When visiting New Jersey, Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau believes that the outdoor restaurants and eateries in the New Brunswick area are not to be missed. Until November 30, our streets transform into gorgeous, socially distanced dining areas on Thursday evening through Sunday. Choose from dozens of establishments that offer all styles of cooking and mouthwatering flavors, from fine dining to burgers and everything between, and enjoy a meal with the confidence that local businesses are doing everything necessary to provide a safe experience.

Dining in the New Normal

While indoor seating may be available in limited capacities, many restaurants now offer outdoor dining. This allows guests to take a seat in the fresh air and fulfill their cravings under the safeguards of local, state, and federal guidelines. Many downtown restaurants and eateries also offer pick-up and take-out. Before you venture out for food and drinks, consult the establishment’s website or social media pages to find out what they currently have to offer.

Our Local Restaurants

The New Brunswick area is packed local gems where visitors can enjoy a tasty meal, award-winning wine lists, musical and comedic entertainment, and much more. Whether you’re looking for fancy or casual, all-American or something more exotic, you can find it at one our area’s 55 different restaurants, including:

  • Catherine Lombardi
  • Delta’s Restaurant
  • Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge
  • Fat Cactus Cantina
  • Filippo’s Famous Pizza
  • Freshii
  • George Street Ale House
  • Harvest Moon Brewery & Café
  • Panicos Brick Oven Pizza
  • Ramen Nagomi
  • Salt Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Stage Left Steak
  • Steakhouse 85
  • Tavern on George
  • And many more.

Getting Here

Outdoor dining in the New Brunswick area is easily accessible in Central Jersey. For visitors from out of town, the Newark Liberty International Airport is just 25 miles away, while Coach USA and Amtrak offer regular inter-city service. Locals, on the other hand, can take advantage of New Jersey Transit railways and city buses throughout Middlesex County.

If you prefer to drive in, our area is conveniently located near major highways, including Interstate 287, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway. What’s more, you’ll experience smooth-flowing traffic across New Brunswick and the surrounding towns, with ample parking available on nearby streets and in garages. In fact, our local garages have allied with the New Brunswick Parking Authority offer up to 25 minutes of free parking for those picking up to-go orders.

Dine Outdoors in the New Brunswick Area Today

Now is a great time to enjoy a delicious meal and outdoor dining while visiting New Brunswick, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re a traveler, foodie, hungry local, or simply looking for an alternative to large crowds, the plethora of options available in our area is sure to please the taste buds of everyone in your party. To learn more about local dining or other things to do during your visit, contact Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau, and sign up for our email newsletter for regular updates on what’s happening throughout Central Jersey.

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