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The Ultimate Guide to Brigantine Restaurants

Take your taste buds on adventure at these Brigantine spots.

As a town on the coast of New Jersey, Brigantine is a great spot to visit for a few days or even settle down in. And as a part of the Jersey Shore, it’s almost a given that this town is full of great restaurants. I know trying a new restaurant can be stressful because you never know what to expect, so I’ve put together a list of my favorite places to eat among all of the restaurants in this city.

group of friends having a great time eating delicious food in Brigantine restaurant

So what are you in the mood for? Chinese food? Italian? Bar fare? Whatever it is, I bet there’s a spot on my list that will leave you and your stomach happy. From sophisticated spots to casual bars, there’s also a restaurant for every occasion. Keep reading to learn a bit about each location!

Best Restaurants in Brigantine

  1. Brigantine Bistro
  2. Pirates Den
  3. Cordivari’s Restaurant
  4. Crab Shack Seafood Market/Restaurant Brigantine
  5. Andre’s Wine & Grill
  6. Great Wall Take-Out
  7. Yuki Hana Restaurant
  8. Ernest and Son
  9. The Cellar 32
  10. Back Bay Ale House

Brigantine Bistro

3015 Brigantine Blvd, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 264-5050
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If you’re looking for some place reliable, Brigantine Bistro will be your new go-to restaurant. This local spot serves breakfast through dinner with a combination of American and Mexican cuisine. And, with a family-friendly atmosphere, it’s perfect for all ages.

Brigantine Bistro offers a wide selection of food including vegan and gluten-free options. We recommend the chopped steak, shrimp pesto, empanadas de picadillo, enchiladas de pollo, or lentil burger melt. Be sure to try breakfast sometime too!

Pirates Den

1219 E Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-1927
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Another all-day spot to grab some grub is Pirates Den. With over 800 reviews, it’s clear this restaurant is pretty popular for its American cuisine. Housed in a casual interior, you can visit this place from early morning to night for a warm meal.

If you’re grabbing breakfast, be sure to try the nova lox platter, stuffed french toast, or New England benedict. And if you’re grabbing lunch or dinner, don’t forget to order the prosciutto fig and bleu cheese flatbread, crab quesadilla, surf and turf, or brig burger!

Cordivari’s Restaurant

3004 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 264-5909
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Craving some delicious Italian food? Head over to Cordivari’s Restaurant. This local restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine made from many old family recipes and homemade pasta. With old-school traditions in mind, you can bet this food is the real deal.

With all of your favorite Italian dishes, you’ll find everything you’re dreaming of at Cordivari’s Restaurant. Try out the chicken princessa, lobster venetian, pappardelle abruzzi, or veal pontano. Make sure to BYOB to this spot!

Crab Shack Seafood Market/Restaurant Brigantine

1112 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-3009
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If seafood is your favorite, swing by Crab Shack Seafood Market/Restaurant next time you’re in town. This spot doubles as a market and restaurant, as revealed by the name, so you can sit down and enjoy a meal and then visit the market to bring home some food for later.

Crab Shack offers all things seafood on their menu though there are a few non-fish options if that’s not your thing. We recommend the hot lobster roll, crab legs, mussels clams and shrimp over linguini, or honey breaded fried chicken!

Andre’s Wine & Grill

1312 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-1124
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Located just down the street from the last spot on our list is Andre’s Wine & Grill. This neighborhood spot is family-owned and operated. Serving traditional Italian cuisine, you’ll find some of the best comfort food here.

With so many delicious entrees to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding what to order at Andre’s Wine & Grill. Be sure to try the eggplant parmigiana, stuffed rigatoni with vodka sauce, veal Andre, or grilled chicken solari. Don’t forget to indulge in some tiramisu or a cannoli for dessert!

Great Wall Take-Out

4210 Harbor Beach Blvd, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-1113
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When you want something quick and easy, we suggest Great Wall Take-Out. This restaurant offers fast Chinese cuisine, perfect for take out when you’re in a rush or don’t want to deal with any hassles.

Great Wall’s menu is quite extensive, so the whole family will find something to enjoy here. Try out the roast pork lo mein, lobster egg foo yung, moo goo gai pan, or general tso’s shrimp or tofu. Make sure to swing by between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for the lunch special!

Yuki Hana Restaurant

3628 Brigantine Blvd #1026, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-7608
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Another spot with great Chinese cuisine is Yuki Hana Restaurant. However, this spot also specializes in Japanese cuisine, so you can get a taste of both regions. With plenty of reviews about the food and excellent service, you won’t want to miss this spot.

The menu at Yuki Hana Restaurant offers a vast array of entrees and dishes including sushi. We recommend the ocean dynamite roll, beef negimaki, szechuan chicken, kung po jumbo shrimp, or dragon and Phoenix!

Ernest and Son

3305 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-1588
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If Chinese food isn’t your favorite, an additional quick stop for some lunch or dinner is Ernest and Son. This local spot is actually a butcher shop, but doubles as a sandwich shop, so you can grab a meal and some meat for later.

With all sorts of sandwiches on the menu, Ernest and Son’s offerings may be a bit overwhelming. Be sure to try the Philly special, stafford, the Ellie, or the rajun cajun burger. Don’t forget to order some fries on the side!

The Cellar 32

3119 Revere Blvd, Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 264-9463
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A late night spot for lunch or dinner is The Cellar 32. This local spot is relaxed and inviting but provides an exceptional dining experience. With American cuisine and a wide selection of draft beer, you’ll never want to leave.

The Cellar 32’s menu is fairly eclectic, with a little bit of something for everyone’s taste. Try out the chicken penne florentine, honey mustard pork chop, Caribbean salmon BLT, or Tennessee pulled pork. Make sure to sip on a specialty cocktail like the strawberry vanilla mojito while you enjoy your meal!

Back Bay Ale House

800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 449-0006
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Last but not least on our restaurant list is Back Bay Ale House. This local bar and restaurant offers up classic pub fare and delicious drinks all in one spot. With an inviting atmosphere, patio seating, and gorgeous views, you’ll want to come back every weekend.

Though Back Bay Ale House has the tradition bar snacks, they also offer full meals if you’re feeling hungry. We recommend the grilled Mediterranean tuna tacos, Guinness burger, jerk chicken pasta, or shrimp crab and broccoli alfredo. Be sure to grab a 16 oz. or 32 oz. mason jar cocktail!

Final Thoughts

Well, it’s pretty clear after reading my list that this Jersey Shore town really knows what it’s doing in the food department. With so many appetizing spots and differing cuisines, you may find yourself going out to eat a lot more than usual.

Which place are you most excited to try? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you mention it below and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a local foodie who enjoys checking out the area's restaurant scene every chance he can. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.