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Greek restaurant in Perth Amboy

elefky Jan 24, 2008 10:14 AM

Anyone know a good Greek restaurant in Perth Amboy?

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  1. sunsetterdottie RE: elefky Jan 24, 2008 03:33 PM

    Greek owned or greek food? I doubt there are any greek food restaurants there but I could be wrong. It was formally my hometown and there is not much left there to brag about.

    1. Angelina RE: elefky Jan 24, 2008 05:18 PM

      ZILTCH! Absolutely nothing!! No Greek at all! (Unless you consider that dirty diner on Smith Street..but I do not consider that "Greek cuisine."

      Go to Highland Park and go to Pihari Taverna. So fresh!! Only a 10 - 15 minute drive from Perth Amboy.


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        RGR RE: elefky Jan 24, 2008 07:46 PM

        Eons ago, when we were young and foolish, i.e., not as food-savvy as we are now, we went to The Barge a few times with friends. It had a wide-ranging menu, kind of like something for everyone, and I recall that there were a couple of Greek dishes on the menu. Googling, I found their current menu and sure enough, a few Greek dishes are still on it.


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          nyebaby37 RE: RGR Jan 25, 2008 05:29 AM

          Ditto. George (barge owner) is greek and only a few menu items. there are no know greek food stops in PA.

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            sunsetterdottie RE: nyebaby37 Jan 25, 2008 09:07 AM

            I was never a fan of The Barge. I always felt it was a small step above diner food.

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              RGR RE: sunsetterdottie Jan 25, 2008 10:02 AM

              True. But as I said, our patronage there goes back to a time when our palates were yet to be more finely honed. Plus, back in the day, there really wasn't much in the way of fine dining in this general neck of the NJ woods. Out idea of something much better than The Barge was Clare & Coby's.

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                sunsetterdottie RE: RGR Jan 25, 2008 11:17 AM

                Ah yes. Now there's a blast from the past.

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                  Angelina RE: RGR Jan 25, 2008 03:20 PM

                  ohhhh YES!! Clare & Colby's!!! I won't tell you how old I was...but I remember that being a "high end" restaurant!!! haa haa..IMAGINE??? My taste buds have grown and thank God my parents have moved on from that......

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