Where to Eat: Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ

You’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to eat while you’re visiting LBI! There’s a wide range of amazing restaurants in Beach Haven NJ. For a romantic night or a family meal, for taste testers or picky eaters, for meat lovers or vegans, the restaurants in Beach Haven NJ will have you covered for every meal during your vacation.

Kid-friendly Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ

We gathered up a number of excellent restaurants in Beach Haven (a few in right on the border) and checked TripAdvisor for online reviews. Here is what we found for the most kid-friendly, the best breakfast, and the best spot for a cheap lunch:

Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ

Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant in Beach Haven NJ

The Chicken or the Egg

207 North Bay Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ 08008   (609) 492- FOWL

Open since 1991, The Chicken or the Egg is a family-oriented restaurant that promises something special for everyone. Knowing that kids are picky eaters, this restaurant offers an extensive kids menu that offers something healthy that every kid will enjoy.

Customer reviews

“Best wings on the planet!!! Worth the long drive down the island! Lots of good food but you have to get there early if u don’t want to wait a while to be seated.” – Hunter B.

“We love the Chegg! Family friendly and accommodating for special requests. Get there early because there is always a line.”- MM Toal

Best Restaurant in Beach Haven NJ for Great Breakfast

Uncle Will’s Pancake House

3 South Bay Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ 08008   (609) 492-2514

It’s said that going to Uncle Will’s for breakfast is “Long Beach Island favorite way to start the day.” Uncle Will’s Pancake House is an all season restaurant that is known for their great breakfast. Their best offerings include buttermilk and blueberry pecan buckwheat pancakes, omelets with fresh ingredients of your choice, delicious breakfast crepes, and classic-style French toast.

This kitchen-away-from-home was awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence and ranked #2 of 60 restaurants of its kind.

Customer reviews

“From the family atmosphere to the classic rock music, I can’t say what I loved the most. The food was amazing, just like home. I would recommend this place to everyone! Prices are pretty fair as well.” – Sandy, K.

“After church we go to Wills. The service is great and FAST! We have great company and breakfasts here! We love it!”- qtdesignz

Best Restaurant in Beach Haven NJ for a Cheap Lunch

ScoJo’s Restaurant

307 N. Long Beach Boulevard in Surf City, NJ 08008   (609) 494- 8661

ScoJo’s Restaurant is a casual family friendly restaurant offering excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an unbelievably reasonable price. These great prices in no way compromise the quality of the food and services offered. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials between $4.50- $4.99, ScoJo’s diverse menu is sure to satisfy. TripAdvisor ranks ScoJo’s at #2 of 24 low priced restaurants in Beach Haven NJ.

Customer reviews

“The early breakfast specials were varied and there was a large choice. The food was very good and the meal was very cost effective for four people.” – Peter L.

“This is a bustling establishment with very nice breakfasts, lunches & dinners. The food & service is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the portions are generous.”- Dmg

Special Occasion Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ

If you’re planning a special event like a romantic dinner for two or a private party with your friends and family, you’ll have a great night in Beach Haven NJ! Here are the top restaurants to have your special event, according to reviews we found on TripAdvisor:

Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ

Best Restaurant in Beach Haven NJ for a Romantic Dinner

The Gables Inn and Restaurant

212 Centre Street in Beach Haven, NJ 08008   (609) 492-3553

Serving Beach Haven under the trademark of “Glorious Food- Gracious Lodging,” the Gables is a perfect romantic getaway destination. It epitomizes the marriage of classic and contemporary to create a space that is absolutely breathtaking. Thinking about celebrating an anniversary, birthday, wedding, or even popping the question? The Gables is the place to be.

In 2015, The Gables Inn and Restaurant was voted Most Romantic Restaurant on the Jersey Shore by Happening Now.

Customer reviews

“Wow, what a setting!  Romantic, lush gardens abound!  Beautifully appointed interior and exterior!” – B.G.

“Best meal on the island, hands down. Came here several years ago and sat in the beautiful garden out back – suddenly you are transported to another place & time.” – Melissa A.   

Best Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ for Private Party

Tuckers Tavern

101 S. West Ave. in Beach Haven, NJ 08008   609-492-2300

Looking to celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary or any other special occasion in fine style? Tucker’s Tavern has the perfect setting available for all your private and semi-private shindigs. You can have a party of 25 up to 110 guests. With a wide variety of settings to choose from, this party hub caters to a variety of preferences, offering excellent food and exceptional entertainment.

Customer reviews

“Had our wedding here 5/17/2015 it was everything we wanted. A warm, intimate, beautifully decorated private room, friendly service for all of our guests and delicious food”- Gigi A.

“One of our summer spots to go to for great food and service. Our first Mother’s Day brunch this year at Tucker’s and we will be back!”- Nicole G.

Most Convenient Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ

If you’re looking for a convenient and relaxing place for dinner, you can’t go wrong with a quality restaurant at a hotel. Book a room and plan for a late night so you can enjoy the sweet sounds of live entertainment well beyond dinnertime. You’ll be thankful for the convenience of dining onsite, especially if you’ve had a few drinks at the beach bar. One great hotel with an onsite restaurant in Beach Haven NJ is the Spray Beach Hotel.

Best Hotel/Restaurant in Beach Haven NJ

s(Recently rebranded and named Sand Dollar Restaurant– same great place serving the same variety of amazing platters!)

Spray Beach Hotel

2399 Atlantic Ave. in Spray Beach, NJ 08008   (609) 492-1501

Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a family gathering of six, this restaurant offers the best deals to hotel guests. They specialize in tasty seafood, pasta, beef and chicken meals. There are few kid-friendly options available. When planning your overnight stay, choose a place where you’ll love eating and sleeping, and enjoy the best of both worlds in one place!

Customer reviews

“I can’t say enough about this place. It’s just the perfect shore front hotel for a RELAXED and COMFORTABLE beach stay.”- helenr 

“ Friendly staff (Kudos to Lisa who helped us plan activities on overcast day.) Hotel restaurant / bar seating indoors and outdoors.”- Shire 1

Restaurants in Beach Haven NJ have a lot to offer

The hardest part about staying in LBI’s beach towns is trying to stay in shape with so much incredible food nearby. The amazing restaurants in Beach Haven NJ will draw you in with their savory smells and scrumptious menu options.

On the bright side, most restaurants are walking distance from Beach Haven hotels, so you can take a nice stroll on your way, if you wish. Treat yourself and your family to the restaurants in Beach Haven NJ and your taste buds will be on vacation, too!