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Jan 2, 2007 08:25 PM

Grease Trucks Near Rutgers

I have heard about the "grease trucks" that are frequented by Rutgers students. Can anyone help me with where they are located, recommendations for the better ones, and suggested times to visit?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'm nearly 20 years removed from my Grease Truck days, so someone with more up to date information will have to chime in. The vast majority of the trucks are located on College Ave across from Scott Hall (if I remember correctly). There used to be 2 trucks located on College Ave across from the Student Center, but I seem to recall that they are no longer located there. Sunrise and Mister C's were tops in my day. And the best seller was always the Fat Cat (a couple of burgers, cheese, french fries, lettuce, tomato and onions all wrapped into a single sandwich), although my personal favorite was a cheesesteak with a fried egg on top. The best time to go was always when the bars closed down and there was always a long line.

    1. They have been penned into a lot on college avenue. I cant say that one is better than the others though there are some that think so. Of late weve also seen a blooming of similar restaurants on Easton Ave serving similar fare. As for the time to go: late night near midnight when the drunken college kids are out in full force is the best to watch the "show". That part never changes.

      1. Thanks for the help. I will check these places out in the near future.

        1. Ahhh...Italian Hot Dogs from "the trucks"

          - Rutgers, Class of 1973

          BTW - The lot is at the corner of College Ave and Hamilton St.

          1. Ah! Memories! "Roach Coaches" days of yesteryear! We lived for those trucks after late nights. Wish I could find a cheesesteak which tasted as good as I remember they did - but maybe it was all the pharmaceuticals and various herbal medicines which made them seem so delish?

            - Livingston College Dropout 1978 (part of Rugers, barely)