There are a number of great places to eat and have fun for everyone in town. From fine dining to all night partying for all ages (21 and over of course).
Some of my favorites
Bar Anticipation – This is a great place to go out and hang out with your friends, especially in the summer months. It took me about a dozen times going to Bar A before trying their food and was pleasantly surprised. They have a great selection of food including top notch Burgers. We had our engagement party here with a bunch of appetizers and finger foods and everything was amazing. Great location if you are looking to hang out in the sand and sun next to the pool, play volleyball with your friends or just kick back and relax!
BoatHouse Bar and Grill– Boat house is another great option and it is open all year round. I have never had a bad meal here. Usually a place we go when nobody can decide what to do at night. It has a great bar menu with a ton of televisions if you are trying to catch the game. This is a great local hangout in Belmar
Jersey Shore BBQ– WOW!! If you are looking for a good BBQ place to indulge in than look no further. Eat in, take out and enjoy. Make sure that you ask what has been freshly smoked for the day, usually your best option although I have not found something that I dont like. My favorite thing to get is the killer BBQ nachos as an app and than go from there. Large portions of food will leave you more than satisfied and you will be back for more!
10th Ave Burrito – The owner of this establishment is a really great success story. 10th ave just recently moved there location a few doors down and opened up a bar with a seasonal liquor license. They are open all year round but become a BYOB establishment in the fall and winter months. The all you can eat Taco Tuesday is a huge draw and you are going to have to get here early in order to get a seat without waiting. I have not been too adventurous with the food here because the pork mole and wings are some of my favorite in the area and both meals have tons of flavor. I am told that the other meals here are great too though. Another place that you will not be disappointed with.
Connolly Station – Another nice bar in the area and they have a good bar menu, and lots of live entertainment throughout the week. I like to go and watch football games on Sundays during the winter, there are usually places to sit and they have a lot of TV’s to watch all of the games. They usually have a free buffet at half time during the games too. They have a lot of good weekday specials that you can take advantage of too.
Strollos– located on the corner of 5th and main this is a summertime favorite for many. There is usually a line to get your taste of their water ices. This is not your typical water ice though. They have a ton of flavors and it will keep you coming back for more. This is a great way to cool off during the warm summer nights.
Federicos– This is by far my favorite pizza place in Belmar. They have a large selection of toppings and will not dissappoint. The meatballs are another on of my favorites here, this is a must have. The sandwiches here are solid but not great. I feel like they could benefit from better bread for their subs, but again this is just my opinion. This is my go to for pizza though and often order this for take out on those nights that we just dont feel like cooking.