Shipwreck Grill - Brielle

4.8
1105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Shipwreck Grill
Nestled near the docks on the Manasquan River, in beautiful Brielle, N.J., the casual but elegant Shipwreck Grill awaits you.

Our Staff is eager to create a memorable evening for you using the best cuts of meat, the freshest seafood and finest ingredients assembled by trained and dedicated chefs and served by our friendly and professional servers.

Our bar utilizes the freshest ingredients for our cocktails. With over 150 bottles of wines on our wine list we have something for everyone. We seek out hard-to-find boutique wineries for bottles that you can't find anywhere else.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1105 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and ambiance

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Rich1758
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food, great service! Will definitely come back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love shipwreck

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vipGmanandfriendsfromtexas
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Food is always too notch! The halibut is our favorite. Our server was Chris and he was awesome. 5 stars all the way around

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vipAnanj
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing dinner experience. From their outstanding drink menu and wine list to their dinner specials. I had one of those dinner specials which I think was one of the best I’ve had. The flank steak was tender, delicious and cooked perfectly at medium rare... I had the peppercorn sauce on the side. The setup was a polenta cake with grilled veggies of broccoli, cipollini onions, and sliced mini peppers and absolutely delicious. I would live to see this setup become the norm for the steaks as it was much healthier and tastier than the current setup of mashed potatoes,fried onions and creamed spinach. Did I mention the drinks! My dirty martini was perfectly dirty! Sorry food was so good I didn’t get picture!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment that we were greeted it was an outstanding experience. The calamari appetizer was the best that I ever had. It was extremely tender and had an amazing flavor. I had the poached lobster with pasta. I was afraid it might be too heavy. It was the perfect amount of richness that it needed. The rest of my party was also impressed with their food- surf and turf, filet and salmon special. The best part was the potatoes with goat cheese gratin! Don’t pass those up. House-made dessert was extremely impressive. We had a birthday celebration which I highly recommend The Shipwreck for your special occasion. Lastly, the staff and service absolutely impeccable. They had a covid safety system in place which made me definitely respect them and looking forward to my next visit.

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DianaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Truly appreciated the extra details and attention to service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam, as always, is the best! Love him behind the bar, true mixologist. I always tell him to just make me a delicious concoction and he never disappoints. He was our server tonight and he is just as good table side as he is behind the bar. Always a great meal at Shipwreck, and that is coming from a woman who’s husband is a chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for the first time for our Valentine's Day dinner (after Valentine's day) and the food was amazing. We shared the steamed clam appetizer and it was so good! One of the best steamed clam dish I've ever had. He got the 8oz Filet and I got the Petite Surf and Turf. Everything was delicious. The one thing I found really nice is that the hostess took our temperatures before steating us. They do a great job with following covid guidelines and we will definitely be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was amazing. Service was great

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AlexandraU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! First time coming here and will be back again very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorite dining spots. Excellent service wonderful food killer cocktails in a pretty setting. Consistently done right!!

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vipJenF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Katie was our server, and excellent as usual. Food is always outstanding, fresh and well presented. Shipwreck is doing a great job with COVID precautions- tables are well spaced, menu is online, sanitizer everywhere, etc. One of my favorite restaurants on the Jersey Shore.

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vipGmanandfriendsfromtexas
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love shipwreck grill. We always get the tuna tempura appetizer. Our absolute favorite. They had a flat iron steak special which I got and it was absolutely amazing.

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EricJ
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lump crab appetizer was the best we've ever had, and we've tried a ton of them. Lobster bisque was basically bisque with a few shreds of lobster sprinkled in the middle, so if you're looking for mouthfuls of seafood, don't get it. It tasted good but the amount of lobster was disappointing.
Our only real complaint was how we were seated and waited about 5 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order, then another 7 minutes for the drinks to arrive. The pace was slow, which we really didn't mind, until we were finished with our entrees and the waitress asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu. When we said yes, she then told us that we have to hurry up because the next group was ready to sit at our table. If you want us out of there in a certain time frame, don't make us wait at the beginning of our experience and then push us out the door.

