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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not so good

We have eaten at other olive gardens before and always enjoyed them. This time we tried the chicken Parm. It was ok, nothing to write home about. I would skip this place next time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
ladybug59
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Tucson, Arizona
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120 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Being a Vegan, going with family for soup and salad endless. The Salad is like out of a supermarket pre-made salad. The soup is so/so.... does not taste like the made it there, and the bread had butter in it already so I could not have any. The wait staff treat the soup and salad people the worst. Trying to... More 

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Thank DBRTrips
Springfield, Vermont
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went to Olive Garden with my elderly parents. Wait staff were very patient and understanding with different food requests. Food was excellent, restaurant was very clean and hostess even helped my father walk to the table.

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Thank LindyLoo57
Florida
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at other olive gardens before and always enjoyed them. This time we tried the chicken Parm. It was ok, nothing to write home about. I would skip this place next time.

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Thank ladybug59
Brick, New Jersey
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I am a member of their on line club and got a coupon for unlimited soup and salad for $5.99! Recently i havent been too happy with olive garden, I wish they hadn't reduced their menu offerings. I had the pasta fagioli soup - this might be my favorite soup ever. Olive garden soups are always really hot, i can't... More 

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Thank lljpaisley
Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Over the past couple of years my wife and I have periodically visited the Olive Garden in Toms River, NJ. and except once was the food not good. This was on a July 4th weekend in 2014. The sauce was just terrible on this occasion, but we chalked it up to a substitute cook or something. Normally the food is... More 

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Thank Bob B
Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The silverware, glasses and even the walls were all dirty. Food was poor to average. We were rushed through our meal but then had to wait 15 minutes for our check. We only went because we were given a gift certificate. Probably will never go back.

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Thank LizzieRue
Beachwood, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Save your money! Portions are a lot smaller and prices higher ! No more full salad bowls but they will refill it if you request . Chicken marsala entrée is much smaller and re roasted potatoes are ,well I'm not sure what they are,except they're not what they used to be , like many chain restaurants they keep cutting back... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good Quality varied Greek Food. Menu offers many traditional dishes plus some interesting new items. Excellent service

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Thank Caroline M
Brick, New Jersey
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Employees act like they're doing you a favor letting you eat there. Hostesses are lost. Had 2 waitresses working together and one was really great the other was making it so obvious she hated her job. Complete with huffs and eye rolls. Food is average chain food. I actually liked my chicken scampi but the portion has gotten a lot... More 

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Thank JerseyShoreGirl123
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

salad is always the best with the bread sticks!! I had the whole wheat linguini and it could come with a variety of sauces. i had the meat sauce, very good.We also had the fried calamari, very good, would recommend getting the spicy sauce. Very light batter!

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Thank Bettyann M

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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: Families with children, 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?