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Toms River Diner

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

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  • 6
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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
Pretty average

Friendly staff. Inside could definitely use some updating (booth seats slid off while we wet sitting in them). Food was good, but not great. Wasn't taken aback by the place, but would come back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Rachel K
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not worth the trip! There is absolutely nothing to make me want to recommend this diner. There are several dining establishment in the are that are much better.

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Thank Dennis W
Cumming, Georgia
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're from this area, and make the trip a few years to visit family, and never, ever miss an opportunity to get to 'the diner'. I'm at once sorry that we can't get to the diner, and glad, because I'd eat here every day. I love the salads..there was a chicken salad on spinach. But...my passion is the tuna melt.... More 

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Thank fitnessinharmony
Browns Mills, New Jersey
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff. Inside could definitely use some updating (booth seats slid off while we wet sitting in them). Food was good, but not great. Wasn't taken aback by the place, but would come back.

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Thank Rachel K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Went in for dinner Sunday Nov 29th. Ate 1 piece of my Turkey club went to grab another piece and there was a pubic hair on my plate. Was told to come back for a gift certificate so i sent my mother in law as i had already left to come back to Florida and she was treated like a... More 

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2 Thank Rose B
Hackensack, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Stopped on way to AC. Close to parkway. Typical diner atmosphere. Food was above average. Service was good.

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Thank nricciiii
Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Breakfast they say is the most important meal of the day then you can't go wrong here. Everything is fresh and made to order, something special wanted just ask the waitress and the cook will be glad to make it. Coffee for me is a morning must, here the cup is never empty and its fresh ground absolutely delicious. Never... More 

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Thank 403oldtimer
Toms River, New Jersey
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I Previously wrote a very bad review. THE TOMS RIVER DINER IS BACK!! 2015 Cleaner Brighter Refurbished Exterior still looks unloved/uninviting. When you beautify the appearance outside... you will increase business guaranteed. FOOD IS GETTING MUCH BETTER! Greater attention to detail, flavor and value. I had a very nice meal this time! Service is good, not great yet..ie: Have a... More 

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Thank zxcvbnmlkjhvf
Manchester Township, New Jersey
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great Late night spot. Its your traditional NJ diner, with all the regular all day menu items. My favorites are the Club sandwiches, pizza fries, burgers, pork roll and cheese etc.

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Thank swerner18
New Jersey
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

While on vacation my wife and I just wanted a sandwich for dinner. We saw fairly good reviews for this Diner and decided to try it. I had the open faced corned beef Reuben sandwich and my wife had the London broil sandwich. Food was really good but the portions could have been a bit larger. At most of the... More 

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Thank Cayman-puppy
Toms River, New Jersey
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229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place was good like 10 years ago.Desperate attempt at getting eggs and knew it would be a mistake. It's so run down and of all the times I pass by it looks deserted. Can't believe it's still up and running. Their only hope is the summer vacationers that make their way to Seaside Heights and pass by.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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