Owning a boat means you don’t need to take the car anywhere all summer! Soak up every ray of summer sunshine on your boat by docking at this year’s best restaurants to dock and dine. We have put together a list of restaurants that you can pull your boat right up to and enjoy a sunset dinner.
Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, Beach Haven
Parker’s Garage attempts and succeeds at encompassing the “good life” of the early 1900’s; a balance between work and relaxation. In honor of it’s history, Parker’s is keeping alive the very best parts of summer, including it’s beach lovers, fishermen, baymen, visitors, and locals. Parker’s has an exquisite menu to match the view that it provides. They pride themselves in providing only the best and freshest ingredients. “We believe that no dish can be better than its ingredients, and that the best ingredients are usually local”- Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon. Visit them at 116 Northwest Ave, Beach Haven, NJ, 08008.
The Waterfront, Forked River
The Water Front is bringing a new wave of entertainment! Owner and operator Joseph Dringus has proven to turn this upcoming restaurant into a thriving summer hangout. With live music throughout the week and weekends, The Waterfront has a great atmosphere with their lower deck the Crush Lounge. Offering Crush Buckets and delicious food for you to eat on the deck, or on your boat! Their Dock Master is extremely friendly and helpful in making sure you don’t float out to sea while you enjoy the best the Waterfront has to offer. Visit them at 361 East Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ, 08731.
The Boatyard, Manahawkin
If you are looking for a fun and playful environment, then The Boatyard is the place to be. Providing fun games, and a relaxing atmosphere to have some tasty cocktails by the bay, The Boatyard is where you and all your friends will want to go. Arriving by boat, or by land, the Boatyard also has multiple food trucks to dive into from seafood, to street tacos, to chicken fingers it is sure to satisfy everyone’s apetite. Visit them at 2200 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ, 08050.
Captain’s Inn, Forked River
The Captain’s Inn has multiple boat slips waiting for your right now! Their large venue gives the option to eat at their tiki bar, under The Captain’s Port Tent outside as well, or their indoors restaurant. The outside venue is very relaxed and inviting. Their atmosphere is perfect for after a day out on the boat. Enjoy some good food, drinks, and entertainment during the week and on the weekend. The Captain’s Inn is easily accessible from both the mainland and the sea. Visit them at 304 East Lacey Road, Forked River, New Jersey, 08731.
Sun Harbor Seafood and Grill, Barnegat
The Sun Harbor Seafood & Grill has a spectacular spot on the water. You can often enjoy their live music while grabbing some great food and cocktails. Check out their tiki bar on the bottom level, or their dining room up above. Remember your childhood days when juice boxes were your go to drink? Well now you can relive your childhood at Sun Harbor. They offer adult pouches that come with a straw and feel exactly like you are enjoying a cold juice box in the summer again. Head over there now and visit them at 451 East Bay Ave, Barnegat Township, NJ, 08005.