The Best Places to Eat in Sandy Hook, NJ
Feb 22, 2023 at 7:00 AM in Where to Eat by
When visiting Sandy Hook, NJ, you know good times are coming. With all the attractions, history, beach and water fun, and delicious restaurants where you can refuel and relax, you'll have no trouble staying busy, full, and smiling.
Seriously, It’s off the Hook
While in Sandy Hook paying a visit to Off The Hook Restaurant and Bar is a must. Sunrise, sunset, overcast or beautiful beach day, at Off The Hook, you're treated to scenic views, appetizing eats, and irresistible drinks. This local spot has a friendly staff, exceptional specials, and fresh seafood and non-seafood offerings.
Treat yourself to Crab Dip, Blackened Tuna Bites, Cilantro Shrimp Scampi, Baby Back Ribs, or anything else from their menu. This is the kind of place where whatever you order, you can't go wrong.
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A Meal on the Water, a Meal to Remember
Moby's Lobster Deck is the spot for waterfront eats in Sandy Hook, NJ. Since 1970 Moby's has treated its guests to the freshest seafood, cold beer, and a relaxing environment filled to the brim with character.
The menu has a wide variety of options, including burgers and chicken breast sandwiches, but here lobster is the name of the game. Try the Fisherman's Platter featuring 1 1/8 lb lobster, fried shrimp, cod, clams, and fries. Or head straight for the live lobster and enjoy the luscious ride.
And don't forget dessert! Moby serves 16 flavors of hard ice cream, floats, Italian ice, and soft serve.
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Bring the Romance Italian Style
It's hard to beat fresh seafood, but sometimes you need to switch it up. Gianna's Italian Restaurant provides an Italian dining experience that will take your trip to the next level. Billed as an "Intimate BYO Beer or Wine Italian Restaurant," this place is so charming it takes care of more than half the romance.
With Chicken Scarpariello, Shrimp Parmigiana or Scampi, Orecchiette and Sweet Sausage, Veal Vincenzo, AND seafood options all on the same menu, you may just visit Gianna's every time you visit Sandy Hook.
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Right on the Water
One Willow is another must-visit Jersey Shore classic with seating options right on the water. They serve seafood of the highest quality, and they do it with a high level of care and passion. Working with the best fisherman and purveyors, they source top-shelf sustainable seafood. From the moment you enter this establishment, they treat you like family. It’s a laid-back atmosphere with live music, an outdoor bar, and unreal views of the NYC skyline and Sandy Hook Bay.
One Willow offers lunch, dinner, happy hour, and a Sunday menu. Known to release new menus in the spring, check out their website to see all the deliciousness they’re cooking up during your visit.
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Fresh Bistro sources local produce and fresh ingredients to create mouthwatering plates such as Barolo Braised Beef Short Rib, Grilled Salmon, Chicken Milanese, and Grilled Prime NY Strip.
For dessert, try the Crème Brûlée, House Made NY Style Cheesecake, or the Tiramisu.