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Where to Get Food in Stone Harbor

Our favorite spots to sit and eat in town.

Located on the coast of New Jersey, Stone Harbor is borough in Cape May County. Though there’s plenty of things to do and see here, what you don’t want to miss out on while in this town is the amazing food. With so many restaurants to choose from in this town, I know it can be overwhelming to pick just one. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my favorite places to eat so you can narrow down your selections.

group of happy friends having fun while eating lunch at a restaurant in Stone Harbor

Whether you need a quick stop to grab a sandwich or want to enjoy delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere with a loved one, my list has restaurants for every occasion you can think of. Keep reading to learn a bit about each place!

Best Restaurants in Stone Harbor

  1. Ristorante Luciano
  2. Spiaggetta Restaurant
  3. Yvette’s Cafe
  4. The Watering Hull
  5. Water Star Grille
  6. Alex’s Stone Harbor Market
  7. Borghi’s By The Bay
  8. Jay’s On Third
  9. Uncle Bill’s Pancake House
  10. Marabella’s Family Restaurant

Ristorante Luciano

9820 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 967-9115
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When all you want is some delicious Italian food, stop by Ristorante Luciano. This family-owned and operated restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in a charming dining room. With delicacies like house-made pasta, you can count on this food being top-notch.

Serving all of your favorite Italian classics, you’ll find everything you’re craving at Ristorante Luciano. We recommend the fettuccini alfredo, Chilean sea bass alla napoletana, carne champagne, or cheese gnocchi. Be sure to grab some homemade ricotta cheese cake or creme brulee cake for dessert!


Spiaggetta Restaurant

9800 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 368-9400
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Opened in 2012, Spiaggetta Restaurant is another amazing spot to grab some Italian cuisine. Serving classic dishes in a roomy interior with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you’ll never want to leave this delicious spot.

Spiaggetta Restaurant serves plenty of traditional dishes including Roman specialties, seafood, and handmade pasta. Be sure to try the bolognese, rapini, saltimbocca, or coda alla vaccinara. Don’t forget to bring along your favorite bottle of wine as this spot is BYOB!


Yvette’s Cafe

221 96th St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 368-1855
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Doubling as a restaurant and a market, Yvette’s Cafe is a must-try when you’re in Stone Harbor. This little spot is an Italian and French deli offering sandwiches and salads perfect for when you’re on the go or in a bit of a rush.

The menu at Yvette’s Cafe offers plenty of tasty sandwiches to choose from. Try out the lobster roll, French brie, roast beef, or California BLT. Make sure to check out the gelato and baked goods before you leave!


The Watering Hull

261 96th St #202, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 830-3106
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Hoping to try something a little different? Check out The Watering Hull. This local restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine in a second floor space. With a restaurant, bar, and music venue, this spot really has it all.

The Watering Hull serves a wide variety of dish options including a raw bar. We recommend the habanero petite shrimp tacos, crab cake sandwich, hull house burger, or house smoked 1/2 rack of ribs. Be sure to try a specialty cocktail!


Water Star Grille

9601 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 368-0100
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Looking for a beautiful place to grab some food? We suggest Water Star Grille. Serving New American cuisine alongside cocktails, there’s plenty to eat and drink here. With a contemporary theme and views of the water, this is the perfect place for date night.

Water Star Grille serves lunch and dinner, so you’ll have to stop by a couple of times to try both. Be sure to try the crab, artichoke and brie dip, Hawaiian flatbread, lobster nachos, or pappardelle pasta bolognese. Don’t forget to grab a cocktail, some wine, or dessert to finish your meal!


Alex’s Stone Harbor Market

9712 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 830-3458

Trying to find a reliable breakfast and lunch spot? Take a look at Alex’s Stone Harbor Market. This locally-owned and operated spot offers up sandwiches and salads made from the freshest ingredients.

Serving plenty of sandwiches including vegan and vegetarian options, Alex’s Stone Harbor Market is great for everyone. Try out the get gritty, mexi bowl, pho-ritto, pulled pork, or black bean burger. Make sure to try some tasty soup or salad on the side!


Borghi’s By The Bay

8128 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 961-3899
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With a 4.6 star rating on Google, Borghi’s By The Bay is a delicious spot to grab some food. This local restaurant serves American cuisine and has a BYOB policy. With outdoor seating and a homey atmosphere, you’ll be nice and comfortable here.

Borghi’s By The Bay offers a vast array of dishes and can accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. We recommend the Taylor H’s baked chicken penne, lobster ravioli, French cut pork chop, or chicken parmesan. Be sure to try their breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday!


Jay’s On Third

9836 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 368-1000
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As a seasonal restaurant, Jay’s On Third is a spot you have to visit while you have the chance. Serving American fare made from seasonal, sustainable, and locally-sourced ingredients, you can feel good about supporting this business.

The menu at Jay’s On Third offers two courses, both with amazing options to choose from. Be sure to try the shrimp tempura, sticky spare ribs, lamb chops, or filet mignon. Don’t forget to bring a bottle or two as this spot is BYOB!


Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

304 96th St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 368-8129
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If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, you’re going to love it at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House. This local chain offers up breakfast classics from early morning to early afternoon. Opened in 1962, you can bet this spot has got the whole food thing down by now.

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House’s menu is straightforward and easy to order from. Try out the peach pancakes, Will’s special, peanut butter pancakes with chocolate chips, or Tiffany’s delight!


Marabella’s Family Restaurant

9426 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Phone: (609) 368-5037
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Finishing up our list of restaurants is Marabella’s Family Restaurant. Established in 1972, this neighborhood eatery is exactly what it sounds like, a family-friendly place with spectacular food. This spot serves Italian cuisine and has a BYOB policy.

The menu at Marabella’s Family Restaurant has numerous tasty options including many gluten-free dishes. We recommend the baked rigatoni caruso, rigi rabe, veal parmigiana, or flounder marinara. Be sure to try the homemade tiramisu or cannoli after your meal!


Final Thoughts

So, the next time you’re out and about and can’t figure out where to grab some food, you’ll have this list to refer to. If one thing is for sure, it’s that this Jersey Shore town doesn’t disappoint in the food department.

Which spot will you visit first? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you drop us a line and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood.