If you still enjoy eating outdoors, these restaurants in Ocean County offer heated dining, outdoors.

For the warmer states in the great USA, it's so much easier than here in the northeast. It's cold here especially when the sun goes down. With the cold now in the fall and winter is coming restaurants that relied on outdoor dining along with a 25% indoor limited capacity, have to come up with a way to stay in business and make money. Maybe this is the way to do it. Maybe a special tent, the igloos, and the heat lamps work.

I went out to the Office Lounge in Toms River earlier this week and it was warm. But, when the sun went down, it got chilly. They have heat lamps in between each table outside and it sure warmed us up. I thought this is brilliant, and there are several restaurants already doing this. Several restaurants have those bubbles, like igloos, for just your family. But, my question after leaving the bubble or the igloo, do restaurants have to clean them each time a family leaves? How about separate tents for each family? That might get pricey for the owner?

These are some of the Ocean County restaurants we've heard about from listeners with heated outdoor dining:

*The Office Lounge in Toms River

*Bum Rogers Crabhouse & Tavern in Seaside Park

*Caffrey's Backyard in Forked River

*The Sawmill in Seaside Park

*Water Street Bar & Grille in Toms River


If you know of any more restaurants with heated outdoor dining please email me, sue.moll@townsquaremedia.com.

Sue Moll
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