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Mar 11, 2008 11:00 AM

Corned beef and cabbage at the shore...

Any suggestions for a really good corned beef and cabbage dinner in the shore area this coming weekend? Please do not suggest the usual line up of mediocre places like Kelly's in Neptune or Rod's in Sea Girt and such. I'm looking for the name of that special place that you keep in you back pocket. "Erin go brea"

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  1. Unfortunately, they all are horrible!! No one really knows how to get it right!! Years ago, we used to have it at Cryan's in South Orange and it was fabulous!! I will have to research more for you, especially since I am in Monmouth County as well!

    Erin go Braugh!

    Cead mile faite!!

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    1. re: Angelina

      Angelina - Same thing for me but at the old Cryans in Metuchen.
      Jerzey - I will ask around as I can't think of any "special place" off the top of my head. Will a corned beef sandwich on rye do in a pinch? :)

      1. re: bgut1

        Hey....we used to go there, too!! Great St. Pat's Day parties!! (I used to just LOVE that yogurt machine!!!)

      2. re: Angelina

        Angelina, thanks for the reply and unfortunately you are probaly right. Even St. Steven's Green, which someone listed below, and I waited patiently for it to open for a year, has turned out to be a BIG disappointment overall.

        A worker did mention that Maria's the Italian restaurant in Manasquan does a really good job but I find this difficult to believe...

        1. re: JerzeyShore

          Maria makes it herself one day a year. I have never eaten it, but it does happen.

          1. re: MGZ

            If nothing else pops up, I may just give Marie's a try...

            1. re: JerzeyShore

              Apparently, Maria is making the Corned Beef tomorrow and Sunday.

      3. Not sure if they have corned beef and cabbage on the regular menu, but McDonoughs in Keyport does pretty well with Irish food. My guess is they'd do the traditional St. Patrick's Day meal and do it pretty well.

        1. St. Stephen's Green in Spring Lake Heights. Seriously.

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          1. re: aklein

            Regarding St. Stephen's Green, I don't know about their corned beef, but when we recenlty went there, all of our meals were cold. I didn't even understand it. And not even warm like you wish it was hotter, but I mean cold. I had ordered sheperd's pie and there were parts of it that tasted like it came out of the fridge. I like the atmosphere of that place and maybe it was an off night but I am not running back.

            1. re: shesallthat

              wow, I have not experienced anything like that in several visits, though I don't doubt you and would expect your reaction. No excuse even it was an off night. I wouldn't be running back had that happened to me. Hope that's a not a sign of bad things to come. I admit that we don't go regularly, but often enough yet NEVER on St. Patrick's Day. Sorry to hear about your experience. Now, I plan on going back sooner than later to test the waters. Thanks for the heads-up.

          2. Not sure if this is of help to you, but this article appears today in the Courier Post about some Irish Food offerings in the AC area.

            1. Mumford's in Tinton Falls is serving corned beef and cabbage in the days surrounding the 17th for lunch and dinner. You can dine in (BYO) or take out. It's bound to be delicious.

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