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Tuscan Bistro & Bar

$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
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1250 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-3324 (Ocean County Mall)
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 10:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for dinner on a Friday night. We had to wait for about 20 minutes to be seated. The restaurant was busy so was our server. Food was just average. We tried the family style 3 course meal. It was huge ok but nothing really special. Would I come back? Maybe to try the ribs but not on a Friday... More 

Thank soblessed0827
Toms River, New Jersey
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Tuscan Bistro for the first time last Thursday, We walk in and the hostess was the most unhappy person I think I have ever meet, even my 20 year old son said "she looks miserable". So I say hello tell her how many, never said hello, smiled nothing. Acted like I was bothering her. Was going to... More 

Thank carfant
Toms River, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Been here several time for Happy Hour. Some of the best drink/food specials around but usually the slowest and worst service! (Especially if you aren't sitting at the bar). Don't expect a last call before happy hour is over either. You get what you pay for here, unless you are a Toms River trashy local and then you will get... More 

Thank LoLo121285
Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nothing fancy here but good food that is well prepared and tasty! And the prices are very reasonable!

Thank begr8ful
Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Every time I go I can't resist ordering the wings, absolutely the best I've ever had. I live a town away and we frequent here. Never disappointed.

Thank Pat H
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We came from Seattle to visit family under a sad circumstances. A decent place to hold a repass for a loved one who passed away. Good place, cozy, huge private dining area. The food were great especially the "osso bucco". Staff were nice and parking was not a problem. Too bad we don't have it here in Seattle but highly... More 

1 Thank Dreamy7174
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group, waitress was great. Pizza was delicious and they had a good variety of beers. Would go again with friends for a fun night out.

Thank Mary G
Forked River, New Jersey
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We've had a lot of different meals off the menu over time and none have disappointed. Everything tastes fresh and is cooked to perfection. Service is always great, every employee has been wonderful.

Thank Amy N
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127 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Was in town for xmas and the large group eat here Good spot for a large or small group with a local flair The staff is great and know most all but the traveling gangs That did not make a difference as the servers were on target with the multiple orders The ribs were BOGO What a deal as the... More 

Thank Kevin O
Toms River, New Jersey
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306 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Tried on a few occasion and each time is just more disappointing. They have changed ownership over the years and quality is terrible. The atmosphere is very nice and there are a few fireplaces. If you just want a few drinks ok but the food is nothing that will make you come back.

Thank shabooties

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753-3324
    (Ocean County Mall)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: 7327972570

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