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Favorite Family Restaurants In Belmar

From dirty-water dogs and gyro platters, to gourmet sandwiches, thin-crust pizza and signature salads, you'll find a variety of casual, family-friendly dining options in Belmar, New Jersey. Here are some popular places to check out in Belmar when you're looking for lunch or a light bite.

1. F Street Social Craft Pizza and Kitchen

1002 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


Specialty: Wood-oven pizza, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and more

F Street Social serves both lunch and dinner, with an extensive and diverse menu that includes appetizers; homemade soups; big salads; sandwiches; charcoal-grilled burgers; pasta, meat, chicken, and seafood entrées; family-style meals; and house-made desserts. There's also an $8.00 children's menu. The pizza menu at F Street Social in Belmar is equally as vast, with your choice of ultra-thin crust or hand-tossed thin crust. Pizzas come in two sizes, a 10-inch personal pizza or the 16-inch large pie. All pizzas are cooked in a specially designed wood-burning oven that the owners imported from Italy.


2. Comfi of Belmar

707 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey

Specialty: Breakfast, brunch, and lunch

Comfi of Belmar is one of our go-to spots for breakfast and lunch, and we love to ride our bikes there in the summer. On a recent visit, Comfi's "And Then I Met You" sandwich provided a generous serving of grilled turkey topped with egg whites, melted pepper jack cheese, and guacamole. Served on a hearty multi-grain bread with sweet potato fries. Add bacon and Sriracha sauce to make this sandwich over the top! Comfi has a newly remodeled dining room and offers sidewalk seating outside, as well as takeout with curbside pickup.

Lunch Comfi Restaurant Belmar NJ
The belly-busting "And Then I Met You" sandwich with sweet potato fries at Comfi in Belmar, New Jersey

3. Mr. Greek Mediterranean Cuisine

821 Belmar Plaza

Belmar, New Jersey 07719

848-404-9633 Specialty: Greek and Mediterranean food

Mr. Greek Mediterranean Cuisine, which opened December 2020 in downtown Belmar, serves freshly prepared pita sandwiches (lamb and chicken gyros), traditional Greek dips and salads, and specialties such as spanakopita, gyro platters, stuffed grape leaves, and avgolemono soup.

Mr. Greek Mediterranean Cuisine has a small seating area for socially distant ndoor idining. You also can order curbside pickup/takeout or delivery through DoorDash or Uber Eats.

Mr. Greek Mediterranean Cuisine Belmar NJ
The tasty dip trio from Mr. Greek: hummus, roasted red pepper dip, and harissa-feta dip.

4. Federici's on 10th

705 10th Ave

Belmar, New Jersey


Specialty: Thin-crust pizza and Italian food

If you're fond of anything prepared in the Francaise style, you must try the Francaise sauce at Federici's on 10th Avenue in Belmar. Their Francaise sauce is the best I have ever eaten! Try the artichokes Francaise appetizer for a sample of Fed's velvety lemon-butter sauce — or go all in with an order of chicken Francaise. The vodka sauce pizza with a Shanna Salad on the side are also highly recommended, along with the daily selection of fresh hot soups.

Feds on 10th has shaded patio seating, as well as indoor dining and takeout. Reservations are recommended.

Chicken Francaise Federicis Italian Restaurant Belmar NJ
Catering tray of the amazing chicken Francaise (with extra sauce) at Fed's on 10th in Belmar.

5. Hoagitos

807 Belmar Plaza

Belmar, New Jersey


Specialty: Gourmet mini hoagies (subs)

"Small size, big flavor" is the motto at Hoagitos, which is located in Belmar Plaza, a few doors down from 10th Ave. Burrito Co. The sweet-and-spicy glaze on their "Forbidden Chicken" sandwich is a personal favorite, along with their "Southern Comfort" panko fried chicken sandwich topped with griddle macaroni and cheese (oh my!).

Dine in at the Hoagitos dining room or get your order to go. Delivery is also available through DoorDash.

Hoagitos was featured on Season 11 of the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise."

Forbidden Chicken Sandwich Hoagitos Belmar NJ
The amazing "Forbidden Chicken" sandwich at Hoagitos in Belmar.

6. Sonny's Grille

821 Belmar Mall Plaza

Belmar, New Jersey


Specialty: Italian hot dogs, dirty-water dogs, hand-pressed Angus hamburgers, disco fries

Locals flock to the family-owned Sonny's Grille for their old-school dirty-water hot dogs and their half-pound Angus burgers. Customers also rave about Sonny's pulled pork, cheesesteaks, handmade crab cakes, shakes, and French fries. “Our vintage-looking restaurant was hand built by my family and me. We put our heart into this place,” says owner David LaTempa. "We pride ourselves in using the best ingredients and making most items from scratch, including our famous chili and hand-made burgers. We are mostly known for Sonny’s Italian hot dog and our signature hot dogs, for which we were voted among New Jersey’s 25 Best Hot Dog Joints." Sonny's Grill offers takeout and delivery via GrubHub and DoorDash.

Sonny's Grille Hot Dogs Belmar NJ
Samples of of the hot dogs at Sonny's Grille in Belmar.

7. La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant

408 Ocean Avenue

Belmar, New Jersey 732-894-3855

Specialty: Italian food, pizza, pasta

La Dolce Vita is the place to go in Belmar for Italian favorites with an ocean view. Located on Ocean Avenue La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant is a great destination for lunch or dinner with appetizers, pasta dishes, pizza, and more. Lunch is served from opening until 3:00 p.m.

Seafood Salad La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant Belmar NJ
Seafood salad, a light lunch at La Dolce Vita in Belmar.

8. 10th Avenue Burrito Co.

801 Belmar Plaza

Belmar, New Jersey


Specialty: Tex-Mex

Local and visitors alike enjoy gathering for a casual meal at 10th Avenue Burrito Co. in downtown Belmar, New Jersey. Our favorites here include the sweet and spicy corn soup, pineapple-habañero wings, pork molé nachos, and shrimp in tequila-lime sauce. 10th Ave. Burrito Co. has indoor seating, as well as outdoor seating under a covered patio and at tables in the Belmar Plaza parking lot.

In 2010, owner Brian Katz shared his secrets to a great adobo sauce during a taping of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," with host Guy Fieri. RELATED: More Belmar Dining Stories

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Soft chicken tacos at 10th Ave. Burrito Co. in Belmar, New Jersey.

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