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About The Octopus's Garden
A long time favorite at the Jersey shore, The Octopus's Garden has been pleasing the palates of seafood lovers and landlubbers alike since 1977. With a huge variety of fresh fish, beef and chicken as well as a complete vegetarian and vegan menu, we are sure to exceed your expectations. Originally located on LBI, The Octopus's Garden has moved to the mainland to a "built from scratch" state of the art green building just six miles from its old location.
Known for a great value, Lobster nights on Thursday and Fridays, have become legendary. Throughout the week guests will enjoy nightly specials.
Relax in the candle lit dining room lined with seaside snapshots and a large window looking into the pristine kitchen. It is the perfect restaurant for romance or celebration and as always the kids are welcome.
The Octopus's Garden is open all year long and can accommodate private parties.
West Creek, NJ 08092
Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday evenings, beginning at 4:30.
Mayetta Landing Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Large parking lots in front and rear of restaurant - Some parking on side and street
NJ Transit on Rt 9 stops in front of restaurant
BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Octopus's Garden Ratings and Reviews
Good service,temperature of food on arrival was just right. Nice value,salad choices with entre,Wine purchased was not outstanding but very adequate.Fish was well prepared with fresh well cooked vegetables.The red snapper flavor was excellent, texture could have been a little more tender.Price was fair.This restaurant has nice ambiance,is very clean and tables are spaced well for privacy.
Our 3 rd visit and it keeps getting better! Wonderful meal in a relaxing and warm ambience. A real jewel in this part of the state. I had Max special Lobster tails - outstanding. My wife had the Snapper- a real delight. Can't wait to go back.
Nice little find that was a little off the beaten path from Long Beach Island. More on the expensive side, but well worth it. Cozy atmosphere, great service, excellent food. Though we don't live close, will make the trip to try it again.
If you want to eat healthy fish prepared perfectly, this is the place to go. The menu is well-rounded with a large selection of fish but also has enough non-healthy non-seafood entries for your carnivorous friends to enjoy as well. The seasonings and sauces are gourmet and service was attentive but not intrusive. What a gem.
Frequent diners at OG's will be aware that ownership has changed. There are changes which is to be expected but the basic items and experience remain largely unchanged. Service is excellent. Some prices have increased and there is some nickel and diming such as now paying $2 for soup on lobster night. Theme nights such as half price appetizers and desserts have been replaced with an email list called the Inner Circle making offers. We imagine some guests may not like the changes, some may not mind and some may not even notice. There seem to be more non-fish items on the menu but the seafood based theme is still alive and well. Love the jazz music in the background...
The cod was absolutely delightful, the scallops were large and underwhelming in flavor. On a prior visit the scallops were the tiny bay variety and more flavorful. The cup of chowder was very tasty, but it was the smallest cup I've ever seen. What totally made the evening was the excellent waitstaff.
We have been to this restaurant over a dozen times over the past several years. There have been a few changes that we noticed on out last visit. The olive spread that come with the bread is gone, and the portions have been reduced. Only thing I would recommend to the new owners, if it isn't broken don't fix it! We really enjoy this restaurant, and would hate to see it change for the worst! Thank you.
I have eaten here once before in season and really enjoyed my dinner. On this visit I was very disappointed. The coconut shrimp was encased in a very thick batter and the sweet and sour dipping sauce did not taste at all similar to any sweet and sour that I have ever had. It seemed like more of a fruit chutney. Additionally the salad dressing really had a very "off" flavor and some of the greens were wilted.
On our most recent visit, which was our second, we once again had an enjoyable experience. Known for seafood, my wife enjoyed crab cakes, while I had the sea bass. Both dishes were very good. This particular Saturday night found there to be light crowd, which was fine for us. The dining room is attractive and adds to the dining experience. One of the best restaurants we have found in the Forked River area.
I have been coming here for years. The food and the service are always excellent, staff is warm and friendly as well as accommodating. It is truly a "big city" restaurant hiding out in the Pine Barrens! If you have not been there yet, you are missing something!
We always ask to be seated in the "quiet " room ! Fun evening celebrating my husband's birthday with friends! Food was very good. We usually have the server in the room in the rear of the building, this time, however, we were seated in the room off to the side of the entrance! We missed her!
Returned after a year only to be disappointed. Every dish brought was bland (no taste). The calamari was tough and not crispy, the duck was dry, the mushroom risotto again was bland and the apple lasagna had apples with no sweetness along with a mushy crust. That was just my dinner. The other three guests we're also disappointed in their meal. Would be returning to this joint!
We were staying in Beach Haven and decided to take the short drive to dine at the Octopus Garden. Lucky for us it was a Friday night so we were able to take advantage of the Lobster Special. For only $28 we got delicious clam chowder, a caesar salad, a fresh steamed lobster and a baked potato. It is a BYOB too. It is a lovely restaurant with great service. Give it a try.
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