BELMAR, NJ — All great cheesesteaks start with a good roll. But for Jay Vigilante, co-owner of the recently opened Steak Stand in Belmar, it’s how long you cook the steak that really makes the difference.

“Take your time cooking the steak and you’ll get the most flavor out of it,” he said, cooking up peppers on the griddle shortly before Saturday's grand opening celebration of the grab-and-go eatery, located at 1405 Main Street.

Vigilante and co-owners Grant Golin and his wife, Ashley DeBello, were joined by family and friends at the July 27 ribbon-cutting, presented by the Belmar Business Partnership and led by Belmar Mayor Mark Walsifer.

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Steak Stand offers a menu of cheesesteaks — both beef and chicken — served up six different ways, as well as curly fries, either plain or topped with a choice of six “upgrades” and cheese balls.

Located in the southern end of downtown Belmar, Steak Stand is easily recognizable by its distinctive lime green and black logo, as well as walk-up window. Inside, there are several tables and a counter for placing orders as well.

Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit its website or call 732-749-3266.

In ribbon-cutting photo, Belmar Mayor Mark Walisfer, center, is joined by, from left, Belmar Councilman Thomas Carvelli, Belmar Business Partnership Trustee Sonny Nardone and Vice President Thomas Burke, Steak Stand co-owner Grant Golin, business owner Alice Farr-Leonard, Steak Stand co-owner Ashley DeBello, Belmar Councilman James McCracken, Steak Stand co-owner Jay Vigilante, who’s holding his daughter, Callie, and his wife, Tiffany.

Belmar Business Partnership: Helping Belmar Businesses Grow and Prosper

Belmar Business Partnership is the nonprofit group spearheading economic development through private/public partnerships in this flourishing Monmouth County borough.

Created by Belmar to manage its Special Improvement District, BBP assists businesses start, promote and improve the various aspects of their operations through a variety of programs.

To learn more about the BBP, contact the group at or 732 894-9022. Information also is available on its website, and Facebook page.


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