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The Octopus's Garden

771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
+1 609-597-8828
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“lobster special” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guests certainly enjoyed their afternoon at Octopus's Garden. We were celebrating a birthday and everything was just top notch. Appetizers were delicious and plentiful, excellent salads and we had a choice of 4 dinner entrees. The staff was extremely attentive to our guests needs....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My party of 20 enjoyed a wonderful dinner on New Years eve. Mac's crispy lobster tails are out of this world. Excellent service. Upscale dining.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank poohlbi
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The 5 of us thought our dinners were great ! 4 of us had Lobster . It was so fresh and tasty. My husband thought his Coconut shrimp was excellent too It was a wonderful evening

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ectorchia
Bob S, General Manager at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

I was very disappointed to see a one star review, but thankfully it was in error. I am very happy you enjoyed yourselves, please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner for our anniversary. Dinner and service was fantastic. I highly recommend the grilled octopus.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Edward M
Bob S, General Manager at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful feedback Edward! I am so happy you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

It's been a while since I have been here, and I am so glad I thought to catch up with a girlfriend here. It was excellent. Our waitress (I believe Diane, or something like that) was wonderful and informative. The food was just as wonderful....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jamiee435
Bob S, General Manager at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thanks Jamie, very glad to see that you enjoyed yourself. If you visit our website you can sign up for our email list, we send out upcoming events and exciting menu updates! See you soon!

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Getting Back to Where it Was, Good Food and Good Value, it did slip for a while when the new owners took over but it seems that they listened to customer reviews and actually took action. Food was very good, lobster special was very good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Steve K
BobS3894, Owner at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Steve, I'm glad to hear your previous concerns have been resolved. Moving forward, we'll pay special attention to that blue cheese dressing -- thanks for the feedback. I'm hoping you'll make it back our way soon for more lobster! Take care, Bob Schmid, General Manager

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Really 3.5 Food was ok The fried lobster tail was awkward-they fried it in its shell! The shrimp vegetable pasta sauce was watery. Service was ok but it was LOUD! Price before tip $155 and byob! Stay on LBI you’ll pay same price.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shsails
Bob S, Owner at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

We touched base on Yelp, but I wanted to respond here, as well. Again, I apologize about the misunderstanding with the fried lobster -- I wish everything had been more to your tastes. We'd love another chance to show you the great food and service...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

more upscale, somewhat out of the way, nic atmosphere, good service foodabove average but notup to two years ago, menu nicelt variedMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 424barnesk
Bob S, Owner at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

I'm glad your experiences here have been pleasant. Sorry you feel the something wasn't up to par -- next time, we'd be happy to point out some of our favorites prepared by our amazing new chefs. Thanks for the feedback. Take care, Bob Schmid, General...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Bob was fabulous... so inviting and pleasant! Turns out he’s from our home town Marlton. He came over and checked on us and was so welcoming when we got there ! The restaurant is beautiful and so clean! Service was outstanding! Our meals were 5...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank acasshughes
Bob S, Owner at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you Ann & Frank! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Welcome to the neighborhood -- I hope we're your special place for years to come. See you next time. Thanks for the review, Bob Schmid, General Manager

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service by Silke, she was so attentive and sweet!! Great seafood, enjoyed very much! It was our first time dining here and it was wonderful, Thank you Silke and to Chef, owner and management! Jutta

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank juttap1
Bob S, Owner at The Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

I'm thrilled your service and food both made for a great first visit! Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to a great experience next time, too. Have a good one, Bob Schmid, General Manager

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ectorchia
November 1, 2018|
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Response from tripleJ366 | Reviewed this property |
On their site. Hope you enjoy it more than we did.
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ectorchia
November 1, 2018|
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Response from G3269PQstephenk |
Just Friday nights Used to be Thursday and Friday but new owners changed it
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Earle F
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Bob S | 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
Description
The Octopus’s Garden has been serving fresh, local seafood in an elegant environment since 1977. While we’ve expanded our menu over the years, we’ve never wavered from our commitment to flavorful ingredients, from-scratch preparation, and beautiful presentation. We partner with local farmers, seafood markets, and butchers to source the freshest and most sustainable local fare for a truly farm-to-fork experience. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a vegan, we welcome you join us for an incredible meal that celebrates the best this community has to offer.
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