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JBJ's Soul Kitchen

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207 Monmouth St, Toms River, NJ, Red Bank, NJ 08753
+1 732-731-1414
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 19:00
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The people who run the restaurant are awesome! Very friendly and helpful. This restaurant is a pay it forward restaurant. Jon Bon Jovi established this to help people out that need a little hope in their lives.

Thank MAllenEaddy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother and I visited the Soul Kitchen during Red Bank Restaurant Week and we absolutely loved it! Everyone was so kind and were great to talk to! For appetizers my mom and I both got one of the best lobster bisque we've ever had! For an entree my mom got the mixed grill which was delicious and the lamb... More 

1 Thank Spencer B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had Sunday brunch while in a weekend shore get-away and wish it were nearer so we could go back for dinner soon. Food choices excellent, fresh, perfectly seasoned, generous portions. And what great value -- three full courses for the "pay it forward" $20/person tab. Warm greeting and attentive but not-too-fussy service. Real napkins, fresh flowers on the tables. Nice... More 

2 Thank Beth P
Red Bank, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone should go and support this! Surprisingly good food and what a great concept! Pay a really low price for a great meal and add a donation for someone who can't afford it ... let's pay it forward

1 Thank L8Tr4U
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We have never received better service at a restaurant. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. We were seated promptly and enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere is pleasant with beautiful flowers on the table. The 3 course meal was delicious. The soup and salad enjoyable. Main courses of salmon cake and pulled pork tacos delicious. The maple whipped cream was a... More 

Thank Marjorie1754
Bethel Park
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The premise of the restaurant is that people can volunteer at the restaurant, and thereby pay for a meal for themselves or loved ones. You can also be a paying guest, who is served by the all volunter staff. There are prices on the menu, however, when you pay your tab, you are given an envelope and can pay for... More 

Thank Grayce L
Red Bank, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The establishment is low-key, unique garage with charm. Very clean the staff is nice the food is very good for the price and is excellent. Had the salmon with some veggie. For $20 just as good as a fancy restaurant. The hours are a little bit unusual they're not open every day. I would call ahead of time and make... More 

Thank suzyferr13
New Jersey
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438 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Was here last year and it was 5 stars, and 5 stars again. Such a great feeling to go here, get a great meal, then give back paying it forward. The volunteers are awesome people as well...so friendly.

Thank dave911nj
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Thankyou JBJ for your inspiring Soul Kitchen! I had the absolute honour of breaking bread there this last week which has long been a dream.What a wonderful initiative to provide a safe and welcoming experience for some who may not be in such a great place.I visited from Australia and I could see how much this place means to some... More 

1 Thank _KeeptheFaith450_
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Beyond the good the restaurant is doing for the community, the team and food are very good. Creative, smart, farm fresh menu items and a staff that's dedicated and trying really hard. We had to wait a while for a table and they kinda rush you to turn the table but it's all worth it. Go there knowing you may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Monmouth St, Toms River, NJ, Red Bank, NJ 08753
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: +1 732-731-1414

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