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SandyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was above all our expectations. The restaurant was very clean and took all the necessary precautions to be COVID safe, taking our temperatures when we arrived, wearing masks, tables at safe distances, and downloaded menus. The food was absolutely delicious, two of us had the lobster fondue with the homemade pasta, my son had the ribeye steak which was cooked perfectly. He loved the creamed spinach. My husband always gets the same thing, tuna entree and tuna appetizer. We had the soups, awesome. The prices are high but worth it when we can do it. Everyone loved the drinks, especially the old fashioned. I highly recommend Shipwreck Grill for a special night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice - both had steak, very nice cuts and sides were excellent, great wine menu - will definitely come again

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vipkathster
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We made a reservation for a weeknight — on a cold January evening for a birthday dinner.

As always the food is excellent— terrific fresh seafood and great wine list with innovative dishes.

HOWEVER. We were very concerned about how crowded the dining room was. Tables are way too close together. There appeared to be several larger tables , people paused and standing over other tables and talking, without masks. It made my family very uncomfortable and concerned while COVID rages

We elected to sit outside, since it was a special occasion otherwise we would have just walked out. The porch has plastic around it with no open air ventilation but we were the only ones , so we kept our coats on and made the best of it

We will not return until the pandemic ends.
If you are at all concerned about COVID I would avoid inside dining. They are clearly not following guidelines.

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vipMimi22
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal at this restaurant! Fish is always fresh and delicious! I do miss sitting at the bar however. Hopefully once we get covid under control things will return to normal somewhat.

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TomF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal. A special occasion restaurant for most. Soup could have been hotter. Grouper was excellent.

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CherylF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal. We love the Tuna, scallops, and the burger...everything is always tasty.

KM
KristieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal from appetizers to dessert
Burrata and lobster appetizer was delicious
Poached lobster entree was outstanding

JR
JohnR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. We’ve been there several times and we always have a great experience.! Can’t wait to go back!

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Happy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All went well. Nothing special...hence very good.

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OTTOK
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife birthday could not been happier

JB
JenB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top notch dinner at Shipwreck!! Food is always excellent and cooked perfectly and service couldn’t be better. Our favorite place for sure!

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vipAnnieL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints. Highly recommend the octopus appetizer.

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EricaA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the staff very accommodating and the best food! Erica and mark

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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duneroadgirl
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My families go to place for special occasions. Always happy with food and service.

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vipGeorgeT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service as always.

JD
JustineD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. They were pretty busy and our main course took a little longer to get to our table, but our servers were great and even gave us a free round for the little bit of the extra wait : ) (and it seriously was not a big wait!) Will definitely go again and would recommend

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Katie is a wonderful waitress and I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food one of my favorite restaurants

KJ
KayeJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner, outdoor dining, on a windy night! This was our first time here. Obviously it would have had more ambiance inside but we ate on a covered patio area that was well heated and tables were well spaced. The food was fantastic! So many interesting things to choose from! The cocktails were great too. Definitely more upscale and on the expensive side but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The Lobster Burrata appetizer had big pieces of lobster. For dinner, I had the Veal Chop special. Also, they take temperatures during arrival. During these COVID times, I appreciate that. I have nothing bad to say about our experience or our dinner.

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vipbrodotavern
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We sat outside is the covering area which was a little chilly. Most people wore their coats. I had a draft on my feet. The service was spotty at times. We had to look for our server. The food is expensive but good portions and delicious. Same with the drinks. Dessert is total worth its value. We were disappointed that only one person sang happy birthday to my sister, considering most of the workers were standing inside not wearing masks. Our server was hustling and cleaning glassware.

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vipAnanj
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and delicious food. The staff is always wonderful and helpful.

BE
BettinaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, excellent food - I usually get steak but I'm now hooked on the grouper !!! Can't wait to be back sitting at the bar having the best burger ever !!!

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vipStevenK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night. Everything was done right. Felt very safe.

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You can order delivery directly from Shipwreck Grill - Brielle using the Order Online button. Shipwreck Grill - Brielle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 292-9380.

Shipwreck Grill - Brielle is rated 4.8 stars by 1105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.