Readers' Choice: Toms River Lacks Family-Friendly Restaurants

'There aren't any good places' tops weekly poll

The results are in, and our loyal readers are clear: Toms River just does not have any good places to take the kids.

This week we asked readers to rate the most family-friendly restaurant in the area. Out of 119 votes, 57, or 47 percent, chose "There aren't any good places."

The only area restaurant to get more than a handful of votes was Friendly's, at Hooper Avenue and Route 37. Friendly's 29 votes was good for second place, with third going to "other."

Check back Monday for a new Readers' Choice poll and thanks for voting!

Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Official rules for the Readers' Choice Poll are attached to this story.

Bud Boomer March 22, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I know someone who works at Friendly's in TR as a cook he also echoes the same sentiments about the old folks and tell me some tales about how he prepares the food needless to say I'd NEVER EVER eat there after hearing his food prep story, I feel bad for you if you ate there or your kids.
Catherine Galioto March 23, 2012 at 02:33 PM
The number one response in this poll is "There aren't any good places," with 47 percent of the votes. The Friendly's locations in town got the second most votes.
Jeff Crisalli Blue Diamond Realty March 25, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Toms River does lack good choices for restaurants kid friendly or otherwise. There needs to be a hard look from the council to loosen up liquor license availability. Our neighbors in Brick have many more food choices because of license availability. There are available real estate choices for new restaurants and the jobs created as well as the property taxes paid would be a great benefit for our town
Rick Molinia March 27, 2012 at 03:26 PM
agreed Jeff..i have a killer idea for an uber kid friendly restaurant with everything from a yogurt creation station to the "get your picture taken with MISS TOMS RIVER!!"
Carol Aller July 24, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I've been to "Shut Up and Eat" with kids and it was great! The food is terrific and you get huge portions! And they will make anything you want for breakfast, dispite their huge extensive and original menu!! And if you wear your PJs you get 13% off your bill! I was just there this past Sunday with my nephew and his little girls who were visiting from out of state and they loved it! I take everyone there for breakfast and have never been disappointed yet! Check it out if you haven't already.=)


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