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445 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 929-0440
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Food

Great for all meals. Prices are okay. Most important sales taxes tin NJ are at 7%. Great atmosphere for families with children and teens alike.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I ate breakfast there once, nothing special. Better off paying another $2-$3 dollars a meal and going to IHOP instead. Ate supper there because we were starving and every place we stopped by was crowded, except the Toms River Diner...which should have been a clue. We ordered fried chicken and onions rings. The fried chicken tasted like the kind they... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A huge restaurant location right on Route 37...opportunity galore! SQUANDERED. TR Diner..ever been to any of the fantastic diners here in NJ ?!? They do fantastic business. (Have a cruddy diner...you'll do cruddy business.) Everything is half-hearted; Food is sometimes good, often ok, sometimes bad. Worst of all, restaurant is old, poorly maintained, Ugly..cruddy. Ugly exterior. Go to great diners...DO... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love NJ diners, and I have a long history with this one. We never miss an opportunity to come here. Breakfast, lunch and very good dinners. I always seem to get a salad which I then eat for at least 2 more meals. Very reasonably priced for such ample and good food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is disgusting! Terrible food. Terrible iced tea. The place smells. Atmosphere is full and in appealing. Found a long hair in my breakfast.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I visited around 9 pm and ordered the meatloaf. When the meatloaf came it looked like it had been reheated (browned to a crusty-crisp) in some kind of grease in a frying pan and was laying in clear fat of some type which would not even mix into the congealed brown gravy. The gravy looked like it was straight out... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First off waiter was great and still got a nice tip, went there for a friday night dinner and at first everything seemed ok, while eating dinner ,out of the corner of my eye on table at first i thought was a fly but it turned out to be a cockroach we immediately got up and called the host or... 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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Being a resident 25 yrs this place is in need of a remod big time! It used to be good but it's nothing like it used to be. Do't expect a decent meal here.

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Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great for all meals. Prices are okay. Most important sales taxes tin NJ are at 7%. Great atmosphere for families with children and teens alike.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stopped here for omelets and it was not our first visit. The waitress was inattentive, my husband received the wrong omelet and I never got my refill of coffee even after asking. The food was just average and we will not be rushing back.

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Brick, New Jersey
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137 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stopped at the Toms River Diner today for the first time and was pleasantly pleased with the service and the food. The diner was very clean, the waitress was very friendly and the food was very good. I would recommend this diner to friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: (732) 929-0440

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  • Cuisine: American

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