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Octopus's Garden

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771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120 (Mayetta Landing Road)
+1 609-597-8828
16:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had dinner sat 3/4 party of 7 We were seated quickly..that was the best thing of the nite..We sat at our table 41 mins..finally were served water and bread, should have left after that..I asked not 3 but 4 times for a bucket of ice for our wine.Someone ordered the Mac & Cheese with Lobster Appertizer, awful no taste... More 

Thank Diane S
Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

Diane, I truely appoligize for your experience Saturday night and appreciate your comments for what they are. We had a server call out due to illness at the last minute and you should have been notified that we could no longer honor your reservation at that time. I know your server dropped the ball and I take responsibility for that... More 

Jackson, New Jersey
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269 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three generations of family and friends had dinner last night. Everyone left the restaurant well satiated and pleasant. The servers were attentive, friendly and efficient. The food was well presented and delicious. We will continue having future good times and good food. BYOB.

Thank Bill P
Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had a pleasant experience as that is our goal for all our guests. Thank you Bill for your comments. Bob S. General Manager More 

New Jersey
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for our anniversary and we were happy with the food. Service not so much, our waitress Greta took a good 7 minutes to come to the table. This was our first time here and she opened with find anything good are you ready to order. No, any questions...Can I start you with...Right to business. She was not... More 

Thank jaydarin
Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Jay for your honest comments. I truely hope you do indeed give us another chance and you introduce yourself to me when you do. Sincerely, Bob S. General Manager More 

Maywood, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here may times in the past and always had a great experience. This week we went for the first time under new ownership for lobster night and were a bit disappointed. Not only has the price of the lobster special increased but they now charge extra ($2) for the previously included chowder which comes in a very... More 

Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

Dear LCTTJT, Sorry to hear you were a bit disappointed on your recent visit. I try to visit every table to make sure all guests are satisfied but most have missed your table the night you were here. I do appoligize for that but hope to meet you in the future and have the opportunity to assure a pleasant experience.... More 

Cranford, New Jersey
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went to Octopus's Garden for our New Year's Eve dinner with 8 people. The service was good and the staff was friendly and competent. For the crowd they had on New Year's Eve, the food was well prepared and tasty. We enjoyed our meal and experience here.

Thank NancyS306
Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Nancy for your generous comments. I am so glad you and your guests had a pleasant experience on New Year's Eve and hope the New Year is treating you well. I hope we can serve you again soon. Sincerely, Bob S. General Manager More 

Little Egg Harbor
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I enjoy going to the Octopus's Garden. Although they changed ownership, the food quality remains high while the prices have remained the same. The staff servers are very friendly, courteous, professional and extremely efficient.

Thank dlk4vr
Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments! It is our pleasure to serve you. Bob S. General Manager More 

clarks summit, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is our third annual vacation to Long Beach Island New Jersey. We found a restaurant called Octopus's Garden that we have loved since our first trip. It started out that we went one time, the second vacation we went 2 times and this last vacation we went three times. We're going back in 2017 but I don't know how... More 

Thank Carl S
Bob S, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Hold! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Armonk, New York
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164 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

consistently good food, great service and good value. had to go back there again before new owners took over on October 1. servers said they were staying and we can only hope they do, they are great. hopefully the new owners will keep the same menu, same chef and same specials because if they don't, it won't take long to... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was my family's go-to restaurant for special occasion dinners ever since it opened. My dad, sister and I were so looking forward to our dinner there last week. Unfortunately, we were very, very disappointed. My dad ordered what the menu described as a filet mignon, however, it was just pot roast - nothing special with a blob of very... More 

Thank VerifyPalms
Clark, New Jersey
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant several times and never had a bad meal. Last night Megan was our server and she was attentive without being overbearing. Seafood is always fresh and well prepared. Reservations recommended.

Thank Rookieoftheyear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
    (Mayetta Landing Road)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit on Rt 9 stops in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 609-597-8828

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Barnegat, New Jersey
Toms River, NJ
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?