Outdoor Dining on The Shore (Asbury Park to Bay Head)

Updated: Jan 4



There's no better way to take advantage of great weather than to dine al fresco, enjoying food and drink under the sun or sky, possibly one of the few upsides to this new way of life. And we have a few recommendations on how to enjoy the experience while staying safe. We know that you’ve heard them all so consider this a friendly reminder!


As we mentioned in our Instagram post of June 28, restaurants are focused on creating safe spaces for their employees and customers. And as patrons, we need to do our part to mitigate risks during this incremental process known as reopening/recovery. There are several factors to consider when it comes to dining out again, like: is it safe? Mask on or off? Cash or credit? Paper or virtual menus? Take-out or dine out? Making the decision to support our locally owned businesses is not a complicated one but still requires a generosity of spirit and a commitment to a holistic strategy by taking these precautions:

  • wash hands and use sanitizer

  • wear a mask

  • maintain physical distancing

  • consider the flow of people in and out of a space

  • consider the waiting area of restaurants