Woody's -Tinton Falls

4.3
311 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My wife asked for her salmon to be well done and they brought it out less done then she prefers. They brought it back to the kitchen and it took a while for it to come out again. She also asked for no onions and when they brought the plate back out there were onions under the salmon. My friend order the short ribs which were over cooked and almost burnt. My pork chop was excellent but the overall experience was sub par. We've eaten here many times but I think we'll wait awhile before we come back. Also the manager came over and mentioned taking my wife's meal off the bill but never did. Really poor move.

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P
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

At last - their outdoor patio is open! Great food, an attractive atmosphere, and friendly, always-willing-to-accommodate staff, makes this Woody's our go-to place whenever we just need to "get out". We like this location soo much better than SeaBright -- it's more upscale, and less of a " beach bar".

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the early bird food so much. The fireplace was a nice touch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was pretty average and it took ages (close to an hour) to bring the food to table.. The service person was very polite and nice..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food took forever and then came out cold. No apologies. Not the usually good Woody’s experience we usually have.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and came out quickly. The prices are reasonable.
We had the best waitress, Davianna who was so friendly and helpful with food recommendations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork Taco and brownie dessert were very good. Waiter was excellent. The restaurant cared about the details, even the pour of the beer.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Baja tacos never disappoint! I enjoyed meeting an old friend for lunch and was thoughtfully placed in a quieter area of the restaurant so we could catch up. The staff are great! Overall, a wonderful experience. So lucky to have this local gem!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent but hardly any lobster meat in the lobster tacos (unlike Woody's in Sea Bright - they give a lot of lobster in their tacos). Margarita tasted good but extremely strong... I can usually drink 2 but after half way through the first one, I had to stop because it was really hitting me. Inside atmosphere is really nice - great decor and bar.

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JS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to Woody's in Tinton Falls several times. I have had a great experience every time I have been there. I have also both business acquaintances as well as family there and all have enjoyed their meal. Great place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A little loud at times

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ended up sitting for almost 3 hours on a Sat night. No one rushed us. We’ll definitely go back

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointed this time. Lobster Mac and cheese dry and tasteless. Had to wait a long time for drinks and one was wrong so had to wait even longer for everyone have their drinks. Apps came out in slow stages. I had a dirty knife. The place has gone downhill.

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VB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Hostess was very unhappy when we asked for a different table, as we didn’t want to be seated next to a large party with 4 kids under the age of 2. There were numerous empty tables, and we were relocated to another one without a comment...not even a response to our expression of thanks; she just dropped the menus and walked away.

Food was uncharacteristically unsatisfying. Short rib tacos were lukewarm and dry; mahi-mahi was burnt (black) on top with overcooked rice. Oh, and the chips and pico appetizer was brought out about a minute (no exaggeration) before the entrees.

Looks like we’ll be taking a break from Woody’s for a very long while.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent and this occasion was no exception!!!! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Great food.

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MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

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CM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 5th time at Woody's, food was delicious! The corned bef & cabbage meal for St. Patty's Day was a hit with my husband. We tried a new appetizer & liked it a lot. Our server let us enjoy the first course without coming over to ask for our main course items.

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S
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Bring back the wedge potatoes

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MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was available as soon as we arrived- For a Saturday night, at a busy restaurant - this was amazing and appreciated. Food was excellent too.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time. The food was very good and our waiter was awesome.

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DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Great food and service. Woodys never disappoints.

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b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My pork chop was inedible which the manager readily agreed with. They brought me a burger quickly and to their credit never charged me for the burger. We've been here many times and if it weren't for the manager we'd probably not be going back so soon.

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JA
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our 4th time back. We are still trying to decide if it’s worth driving too. Again last night the servers are all over your table aggressively and constant to a fault. Yes good service is important but a marathon is not good service. The food is ok nothing you cant get elsewhere the decor is very clean and nice. I don’t think at this point we will return, Woodys needs to deliver the full restaurant experience including the food choices, taste and service.

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Once again great dinner at Woody’s. I was unsure on what to have, but thought about having the Salmon with a sweet potato hash and garlic sautés asparagus, which was on the Specials Menu. Our server, Doug, highly recommended it and he was right. I told him it was the the best dish I have had there. And I have a lot of favorites. And five stars for our server, Doug, who made our visit on a very busy Saturday night, very enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Very tasty. Lobster sliders. Lobster bisque soup. And perfectly cooked steak! We would definitely recommend it

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KC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Andrew was very professional and attentive we love the restaurant fun and upbeat

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F
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good friends, good food, great service. Thanks

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SN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of 3 had a 6:30 Friday reservation. I was anticipating a noisy family atmosphere based on some other reviews, but did not experience this at all! We had a table downstairs to the right of the bar - all surrounding tables were other small groups of adults. Very lively, but not too noisy. Delicious and interesting menu, and we all loved our meals. I had a Mahi-Mahi special with rice and sweet potatoes. So good! Our server was very attentive, sweet, and took great care of us. I also loved my locally inspired cocktail - a Colts Neck Mule.

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and the service was great. Went for quiet conversation and was seated at a table by the fireplace. It was not so loud and was a great evening. Wait staff was very accommodating and not pushy at all.

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SA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Showed up 5 minutes early with family. Had movie reservation s for after dinner. Hosted could not find our reservation. I showed her the confirmation on my phone. Would not acknowledge it. Said we had to wait up to 45 minutes. Would not attempt to accommodate anything earlier. Very disappointed. We had to eat elsewhere

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LW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Our waiter Doug was attentive and on point with specials, appetizers and beverages. Portions are plentiful (ie: wedge salad is really 2 wedges). Entrees were also well portioned. Will be back.

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R
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

OpenTable took my reservation but the restaurant was closed! Not cool on Xmas Eve.

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JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Woody's and go almost every Friday night... I have tried something new from the menu each time and it does not disappoint!

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were seated immediately in the fireplace room, which is my favorite. I ordered their specialty drink. The orange crush, which was mostly crushed ice. We shared the mussels which were excellent. I had the fish encrusted with sweet potato. It was not very good. It was some strands of shredded sweet potato and some shredded coconut on the fish. The fish still had some raw parts. It was bland and not cooked well. The coffee was very weak. We have had better meals here in the past. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seared Tuna was excellent.
Our server Greg was wonderful.

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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 17, 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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