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Octopus's Garden

771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
+1 609-597-8828
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (10 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:30All hours
Seafood, American, German, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
771 S Main St, West Creek, NJ 08092-3120
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Reviews (116)
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

2  Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank rbrNewJersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here on every annual visit and this year it was real disappointing. The food was ok. Stick with the lobster as all other dishes were a disappointment. The fish and chips particularly. Had better food in a diner. The server was very disengaged...More

Thank BoomerOttawa_Ontario
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

After many visits, we can safely say that their seafood is the best in the area! Service is always impeccable, and the atmosphere is casual yet elegant. Prices are average for the area. The dining room is attractive and nicely decorated. They take reservations, and...More

Thank bobanddorothy
Mariesa M, Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you Bob and Dorothy! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

The atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. Three couples, we all ordered seafood, and everyone was very pleased. I don't remember what my dish was called, some kind of battered lobster tails; three of us ordered those and loved them. I also took a...More

Thank Mary P
Mariesa M, Manager at Octopus's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Questions & Answers
Earle F
22 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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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