,,,While I leave in Brick,next door to Toms River,I honestly think you're being unfair to T>R>...it's not really a bad place.....
I'm actually not trying to diss Toms River, but I've found it to be a little unexciting food-wise. I'd love recommendations, if you had them!
(I've staying in the Holiday Inn in Toms River a gazillion times, since one of my main Navy clients is at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.)
You're right there ,Kaz, Gourmet it's not.......I assume you've tried Rivoli's on Fischer blvd,,,now that The Jersey Shore group doesn't go there much for their Italian fix,it's good to go again,,,Real good Italian...and GIANT portions!!Tuscan House on Hooper Ave across from the Mall is also good...decent steaks...and they have a wood fired oven for some great sishes.