Joe Leone’s is far and away our favorite place to stop by the beach in Monmouth or Ocean County to fill our cooler for the day or stock up for a weekend of hanging out poolside. This place serves bread and fresh mozzarella as good as you’ll find in North Jersey, and the whole place is packed with the best specialty items on the coast. It’s impossible to go wrong here, but the sandwiches, eggplant pie, or any of their daily specials from the chef’s case are what you want.
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John And Elaine’s
If you’re going to eat breakfast in Point Pleasant, it should be at John And Elaine’s and it should involve some of their pancakes.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill
Frankie’s in Point Pleasant makes the best burgers down the shore, and maybe in all of New Jersey.
Red’s Lobster Pot Restaurant
There’s always a wait at Red’s Lobster Pot in Point Pleasant, but it’s worth it - both for the fresh seafood and the views.
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La Fontana Della Citta
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Point Lobster Co.
Besides supplying lobster to most of New Jersey, Point Lobster Co. in Point Pleasant makes one of the best lobster rolls in the state.
Rosie’s makes some of best pizza in Point Pleasant, but make sure to come early (before 8pm) before they run out of dough.
Talula’s is a pizza place in Asbury Park with some of the best baked goods and Neopolitan pies down the shore.
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