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The Starving Artist

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47 Olin St, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1657
+1 732-988-1007
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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242 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a pleasant environment with both inside and outside seating. The outside is very inviting with a garden feel. We stopped by for lunch and split a turkey club sandwich. It came on three slices of rye with Russian dressing, slaw, and a slice of Swiss. Fries were included. There was plenty for both of us. Our waiter was... More 

1 Thank Larry62NewJersey
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had breakfast there and i must say it is great to live in town and have places in walking distance, but with that comes the problem.. Not much to choose from so you get what you get... Breakfast was so so and the wait staff was the same..I do like the outdoor setting and cozy feel but come on let's... More 

1 Thank Michael K
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Good place for breakfast. Great pancakes and egg choices. Try the blueberry pancakes. Real maple syrup available upon request. They have Gluten Free bread available! They are open for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesdays.

Thank Cindy T
New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great for breakfast. Expect a wait if you are visiting during peak season. Pleasant service. Good food. Enjoy the Al fresco dining with the murals and expansive porch.

Thank Mark L
Scotch Plains, NJ
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great lunch at a great price! We sat on the open porch on a lovely Saturday afternoon and were not disappointed. Everything tasted like homemade and the salads were perfect!

1 Thank Skfmsw
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Seated quickly ,but took a long time for food to arrive. Shortage of cooks in the kitchen. Food was average. I had the grilled chicken sandwich and my friend fried seafood platter. We went there for lunch on a Thursday. The waitress was very accommodative And kept apologizing for the delay.

Thank Kumudha R
Ocean, New Jersey
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Menu-wise, Starving Artist offers up what i would label as a diner variety of food. Quality is decent. The dining room is a little crowded, but not unmanebeable. THe staff was relatively attentive and friendly. Not my first choice in the area, but not a bad option

Thank David B
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has a great menu. The food is great and the setting is so beautiful and romantic that I go there quite often for lunch. The indoors Air conditioned seating reminds me American restaurants and its elegance back in the fifties. It is a short walking distance from the Ocean Grove Auditorium. In the evenings, after a performance at... More 

Thank Vatche
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Everything was ok. If you're looking for a restaurant that is not fussy, family friendly with simple Americana diner dishes, this is perfect. The food was average, and the service was average--though our waitress was perfectly pleasant. I was disappointed only in that I was hoping for a more interesting place to finish off our lovely beach vacation and probably... More 

1 Thank PervisLodge
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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218 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've heard a lot about this place and finally got to try it with my sister. Cute location, we ate outside the back. I was happy they have both breakfast and lunch options. The lemonade is AMAZING. No free refills on it but it is a little over $1 and so good, I had three! I ordered the steak sandwich... More 

Thank Emma B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 732-988-1007

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?