport 732-217-1027

Felicita Pizzeria & Mexican Restaurant

Felicita Pizzeria & Mexican Restaurant has a wide selection of Italian pasta, sandwiches, and other side dishes as well as all your Mexican food staples like nachos, tortas, soft tacos, burritos and Tlayuda. 349 Maple Pl, Keyport 732-479-8928

Brinia’s Sazon 

Brina’s Sazon is a Dominican culinary Haven that just opened their doors in Keyport. Dine in and be ready to experience a fusion of traditional flavors in modern dining setting. This isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a journey to the heart of Dominican cuisine. Something delicious is cooking at this new spot! 65 Route 36, Keyport 732-217-6500

3BR Distillery

After visiting your favorite restaurant in Keyport, stop into 3BR Distillery for a wide array of drinks. If you have any leftovers, they are also BYOF! Some drinks on the menu you should definitely try are the Ginger Bear Shots, Spicy Take Margarita, and 3BR Dirty Martini. 7 Main St, Keyport 862-259-5991

Let us know what your favorite places to eat in Keyport are and if we missed a business you think we should add!

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