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The Starving Artist

47 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
732-988-1007
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Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Ocean Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We ate here on Saturday for breakfast, and returned on Sunday. Food is fine (stay away from the quiche though). Atmosphere is lively (love the crayons!) Not sure why other raters were so unsatisfied with the service. Both times we were attended to quickly and with a smile, and we saw the staff interacting with all the customers in a... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Good food, friendly down to earth service and very very clean! Breakfast and Lunch only, but very pleasant

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Earth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The service is fast, and they always get the order right! Waiters are hysterical, and make you feel like family! Everyone always has a smile to greet you.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Ate here for breakfast and lunch. Enjoyed both very much. Loved that is was with restaurant.com. Restaurant is located in one of my favorite beach towns.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The title says it all. The food was materially awful and the staff very cold and unfriendly. Despite an interesting name for the place, the rest is just a crash and burn experience. You will walk out dissatisfied and frustrated even if you have exceptionally low standards since its a beach joint. Usually places like this are excusable since they... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The food is complete crap, greasy, cheap and over priced. Add to that the rude staff! I ate there a few times and last time I walked in th staff was so unfriendly and subsequently obnoxious that I just got up and left. I live in NYC and eat out all the time and I'm just bewildered by how rude... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The staff is incredibly rude, I'll skip the details other than to say they are consistently rude. Never seen anything like it specially since we are extremely low maintenance as customers, it's just bizarre...

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New Haven, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011 via mobile

My parents came into town so we decided to go to breakfast in ocean grove. Ocean grove being such a unique place, I thought it would have better standards. It appears to be a place where a lot of regular locals go. The food was marginal. My mother ordered a fruit bowl and I will say it was the saddest... More 

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Ocean, NJ
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Ocean Grove has lots of options for food - but our hands-down 'go to' restaurant for breakfast is Starving Artist. The menu always has innovative pancake and egg dishes - in fact the crumb cake pancakes are now on the regular menu - hooray! We had pumpkin pancakes on our last visit - hooray again - and they were delicious,... More 

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011 via mobile

Gorgeous crisp day today went for lunch - by noon we could sit outside in the garden - pleasant staff - attentive and helpful - breakfast and lunch served all day and specials besides - one block in off the main area and worth it - we had no room for dessert but Days Ice Cream right next door.

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Additional Information about The Starving Artist

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

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