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Sep 25, 2008 04:53 AM

eats in EWR

I have a 6 hour layover in Newark Airport and may go to Ironbound area but if I do not, any good healthy eats in EWR? I am in the CO terminal.


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  1. One word about the CO terminal at EWR. NOTHING! I had a couple hours to kill before a flight this summer and there was absolutely nothing. I just wanted to sit down, relax, have a drink and get served some food and that was asking too much in that terminal. I don't get it. I ended up at some place where I had to fight through a sea of people to order a beer, then wait on line for a stale, pre-made sandwich, then eat and drink standing up, waiting for a table to open. Good times. If someone wants to make a good investment, a half-way decent restaurant there would make money. I couldn't even find a TGIF there.

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    1. re: UWStoSONO

      uws is right...nada on food in that terminal...if you head over to a (i think) there's lots of stuff, even before the security...gotta say that newark is uberlame...get a chair massage, eat some crappy pizza and call it a day.

      1. re: sixelagogo

        well then I will head to the first class lounge or head out to Elizabeth (they say 5 min cab ride) to Ironbound area.

        1. re: luci

          Just so you know, Ironbound is in Newark not Elizabeth, and it's probably a 10 minute taxi ride. More if you're trying to do it during morning or evening rush hour. With a quick search of this board, you can find recommendations for particular restaturants in Ironbound (and best to have a specific destination/address when you jump in the cab). My favorite happens to be Casa Vasca.

    2. There's a Gallaghers Steakhouse in C. Maybe not healthy, but neither is anything you'll find in Ironbound.

      1. Here's a list of the eateries in the terminals. Slim pickins' indeed! You'l have to do individual web searches on the places mentioned.

        1. 6-hour layover is a long time. Cab it to Valenca Restaurant, 663 Monroe Ave. in Elizabeth. (908) 354-2525. They have great steaks, and the chilean seabass is superb. The folks at the restaurant should be able to get you a cab to take you back to EWR. It's a short ride both ways.