🍽 These are among the best seafood restaurants in New Jersey

🍽 You'll want to try out these seafood places specializing in all kinds of meals

🍽 These seafood restaurants will make you want to keep going back

It feels especially nice in the summer to sit down, maybe outside somewhere, and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch or dinner.

You instantly are in a seafood paradise.

Whether it's fresh lobster or crab, calamari, crab cakes, tilapia, salmon, or a whole seafood platter where you get a little of everything -- you know that it's going to be a good day.

Any time of year is great for seafood, but sitting down for such a meal on a nice, warm, sunny day just feels special.

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Comstock - ThinkStock

Regardless of when you're planning to go out, if you're a seafood enthusiast, you want to go to a restaurant that's got the good stuff that tastes fresh, cooked or prepared just right and leave with a smile.

Where do you go for seafood? What's your favorite spot at the Jersey Shore or across the state?

We've cast out the nets and pulled in a big catch of great seafood restaurants.

Here are the best of the best seafood restaurants you need to try in Monmouth and Ocean County 👇

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