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Shut Up & Eat

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American, Diner
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804 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753-6520
(732) 349-4544
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointing meal. We ordered the Jeeves corned beef hash omelet, which we assumed would have corned beef hash in it. There were some flecks of meat that were too sparse to even taste, but nothing that would qualify as corned beef hash. The side potatoes were good and the rye toast slices were large. We also ordered a plain waffle,... More 

Thank Earthbound66
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old style breakfast joint with added comedic sarcasm... What a treat! Highly recommended great service.. Eggs benny the best. Just do it!

Thank macpasal
Tom's River
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for fresh, delicious food you have found it here. It's like eating at grandma's house, only better. Parking lot is small, but that's the only thing you can complain about. Servers never rush you, food is served hot and prices are good. Feel free to eat in your pj's and you should get 10% off tab...just be... More 

Thank dcheers2u
Carteret, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after arriving in Toms River to start our vacation. Loved the decor of vintage memorabilia. We both had the burger with feta cheese and black olives which was delicious. The fries were uniquely cut but delicious also. Will definitely come again!

Thank ETorres2016
Toms River
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The style is eclectic, the staff are energetic, the customers are friendly, and the food is GREAT! Try the mango, coconut and chocolate chip French toast! To die for!!! Warm banana bread and a great cup of coffee!

Thank Ladycopnj
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about... Food was okay, not worth the detour. Restaurant needs to be cleaned ("artifacts" and photograph very dusty and dirty. Service was exceptional, though.

Thank sszoe
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was phenomenal. Greeted as soon as you walk in. The servers wear pajamas to feel comfortable and they pass that on to the customers. The menu is excellent and food is the same. Highly recommend.

Thank phillupi
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117 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast is breakfast and Lunch is lunch - so why on earth try this place ? Because it is a throw-back to the kind of place you went to before Fast Food joints, Perkins, IHOP, and others took over. The relaxed atmosphere, joking around, friendly banter set it apart from the big, commonplace, corporate entities that dot the landscape everywhere... More 

Thank TonyTaibi
Toms River, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is mismatched from tables to utensils in this fun little restaurant that's open for breakfast and lunch. You are greeted with a loud 'Hello' when you walk in the door by staff wearing pajamas! So cool! Easy to get to (previously it was a Friendly's Restaurant). Fresh food and all homemade with average prices.

Thank Sandi D
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yuck! If you like to eat in a dirty loud diner with bad service, than "Shut Up & Eat" is the place for you. I had eaten here a few times over a year ago, but it has just gone downhill now. The novelty has worn off and the grunge is setting in. There is a male waiter who was... More 

Thank Karen A

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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 St, Toms River, NJ 08753-6520
  • 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?