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Shut Up & Eat

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804 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753-6520
+1 732-349-4544
06:30 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 06:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 15:30
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329 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The name so intrigued us that we had to check it out. Decor was funky and fun, waitresses wore their pj's, food was tasty, prices very fair for the ample portions served. My chicken salad sandwich came on a waffle w/ soup and fries! We were too full to try one of their desserts but will definitely visit again. Hours... More 

Thank snivvy
Beachwood, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a breakfast spot. The servers wear pajamas and it has the eclectic look of a hoarding grandmas front room. The food was good and the service was great. I would return again.

Thank IdoGetAround
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place a few times and will never go back very overrated staff is rude and the food is not good and very pricy

Thank Kevin P
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here every chance we can!! Great food and friendly waiters. Remember to bring cash, they don't except credit cards but have an ATM in building.

Jackson, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a great little place! Eclectic, funny atmosphere. Good food. They are only open from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm. 13% off if you wear your PJs to the restaurant (PJs - not negligees, nighties, etc.)

Thank wowforthehome
Staten Island, New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Anyone looking for a unique and fun place to eat well this is it.Place is decorated in old antique stuff.After sitting down at table all 21 of us we all had different silverware different cups.Huge menu with many different choices.Waiters wear pajamas.Dont get caught with cell phone because they will hide it on you.I had pastrami with Swiss on a... More 

Thank Duniman123
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a smaller place that seats about 80. The wait staff wear PJ's and if you wear yours there is a 13% discount. The place is decorated with lots of old toys & kitchen items. The dishes & serving pieces don't match - intentionally. we had the Tot bowl which was chili & tater tots & cheese & egg... More 

Thank Susie W
Omaha, Nebraska
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156 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A family member recommended this place so we went for a late breakfast. The facility is in an old Friendly's that they have redone with a quirky mix of garage sale stuff inside. The servers all wear pajamas. We had very good food. We had a short stack with sausage, French toast and eggs Benedict with waffles, spinach and avocado... More 

Thank pmx2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Omg the food is fresh and great!!! If your going in make sure you try the tot bowl. It's a favorite of mine. Love having so close to home!

Thank amsamf
Toms River, New Jersey
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A "cluttered with old stuff" restaurant where the servers wear pajamas and greet everyone who enters with a loud "hi!" Silverware and plates don't match, chairs don't match, cups and saucers don't match but the food and prices are both excellent. Service is great. We go there frequently.

Thank Gary G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
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: +1 732-349-4544

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