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NJ-287/80 Junction within 20 mins or so

Looking for a meeting place for a birthday celebration nice lunch with family. A good area would be within 20 mins of the 287/80 Junction area of NJ as we are in CT and others from Deleware Gap area....anyone have any suggestions? Open to various ethnic foods or ideas.

Thank you.

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  1. Noodle Chu is a good chinese restaurant in that area. 770 Us-46.

    eccola is a good italian place although it is expensive.
    http://www.eccolarestaurantnj.com/

    penang has very good thai food and is fairly expensive
    http://penangcuisine.com/home.html

    mexican food, done jose is good
    http://www.donjosemexican.com/

    1. Just before Christmas, I ate at the Montville Inn which meets your requirements perfectly.

      http://www.montvilleinn.com/index.html

      1. Three exits(3 mi) north on/off 287 for 80 on 202 in Boonton, their is the Columbia Inn. It leans towards Italian and have good Pizza. Whenever I take a newbie there, they are always impressed and I will say it is definitely better than most. If you provide more details as to preferences, 287 and 208 or 287 and 17 are probably more equitable in travel time and distance. if that works for you, post and I will come up with some more ideas for you.

        1. okay some choices here....pizza and very casual italian-Reservioir tavern in Boonton..just off route 287 north just past route 80....second on Noodle Chu in Parsippany...possibly Mr Chu's (yes it's related to Noodle Chu) in East Hanover....on Route 10 westbound side...travel to it is east on route 10 (about 3-4 miles) off of Route 287

          1. I grew up right around there and live fairly close now. What price range and how many people and I can probably give you 5 or more great places!

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            1. re: adonny

              it will probably be 7 of us and I am thinking middle of the road as far as price. We did Penang's a couple of times and love it just time to try something new. I will eat just about anything besides Indian, that is the one cuisine I never developed a taste for.

              Thank you so much.