Recently, the New Jersey Monthly showed up in our mail at work. The monthly magazine does a great job and I always enjoy reading it when I have the time. The writers are very professional, and they deserve a ton of credit. For the most part, it's statewide information, but sometimes they highlight a few businesses and activities here in Monmouth & Ocean Counties.

New Jersey Monthly put together a list of the 20 best new restaurants in the Garden State. A few Monmouth & Ocean County restaurants made the cut. Details below!

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That's me with the owners of Bam Bam Burger in Point Pleasant Beach. They made the list!

Before showing you what other Monmouth & Ocean County spots made the list, here are the 16 New Jersey spots that were also highlighted:

  • Tara Kitchen - Wildwood
  • Santorini - Wildwood
  • The Circle - Newton
  • Sandpiper Coastal Bar & Grill - Atlantic City
  • The Highlawn - West Orange
  • Popolari - Bloomfield
  • Palato Caffe & Cucina - Montclair
  • Makai - Atlantic City
  • Jardin At The Hugh - Cape May
  • The Feathered Fox - Livingston
  • June BYOB - Collingswood
  • The Borscht Belt - Stockton
  • Bodegon - Cliffside Park
  • Fiorentini - Rutherford

Have you been to any of the places above?! They all have been getting a ton of love and it seems like each one deserves a chance. Most importantly, these were the Monmouth & Ocean County restaurants that were on the list. I guess we can say, these are the 4 best new restaurants at the Jersey Shore! Highlighting the 4 spots below:

4 Jersey Shore Spots Make The Top 20 For Best New Restaurants In New Jersey

Congratulations to the local restaurants that made the list! It's great seeing Point Pleasant, Asbury Park & Rumson getting love. I have been to the R Bar and it's safe to say that place is easily becoming an Asbury Park favorite. I still haven't had the chance to go to the Red Horse and The Black Swan, but they are on my go-to list. Thank You to New Jersey Monthly for the information...EAT LOCAL!

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