Mellow Mushroom - Toms River
Mellow Mushroom has the best pizza in Toms River, New Jersey. Our boardwalk-inspired restaurant is located on Route 37 West. Mellow is a favorite for the locals in Toms River, Beachwood, Bayville, Manchester, and the surrounding areas. Mellow Mushroom stone-baked pizzas start with the classic Mellow crust, made with Appalachian spring water. In addition to stone-baked pizzas, Mellow Mushroom serves munchies, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Pick from a selection of 42 draft beers or a tasty, handcrafted cocktails. And, many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.
|Monday - Wednesday|
|Thursday - Saturday|
Mellow Mushroom Toms River - The Story
Every detail of the restaurant is all about the boardwalk, from the concrete and wood-paneled exterior and festive blue and purple dragon sculpture that greets guests outside, to the inside that feels like the Jersey Shore with details like pine barrens and the Jersey Devil. The bar glows thanks to blue under lighting and red pipes snake up the bar and through the ceiling. Guests can choose to dine at a table with brightly colored chairs, metalwork legs, and bowling ball feet, or in comfy leather seating positioned around a big wood-paneled fireplace.
Took advantage of an offer and was so happy! We had the Buffalo Chicken pizza and the Wild in Havana pizza. Both were delicious! Not bad on the price either for specialty pizzas. Each was $22 for a medium. Service was great also. Very attentive. We will definitely be going back. It's a must try.
Arrived before 5pm on a Saturday night. Plenty of seating options...tables, booths, bar...all with no wait! Comfortable and modern interior, and wasn't noisy at that hour. Pleasantly surpried by the depth of the food and alcohol menus. The mushroom soup was delicious, and the Cobb salad was definitely large enough to share with two or more people. Ordered one plain and one holy shiitaki pizza! The plain cheese had mild tomato sauce, not overseasoned, and also, plenty of cheese without having to add extra. There were 2 crust options, classic and thin, we chose thin, which was delicious! Another added bonus was that the toppings went all the way to the edge of the crust. Not a lot of extra dough around the edges, so definitely felt like we were getting our money's worth. The Holy Shiitaki mushroom pizza was absolutely my FAVORITE! With several different types of mushrooms and cheeses, along with super sweet caramelized onions and truffle oil, this pizza was a show-stopper! Will definitely be back!
I really enjoyed my first time experience at the mellow mushroom 🍄 its a diamond in the rough . I had no idea what to expect when we pulled into the parking lot . There's a large life (man) size psychedelic lizard made out of metal outside of the front door , inside is is a huge open floor plan with a open ceiling with that industrial design and plenty of seating throughout . I was quite impressed . You can sit in high top tables, or comfy booths for intimate gatherings . Their fast to great you with a smile and your menus and your drink orders and their menus have pretty much something for everyone , they even have gluten free pizza. 😀 They are very accommodating with your order and it was a nice treat to have potato tots that were hot and crunchy instead of fries with my lunch for a change ! They do have an outside area also to dine on a beautiful day . I'd have to say I'd give this restaurant 5***** stars and look forward to my next time going up to Tom's River NJ to visit dear friends and having lunch again after church there again , it's a Wonderful Place , for family , friends , to sit back and relax . Have yourself a good time an enjoyable meal in an very relaxing memorable place .
The atmosphere was pretty cool. Has a modern chill vibe with the lighting done right to fit the setting. The service was very good considering it was dinner time on a Saturday night. That said, I expected more seats to be full when we got there. As far as the food goes, we got a few specialty pies with a voucher we had for a free specialty pie. Sadly, the pizza was underwhelming even though they had a decent selection with some good ideas for toppings. There was a lack of certain toppings on our 1st pie and was overpriced for what we got. ($28 for a large specialty pie). The pizza was very doughy and the crust was roughly 25% of the pizza. I felt like I overpaid for extra dough. The 2nd pie was better than the first so maybe it was just the particular pie we ordered, but overall, I wasn’t jumping out of my seat for the pizza. I did hear the calzones are good so I will try that again next time. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 3 is because I enjoyed the actual dining experience and the hostess and server were great which is an important component of dining out, in my opinion.