Belmar Dining GuideAnne Marie's & Mike's Favorite Places around Belmar, New Jersey
9th Avenue Pier
Tenth Ave Burrito
Klein’s Fish Market
Located just two blocks away in Belmar Plaza at Main & 9th, Brandl serves up the finest innovative American cuisine. Chef/Owner Chris Brandl, a Johnson & Wales graduate, opened his namesake restaurant in 2002 creating a unique year-round dining experience. Offering fresh and innovative fare like steak tartar & perfect egg, and fresh oysters harvested in local waters. Brandl’s lazy lobster (Anne Marie’s favorite dinner in Belmar) and crab cakes are legendary, or try the 24oz. ribeye for the heartiest appetite. Brandl is also BYO. View website
La Dolce Vita
If you want to eat near the ocean and enjoy fabulous views of the water matched only by great food and ambiance make the short walk or drive to La Dolce Vita. Less than a mile from the Inn, La Dolce Vita is family owned and operated by two generations. Both ZIO (uncle) Giuseppe Salpietro and Nipote (nephew) Nicola Fuccilli invite you to experience their passion for Italian cuisine and culture.
The story of La Dolce Vita began five decades ago in a small town in the hills of Sicily.
It is from here that co-owner Giuseppe Salpietro brings authentic cuisine, traditions and customs, which come from centuries of good living. La Dolce Vita believes in bringing this passion for Dolce Vita, translates to mean the sweet life, into every dish that leaves our kitchen. It is our goal to make every customer feel like part of our very own family. We at La Dolce Vita believe in family and invite you and your family in to our Restaurant to experience a variety of fantastic tastes to please every palate. Visit the website.
Stepping through the door at Ragin’ Cajun is like walking into the middle of someone’s living room. Unlike the awkwardness that might arise on such an occasion, the team at Ragin’ Cajun welcomes you with open arms, The intimacy of the dining room and open kitchen lets you know the dishes are prepared especially for you. A night at this tiny restaurant is like going to a dinner party with fifty of your closest friends. Everyone is family.
The knowledgeable staff will translate words like “jambalaya,” “etouffee” and “gumbo” guiding you through the menu until you find the perfect dish. There are many outstanding gluten free options as well. And, don’t be surprised to find some fabulous local, live entertainment to add to your dining experience. You can even eat outside on the front lawn and watch the glorious sunset while dining. Ragin’ Cajun is also BYO. View website
Beach Haus Brewery
Belmar now has it’s own brewery downtown on Main Street! A short walk from the Inn on the corner of Main & 8th you can take a tour of their facility, learn a bit about how each unique brew is made and then head upstairs for a few samples. They even have a one-of-a-kind outdoor deck on the second floor overlooking downtown where you can relax and enjoy the summer night while sipping a cold one.
Co-founded out of a garage around the corner in Brick NJ by two high school buddies Brian Ciriaco and John “Merk” Merklin in 2007, the owners used their interest in home brewing, a passion for craft beer and a love of the Jersey Shore as their main inspiration in their effort to put Jersey Shore on the Craft Beer landscape. View website
Strollo’s Ice Cream