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The Serenity Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2008 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
11:30 - 20:00
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Toms River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've gone for lunch and dinner. Food has always been amazing. I receive their email with upcoming special events and what is being offered on their current menu. Very upscale food but the price does not reflect that.

Thank thewennlunds
Brick, New Jersey
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough about this place. Menu constantly changing and gourmet. The experience is an entirety...ambience, good food and great service.

Thank carole b
Toms River, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food wasn't terrible but the ambiance and customer service was lackluster at best. It's in a pedestrian strip mall with your standard salon, dog groomer, and bail bond type collection of neighbors. The interior is nothing flashy, drop ceiling with wobbly tables, and basic chairs. Wait staff decked in their smart Serenity Cafe emblazoned polo’s and Dockers. Menus printed on... More 

2 Thank Cbrie1981
Toms River, New Jersey
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were very impressed. I will definitely go back. We had the calamari appetizer was so delicious. I had the lamb and my husband had the bass both were very good. It is also a byob.

Thank BarbaraAcqua
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food is fantastic. Menu changes every month. Small place but nice atmosphere. Different food then the normal restaurant. Bring your own bottle

Thank Moegolden
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a menu that changes with the season. We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Excellent service, an interesting menu inspired what seasonally available items. Highly recommended!

Thank Kristen H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Once again we visited Serenity Cafe and once again we were amazed and delighted with all the meals we ordered. Not only were we all thrilled with our apps, the service was excellent. We ordered the homemade Buffalo sausage, potato nachos, flatbread and beet napoleon. Each app. Was delicious and we all shared them. Had to fight for the last... More 

1 Thank Kerry F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation, or you can't get seated! Small and quaint place, with lots of good dinner choices. Menu changes every few weeks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Just came back from Serenity Cafe, it reminds me of those Pop up restaurants in NYC that build on the temperate of the chef of the day. It must have been a bad night for the wait staff because I had to wait for a table with tablecloth (never happened), bread which was quartered sliced pita, and rushed to make... More 

3 Thank RandyNewJersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place a couple of years ago and kept forgetting to try it. Big mistake, it is fantastic! We went on my wife's birthday and both the food and service could not have been better. I had a veal cutlet dish over wonderful gnocchi with a tomato cream sauce. Veal was tender and delicious and the sauce and... More 

Thank Charles R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2008 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: 732-270-2088
Phone number 732 270 2088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?