Woody's -Tinton Falls

4.2
274 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
At Woody's Ocean Grille, we offer the area's top fine-casual dining destination. Our unique atmosphere at Woody's offers a somewhat upscale, yet very laid back environment. Our menu is California Coastal with a Southwestern flare, which includes our famous fish tacos, fresh seafood, and exciting southwestern creations. No matter what your taste, you will always find something at Woody's.
Our specialty drink menu features Woody's signature cocktail, The Orange Crush - a must have! Also offering an extensive wine list that features an eclectic blend of regions and vintages specially designed to complement your dining experience.
Come to Woody's and take your body where your mind's been all week. Mahalo
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Southwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: starting at 11:30am


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: ending at 9:30pm


Friday & Saturday: ending at 10:30pm
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Phone number
(732) 935-0525
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Onofrio Moscato
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tinton Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 274 People Are Saying
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CM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy having dinner at Woodys. Our waiter Robert was very knowledgeable of the menu and is very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. We have had him many times before and always a positive experience. We have had the grouper, salmon, pasta dishes, hamburger etc all to be excellent.

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CV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always solid; great apps and entrees; terrific cocktails

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely table right in front of the fire place. Service was great, food was delicious.

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KD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always a solid choice. Can get corn tortillas so lots of options fit my GF lifestyle. Always seem to have an issue with tables. Was given a table surrounded by kids (for me and my husband) and then no one came over to get a drink started or acknowledge us . Was promptly moved away from kids and nonexistent server. next server was better. Hostess needs to look at the audience before making a seating decision.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for casual dinner early Friday. No problem getting a table. Overall the experience was good. Service was very good. just a few things to mention... my specialty drink was called "the painkiller" sounded good with rum pineapple coconut cream etc. what I got was a really strong unbalanced rum drink with hardly any pineapple or coconut flavor. the rum overpowered the whole thing (maybe thats the point?) it just didnt seem quite right. it was cloudy and served in a tall narrow glass overflowing with crushed ice. I drank it, but it didnt kill the pain. then the food... flavor combinations seem to be just a bit, shall we say, adventurous? oddball? we decided to order several small and large plates and share them among three of us. Chicken Quesedias were tasty and well prepared but they were served with sides of sour cream in one cup and marinara sauce in another. Kind of a strange choice I thought, for a tex-mex kind of dish with an Italian pasta sauce thrown in. When the fish & Chips arrived we asked for malted vinegar, (as any proper fish & chips should be paired with) they didnt have any. they served it with ketchup and some mayo based sauce, then they brought us Italian wine vinegar. The scallop dish was also interesting.... these were very nice size pan seared scallops that looked great. unfortunately, although the sear looked great on top they were definitely undercooked. if they flipped them for just another minute they would have been perfect. but that wasnt the odd part of the dish. Each was placed on top of a slice of cheese (queso fresco!) and a slice of tomato with a pesto sauce painted onto the plate. am I beginning to see a theme here? some kind of fusion of cultures and cuisines just added to plates haphazardly? to me it didnt really add up to well thought out dishes. Finally the mahi fish tacos were very good although they could have doubled up on the tortillas to make it easier to eat. Overall quite good (but definitely noisy)

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff! Our waiter, Doug, was very friendly and took time to answer our questions, make suggestions and have a laugh. Food was great and the drink options were plentiful (and delicious).

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a great meal at a reasonable price

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R
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed this place. Fun, energetic place with good food and nice bar. Everything was fresh. Good for date nite (although a noisy) or a family dinner. Will be back.

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TS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent. Fresh and light. However the noise level was excessive, even painful, so was impossible to have a conversation. We were in a room adjacent to the bar, so perhaps that is why it was so bad.

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RG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Been there many times - one of my favorites - good food, nice atmosphere although rather noisy.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great.

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v
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been going to this location since it was Charlie Brown's and its current form is the best yet. Expanding the bar and opening up the walls gives the room a much more welcoming feel.

I don't eat a lot of meat and sadly have a hard time finding something healthy and not too heavy on this menu, so we save the trips for when I'll eat a burger, which I did on this visit. The burger was great, and we got a nice bar table by a window. They have a good selection of wine and beer and the service is always consistently decent. Would love to see some lighter and healthier options on the menu under the salads and seafood!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience, will be back!

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TO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was very welcoming. Service was excellent. Food was prepared properly and served hot.
the space was more than ample for proper seating. You didn't feel like you were on top of one another.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

When my husband asked for the chips the waiter asked if he wanted guacamole with the chips. Not knowing that were was an $8.00 charge for the smallest bowl. I feel the server should have said that will be an additional charge. He acted like he was offering it to us. I know he was just trying to increase the bill "up sell" as I'm sure the manager instructs them but just wish they would be upfront with the consumer.

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoy dining at Woody’s in Tinton Falls. The food is always fresh, the restaurant is very clean, most of the staff is very attentive and food is priced very fairly. We will continue to enjoy dining there inside and out on their lovely patio.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Waitress wasn’t great, rushed us and wasn’t very friendly

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i
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good salads and burgers
Service was good
Relaxed with old friends

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M
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Plenty of choices on the menu. Tacos, burgers, salads, appys

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten there several times. The food is always delicious. Great service. The Tinton Falls location is not as noisy as the Seabright location. I particularly like the outdoor seating.

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food in a casual place. Love their fish tacos!

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L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in this little town. Loved the variety of food options. Our server was outstanding. She checked in us on a regular basis even though the restaurant was very busy. Highly recommend!

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DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but not necessarily commensurate with the prices. Atmosphere is always good; no complaints about the service.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Woody's to celebrate my daughter's last day before going to college. We booked outdoor seating and had a lovely meal. It was a nice night, the waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was delicious as always. I can't get enough of the Steak Tacos!

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JT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was great. it was my second time there- and we will definitely go back again.

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R
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good choice!

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j
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Woodys - food is consistently good. Guacamole is delicious

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N
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We got there at 8 on a Monday night and were the only people outside. It was just right.
Our waiter was very nice..
I ordered a baby kale salad.. honestly I did not realize there was a significant difference between kale and baby kale.. not my best but
To their credit it was tasty..
my friends burger was perfect, french fries crisp and fresh. Drinks good.
They have a really nice early bird menu 3-6, Monday-Friday

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r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We ordered two grouper entrees and simply disappointed

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place. It’s definitely gonna be our new good to restaurant

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very good restaurant with multiple menu items . Not very busy and very accommodating. Server was attentive but not disruptive. overall a good place for a quiet and casual meal

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GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

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AE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner on a Sunday night at Woody's was delicious. I really enjoyed the Hudson Canyon salad and highly recommend the drunken clams.

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j
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good tasty food. Healthy options too. They should have jumbo stuffed olives if they claim to make good cocktails such as martini's.

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JP
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Woody's in Tinton Falls is one of our favorite places. Great Food,, from American to mexican, all great choices and they are very accommodating for substitutions. The Grouper was outstanding and the others in our group had salmon and halibut. Highly recomend!

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S
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and the wait staff was exceptional! Thank you for another great meal.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a Sunday wedding. This was a nice Saturday evening find. Very happy with the food choices. Server experienced, helpful and efficient.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here! Sat outside on a beautiful night!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good very good. Will definitely be back...

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M
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Food was decent, and pricing good. Some interesting menu items and the drinks sounded great, although I just had wine.
A bit noisy, so I wouldn’t recommend for a romantic date, but a nice experience overall.

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