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The Starving Artist

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47 Olin St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1657
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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fanwood, nj
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times for brunch and it has been consistently solid. Not huge portions or prices. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. The place is so cute. We like to sit outside, but covered, next to a lovely wild garden.

Thank creb111
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my breakfast there 9/17/2016. I had stuffed French toast! Well that was out of this world! Stuffed with cream cheese, pecans and lots of cinnamon! I got the large stack! Boy was I stuffed, too! LOL! Great coffee! And very attentive service!

Thank Lilliesusan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We greatly enjoyed the atmosphere and service at Starving Artist, and the food overall was very good. I was a little disappointed that the turkey in my country omelette was clearly out of a bag, but the rest of the meal was tasty. A table next to us got a veggie omelette with a sausage on the side, which looked... More 

Thank Bcohen13
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We especially like getting there at 8AM when they open, and sitting at the outside tables with the open shuttered windows overlooking the planted yard with the morning sun streaming across the cherry table top. Great coffee, omelet's, very welcoming staff. My only complaint is that years ago they had white, long sleeve shirts with "The Starving Artist" written in... More 

Thank 65roseland
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

They have the best breakfasts. We always have the best waiters and again the best breakfasts. Their Greek one late is the greatest

Thank Lindamaj1
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Suggested this place to a friend as a lunch stop based on reviews online. Charming decor inside and out. Took several minutes before a staff person directed us to host outside. Male host was pleasant. Shortly after we were seated, a waitress took our order. And then we waited and waited some more. The family of four next to us... More 

Thank Teresa L
Southington, Connecticut
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a nice place , varied menu. it was busy, but not crazy- the service was very slow. We were there over 1.5 hours for lunch. Ok if you have no place else to be but it was a gorgeous beach day so we wanted to get going.

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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Stopped in for breakfast on a recent trip to Ocean Grove. So glad we did. You can either eat outside or inside...but we chose inside on both occasions. It's nice and cool inside....and the service was very good. Had the special first day...which is two eggs...two pancakes...piece of bacon and piece of sausage. All were very good....they also have huge... More 

Thank Jintsfan
New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Starving Artist is a delightful stop for a quiet lunch. The servers are helpful and the food enjoyable. A table next to the garden provides a peaceful respite from a walking tour of Ocean Grove.

Thank hannah145
Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This place is great, friendly staff, good food and a fun / colorful atmosphere. Some of the breakfast items are big enough to share with someone. If you can't make breakfast or lunch... then go get ice cream later on ... unique flavors and the cups are big enough to fill your ice cream needs/ wants. ( Ice Cream place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Olin St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1657
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: 732-988-1007

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