HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >


Great Salads Monmouth & Ocean County?

Hi gang...any suggestions for places that make great healthy interesting salads with all fresh ingredients ?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Seagrass in Ocean Grove has great lunch salads. Just had a seared tuna over baby spinach with edamame and Asian dressing. Dewilla's in Lake Como is very cute and has good salads (no dinner). Believe it or not, Delponte's coal-oven pizza place has huge and delicious salads, lunch and dinner.

    1. Queso Grill in Lincroft has a huge gourmet Salad Bar...


      1 Reply
      1. Thanx All,. ...but looking more for fine dining creative salad wise if there is such a thing vs doing it myself.

        1. The spinach and arugula salad at Copper Canyon is ridiculously amazing. Currants, bacon, basil parm dressing. It's the salad course for my last meal on earth.

          8 Replies
          1. re: MichelleM131

            MichelleM131.... thank you sounds amazing!
            Their menu looks great also...
            I will check it out when in the area.


              1. re: corvette johnny

                corvette johnny on my togo list thanx!!

                1. re: Tapas52

                  I just read it again and saw the word healthy lol. THe copper steak has some serious bacon in it.

                2. re: corvette johnny

                  Who knew Copper Canyon had salad!?!?!?!?

                  "Let's go out tonight and get a delicious salad somewhere" Said Jr never

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    I don't order it. I just have some of my wife's ; )

                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      I had been curious as to how many folks were heading to Copper Canyon solely to have a salad.

                      1. re: equal_Mark

                        I would say roughly the equivalent number of people that come to Chow just to see me!!

                3. Believe it or not Wegmann's makes some excellent salads from scratch in their café area. My favorites are the various cheese and pear salads that are enough to feed two people in the small version. The upstairs seating areas are quiet and nicely appointed for a casual lunch or dinner.

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: scrappyone

                    scrappyone.......good info ...
                    I never think of Wegman's as a place to go and eat...

                    1. re: joonjoon

                      Queso's menu is insane. It seems like a trend in our parts for restaurants to offer several types of cuisines under one roof. I'm surprised that they don't have pasta on their menu?!

                      I'm really excited to find someone serving a "Mexican gyro." I haven't had one of those since my trip to Guadalajara! ;) Although I guess al pastor is kind of like a gyro only with swine. I'm doubting that is what they are serving tho? Is it just the grey mystery meat gyro bullet?

                      Still looks worth a try given the recommendations on the board.

                      1. re: LifeGeek

                        They do a decent Fish Taco and I have to admit their Loco Habanero Salsa is right tasty and fair a blazin!

                    2. Has anyone tried the Salad Shack in Long Branch near Rook coffee on Rt 36? The place looks nice and the menu online looks good and salad-y.

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: seal

                        Wife and daughter use to go there frequently when it first opened. (3-4 years ago) I believe prices went up and quality went down after the first year or so. I know they stop going some time ago.