Toms River Journals

My Second Hometown - Toms River

An April 2005 trip to Toms River by Samlawali

The River Lady Photo, Toms River, New Jersey More Photos
Quote: I don't have the time or money right now to travel to faraway destinations, so I decided to find interesting places to visit locally. Toms River in Ocean County, NJ, is the town I work in and the county seat. It's surprising what you can find right around the corner...

My Second Hometown - Toms River

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Overview

The River Lady Photo, Toms River, New Jersey
Quote:
Toms River is a large-scale township fit into a small town personality. It has both antiques and boutique stores and also one of the largest malls in the area. It is built on community involvement and family values. Money Magazine recently named it the "Third Best Place to Live in the Nation", Reader’s Digest said it’s the "23rd Best Place in the Country to Raise a Family", and Fortune Magazine declares it "One of the Five Best Places to Retire." The historic downtown area hosts numerous community events, such as "Cruisin’ Downtown" on the second Wednesday of each of the summer months to view local car owner’s antique and nostalgic prides of joy, the Chili & S...Read More

Jimmy C's Sports Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "Jimmy C's"

Jimmy C's Sports Bar & Grill Photo, Toms River, New Jersey
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On a recent chilly but sunny afternoon, a few coworkers and I decided to check out a new downtown restaurant that had recently opened up a few storefronts from our office. Touting itself as "Toms River's Newest & Best Sports & Sushi Bar," we were hoping the place lived up to its self promotion. Eating around noon gave us the opportunity to avoid the local school kids whose lunches end just before noon and the municipal traffic that rushes around town starting at 12:30. The hostess sat us right by the window, which gave a view of the bustling downtown district. The decor was lovely and warm. Brown embossed ceilings and walls complemented the rust red and beiges that were...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 7, 2006

Jimmy C's Sports Bar & Grill
17 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 473-1183

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Restaurant

Slowly Photo,
Quote:
On a recent birthday, a girlfriend of mine offered to treat me to dinner at a new restaurant that had opened in the last year or so. We picked a fairly early 5:30 pm Thursday evening hoping to avoid the weekend crowds.We took the elevator to the second floor eatery and a lovely waterfall next to the host desk in the tiny foyer greeted us. We were seated immediately at a table overlooking Main and Washington Streets in downtown Toms River. The décor was classy and inviting with slate floors and warm reds, browns and yellows making up the color scheme. The kitchen was located at the far end of the room opposite the entrance and in full view of the patrons. A private "VI"" booth that could se...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Slowly
73 Main Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(732) 914-0102

My Dinner Cruise on the River Lady

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Story/Tip

The River Lady Cruise Photo, Toms River, New Jersey
Quote:
River Lady One Robbins Parkway Toms River, NJ 08753 732/349-8664 732/349-1720 I attended a surprise retirement party for a friend this week on the River Lady. It was a lovely evening to be out on the water for a couple of hours. While the air was humid, I knew it would be quite comfortable on the authentic replica (oxymoron??) of a paddleboat. Meeting the rest of the party at the dock prior to climbing aboard, we all reminisced about our friend who was getting ready to retire from our company and begin spending more time with her husband. We were advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes before our trusty vessel was scheduled to leave port a...Read More

About the Writer

Samlawali

Samlawali
Lincolnton, North Carolina

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