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Any good eats in the Meadowlands?

Tonyjlive Nov 16, 2006 01:28 PM

Going to be attending the Jets/Bears game this Sunday with my buddy. I'm hoping we can get some good food recs. inside the stadium. Also, any general info that maybe helpful for first time visitors? In Philly we have the cheesesteak places and Chickie's and Pete's Famous Crab Fries inside the Linc...Any eats not to miss? Thanks

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    surly Nov 18, 2006 05:08 PM

    the previous posters are right - there is absolutely nothing decent to eat inside giants stadium.

    there are, however, some solid eats within a 5 minute drive from the stadium:

    -rutt's hut: the quintessential north jersey deep-fried hot dog. kind of a local landmark. located in clifton.

    -new park tavern: a local favorite in downtown east rutherford. solid pizza, but they also have larger entrees.

    -park and orchard: i second this recommendation. located a couple of blocks from new park tavern on hackensack st in east rutherford. casual but very good new american restaurant with some surprisingly creative dishes. won't break the bank, either, for the quality you're getting.

    -about 15 minutes south of the meadowlands is the ironbound neighborhood of newark, which has one of the largest concentrations of spanish, portuguese, and brazilian food in the entire region. definitely worth the trip. i'd recommend boi na brasa for $20 all-you-can-eat brazilian bbq (i think it's slightly cheaper for lunch): http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0...

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      Dave Lazar Nov 17, 2006 08:21 PM

      You can forget about any kind of decent meal inside Giants Stadium, but there are a couple of top notch local places very close.

      Park & Orchard is the best of the bunch - food is outstanding, big portions, not overpriced.

      Another good choice is Tina Louise - Pan Asian BYO.

      Both are within 2 miles of the stadium.

      1. Tonyjlive Nov 16, 2006 11:26 PM

        What a bummer, thanks for the info though.

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          harrison Nov 16, 2006 04:26 PM

          You'll have to come back in 2010 or so when the new stadium opens. Bring your tailgate and fill up outside.

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