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The Serenity Cafe

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American, Contemporary
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2008 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753-7183
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A special meal with family was great, my steak was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the tomato peppers used in one of the dishes was very, very hot and rather tainted all the flavours of the dish. The service was pleasant and the evening was fun. A very popular place and recommended.

Thank DaisyDevon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From the moment you walk into the door every one is so nice. Reservations are highly recommended. The food is always to die for i have gone here about 6 times and never regret it. This places has the best food and great service. All food is made fresh and taste delicious. Menu does change through seasons so get it... More 

Thank Honesty4691
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Serenity Café has the freshest food and creative presentations. Friendly staff and the owner/chef cares about the food he provides and the experience of the diners. I always look forward to having a meal there, and do go as often as I can. Whether a sandwich, salad, or dinner entrée, I have never been disappointed.

Thank loramcpartland
Abington, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Always a good meal, love how they change the menu each season-always great choices! Good service, delicious food, great ambiance!

Thank Bette S
Brick, New Jersey
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were very excited to try this restaurant and told the server this upon being seated. The room is comfortable and servers attentive. Three of the four of us wanted the Arctic char (two do not eat meat). We were told the restaurant was out of this. Instead, two of the people ordered the shrimp with black rice and veggies.... More 

Thank drtravel47
Colonia, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Serenity Cafe catered our cocktail-stye reception at the Watermark in Asbury Park on 4/23/16 and everything was excellent. We had sampled a lot of vendors and Serenity Cafe stood out with their innovative menu and fresh, delicious food. There were a ton of menu options to choose from, each one better than the next. I love the variety in a... More 

Thank budgie102
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Last year we tried to eat here, but the wait was too long. Saturday we called to make a reservation, we had to leave a message, but they called us as soon as they opened. We were told unfortunately they were short servers so their second dining room was closed, therefore, they had nothing available until 8pm. That's a little... More 

Thank simonerd
manasquan, nj
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This place is hard to find but once you do, you won't forget where it is. Lunch or dinner, excellent every time. Very nice atmosphere for a strip mall restaurant, very quiet, great service. It's a shame there aren't more restaurants this good in ocean county. You can order anything you want, and, you can mix and match. They're very... More 

Thank bob_mona
Little Egg Harbor
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Nice atmosphere, good food, pleasant service. Tucked away in a strip mall, this little gem is a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Arrowman53
Jeannette P, Owner at The Serenity Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much we greatly appreciated the review We all at Serenity take pride in providing a great experience From start to finish More 

New Jersey
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This place is buried at the end of a small strip mall so you need to keep an eye out when trying to find it. Make sure you have a reservation. We saw them turn away a few people even though the dining room was nowhere near full. We started with the calamari and Caesar salad. Both were good. The... More 

Thank Amys_husband
Jeannette P, Owner at The Serenity Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on using quality fresh ingredients. We are very conscientious of no using to much salt as we prefer the individual Ingredients to come through. We do change our entire menu every three weeks and this past Weekend was the first time running this new menu. It seemed you enjoyed your meals and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2008 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753-7183
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: 732-270-2088
Phone number 732 270 2088

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?