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Tuscan Bistro Bar, Toms River

Nestled across from the Ocean County Mall is Tuscan Bistro Bar, 1250 Hooper Ave. A casual restaurant and bar with an Italian vibe, there are a slew of options to dine on in the bar area.

Come for happy hour, which runs 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. During that time, the food menu items are priced between $2.50 and $10.

The variety of dishes include rice balls, a slider or mini cheesesteak bucket with French fries, Italian nachos, zucchini fritti and mozzerella sticks.

There also are sweet and spicy chicken bites, clams and pancetta with potatoes, shrimp cocktail and garlic shrimp.

Feel like pizza? The bar pies here come in margherita, classic Jersey, bianco or vegetale styles.

The items are regularly priced between $7.99 and $10.99, but many are featured only on the happy-hour menu, including the slider or mini cheesesteak bucket, sweet and spicy chicken bites, clams with pancetta and the shrimp cocktail and garlic shrimp.