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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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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great for casual Breakfast or Lunch

This is not the place for you if you are in a rush or think you are the lord or lady of the manner and the waitstaff are your personal servants. The locals eat here and so do laid back tourists and day trippers. Terrific fresh blueberry pancakes in the summer that are light and hot and you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GranuaileX
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the place for you if you are in a rush or think you are the lord or lady of the manner and the waitstaff are your personal servants. The locals eat here and so do laid back tourists and day trippers. Terrific fresh blueberry pancakes in the summer that are light and hot and you can order... More 

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Thank GranuaileX
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We love The Starving Artist. The banana walnut pancakes, stuffed French toast, and pork roll are fantastic, and the coffee is very good too. An Ocean Grove can't miss.

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Thank Sara Kate L
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This restaurant is open year-round, and it has become my go-to place for breakfast and lunch in Ocean Grove. The kitchen puts out excellent food, and I just don't think you could go wrong ordering anything on the menu. My favorite dish is the breakfast pizza!

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Thank Susan B
Neptune, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Good food, good service, good prices.By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Thank Philip M
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

First time visit and it will not be the last time. I had the Breakfast Pizza and homemade corn-beef hash - both were outstanding. Excellent coffee and superb/friendly service.

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Thank DaddyEats
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Whenever my wife and I have an appetite for eating out first thing we head to the Starving Artist. The pancakes are excellent and the atmosphere is fine.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This restaurant has been around for 17 years and deservingly so!!!! It is a great place for breakfast, lunch and brunch!!! I had their Sloppy Joe sandwich - a triple decker with either turkey, roast beef or ham, swiss cheese and coleslaw. It was perfect! And even better the next day as I saved half!! My husband had the french... More 

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Thank Joni B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Took a short stroll to the Starving Artist. A beautiful day so wanted takeout to bring back to our B and B. Lucked out with ham, egg, and cheese on hard rolls. Yummy! Lots of very thin grilled ham made it special!!

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Thank chrisct
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had lunch for 8 of us at the Starving Artist and shared the Pear Walnut Salad and Deli Style Sloppy Joes. Great service....great food....great price!

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jerilynne
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent breakfast menu, including pancakes loaded with fresh blueberries. Indoor seating or spacious outdoor seating.

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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?