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Octopus's Garden

771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
+1 609-597-8828
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (10 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, German, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
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1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there twice. Ok atmosphere. Mostly fish. Food is OK and very expensive for what you get. Service was pretty good.

Thank Mieke C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was my first visit to Octopus Garden in West Creek. So when most restaurants on LBI close after Sept, the Octopus Garden was open and was well worth the trip off the Island. Food was fresh and the server was more than attentive and...More

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here previously and had a good experience however this visit was not nearly as good. We visited on a Saturday evening, it was relatively quiet but the service was still slow and lacking. We ordered 6 appetizers for the table and 2...More

Thank Dayle T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Service was top notch. The dinner was amazing. The presentation was very nice, but most important the favor and taste was excellent. Dinner included a strach, veggie and dinner salad. Its nice to go out to get great food and service, well done.

Thank frankbS4717RF
octopus2407, General Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you Frank. It was our pleasure to serve you and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Once a year we get together with friends at LBI. This year we all went to dinner at The Octopus Garden. Because we were a larger group (6) we had a small room to ourselves. The menu was mostly seafood, but they also had some...More

Thank Patricia S
Mariesa M, Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review, Patricia. We always appreciate our guests' feedback. We look forward to serving you and your friends again!

Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had been loyal customers before the restaurant was sold. We brought guests for the first time since new owners took over. We were embarrassed that the food was nowhere near what it was before.

5  Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

New owners raised the prices and food was not prepared in previous format. Bread was old and cold, salad was smaller and dressing was put on when asked for it to be on the side, and lobster meal prices raised without the traditional choice of...More

Thank jimo667
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We dined at the octopus 's garden twice in the last two months . We were frequent diners with the original owners. We received two gift certificates so we thought we would give a try to the new owners. Both times the bread was not...More

2  Thank rbrNewJersey
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I have only given one other five star rating to a restaurant but here goes. We were a party of five on a very busy Saturday night. There was not an empty table and therefore the service was a little slow but so much better...More

1  Thank Jeanette F
Mariesa M, Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hello Jeanette! We greatly appreciate your review. We strive to ensure each guest leaves full and happy and are so glad to hear you and your guests did just that! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

RE Visit with New Owners, Nothing special, same menu but higher prices and less for the $$$. lobster special dinner prices raised quite a bit and even higher if you consider that the soup that was previously included in the special is now a surcharge...More

2  Thank Steve K
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Questions & Answers
Earle F
21 April 2017|
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Response from robertschmid | Property representative |
Hello Earle, Thank you for your question! Our dessert menu does change from night to night but the desserts that are served here on most nights are New York Style Cheesecake, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake... More
Catherine E
6 April 2017|
Response from robertschmid | Property representative |
Yes we do have a quite extensive kids menu. You may see it at: theoctopusgardenfishhouse.
Vincent G
29 December 2016|
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Response from robertschmid | Property representative |
Hi Vincent, We do serve Early Bird entrees from 4:30-5:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. If you go to our website you will find our complete and updated Early Bird, Vegan/Vegetarian, and regular... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
    (Mayetta Landing Road)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit on Rt 9 stops in front of restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 609-597-8828
  • E-mail
The Octopus's Garden is a fish house proudly serving the Jersey Shore fresh local and exotic seafood and classic fare inspired by the land and sea. We are a restaurant that offers a casual, yet elegant dining experience. Although we carry a full selection of award-winning wine from Sharrott Winery, we invite you to bring your favorite bottle of wine or beer without being charged a corking fee. We serve lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am to 2 pm and dinner every evening beginning at 4 pm. We are available for private parties and events 7 days a week. Please call for more information.
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