Welcome to The Octopus’s Garden
Proudly serving Ocean County for over four decades, The Octopus’s Garden has been pleasing the palates of seafood lovers since 1977. Originally located on Long Beach Island, The Octopus’s Garden moved to it’s new location in 2006, a beautiful “Built from Scratch” Green Building located on Route 9 South on the mainland.
On any given night, guests choose from six to eight different types of fresh fish, some caught globally and some from our local docks. The selection is diverse and the quality is exceptional. We strive to develop nightly specials that will please the palate of any guest. Whether you enjoy a soft, buttery fillet of fish such as Halibut, or prefer a firmer fish like Amberjack or Hawaiian Wahoo, you will always find something out of the ordinary. The menu changes EVERY night, and freshness is a top priority. The core menu changes slightly throughout the week as well to keep things fresh and interesting. Our healthy approach to cooking includes fresh herbs and light broths instead of heavy creams or butters. We pride ourselves on using the finest of ingredients to prepare your meal and we are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs.
Each week night is designated as its own “Special Night”. Tuesday is Shrimp and Crab Night, Wednesday is Fresh Fish Night, and Thursday and Friday are Lobster Nights. On Saturday we offer half price appetizers from 4:30pm until 5:15pm. Sunday night is Half Price Appetizers and Desserts all night long! We also have live music from 6pm to 9pm every Wednesday. Click on OUR MENU to see which night’s menu might whet your appetite.
For our guests who are not seafood lovers, The Octopus’s Garden offers a wide selection of alternatives such as Rack of Lamb, Roast Duck, Chicken, Steaks and Pastas. A Children’s menu is available that has been kid tested and approved, so by all means bring the little ones along!
In the last ten years, the demand for fine dining Vegetarian and Vegan food has grown. We are meeting that demand with a ten entree Vegetarian/Vegan menu, as well as a number of appetizers to start with. We have a variety of Tofu entrees to choose from including the ever popular Coconut Tofu with a plum mustard sauce. Gluten free diners will enjoy being able to order from over 70 percent of the menu. Our goal is to accommodate the needs of each and every guest to the best of our ability.
Save room for Dessert! All desserts are made in house and many have become cult favorites among our loyal guests. Simple ”Back to Basics” Cakes and Pies are our most popular, and all are made from old family recipes. Please feel free to bring your own wine or beer. We do have a small wine list serving local New Jersey wines from Sharrot Winery in Winslow New Jersey. The list consists of both full and half bottles. You are still welcome to bring your own wine or beer if you prefer!
We look forward to serving you a memorable meal with professional and friendly service. We are open 6 days a week at 4:30pm, closed Mondays.