New Jersey’s 21 best waterfront restaurants, for dining with a view

Summers in New Jersey always feel too short, so spending time outside is crucial in making the most of the season. There’s something about al fresco dining that feels a touch more special than having a meal under a roof within four walls, but add the element of water, and you’ve really kicked things up a notch.

Not all waterfront dining options are created equal, so we’ve rounded up 21 places that we think nail the food and ambiance factors. Whether it’s a lake, river or the Atlantic Ocean, make it a point to stop by one or many of these before the season’s over.