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Jan 26, 2011 06:16 PM

Breakfast in Toms River. Where?

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. 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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    1. re: Tapas52

      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

      1. re: bgut1

        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!

    2. 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. 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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        1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

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

        2. 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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          1. re: ellacinder

            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.

            1. re: jerseyshore777

              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.

          2. 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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            1. re: Grace28

              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