How to Spend a Day in Manasquan, NJ

As the summer begins to wind down, there is no better way to spend your days than taking trips throughout New Jersey. While the weather is still nice, take a trip to Manasquan, NJ, a town full of restaurants, bars and small businesses– a perfect place to roam around during these last few August days.

Have Breakfast on the Main Street of Manasquan

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There is nothing better than starting off your stay with a hearty breakfast. The main street of Manasquan has plenty to offer for all breakfast enthusi


asts. The Peach Pit Cafe is a Manasquan favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the breakfast menu, The Peach Pit Cafe offers a number of breakfast options ranging from peaches and cream french toast, liege waffles, a crab eggs benedict and a vegetable frittata.

Another popular breakfast spot is the Paramount Diner. This menu has a variety of breakfast dishes that could satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. From omelets to breakfast sandwiches and pancakes, there is always something new to try every time you visit. Some menu items include the Three Little Pigs omelet which consists of ham, bacon and sausage, a pina colada yogurt bowl with vanilla greek yogurt, pineapple and toasted coconut and breakfast tacos which is a plate of warm tortillas, eggs, chorizo, cilantro, cheese, salsa, sour cream and a side of home fries. Paramount Diner also serves a number of unique pancakes and french toast options ranging from gingerbread and blueberry lemon creme pancakes to coconut and walnut pecan french toast. No matter if you are craving salty or sweet, Paramount Diner has it.


Check out Some Small Manasquan Businesses

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When in the shopping mood, there is no better way to do it than checking out small businesses! Manasquan is full of unique shops and boutiques that are full of handmade items and pieces that you can only get in the garden state.


Looking for the perfect gift for a friend, family member or colleague? Then check out the Off Main Gift Shop, the best spot to grab an artisanal gift. They carry a variety of serveware, home decor, bath and fragrance and apparel type items.


Another great stop is Katherine’s Boutique. The shop believes that finding the perfect outfit should put a smile to your face and Katherine’s Boutique is there to help. The boutique sells a number of jackets, athletic clothing, tops, bottoms and jumpsuits. If you are looking for the more sustainable route, Squan Dry Goods is a consignment shop with a number of stylish options.


For a Manasquan unique purchase, Chantilly Too is a must visit. Besides a variety of jewelry, accessories and home decor items, the shop is well known for their t-shirt quilts. With Chantilly Too being built on the message, “love and affection for the unique,” you never know what you might stumble upon.


Grab a Sweet Treat on the Main Street

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Looking for a midday sweet snack? Then look no further than Sunburst Pie Company, located right on the mainstreet of Manasquan. Sunburst Pie Company sells a number of homemade pies made right in house. They have made fresh cherry pies, Irish soda bread, turkey pies, braised short rib pies, macaroons and roasted vegetable galette, to name a few.


Another great bakery to stop at is Papa Ganache. This vegan and gluten free bakery has an extensive menu full of cookies, cakes, pies, muffins and more. Some of their popular items include orange pecan biscotti, s’mores bars, lemon curd cupcakes, donut cakes and even apple pie pizzas. There is no wrong choice when choosing what to order.



Stop for Dinner at the Committed Pig

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There is no better way to end your day at Manasquan than by grabbing dinner from a local eatery. The Committed Pig is noted as a favorite place to eat by the New York Jets, named best burger in Morris County by NJ.com, awarded top three burgers in Health and Life Magazine and a number of other accolades.

The menu has a number of items that customers can choose from and not go wrong with. Some of the burgers include the Burgernut, a cheese burger served on a glazed donut, the Chipotle Bacon burger, which consists of muenster cheese, bacon strips, chipotle mayo and an onion ring and a Mac & Cheese burger, just to name a few.


Let us know if you try any of these spots on your next Manasquan trip!



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