Photo by B. Cuthbert Toms River
Toms River is much more than just a gateway to Seaside Heights and
other shore points. Located right off exits 81 and 82 of the Garden
State Parkway, Toms River is the seat of Ocean County. Although
Toms River’s 40+ square miles are mostly land, the town is also
home to Ortley Beach, Normandy Beach, Monterey Beach, Ocean
Beach, Chadwick Beach and Silver Beach.
Photo by M. Motsay
Bordered by the beautiful river that gives the town its name, Toms River is a cultural center
featuring one of the most diverse and dynamic downtowns in Ocean County. Visitors
can experience riverboat dining, concerts in a riverfront park, entertaining street festivals,
outstanding dining, a variety of shopping experiences, local museums and galleries and much
more. Toms River has a rich dining culture with something for everyone, from the freshest
seafood and classic Italian to vegan cuisine and ultra-modern Asian fusion. What’s the best way
to find the best dining in town? Ask the locals!