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1277 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-3323
(732) 240-9399
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Typical Olive Garden - good food

unfortunately our waitress was burnt out by the time we got there. She was friendly to our face however right next to us she laughed and poked fun at us to other waitstaff. I guess her hearing was off not thinking we could hear her. Outside of her, the food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
wildzootv
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Toms River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Believe it or not, the zuppa tuscana (sausage soup) is different OG to OG and this Olive Garden makes it the best! The prices are great and I love the food at the Olive Garden - maybe the tomato sauce isn't what "you're momma used to make", but try the alfredo or something new. I just love all their dishes.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

unfortunately our waitress was burnt out by the time we got there. She was friendly to our face however right next to us she laughed and poked fun at us to other waitstaff. I guess her hearing was off not thinking we could hear her. Outside of her, the food was good.

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Brick, New Jersey
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174 reviews 174 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited this Olive Garden for lunch and although the restaurant was very busy we were immediately escorted to a table. We were immediately greeted by our server. After taking our drink order and determining if we wanted soup or salad our drinks were immediately served to us and the salad immediately followed. I ordered the citrus chicken sorrento and... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Never eaten at an Olive Garden before but we had a gift card so thought we'd give it a try. This restaurant in Toms River was really a nice surprise! Bright, cozy separate dining areas, and immaculate. At 2:00 on a Thursday afternoon it was bustling. Being bar patrons, my husband and I sat at the bar today and spent... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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186 reviews 186 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I consider the meals decent for a chain restaurant. If your in the mood for Olive Garden flavor you know what to expect. The soups are my favorite part at OG!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had some family in from out-of state and we were going shopping @ the Ocean County mall so we stopped for dinner. On a Saturday evening, at dinner time in most places, you'd expect a wait time to be seated, not here. Even though the parking lot was crowded, we were seated immediately. The waitress gave us ample time... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped here for dinner after receiving a coupon in the mail. Having not visited this restaurant for quite a while, we decided to give it another try. We were delighted that at 5pm we were seated immediately. The special was a mixture of clams and shrimp over large noodles. When the entree was served, two of my clams and... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Never liked Olive garden, only reason we went was for the coupon and figured we would see if any thing changed, but no nothing changed, the reasturant is always packed with families and seniors. The reasturant has a crowded feeling and is loud, the floors are always dirty. The service was awful. Our waitress made it obvious she hated her... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here 1-2 times a month. Food is good for price and service has always been great. We ask for Val as she is always pleasant and eager to make sure visit is good.

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Howell, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Soup and salad were good. Enjoyed the stuffed chicken marsala. My children liked the chicken and fettucini Alfredo. My husband always loves their tiramisu.@

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1277 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-3323
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: (732) 240-9399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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