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The Starving Artist

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47 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
732-988-1007
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast place.

Good place for breakfast. Great pancakes and egg choices. Try the blueberry pancakes. Real maple syrup available upon request. They have Gluten Free bread available! They are open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesdays.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Cindy T
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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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  • Families with children
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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good place for breakfast. Great pancakes and egg choices. Try the blueberry pancakes. Real maple syrup available upon request. They have Gluten Free bread available! They are open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesdays.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great for breakfast. Expect a wait if you are visiting during peak season. Pleasant service. Good food. Enjoy the Al fresco dining with the murals and expansive porch.

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Scotch Plains, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great lunch at a great price! We sat on the open porch on a lovely Saturday afternoon and were not disappointed. Everything tasted like homemade and the salads were perfect!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Seated quickly ,but took a long time for food to arrive. Shortage of cooks in the kitchen. Food was average. I had the grilled chicken sandwich and my friend fried seafood platter. We went there for lunch on a Thursday. The waitress was very accommodative And kept apologizing for the delay.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Menu-wise, Starving Artist offers up what i would label as a diner variety of food. Quality is decent. The dining room is a little crowded, but not unmanebeable. THe staff was relatively attentive and friendly. Not my first choice in the area, but not a bad option

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has a great menu. The food is great and the setting is so beautiful and romantic that I go there quite often for lunch. The indoors Air conditioned seating reminds me American restaurants and its elegance back in the fifties. It is a short walking distance from the Ocean Grove Auditorium. In the evenings, after a performance at... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Everything was ok. If you're looking for a restaurant that is not fussy, family friendly with simple Americana diner dishes, this is perfect. The food was average, and the service was average--though our waitress was perfectly pleasant. I was disappointed only in that I was hoping for a more interesting place to finish off our lovely beach vacation and probably... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've heard a lot about this place and finally got to try it with my sister. Cute location, we ate outside the back. I was happy they have both breakfast and lunch options. The lemonade is AMAZING. No free refills on it but it is a little over $1 and so good, I had three! I ordered the steak sandwich... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Met a few friends for brunch and we ate on the porch. Service was slow, but we were not in a hurry so this did not bother us. Food was tasty, no one rushed us and we definitely would go back again.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When I'm in Ocean Grove and want breakfast, I always go to "The Starving Artist". Everything so I thought is homemade from scratch and is delicious!!! My favorite breakfast was the Banana Walnut Pancakes....... But unfortunately, this time they didn't live up to their reputation when I order something else. Instead of the delicious pancakes I usually order, I decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: 732-988-1007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?