Back in February, The Cove restaurant in Bayville closed its doors. For the past 5 months, work has been progressing at a rapid pace, and the ribbon was just cut on the newest waterfront restaurant in Ocean County - MJ's Pizza Bar and Grill.

The official grand opening was two weeks ago and one of the managers, Mike, told me that business has been brisk.

If you were a regular patron of The Cove, you may not even recognize it.

With a fresh coat of paint, a bigger and more central bar, and a sushi bar, the exterior and interior got a makeover while still showing off the signature bay views.

The Cove in Bayville is now MJ's (Photo by Justin Louis)
The Cove in Bayville is now MJ's (Photo by Justin Louis)

You might recognize the MJ's brand, which has 5 other locations mostly in Monmouth County (plus a Middlesex County outpost in Spotswood).

With their full schedule of live music from Thursday through Sunday, plus that aforementioned second to none location, you can bet that MJ's will continue to be a popular Ocean County dining destination.

You can check out their Facebook page by clicking here!


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