Where to Eat in Sea Girt: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tonie Szymanski

Sea Girt is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,828, reflecting a decline of 320 (-14.9%) from the 2,148 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 49 (+2.3%) from the 2,099 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Sea Girt

1. Whispers Restaurant

200 Monmouth Ave, Hewitt-Wellington Hotel, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1127 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 46 - SGD 66 +1 732-974-9755
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Whispers Restaurant

Reviewed By Entiat - Issaquah, Washington

Nothing wrong, everything was OK, but only the service stood out as great (without our fantastic server, this was a 3-star place).

My wife had the "Chef's specialty" shrimp on home made pesto pasta. Yawn. The shrimp clearly hadn't been brined, the pesto needed more fresh basil and garlic. A red pepper flake or two wouldn't kill anyone.

I had a NY strip steak that was cooked to order and had some sort of steak butter, but ... yawn. I think the steak butter may have actually had A-1 in it (what the heck?).

Some steamed veggies (perfectly al dente...but nothing in terms of seasoning - how about some garlic and browned butter and sage or something? Yawn.

Mashed potatoes were, well, mashed and salty. Yawn. Maybe go Robuchon and toss in a lot of salted European butter? Or garlic? Or a splash of whipping creme? Or anything?

As I said our server was fantastic so that takes the place up from 3 to 4 stars. Given the price I expected something novel or unique or...well, if we're going all "normal" mid-American cuisine, it needs to be stunningly executed. This wasn't.

I guess the amuse bouche (sautéed finely chopped mushrooms in a olive oil/basalmic(?) reduction) was interesting. But otherwise...a perfectly executed yawn.

Nothing was bad, but nothing made me want to go back. That doesn't cut it at this price point in this day and age of stunning and unique restaurant options.

2. Hoffman's Ice Cream

569 Church St, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-2204 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Drinks +1 732-974-2253
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Hoffman's Ice Cream

Reviewed By lynnita30 - New York City, New York

Your wildest ice cream combos come into reality here, with crazy creative flavors galore.... jersey chunky monkey for example! Very generous portions, served by local college kids. A wait on the summer weekends, but very worth it once you bite in!

3. St. Stephen's Green Publick House

2031 State Route 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762-2214 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +1 732-449-2626
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

St. Stephen's Green Publick House

Reviewed By 7David49 - Manalapan, New Jersey

Hadn't been here in a couple of years. Our prior visits were excellent, and things haven't changed in that respect.

Wonderful old time decor. Lots of wood furnishings and huge bar, fireplace. Lots of local people enjoying the place, and music at 6 pm.

Pub food is great. Service is great. Prices very reasonable. Not much more to say. A terrific place to enjoy.

4. Joe Leone's Italian Specialties

510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options +1 732-701-0001
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Joe Leone's Italian Specialties

If you want quality, Italian food then this is the place to go. The best of the best! If you truly appreciate the finest imported Italian specialties, cooking ingredients and rustic breads, visit Joe Leone's in Pt. Pleasant Beach or our satellite location Joe Leone's Gastonomia in Sea Girt!

Reviewed By Matanda28 - Somerset, New Jersey

we stopped in for subs, as they were voted #1 in Pt. Pleasant. You could design your sandwich in any way- from the 10+ different kinds of bread, to the many, many cheese and meat options- it was made to order from start to finish.. no "just give me the #5" here. It was a tasty sub- you could taste the quality of the ingredients. But it was a hectic place ( it was a Saturday afternoon) and it did take some time to get through the line- first to order and then to pay. While my finance waited in line to order, I browsed around, and there were so many options in this store. Not just a deli for subs, but home made pastas, home made side dishes and even main dishes- all of the Italian variety. Everything was gorgeous- you could get anything you wanted here if you're in the mood to make Italian food at home - and not just standard items, unique items as well. Frozen home made items too- it was a place you should not go on an empty stomach. There is no seating- take away only. It was also a bit pricey, but the sandwich was huge! go in and browse- something is bound to pique your interest.

5. The Scone Pony

305 Washington Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1431 Takeout Breakfast +1 732-280-8887
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

The Scone Pony

Reviewed By Jnjtiger - NJ

Important to check when they are open. They are NOT open every day. When we visited believe it was Wednesday through Sunday. Toppling - everything is super, fresh, tasty, and wonderful service. The wait is caused by customers overwhelmed with wonderful choices, NOT the lack of staff. You can see them preparing directly in front of you. Very small space - eat outside, weather permitting. Top recommendations - Brownies and Cheesecake. Brownies are intense, dense, fudgy type. Topped with wonderful icing. Easily one of the top two brownies I have ever had. Cheesecake - plain - purchased for an anniversary surprise. Just delicious. Graham cracker crust done to perfection and lovely, rich tasting cheesecake. Serve with fresh strawberries - heaven. Scones come in variety of flavors and change daily. Seemed like 5+ different options each day. They were delicious, but more "cakey" than "sconey". There is a difference. Delicious on their own, as they were. But again, more like a delicious cake creation than actual scone. Don't split hairs, most won't tell the difference and everything is delicious. Kudos to the owners for having the right level of service at the "front" of the "house". Tiny space, so important to get folks processed quickly - if they can make up their minds with all these lovely choices!

