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The Original Oyster - CLOSED

1 Willow St, Highlands, NJ 07732-1013
+1 732-872-1450
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 31, 2013
“In memoriam”
Oct 21, 2012
“This place has it all”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Italian
1 Willow St, Highlands, NJ 07732-1013
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I visited the site of the restaurant this week and all that is left of it is the restaurant sign at the entrance to the lot. A pile of rubble marks the spot where it was destroyed by Sandy. I don't know the plans of...More

Thank frequently_away
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Just ate here this afternoon and had to write. Great view, friendly, efficient staff and fabulous food. The oysters were fresh, plump, properly chilled and delicious. The soup sampler is a great idea for soup lovers, you get 3 small cups and all three I...More

Thank QueenSandi
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Overlooking Sandy Hook bay from the Highlands is an excellent seafood restaurant that was rennovated about a year ago and can compete with the best of the restaurants on the north Jersey shore. In the summer, outdoor dining is available, the outdoor Tike bar is...More

Thank b_lang3
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I ate at The Original Oyster one evening when I wanted to escape Manhatten and chill out by the water. I took the high speed ferry from Pier 11 journey time approx 45 minutes each way. The staff in this restaurant were super friendly, especially...More

Thank Will-WBi
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Last night was the first time I've been here and I loved it. The wait staff is on top of everything and very down to earth and friendly. The view is beautiful and very relaxing. The seafood on the raw menu is very fresh, well...More

Thank dragonladyrvrr
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The food quality is extremely good and consistent. the view is wonderful. It's a great place to see the sunset. We take all our visitors here and everyone has loved it.

Thank JBRNewtown_Pa
Reviewed May 21, 2012

The original oyster is at the very end of highlands in a marina, so it is right on the river. there is inside and outside dining and also a tiki bar section. the menu is varied from seafood to pasta to sandwiches. the seafood is...More

Thank sds72016
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  • Address: 1 Willow St, Highlands, NJ 07732-1013
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-872-1450
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