Why Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Is the Perfect Excuse to Indulge

New Jersey boasts a unique culinary scene. This is especially true along the coast! In the summer, local hotspots serve up staples like burgers, chowder, and New York-style pizza; during the offseason, bustling restaurants showcase new, inventive flavors. Jersey Shore Restaurant Week offers locals and visitors the chance to experience this diverse food culture with affordable, prix fixe menus. Consider attending this year for a true taste of NJ. Then, access our free Vacation Guide to help plan your stay! It offers recommendations for dining, shopping, exploration, and more.

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When Is Jersey Shore Restaurant Week?

Restaurant Week takes place over the course of nine days in November and April. Dozens of restaurants participate each season, offering three-course meals (appetizer, entree, and dessert) at a discounted rate. In addition to delicious deals, JSRW attracts visitors with a slew of special events. Visit the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week website for details and dates.

Annual Must-See Events

The Dream Dinner at Cross & Orange (Fall)

Guests of our bed and breakfast will love this popular event in nearby Asbury Park. Cross & Orange, one of our favorite Jersey Shore restaurants, brings five of the region’s best chefs together to cook you an extraordinary meal. Each prepares a course and pairs it with the perfect glass of wine. A cash bar and complimentary hors-d’oeuvres are also available.

The Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest (Fall)

Taste top-notch cocktails and savory bites at the Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest! Here, martini lovers can watch as mixologists compete for the “Best Martini at the Shore.”

Burgers, Bloodies, and Brews (Spring & Fall)

Harpoon Willy’s in Manasquan hosts Burgers, Bloodies, and Brews, a perennial favorite that’s always sold out. Guests are welcome to try three different kinds of burgers, beer, and Bloody Mary’s, all for a great price.

History of Restaurant Week

Jim Flynn, the Chairman of JSRW, travels the world looking for excellent places to eat. After visiting other towns that embrace the “Restaurant Week” concept, Flynn formed a committee and began organizing the first Jersey Shore Restaurant Week in 2009. The event drew 56 restaurants and thousands of people. Today, it’s one of the most anticipated events in the entire state.

Book Your Stay Now for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

Bradley-Suite-Master-BedroomBecause Jersey Shore Restaurant Week occurs twice per year, it’s never too early to start planning your trip! Book a room at The Ocean Plaza Hotel and experience the finest lodging in the area. Our year-round property in Ocean Grove, NJ, has everything you need for a fabulous vacation. Plus, it’s just minutes from many participating restaurants!

Browse our selection of accommodations and pick your favorite. All of our rooms are beautifully decorated and come with high-end amenities, like private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, cable TVs, refrigerators, hair dryers, coffee makers, and more. We even offer a scrumptious continental breakfast each morning. Our gracious service and warm hospitality make us an ideal place to stay on the Jersey Shore!

Check our availability and make your reservations today.