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About Us

The Garden is a farm-to-table restaurant proudly serving the Jersey Shore the freshest local fare and classic favorites inspired by the land and sea. We offer a casual, yet elegant, dining experience. Although we carry a full selection of award-winning wines from Sharrott Winery, we invite you to bring your favorite bottle of wine or beer without being charged a corking fee.

 For us to best meet your preferred time and seating arrangements, please make your reservations online: Click for Reservations 

Farm to Table Dining With Chef Geoff Johnson

The Garden is committed to serving only the freshest local fare. Chef Geoff will take your taste buds on a culinary journey inspired by locally sourced ingredients and same-day catches.

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We are now a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member!

At The Garden we pride ourselves for serving fresh, clean, and healthy options while staying locally sustainable.
We didn’t have to change a thing, we are now just recognized for our commitment to making sustainable choices!

  • No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).
  • Proper recycling practices are followed.
  • Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request.
  • No plastic bags offered for takeout or to-go orders.
  • Straws are provided only upon request.
  • No beverages sold in plastic bottles.
  • Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis.
  • All seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable.
  • Water conservation efforts, such as low-flow faucets and toilets, are implemented.
  • Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, are in place.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Brunch!

From a fresh Farmer’s Breakfast to Chicken & Waffles and the option to build your own omelette, Octopus’s Garden has a wide selection of brunch items to choose from. Check out our brunch menu!  

Join Us For Dutchman’s German Night on Mondays!

On Monday evenings we serve specials inspired by our Dutchman’s roots. We serve Knockwurst, Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel, Huhn Zigeuner and Sauerbraten entrees. Stop in for your favorite German dish!

Every Wednesday Evening Is Pasta Night!

Every Wednesday evening enjoy our “pasta night special”, a heaping bowl of your favorite pasta, sauce and toppings. Each pasta entree is served with a Caesar or House Tossed salad and freshly made garlic bread!


Join Us for Vegetarian Night on Thursdays!

Help yourself to a fresh salad as well as other delicious vegan and vegetarian friendly dishes. From tofu to steamed vegetables, we have a menu that will satisfy any craving.  Enjoy 20% off our entire vegetarian menu on Thursday evenings!

Fridays Are Our Famous Lobster Nights!

Fridays are “Lobster Nights” here at The Garden. We are known for serving a whole steamed Maine Lobster with fresh dawn butter for you to crack open and enjoy!  We also serve our Lobster Thermidore, a split, baked Maine lobster stuffed with fresh crab stuffing and topped with lobster Bearnaise.



We carry a full selection of award winning New Jersey wines from Sharrott Winery.

Make Your Reservation Today!