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Breakfast in Toms River. Where?

tumbleweed5 Jan 26, 2011 06:16 PM

Any recommendations for breakfast in Toms River?
Please omit any of the diners along Rte 37.
Same for the Four Seasons on Bay and Fisher. It's nice enough but average plus.

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  1. Tapas52 RE: tumbleweed5 Jan 26, 2011 06:30 PM

    What are you actually looking for in breakfast as you have eliminated almost everything in the area and there wasn't much to start with around here anyway? Most is overpriced basic fare.....the Dover Diner was pretty good but has been leveled with the Old Time Tavern to make room for the NEW Shoprite complex going up on Rt9/37 now.

    Have you tried Shut Up & Eat on Water Street?...

    290 West Water Street
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    (732) 349-4544

    every one that works there wears pajamas & if you go in YOUR pajamas you get a discount also last time I was there. This is their new location....

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      bgut1 RE: Tapas52 Jan 26, 2011 08:28 PM

      I agree with Tapas. If you omit the diners on 37 (including Perkins and IHOP), you are throwing out most of the avaialble breakfast establishments in TR. Although I have no recommendations which meet your request, I do know that Amy's Omelette House is opening soon in the old Friendly's space on Main St. Amy's should fill the breakfast void which currently exists in town. Good Luck.

      Amy's Omelette House
      444 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740

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        Tapas52 RE: bgut1 Jan 27, 2011 02:25 AM

        Amy's will do good there especially when the new Shoprite plaza is built close by......I also see that the River Market cafe has a new website on Main St. also. Great Place for lunch!


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      Rick7 RE: tumbleweed5 Jan 27, 2011 12:45 PM

      Mr breakfast 1/2 mile west of the seaside bridge on the east bound lane.Good traditional Greek dinner,breakfast comes out real quick.The best sausage egg and cheese sandwich around,ask for links &deep fried home fries

      1. Heidi cooks and bakes RE: tumbleweed5 Jan 28, 2011 06:12 AM

        Interesting article in Wednesday's Asbury Park Press about The Four Seasons Diner in Toms River. Too bad I missed Duff!


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          Tapas52 RE: Heidi cooks and bakes Jan 28, 2011 09:32 AM

          Funny how a car Insurance company is running the survey?... after all its still Toms River... :)
          but an interesting read thanx for the link.

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          ellacinder RE: tumbleweed5 Feb 6, 2011 02:08 PM

          I know what you are saying! The breakfast in Toms River is sub-par but so are most of the meals in Toms River. I tend to base a decent breakfast place on their home fries. Unfortunately, in Toms River, home fries consist of either burnt boiled potatoes thrown on the griddle or just deep fried potato squares. Don't know if it's because of the huge senior population, but they are afraid to make home fries like up north. Throw some peppers and onions in them with a bit of spice to add some flavor! The closest we have found is Sandy's in Lakehurst. At least they give you the option to include onions in your home fries.

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            jerseyshore777 RE: ellacinder Feb 9, 2011 05:25 PM

            I would try Cafe Bistro in Silverton (in the strip mall with the DMV). It is a small space and may lack some ambiance but I have been twice and I thought the breakfasts were solid and reasonably priced.

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              ellacinder RE: jerseyshore777 Feb 10, 2011 01:29 AM

              We tried Cafe Bistro and it was terrible. The home fries were deep fried squares and they put rosemary on them. Yuck! The rest of the meal was sub par at best.

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            Grace28 RE: tumbleweed5 Feb 10, 2011 02:04 AM

            My Mother lives in Ortley Beach. When I take her out to breakfast, we love IHOP. During the summer we often frequent different places like the outdoor breakfast area at Catherine's . I forget the name but on the ocean, great menu That's on the beach at 7th street in Ortley. Jimmy's is a little place across from the Boardwalk , great plain menu, eggs, etc. Has added Snooki and Situation omelets. The Crab's Claw does a brunch on Sunday this time of year, if you want to go toward the beach.

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              Tapas52 RE: Grace28 Feb 10, 2011 10:20 AM

              Another nice place for outdoor breakfasts is Dorcas of Bayhead NJ not too far from Toms River.


              Dorcas of Bayhead
              58 Bridge Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742

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              CarrJL RE: tumbleweed5 Mar 6, 2011 12:42 PM

              Have you tried C&G's Cafe in the K-Mart plaza on Rte 37. Run by the Kramers, from The Sunrise Cafe in Ortley and formerly the Wheelhouse in S. Seaside Park, fresh ingredients, ceative combos and a well-trained staff. This is my go to place in the area.

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                Tapas52 RE: CarrJL Mar 6, 2011 03:37 PM

                Is this in the space where SHUT UP & EAT WAS ? as I haven't been there since they moved to their new location near the JCPL Electric Co off Water st. Didn't know someone else too it over now...But I'll give it a shot sometime also.

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                NJforager RE: tumbleweed5 Jul 3, 2011 08:04 AM

                Meg's In Lavallette, Bayside Cafe in Lavallette. Both Local. But packed in AM on summer weekends.

                Bayside Cafe
                607 Bay Blvd, Lavallette, NJ 08735

                1. jroxybabe19 RE: tumbleweed5 Jul 25, 2011 11:48 AM

                  Shut up and eat was terrible. Cheap food, the menu is gigantic and the prices make my head hurt.
                  Also Cafe Bistro in Silverton was terrible as well. Super cheap ingredients, coffee was garbage and no atmosphere.

                  The only place we go to now is C&G's in the KMart plaza on Rt 37 heading east.
                  Also really like the Cranberry Inlet Marina Cafe in Seaside (more for the great atmosphere of being on the water) but not sure if they are still open.
                  Toms River is basically a culinary wasteland so do not expect too much.

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