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oktoberfest in NJ

cmarie Oct 9, 2007 07:41 PM

can anyone recommend a restaurant that is serving up an oktoberfest type menu this month? I seemed to have missed some of the festivals already. Central-North Jersey preferred. Thanks

  1. JessKidden Oct 10, 2007 03:56 AM

    You "seemed to have missed" them because Oktoberfest traditionally occurs during the two and a half weeks or so before the first Sunday in October, so it's primarily a late September celebration.

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    1. re: JessKidden
      shoeman Oct 10, 2007 08:02 AM

      Of course, but most American bars and restaurants celebrate Octoberfest in October. Plenty of fests in SJ til Nov.

    2. n
      njeggy1 Oct 10, 2007 04:52 AM

      Lamplighter in Chester, NJ might still have theirs going on. Call them first.

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      1. re: njeggy1
        njeggy1 Oct 14, 2007 04:37 PM

        I went to the Lamplighter on Friday, and they were still doing it. They have a combo platter for $22 that includes Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Wienerschnitzel, Jaegarschnitzel, and Saurbraten.

      2. c
        CAB226 Oct 10, 2007 05:21 AM

        The Black Forest Inn in Stanhope has an Oktoberfest menu every weekend in October.

        1. Deb Van D Oct 10, 2007 01:01 PM

          The Sitting Duck in W Long Branch has a special Oktoberfest menu this month. I can't exactly recommend it, not having tried it. As a general rule the restaurant is perfectly adequate for lunch, less successful for dinner. But it might be fun.

          1. FoodFetish Oct 10, 2007 01:55 PM

            cmarie, the "Deutsche Club Clark" (German Club Clark) has almost a monthly fairly authentic Octoberfest (very nice Biergarten, Festhalle with Band and Dance, German Food) during the course of the summer. There is one more October 13th. Most of them are open to non-members for a $5 or so admission fee.
            If you like the idea of "Oktoberfest" you will absolutely enjoy these.


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            1. re: FoodFetish
              cmarie Oct 10, 2007 03:52 PM

              i went to the link, but i am not exactly sure what it is. I'mreally just looking for a local restaurant where I can get some good german fod & beer.

            2. Angelina Oct 14, 2007 06:56 AM

              I have never eaten here, although my friends have.


              The Little Kraut in Red Bank.

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              1. re: Angelina
                joonjoon Oct 15, 2007 08:07 AM

                Little Kraut is delicious! Great beer selection too.

              2. ambrose Oct 5, 2008 08:24 AM

                This thread is a year old but I thought it worthwhile to mention that Circa Restaurant in High Bridge is holding its annual Oktoberbest on October 12. It runs all afternoon and is great fun.


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