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Best Spots For Outdoor Dining In Belmar NJ

When the warm weather beckons, you have plenty of choices for outside restaurant seating in Belmar, New Jersey.

In addition to Belmar’s popular waterfront restaurants, such as Klein's and Marina Grille, you’ll find outdoor dining options in the downtown business district, as well as along Ocean Avenue and Main Street.

For example, Sonny's Grille, Mr. Greek, Kotta Sushi, and 10th Avenue Burrito Co. are among the eateries in downtown Belmar's “restaurant row” that have al fresco seating available.

Along Main Street, Sweet Tease Tea Room, F Street Social, Flames Brazilian Steakhouse, and Comfi of Belmar are some of the numerous casual restaurants in Belmar with sidewalk seating. Federico's Pizza and Italian Restaurant and Anchor Tavern have covered patio seating, as does Boathouse Bar and Grill.

The BYOB El Rey Mexican restaurant, located at 1006 Main Street in Belmar, has a large courtyard behind the building, where you can dine al fresco under a majestic 300-year-old cottonwood tree. La Sierra Mexican restaurant, 1621 Main Street in Lake Como, New Jersey, also offers outdoor dining on a small covered patio adjacent to their building. Another favorite spot for Mexican food, Cielito Lindo, has some tables outside their Main Street restaurant in Belmar.

You’ll also find sidewalk and patio seating at some of the downtown establishments on 10th Avenue, including Federici’s on 10th, Jack’s by the Tracks, Beckman’s Deli, and Kaya’s Kitchen. In nearby Pyanoe Plaza, Brandl restaurant has tables outside, a great spot to watch the Friday Night Concert series in the summer.

Beach Haus Brewery, on the corner of 8th Avenue and Main Street, has an open-air deck with outdoor seating that overlooks downtown Belmar. Hooked Café near the Belmar Train Station is a cozy little breakfast and lunch spot with tables outside in Belmar Plaza. Another quaint breakfast spot with outdoor dining in Belmar, NJ, is Robin's Nest on Main Street by the Shark River Bridge.

Both Bar Anticipation in Lake Como and D'Jais on Ocean Avenue are popular Jersey Shore bars with outdoor dining.

Overlooking the picturesque Shark River on Route 35, Rajin' Cajun is accepting reservations for seating times between 4:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. On 4th and Ocean Avenues, La Dolce Vita Italian restaurant has covered outdoor seating on their patios, as well as open-air sidewalk seating (reservations are recommended).

Outdoor Dining La Dolce Vita Belmar NJ
La Dolce Vita Italian restaurant is a popular place to dine outside in Belmar, New Jersey.

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