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Shut Up & Eat

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American, Diner
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804 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753-5563
(732) 349-4544
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Toms River, New Jersey
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally had a chance to have breakfast here. The food was good and well priced for the area. The restaurant staff is friendly and there is entertainment to be found just reading the signs and plaques on the walls. Extensive menu with lots of comfort food. Large portions seems to be the norm. Will definitely be stopping here again in... More 

Thank myhrse11
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over all the atmosphere is cute, and servers are dressed in pajamas and were friendly. The two times we went there to eat we found it satisfactory. I thought it was a little high in price for what was offered.

Thank Tony S
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on a Thursday morning with the family. Place has great, kitschy decor. Lots of fun, random things to look at. Even in the mens room with the random ski propped up in the corner. Breakfast was awesome. Wife and I both had eggs benedict. Mine with taylor ham (yeah, I'm a Benny. What do you want to do... More 

Thank marine2531
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you walk in the door of the restaurant, there is a sign that says "this place is not a fast food restaurant and that all the food is made from scratch." The staff is dressed in pajamas and kinda act asif they just rolled out of bed to cook for you. Actually, I found the restaurant charming and the... More 

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oregon coast
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Never heard of a pork roll before our visit. Our waitress brought out a sample for us to try. Yumm. Not health food but very tasty. We had a variety of bowls and the french toast and it was all outstanding. Nice atmosphere and great service.

Thank sealrocker
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I've found SU&E a few years ago by coincidence, and have made it a habit to stop by for a hardy American breakfast when traveling through he Garden State. Great OJ, eggs and corned beef sandwich

Thank yaniv s
Lords Valley, PA
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Here is your up-front warning: they don't take credit cards here, so if you don't have cash in your pocket you will either have to use their in-house ATM, or go somewhere else. It's hard to describe this place, but they have mastered the art of being quirky while serving mostly decent food. The decor is purposely mis-matched. No two... More 

Thank PokeYerNose
Toms River, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Food is always fresh and delicious. Very friendly staff. If I could I would eat here everyday. 😊. So many different meals that you wouldn't find anywhere else. A definite place to eat.

Thank Mike C
Bayville, New Jersey
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77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Checked out this place for a late breakfast. Service was good & inside decor was cool. I had a chili & cheese egg omelette with tater tots & toast. The portion was huge👍🏻. Very tasty. It's cash only. There is an ATM up front if you are caught out there with only a Mac card. Overall I'd done there again.

Thank kevin k
Saratoga Springs, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Mom and I went here for the first time last week. It won't be the last time!! Nothing in the restaurant "matches" ...from the chairs to the coffee cups...all different. What does "match" is the quality of the food. Very, very good stuff!! I had the South Toms River Scramble which was amazing!! Mom had a make-your-own omelet. We loved... More 

Thank Jane Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753-5563
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: (732) 349-4544

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