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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 - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Good breakfast

Great little diner type for a good breakfast. If they have cornbread muffins that day, get it toasted with butter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriella L
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Secaucus, New Jersey
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1st time stopping in and it will not be our last. The breakfast was exactly what we ordered and it was delicious. Service was also outstanding.

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Thank Valjoy42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, staff very friendly and the decor is very nostalgic!! I dint use the restroom so I can't comment on that but the building itself inside is old but it adds to the air of the decor. We had breakfast which was eggs bacon sausage and toast coffe and juice. Was very delicious and filling. We came here... More 

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Thank Christina L
Toms River, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little diner type for a good breakfast. If they have cornbread muffins that day, get it toasted with butter.

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Thank Gabriella L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Food is decent. Pancakes and French toast are good choices. Coffee is fresh. Has a fun atmosphere and there is plenty of parking.

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Thank Lou S
BrickUSA
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Kipp7272 stated it before me but it's worth repeating: CASH ONLY!!!!!!!! I wish I had read Kip's review before I went to Shut Up and Eat. I finished my scrambled eggs, bacon, one large pancake and an orange juice....the bill arrived for $8 and something cents. Very fair price.I asked the server if AMEX was accepted. I had VISA ready... More 

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1 Thank SteveSBrickUSA
Manchester Township, New Jersey
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The entire place is filthy! We were seated by a window and the dust was everywhere. Food is good enough. Service is friendly.

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Thank Dennis W
Toms River, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

food was delicious, even corned beef hash was homemade. servers in pjs, unique atmosphere and friendly service. food was fresh and plentiful. breakfast was both fun and and tasty.

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Thank fromtomsriver
Boston, Massachusetts
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496 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We stopped here because of the high ratings. The servers were all nice, and the food was okay. Everything just seemed really dirty.The restaurant is like a museum of kitsch covering every wall, and over all the kitchen is a thick layer of dust and grime. The glassware was old and banged up. The mismatching plate was cute but some... More 

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1 Thank Kipp7272
Toms River, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

When you first walk into the place you don't know how to take it. It seems like you just walked into your grandmothers basement. What a fun decor. I wont say anything about how the people are dressed. I'll let you find out! I have eaten here on many occasions when I have been downtown early in the morning. Never... More 

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1 Thank Bob S
Toms River, New Jersey
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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Went for a late Sunday breakfast and was not disappointed. I was afraid it would be crowded, but we got a table right away. Food was very good and prices reasonable. Bill came to $20 including coffee. I would return.

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Thank MojoDining

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?