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Savor Summer at These Jersey Shore Outdoor Dining Spots

The Pier House - Cape May, NJ



As the Coronavirus has reshaped how socializing and dining out are viewed, businesses are adapting to a new normal and implementing new ways to safely serve their communities. This doesn’t mean that summer has to be a bummer though! These hotspots at the shore are offering up outdoor dining that is a social distancing dream.


1327 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

The Pier House at La Mer Beachfront Resort embodies a coastal chic vibe on the “quiet” side of Cape May. The restaurant offers a beachfront terrace with recently expanded dining onto the beautiful lawn, where guests can enjoy delicious food and signature cocktails while soaking up the cool sea breeze. The menu features incredible dishes using only the freshest ingredients, many of which feature seafood caught fresh from the coast.


206 Olde New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

North End American Grill offers the perfect space and chill vibe to kick back and relax on their inviting outdoor patio. Complete with a bar, custom built bamboo benches and cozy seating, The North End patio has a unique charm and casual atmosphere that perfectly blends the Jersey Shore with a Coastal Cali vibe. Guests can enjoy the sweet sounds of live music and cool breezes while enjoying a full menu featuring fresh dishes and wide selection of craft beer and cocktails. Flatbreads, a raw bar, and a killer happy hour menu make this a place that pleases all palates.


201 S New York Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Part of the rebirth of Atlantic City and the growth of the Orange Loop, Bourré boasts a scene straight from Bourbon Street at this Nola-inspired pub. Offering Cajun BBQ food and live entertainment, guests can embrace the summer spirit at Bourré’s outdoor dining area, which offers plenty of picnic tables set 6 feet apart and plotted next to a sand pit that will soon host a volleyball court, firepits and beach chairs. The outdoor area will also be getting a hot makeover with the addition of a shipping container bar, stage and bridge connecting both.


1521 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ

Located directly on Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk at New York Avenue, this Mexican Taqueria offers up authentic Mexican street food and creative cocktails. Guests can enjoy a la carte tacos, overflowing burritos and other dishes, or simply sip a cerveza or one of the many freshly made frozen margaritas. For those looking to ride the wave of the endless summer, Loteria’s laid back style is the perfect place to chill out in the fresh ocean air and enjoy great food.


3108 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Step into paradise and revel in the luxury of the Garden of Eden at Girasole Restaurant and Lounge in Atlantic City. The newly expanded outdoor patio at the award-winning authentic Italian restaurant transports guests to a world far away, where they can indulge in a signature hand-crafted cocktail and enjoy a truly incredible dining experience. Sip on enticing drinks inspired by the lush and magnificent garden occupied by Adam, Eve and the infamous cunning serpent. Known for its classic, award-winning cuisine, the array of hand crafted dishes consists of flavorful favorites including carpaccios, pizzas, and homemade pastas. While always updating the menu, Girasole remains committed to using only the best ingredients like fresh local produce and seafood.

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