A Foodie’s Guide to the Most Delicious Bradley Beach Restaurants

Bradley Beach is a quaint, Jersey Shore town that sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s just one mile from Ocean Grove and a short drive from Asbury Park. When you visit this area, let your stomach lead you to the best Bradley Beach restaurants! From spicy Thai to Caribbean fare, there’s truly something for everyone. Be sure to access our free Vacation Guide for even more delicious recommendations!

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Top 5 Bradley Beach, NJ, Restaurants

1. Marandola’s | An Italian Feast

There’s nothing better than a comforting Italian meal after a long day at the beach. At Marandola’s, sunkissed diners can indulge in Mediterranean classics like Tuscan bean soup, chicken parmigiana, and mussels in a spicy tomato broth. For dessert, try the decadent caramel gelato or tiramisu (though, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!) The restaurant is BYOB and reservations are recommended. Al fresco dining is available during the summer months.

2. Rare Restaurant | Date Night

Meat lovers, rejoice! Rare Steakhouse recently opened on Main Ave and boasts some of the best burgers, steaks, and chops in the area. The chef uses only premium ingredients, like the top 2% of USDA beef, and highlights local produce as well as freshly caught seafood. Plus, the restaurant has already garnered stellar reviews:

“Fantastic presentation and service. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The quality of the food they serve is phenomenal, as well as the consistency at which they are served. The steak was tender, juicy, and delicious. Finally, a great steakhouse in Monmouth County.”

– Christian Fernandez, Google Review

3. FINS | Family-Friendly

FINS TropiCali Cuisine is not your typical Jersey Shore restaurant. This casual, beach-themed eatery serves up big flavor! Diners can try unique dishes influenced by Southern California, tropical islands, and the Pacific Rim. In the mood for something light? Order the superfood salad or island-spiced shrimp tacos. Looking for a heartier meal? Try the Local Plate with battered cod, wasabi slaw, grilled pineapple pico, and sweet plantains. Yum!

4. Bamboo Leaf | Informal Asian

We all know what it’s like to get a sudden, intense craving for Thai food! When that craving hits, look no further than Bamboo Leaf. It’s the best place to go for Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Here, diners can choose from a variety of curries, noodles, fried rice, and stir fry dishes. You can even pop in for snacks like the fresh summer rolls and chicken satay. All of their menu items are handmade daily.

5. The Elbow Room | Laidback Local

With a motto like “Eat and Drink Local,” you know The Elbow Room is going to be good. This neighborhood restaurant is dedicated to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and serves traditional pub fare with a twist. Choose from a variety of bites (wings, mozzarella fritters, nachos) plus salads, small plates, and sandwiches. You can even try house specialties like the Elbows ’n Cheese. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a cocktail!

Continue Your Culinary Adventure in Ocean Grove

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There you have it: a go-to list of the top Bradley Beach restaurants. After your meal, come home to The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn and unwind. Our Ocean Grove hotels are just minutes away and feature beautifully appointed rooms with top-notch amenities. We even offer a delicious, complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay!

Check our availability and make your reservations now. We look forward to having you.

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