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Anyone been to or know about Goodfellas or the Cubbard restos in Brick?

Barbarella Jan 30, 2008 06:44 AM

In my never ending quest to find some good restos somewhere between Toms River and Wall, how do these two measure up? Please let me know as our dinner date is for this Saturday.

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  1. Angelina RE: Barbarella Jan 30, 2008 07:08 AM

    I went to the Goodfella's in Freehold and plainly put...it sucked. Reminds me of that horrible Olive Garden. I did not like it. We tried the pizza and it was like Pizza Hut. I had some sort of chicken dish and it was just bland on flavor. I will never go there again.

    I know nothing about Cubbard, but good luck!

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      jsfein RE: Barbarella Jan 30, 2008 07:21 AM

      I've had a different experience at the Goodfellas in Freehold. I go fairly regularly and have learned to always order the same thing -- a standard garden salad with provolone and mozzarella and their old world pizza (which is akin to a margherita) which I find quite good (I haven't been to a Pizza Hut in more than 20 years so can't compare the pizza, but have a hard time believing that the old world pizza at Goodfellas is like that served at Pizza Hut). I've tried various entrees and pastas which I agree with Angelina are, in a word, bad. Also, the service always leaves something to be desired. I don't know whether there is a relation between the Freehold Goodfellas and the one in Brick, but believe that they are all somehow related to an original in Staten Island.

      1. RobertinRedBank RE: Barbarella Jan 30, 2008 07:49 AM

        Our office had our Holiday Lunch at Goodfellows in Freehold since it was within walking distance of our office. Never again! Our dining experience was basically the same as Angelina's. Most everyone (20 or so) had the same low opinion of the place. Their big advertising claim is the award-winning pizza - well it is terrible - Dominos/Pizza Hut level.

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          Barbarella RE: RobertinRedBank Jan 30, 2008 09:48 AM

          But is the one in Brick going to be the same as the one in Freehold? If that is the case will forget it.

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            RobertinRedBank RE: Barbarella Jan 30, 2008 10:04 AM

            I dunno Barbarella if it is the same chain. The Goodfellas website doesn't list Brick as a "coming soon".


            PS I spelled the name of the establishment incorrectly in my post....I said "fellows", not "fellas".

            1. re: RobertinRedBank
              MartiniQueen RE: RobertinRedBank Jan 30, 2008 02:32 PM

              There's also a Goodfellas location on Mule Road in Toms River. Although I haven't had the pleasure, a friend of mine went in for lunch and was completely turned off by the food, in particular the salad bar*, and the service.

              *All you can eat...live fly garnish is complimentary :)

              1. re: MartiniQueen
                Barbarella RE: MartiniQueen Jan 31, 2008 06:06 AM

                Yuck!! Forget that place. Not going to the one in Brick either.

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