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mschow Jul 9, 2008 10:49 AM

Looking for some suggestions for restaurants in Sparta that are open on Sunday. I am completely unfamiliar with the area but will have to kill a few hours there on a Sunday afternoon while relatives attend a party (we are driving them there, but not attending the party). Thanks.

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    wineconsul Jan 7, 2009 05:59 PM

    You must try Charlotte's Web in Dover, a quick hop/skip/jump from Sparta. It's is great home cooking Italian/American, and one of the best values in the Tri-State area. The owners are super friendly, and they have owned it forever. Enjoy!!

    1. mschow Jul 14, 2008 06:52 AM

      Thank you all for your replies. One more question: is there a movie theater in town? That might be a way to kill a few hours while our relatives attend their party.

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        yen157 Jul 14, 2008 05:38 AM

        It's new and I haven't made it there yet, but I've been hearing very good things:

        http://www.saltgastropub.com/

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          fourunder Jul 12, 2008 06:32 AM

          Consider one of the Country Club/ Pub restaurants located at the Crystal Springs Resorts. Wild Turkey/Crystal Tavern has a large outdoor patio/veranda that may be open for brunch service. They also have a very comfortable inside dining area and bar. If you prefer air conditioning and a view of one of the best golf courses in the state with vista views, Ballyowen is a good choice.

          http://www.crystalgolfresort.com/cont...

          1. ambrose Jul 11, 2008 11:18 AM

            I can only add Il Porto on the Boardwalk Other places seem to be closed on Sunday.

            http://www.ristoranteilporto.com/

            BTW, if anyone suggests Zoe's on the Lake, it has closed.

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              CompareFranco Jul 10, 2008 03:37 PM

              slim pickins in neck-of-the-woods - really doesn't have the population to support lots of places.

              Krogh's Brew Pub (www.kroghs.com) a brew pub, nothing more, nothing less
              Mohawk House (www.mohawkhouse.com) resort, might be crowded this time of year
              Rock Mountain Manor (www.rockmountainmanor.com) not familiar with this place

              If you're not familiar with the area, invest in a good county map (like Hagstrom's or such) I've been travelling in that area off&on since 1963 and I still bring along a map!

              With the price of gasoline I can't even guess how the traffic mightl be - that area is mostly 2 lane blacktops that lots of folks use to get to the Poconos & the parks of the area. Just couple years ago I woulda said "Don't go on a Sunday in July!" Like I said, now I can't even guess.

              Good luck!

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