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Best Hot Spot Restaurants in Avalon


14 restaurants available nearby

A photo of The Diving Horse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Farm-to-table • Avalon
The Diving Horse is a seasonal seafood-focused BYOB located at 21st and Dune Drive in Avalon, NJ. We serve an inspired and fresh menu, with ingredients sourced from local farms and day boat fishermen. The name “Diving Horse" pays homage to the horses who used to dive off the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ, in the early to mid-20th century. Our intimate 70-seat restaurant features a modern farmhouse atmosphere and bright, oversized windows with views of Avalon’s quaint main street. We have ample outdoor seating on a patio that holds three large picnic tables for communal seating beneath strands of vintage Edison bulb string lights. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. The Diving Horse has received many honors since opening, including being named Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best Shore Hot Spot”, as well as receiving the OpenTable “Diner’s Choice” award.
A photo of Il Posto restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Avalon
Booked 7 times today
Il Posto Ristorante is located on 24th and Dune in Avalon, NJ. Executive chef and owner, Ramiro “Tony” Gonzalez, brings exceptional quality and creativity to each dish. The Vitello il Posto, the Capellini di Sardinia, and the Short Ribs are some of Chef Tony’s most popular entrees. Your experience at il Posto will only be made better by the attentive and knowledgeable staff. This place is a must try if you are at the Jersey Shore!
A photo of Cafe Loren restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Avalon
The Café Loren was opened in 1978 and offers fine dining in an atmosphere of casual seashore elegance. For four decades our menu has kept pace with American culinary trends. Over the years our heavy French influence has given way to American cuisine, a happy hybrid of styles, methods and ingredients from around the globe. Our menu can best be described as "American Coastal Cuisine". American because of our diverse preparations and Coastal because of our emphasis on seafood. But meat lovers have not been forgotten. We offer superbly prepared lamb, veal, beef and pork.
A photo of Rock 'n Chair restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Stone Harbor
Rock'n Chair offers a new appearance, great food, exciting atmosphere & live entertainment. The warm & inviting atmosphere is sure to enhance your dining experience.
A photo of Summer Salt restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Farm-to-table • Avalon
SEPT 4 is the last day of our 2023 season! Summer Salt is a BYOB farm-to-table restaurant. Our food is rustic and simple, reminiscent of your favorite home cooking. We offer a four-course price-fixe menu designed to showcase Cape May County land and sea. Ingredients are sourced daily from farms and fishers; and our guests are welcomed warmly like friends and family. Groups of 7+ cannot book online, please inquire w/ events.summersalt@gmail.com.Allergies & Vegan/Vegetarian diets can be accommodated w/ advanced notice; please make note when booking.Dining Rooms: The PATIO is our enclosed back porch; outside & sheltered from wind & rain. The TERRACE is fully outdoors; Terrace reservations are weather-permitting & cancelled in inclement weather. INDOOR is fully inside & air-conditioned; no views of the ocean or dunes.29th St & the Boardwalk in Avalon.
A photo of Polpo - Avalon restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Avalon
Booked 3 times today
Italian Restaurant that specializes in Venetian fare with a focus on seafood.
A photo of La Finestra restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Italian • Sea Isle City
Booked 2 times today
An unforgettable fine dining experience with favor-filled dishes and unobstructed ocean views.
A photo of La Fontana Coast restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Sea Isle City
Booked 1 time today
La Fontana Coast brings fine dining to the shore. Beautifully located a block from the beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, La Fontana Coast brings a wonderfully breathtaking Mediterranean style ambiance to the Jersey shore, complete with an elegantly infectious Southern Italian seaside villa decor with an amazing view of the ocean. La Fontana Coast prepares deliciously authentic and classic Italian cuisine served with charm and smile, where guests can let their hair down, relax and take a vacation from their vacation. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and an appetite for classic fine Italian food and homemade desserts and get swept away al La Fontana Coast.
A photo of Beachwood at the Dunes restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Sea Isle City
Booked 1 time today
Welcome to Beachwood Americana — honoring the simple delights of the modern American cuisine, where good food, drink, and friends (old & new) come together to create an experience with crafted precision and warmth. We aim to deliver the freshest ingredients and flavors, while surprising and exciting each guest with personal care and service. A beautiful, cool, and vibrant social hub — that Sea Isle City has never seen before.
A photo of A Modo Mio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sea Isle City
Booked 3 times today
FOR RESERVATIONS FOR PARTIES OVER 6 PEOPLE CALL THE RESTAURANT Italian food lovers rejoice: Antonio “Tony” Gonzalez and Ergys “Eric” Rakaj have joined forces to open their first BYOB restaurant, A Modo Mio Ristorante.This modern yet charming BYOB restaurant welcomes diners with warm colors, comfortable seating and plenty of natural lighting. Guests can eat in the dining room or on the outdoor patio while enjoying the peaceful sounds of the ocean.The menu consists of Italian cuisine with refreshing, seasonal influences. Menu items include homemade pastas, braised short ribs, and grilled filet of branzino. Chef Antonio adds a modern twist to his dishes, all while staying true to classic Italian recipes. Be sure to come in for lunch and try an authentic panino!
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