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Riverside Cafe

Family-owned since 1967, Riverside Cafe in Manasquan, NJ serves delicious seafood, burgers, and award-winning breakfast sandwiches. They're located just steps from the Doggy Beach and even welcome Fido to order a meal from their own dog menu! Inquire about their options while visiting. Visit Website

Or call (732) 223-2233 for more information.


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Riverside Cafe has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido and 3.5 out of 5 by 36 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors consistently praise the Riverside Cafe for its exceptional dog-friendly policies, including doggie meals, water bowls, and treats. They describe the food as delicious and the service as friendly, with a beautiful waterfront setting.

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  • Anne
    Sep 5, 2023
    Great Tacos!

    Enjoyed a nice lunch of cod tacos that were delicious. My pup enjoyed sitting on the outdoor patio and watching all the activity on the inlet. Very nice place and I highly recommend making it part of your visit.

  • Francisco
    Aug 13, 2023
    Great Place and view

    Great place.to eat american food with your family and dogs. Great view and service

  • Erin
    Jul 26, 2023
    Great Spot

    Very dog friendly, they offer you a water bowl for the dog to stay hydrated and even have a dog happy meal you can purchase, which includes treats, food, a poop bag and a tennis ball (which my dog loved). Human food was good too. Definitely recommend

  • Shelly
    Jul 25, 2023
    Super dog friendly!

    We had a quick bite to eat at the Riverside Cafe after leaving the dog beach. The food was basically what you'd expect from a casual outdoor dining experience at the shore (simple and a bit pricey). The Cafe was very dog friendly and offered water bowls and doggie food to purchase. Since my pup couldn't eat the doggie meal, I was able to get him a side order of grilled chicken which he loved. It also came with a doggie biscuit which was a nice bonus. Would definitely go back.

  • Emma
    Aug 25, 2018
    Great place!

    We stopped here after going to fisherman’s cove conservation area with our puppy. It is only a 5 minute walk so it’s super convenient! They have plenty of outside seating where you can sit with your dog. We got a puppy meal which consisted of kibble, wet food, treats, and even a tennis ball and poop bag! Our puppy loved the food. They also gave us a bowl of water and some treats! The regular food was good too! We ordered a puppy ice cream at the end of the meal which our dog loved! We will definitely go back!

  • Cathy
    More than a year ago
    Great eatery

    It was worth the hour drive for this small eatery. Very dog friendly with outside seating across from the inlet. They even had doggie happy meals available. But what a surprise to us that the food was scrumptious and reasonably priced! And around the corner is Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area which is also dog-friendly.

  • Natalia Gomez
    More than a year ago
    AMAZING Place

    My husband and I were looking for a place for not only our 4 and 2 year old to enjoy but our puppy too and boy was this the place!!! We will most deff be returning the food was great and priced very reasonably! We loved that our dog got served just as well as we did with a fresh bowl of water and her own doggie meal!! The gift bag she left with was the best too!! If I could give this place 10 bones I would!!!

  • Janet
    More than a year ago
    Very Dog Friendly!

    We decided to stop here after spending the day at Island Beach State Park and we are so glad we did! They are extremely dog friendly with the option to buy dog ice cream or a doggie meal for your furry friend. We got the small doggie bag and it came with a bag of treats, some dry food, a small can of beneful wet food, a tennis ball, a doggie bag and a paper dish to put your food in (and a spoon!) we also got a bowl of water and dog treats! It was so cute and my dog loved it! There are lots of outdoor seats with a great view of the inlet. They have hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, salads, fish and lots more for humans. We had burgers and fries and it was delicious! They also have a breakfast menu and ice cream. We will definitely be back if we are in the area again. As we left we saw the Fisherman's cove dog beach area with dogs playing in and around the water ... It is right around the corner. If you love going places with your dog make sure to go here and support businesses that love dogs!

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Great place for dogs!

    This outdoor café is located right near a great dog beach in Manasquan. Have lunch by the water with the best fish sandwich for you and a special dog lunch for your best friend. You will love it. Highly recommended.

  • Irene
    More than a year ago
    Love this place to pieces

    First off, EXCELLENT food. I've been going to this place for years with my family. It's become part of our family tradition. Most importantly, I can bring my dogs and not have it made an issue of. The owners are so friendly on top of making such great food. The staff is warm, and there's a nice work atmosphere, which is not the case for so many places.

    To all dog owners out there, try this place. You won't regret it. I'm pretty sure your dog won't either!

  • Amber Jones
    More than a year ago
    very happy doggy mom

    This cafe is so friendly to pets and they have doggie meals which is such a clever idea. We come from Staten Island to go to the Cove Beach and then eat at the Riverside for lunch....we love it!

  • Karen Smith
    More than a year ago

    this restaurant is adorable and the owners give fresh bowls of water for the dogs and a treat and even offer two doggie meals for a reasonable price. Food was delicious too - a must place to go!

  • Mia
    More than a year ago
    GREAT place for your dog!

    We brought our dog here for lunch and it was great! We purchased the doggie bag for him which had tons of food and a poop bag all inside a very cute doggie paper bag. They offered us water in a bowl for him and ended up giving us a large cup of water for refills. It was located right next to the dog beach which was great! Highly recommend this place!

  • Linda
    More than a year ago
    Place where my dog and I can eat!!!

    Finally a place near my summer rental where my dog is not only allowed, but welcome. The owner explained to us the only reason the dog is not allowed inside is bc of strict Health Department regulations unless it is apparent that the dog is a therapy dog, which doesn't really matter considering the seating is mostly outside. Beautiful views of the inlet, and a great place with shore food and impeccable service! This is my go to summer place for lunch.

  • Myriam
    More than a year ago
    great doggie friendly place

    This place is doggie friendly. They now offer a doggie treat bag. Not sure if you can go inside with a dog but you definitely can sit at their outside tables. Food is good. Service was great. My puppy was happy!!

  • Tony D.
    More than a year ago
    BEST spot!!

    I have been going to the doggie beach for years and make it a point to get a bite to eat at Riverside after we visit. Food is always excellent as is the service. Never a complaint and they have water or doggie treats. If they are too busy we learned to just ask and they will provide. They even sponsor a Red pick up to wash your dog off at the entrance to the Doggie beach for free. Doesn't get more pet friendly than that. Show your support as they do for us dog owners!!

  • Kim
    More than a year ago
    Not even close to dog friendly

    After reading the great reviews we decided to give it a try. Bad idea! Nasty woman behind the counter yelled that the dog wasn't allowed inside, we intended to eat outside, and they never offered water or treats for the dog. Food was average at best. Overall not happy with treatment of my certified therapy dog at this establishment!!

  • Tony Piro
    More than a year ago

    After visiting the doggy beach we headed over for a quick bite. Enjoyed the fresh fish and was very very good!.

    Very friendly atmosphere for humans and our pets. Must go if your going to the doggy beach!!

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