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Shut Up & Eat

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804 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753-5563
(732) 349-4544
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6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unusual Restaurant with Unusual Decor and Good Food

With an name like Shut up and Eat, one would expect something different about this place, compared to other restaurants. When walking inside, I thought I entered a bizarro world. Nothing matched, the tables, chairs, not even the silverware. The walls were covered with all kinds of photos with no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Acworth, Georgia
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Whiting, New Jersey, Usa
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

if you like to relaxe have a great meal and not worry about how your dressed then this is the place for you ware the staff is in PJs all day and the decore is a throw back to the old days i highly recamend this place for a great meal of breakfast or lunch any time

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Somers Point, NJ
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been here many times for breakfast. The food and service were good with items you don't see everyday on the menu. Lunch is mostly different types of hamburgers . Most of them were good. So far so good until the cook burnt the hell out of 3 pieces of my meatloaf, but only on one side If I... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Shut up and eat has amazing food. I have eaten here several times living in Toms River. I have eaten everything from the French toast to the omelettes can't make a mistake no matter what you pick everything is good. The service is very good and if you go in your PJs you get a discount.

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Down the Shore, Barnegat, NJ
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a wonderful, fun, nostalgic place to eat. And the food is great too. I have eaten there several times and was never disappointed.

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Acworth, Georgia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

With an name like Shut up and Eat, one would expect something different about this place, compared to other restaurants. When walking inside, I thought I entered a bizarro world. Nothing matched, the tables, chairs, not even the silverware. The walls were covered with all kinds of photos with no apparent theme. The friendly waitresses wore pajamas. I suppose that... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I don't know if I could make this a regular breakfast spot but it was definitely an experience like no other. The food is decent and the service is ok, I think what gives this place its charm is the unconventional dining experience. I had the bacon, egg and cheese waffle sandwich which was good and filling.

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Pine Beach
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very expensive for a diner type restaurant. Hot dogs and their rolls to big for normal eaters. Two dogs, two snack size bags of chips, two ice teas. $22.00

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have never been a place like this before! It was so interesting with all the mismatched silverware and plates, it works for this spot. Food was good, huge portions and potatoes were nice and crisp!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a fun and yummy food spot. The waitstaff immediately greets you upon entering. They are all super friendly and engaging. The menu is huge and there are so many delicious combinations of things to eat that it can be a bit intimidating. I am quite sure though that whatever you eat will be delicious. Lots of kitschy decor and... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is my hands down favorite place to eat. the staff wears there pajamas and they all scream "HI" and "BYE" when you leave and enter. The food is cheap and yummy and you get a lot. the place is quirky with all antiques and random stuff around. Defiantly ask for a frosted glass with a drink you get! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 804 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753-5563
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: (732) 349-4544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:30 pm

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