The history of The Manasquan Beach House began over a century ago. This fifty bedroom structure was initially constructed circa 1893, by Mary Potter, as a three story home on neighboring Fletcher Avenue.
Ernest Froelich bought the house prior to the turn of the Twentieth Century, and moved it to its present location. After adding a wing equal in size to the original structure to the western end, it became known as The Jackson House, "The Closest Boarding House to the Beach." The Manasquan Board of Trade Booklet of 1910 contained an advertisement for the Jackson House, which listed Mr. Froelich as the proprietor.
The Jackson House continued operation through 1948, with Mrs. Froelich in command. However, due to her failing health, the responsibility of the day-to-day operation fell on the shoulders of her younger sister, Ruth Urich. In February of 1949, Ruth was murdered at the rear of the building. To this day, her murder remains Manasquan's only unsolved homicide.
Most recently the O’Neill Family owned and operated the business under the name of O’Neill’s Bar, Grill and Guesthouse. Prior to that Doc Donahue’s South and The Main St. Saloon were the owners in the late 70’s and through most of the 80’s.
Now, the newly renovated, The Manasquan Beach House offers comfortable rooms and suites, decorated with great care to provide a cozy atmosphere and to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible.
We offer dining inside and on our porch. Our restaurant features pasta, steaks, specially prepared chef specialties by Chef James Adams, and the finest seafood in our region. We offer Lunch, Dinner and a Late Night Bar Menu. We have Sushi and a Children’s Menu.
We have a unique atmosphere for the entire Family, whatever the season or event. We hope your time spent at The M.B.H. is a pleasurable one, and we look forward to seeing you again.