Restaurants Near Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

By Nolita York

Restaurants near Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey must be inspired by their proximity to the Jersey Shore and lower New York Bay, because seafood cuisine is abundant here. Diners who favor landlocked selections can dig into traditional Tuscany-inspired Italian fare. Visitors can also enjoy pizza while playing at the Hole in One Miniature Golf Course in Leonardo, about a mile away.

Doris and Ed's

Doris and Ed's restaurant is a celebrated seafood eatery situated in a 19th-century inn with Manhattan skyline and Sandy Hook Bay views. Guests will feast on appetizers like lobster bisque or bay scallop ceviche. Entrees of fire-roasted swordfish and lobster gnocchi range in price from about $28 to $35 (2009 prices; menu items change daily). And meat-lovers can choose from exotic fare like Kobe beef and Kurobuta pork. Wine Spectator has given this venue its Award of Excellence every year from 1985 to 2009. Dinner is served every evening but Monday. Special event catering is available. Attire is neat casual. The Hole in One mini golf course is 2.7 miles away.

Doris and Ed's
348 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
(732) 872-1565

Salt Creek Grille

Located on the banks of the Navesink river, the Salt Creek Grille serves up water views, choice seafood and continental American fare. Start off your meal with items like the stuffed jumbo shrimp or mini Ahi poke tacos, then move on to entrees including cedar-planked Boston cod or the Grille Chop, which the Zagat Guide has called the best pork chop on the planet. Dinner is served every evening, and a Champagne brunch is on Sundays. Banquet and special event catering is available. Weekday-themed happy hours like "Martini Madness" are accompanied by live jazz music. Dress is casual. And the Middletown Miniature Golf Course is in Tindall Park is 4.9 miles away.

Salt Creek Grille
4 Bingham Ave.
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 933-9272


Undici is an invitingly rustic tavern of Italian fare, with an emphasis on the flavors of Tuscany. The eatery has an open kitchen and a well-designed bar scene that makes for good people-watching. Guests will enjoy pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven, pasta dishes and daily specials like Osso Bucco. Entrees range in price from about $13 to $40, as of 2009, and attire is casual. Its private party loft above the restaurant can accommodate 30 to 75 revelers. Dinner is served on Monday and Tuesday, while both lunch and dinner are served the rest of the week. This venue is 5.4 miles from the Old Orchard Country Club.

11 W. River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842-3880

About The Author

Nolita York is a writer based in New York City, with a degree in English writing from Saint Leo University. York's objective is to provide readers with interesting and insightful articles of all stripes. His articles have appeared in "Savannah Magazine," Creative Loafing and many other online and print publications.
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