As we move through summer, there’s still so much to explore here in the Garden State. And Jersey Bites has you covered! Here’s a look at 13 new spots you won’t want to miss. Which one will you visit first?

Betty’s Seafood Shack, Margate 

With a menu defined by classic New England dishes, Betty’s Seafood Shack offers so much seafood, including:

  • Clams, with local steamers and Betty’s own take on clams casino
  • Cod
  • Fried shrimp
  • Lobster rolls
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp cocktails

When you stop in, be sure to try the homemade New England and Manhattan clam chowders. The restaurant provides indoor seating, picnic benches, and railing counters, all overlooking the bay. So enjoy Margate’s beautiful sunsets while you kick back with some steamers.

Betty’s Seafood Shack
​​9315 Amherst Avenue
Margate City, NJ

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The popular NYC fast-casual restaurant Brine has made its way to Fair Lawn. Brine’s name is inspired by the 36-hour process the restaurant uses before the chicken is fire-grilled. It’s why Brine’s chicken comes out so juicy and flavorful. The side options are equally delightful and distinctive. I went for the roasted beets with goat cheese tzatziki and never looked back.

3110 Promenade Boulevard
Fair Lawn, NJ

Bruno’s Bakery, Freehold 

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Since 1973, Bruno’s has served the NYC community with its delectable pastries, panettone, and more. Now the family-owned bakery has expanded its reach to Monmouth County. You can visit the new location, on Main Street in Freehold. When you are in the area check out the iconic bakery and give it a try. 

Bruno’s Bakery
356 W. Main Street 
Freehold, NJ

Catherine’s Farm to Table, Point Pleasant

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As its name suggests, Catherine’s Farm to Table wholeheartedly embraces fresh, locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms. Step into a warm, inviting atmosphere that perfectly complements the essence of the farm-to-table concept. With a seasonal menu, you can expect delightful dishes that reflect ingredients that are at their peak.

Catherine’s Farm to Table
1001 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ

Fanny’s Restaurant & Bar and Ladyfingers Bakery & Bar, Bloomfield 

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The 5 LC Group, known for the Brookdale and its now-infamous one-pound mozzarella stick, is expanding with two new ventures. Fanny’s Restaurant & Bar offers contemporary regional Italian cuisine with classic Jersey red-sauce touches. Meanwhile, Ladyfingers Bakery & Bar provides a fun twist on modern bakery treats, along with wine, cocktails, and dessert drinks.

Fanny’s Restaurant & Bar
Ladyfingers Bakery & Bar
1109 Broad Street 
Bloomfield, NJ

Il Leone, Old Bridge 

When you step into Il Leone, be prepared to experience true authentic Italian cuisine, an elegant ambiance, and exceptional customer service. Previously located in the historic Byram River area of Greenwich, CT, Il Leone has now relocated to the charming town of Old Bridge. 

Il Leone 
439 Route 34
Old Bridge, NJ

Karden, Ridgefield 

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A new contemporary Korean restaurant has arrived in Ridgefield. Karden offers a captivating fusion of traditional Korean cuisine and modern culinary styles. Indulge in an array of dishes complemented by a carefully curated selection of wines. 

630 Broad Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ

Mi Espana, Robbinsville 

If you’re seeking a taste of Spain with a touch of Spanish elegance, look no further than Mi Espana. Rcently opened location in Robbinsville, this charming venue captures the essence of Spain with its stunning Spanish tiles, arched pathways, and traditional art. Enjoy Spanish street food, including tapas, savory soups, juicy carnes, and desserts. 

Mi Espana
17 Main Street
Robbinsville Township, NJ

No Forks Given, Jersey City

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No Forks Given

You’ve likely seen them stationed at Lincoln Park or the Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal. Once recognized as one of Jersey City’s beloved food trucks, No Forks Given is now officially open in its permanent home on Brunswick Street, in Jersey City.

No Forks Given
115 Brunswick Street
Jersey City, NJ

Pop’s Corner, Point Pleasant Beach

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Pop’s Corner Point Pleasant Beach


Point Pleasant’s contemporary American cuisine scene just got more exciting. Introducing Pop’s Corner, a fresh establishment just a short stroll from the beach and downtown area. Whether you’re in need of a quick grab-and-go coffee or seeking a family-friendly dine-in experience, Pop’s Corner is worth a visit. 

Pop’s Market opened July 17th.
Cafe grand opening July 24th. 

Pop’s Corner
500 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Randall’s Restaurant, Cherry Hill  

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Earlier this month, Randall’s Restaurant, a modern Italian steakhouse, opened its doors in Cherry Hill. It offers guests a premium dining experience as it artfully blends a refined selection of bone-in and hand-cut steaks and chops, traditional Italian classics, fresh seafood, and signature cocktails. During your meal, take in the views of the vast Legacy Golf Course. Indoor and outdoor seating alike make Randall’s a picturesque, insta-worthy spot.

Randall’s Restaurant
300 E Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

Nacho Libre, Rutherford

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Tacos. Tostadas. Flautas. Burritos. If it’s a classic Mexican dish, Nacho Libre has it. Check out this new location in the heart of Rutherford, where flavor is the name of the game. You won’t miss the bright storefront, and you don’t want to miss what’s inside.

Nacho Libre
47 Park Avenue 
Rutherford, NJ

Terra Momo Bread Company, Princeton 

Attention Princeton (and neighbors!): The wait is over. The highly anticipated opening of another Terra Momo Bread Company in the Princeton area has arrived. For several years locals have raved about the delicious, fresh-baked goods and espresso served at Terra Momo. Now Pennington’s historic district will have easy access to the same homemade goods you’ll want to write home about. 

Terra Momo Bread Company
74 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