6. Hoffman's Ice Cream

800 Richmond Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3042 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 732-892-0270
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Hoffman's Ice Cream

Reviewed By Johnny136 - Johnny136

Worth the wait! Go here and get creative with the sauces. A small is plenty but if you're feeling crazy, go for the banana split. I've been going here for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Have fun!

7. Scarborough Fair

1414 Meeting House Rd, Sea Girt, NJ 08750-2203 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 66 - SGD 92 +1 732-223-6658
Excellent
55%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

Scarborough Fair

Reviewed By ramblinbill - Brick, New Jersey

I will never dine here again.
Once my absolute favorite place. I took a dear friend for a celebratory dinner and was disappointed at every turn. Where the greeting used to be a very warm welcome I was made to feel like an uninvited guest. We were seated in the nook next to the entrance which was quite uncomfortable as it was cold and snowing outdoors (I had requested a stairway nook when I made the reservation 5 days earlier)but when we asked for a different table we were told they were all spoken for. The tables that we were not allowed to sit at remained empty for our entire meal and were still empty when we left. We felt abandoned where we were seated as there were obviously diners upstairs but we were alone and poorly attended to. Soft Christmas music started and then stopped abruptly after three or four songs. The fish I had was prepared nicely but the wild rice side dish was dry and rubbery as if it was a leftover that was left uncovered. My companion was very much disappointed in her meal which bothered me more than if it was my own.
I understand the problems associated with the restaurant business and I am always prepared to allow the benefit of the doubt for occasional lapses but in this case, the lapses were too many and grievous to be excused. The place itself is charming and lovely but I'll wait till it changes hands before considering dining there in the future.

8. Lubrano's Trattoria

2445 Highway 34, Manasquan, NJ 08736-1807 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 732-292-0050
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Lubrano's Trattoria

Reviewed By GSP67 - Ocean County, NJ

Recently enjoyed another amazing dinner with my GF at Lubrano's Trattoria on Route 34 in Manasquan, NJ. As I have dined at Lubrano's numerous times in the past and have always had an excellent dining experience, I knew what to expect on this recent evening with my GF. As usual, this evening at Lubrano's was absolutely fantastic. Our dining began with fresh warm bread with olive oil to enjoy with it. For our appetizer, my GF and I enjoyed balsamic shrimp/calamari ....absolutely delicious. For our entrees, my GF enjoyed an amazing NY Strip steak while I thoroughly enjoyed Veal Francese. We could not pass on dessert, so we shared a Nutella Bomb ...Wow! For those who have not yet had the pleasure of dining at Lubrano's, Lubrano's is a BYOB establishment with plenty of parking and an excellent atmosphere. The food is always fantastic, the portions are large, and the servers are outstanding. If you are searching for an excellent restaurant with a large menu, great food, and outstanding service, I highly recommend Lubrano's to large groups, small groups, couples, families, etc. Finally, reservations are recommended. Enjoy!

9. Shipwreck Grill

720 Ashley Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730-1402 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 66 +1 732-292-9380
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Shipwreck Grill

Reviewed By rjr917 - Brielle, New Jersey

Shipwreck knows how to prepare fish. This is one of very few places that understand how to make a good fish dish great. Highly recommended!!

10. Meemom's Breakfast and Lunch

1825 Highway 35, Kmart Plaza 35, Wall Township, NJ 07719-3541 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 732-359-8544
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Meemom's Breakfast and Lunch

At Meemom's, we specialize in unique and fun takes on your traditional lunch and breakfast items. With over 20 types of french toast, a coffee bar, and tons of other tasty dishes, we will give you a great experience, outstanding service, and a full belly. You are bound to be coming back for more! We can only hope that the home cooking created from recipes passed down from Meemom herself, can continue to pull people together and bring smiles to their faces!

Reviewed By LeavingOnAJettPlane - New Jersey

We visited Meemom's this morning for breakfast after reading their reviews last weekend. It is located in a strip mall so it isn't as big as say a Denny's or IHOP. It is a decent size, but on the weekend be prepared for a wait....MoreLeavingOnAJetPlane, Thanks for the detailed review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your experience while dining with us! See you soon!

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