German or Polish Food
This is worth the ride. If you want something German but different, the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope, 1 minute off Exit 25 on Rt. 80, is hosting its Fasching Festival (aka German Mardi Gras). Master Chefs Heinz & Heiner are including some New Orleans specials on the menu tonight and tomorrow.
I know of two good Polish places but they are more of a deli. Piast's in Garfield and Maplewood and Polski Smak on Rt. 23 in Butler.
Sorry but these places are up north.
Had a chance to take out a feast from Krakowiak last week.
We really enjoyed our meals!
The group of us shared everything! They even had Blueberry Pierogies as a blackboard special that day!! They were AMAZING! Love the mushroom sauce as well.
Typed up a copy of the menu for everyone. The price point is SO reasonable - there was lots of food for everyone!!
Authentic Polish Cuisine
Soup of the Day
Platter Krakow Style 7.75
Stuffed Cabbage 2 pcs Kielbasa, Bigos – traditional Polish Stew, 2 pcs Pierogies
Stuffed Cabbage 7.75
3 pcs Stuffed Cabbage
Served with Mushroom or Tomato Sauce
8pcs Pierogies Select Sauerkraut & Mushroom Potato & cheese or combination sautéed and topped with onions and bacon bits
Pork Chop 7.75
Pork Cutlet Breaded and Seasoned coated with breadcrumbs with potatoes and side salad
Chicken Cutlet 7.75
Chicken Cutlet breaded and seasoned coated with breadcrumbs with mashed potatoes and side salad
Spare Ribs in Sauerkraut 7.75
Served with Potatoes
Meatballs in Gravy 7.75
Served with mushroom gravy, potatoes, cucumber salad
Fresh Cut Beef Goulash 7.75
House made polish style goulash with chunks of beef served with potatoes and side salad
Krakow Style Hunter Stew 6.00
Made from Sauerkraut, polish smoked meats, herbs and spices, served with rye break
Potato Pancakes 5.75
Those prices are good but that's the lunch menu . Dinner is a bit higher - the Krakow Style platter is $ 10.50 at dinner - still a great bargain and my personal favorite !
Not in Monmouth county but not too far north you could try Big Stash' in Linden - on Wood Ave just a block east of Rte 1 . They have a liquor license .
You might also look in at the Polish Provision market on Wood Ave - three or four blocks west of Rte 1 .
Back to South River / Sayreville - there's Polonia = a more casual place just a few blocks from Main St. on your right in a small shopping center . Think it's on Jernee Mill Rd , the first street in Sayreville as you come over the Causeway from South River .
In a few months going to Poland, wanted to sample what we have in Jersey as a baseline - this thread was a big help. Anyone seen Blueberry Pierogies down here in central/south jersey?
They have them up north at Royal Warsaw - anyone been there?
Some other choices for Polish in NJ
Oh,no.. not the Dutchman. I have to respectfully disagree. I have spent many years going to the Dutchman (my family has had a house on LBI since 1968), and it has gone seriously downhill. The food is horrible, they haven't updated the interior in 20 years, and the hostesses are downright hostile. We try it again every summer in the hopes that it's gotten better, and always are disappointed. Go for the view and the beer (excellent), but do yourself a favor and don't eat there.
I realize this is not in Ocean or Monmouth, but maybe it's worth the trip if you are looking for authentic German food. A place called Sebastian's Schnitzel Haus near Fort Dix. Note: it's a bit hard to find, it's BYOB, and there are scary dolls, hundreds of them, on display at the restaurant. The dolls are a bit creepy, but the potato pancakes were pretty good. Huge portions, so go hungry. We only went once, but had a nice meal there.
Where are those two establishments in South RIver ? Do you have some directions or even a street # ? The reason I ask is because we drove up there last month and couldn't find either one :-( :-( Lots of Hispanic eateries on the main street but never saw Krakowiak. Also if someone can let us know the name of the Polish restaurant in Sayreville and its street #, that would be great ! Thanks very much....
For German specialties, you cannot beat the German Butcher in Toms River. It's a deli, though, not a restaurant.
Similarly, Milletto in Brielle has a nice selection of Polish delicacies.
Finally, there is a German restaurant in Red Bank at which we had a lousy, albeit "entertaining: experience.
Stopped at Mileto
Did some take out just to try this place, had it for lunch today, only tried one of each - total price to sample was just 3.00.
Pierogies - AMAZING!
Mini Potato Pancakes - Very Good
Stuffed Cabbage - Good - next time will ask for it with the sauce on the side
For Dessert - They had Zebra Brownies - Multi Layer Brownie
Really unique and Very Good!
We used to love Fritzy's under the original ownership. Some of the best German food around. However, when it was sold, we stayed away because everything I read indicated that the quality went seriously downhill. I heard that it had closed, but there was a post recently saying it was still open.
I dined recently at Fritzy's and was absolutely delighted. I had the traditional wiener schnitzel and was very satisfied. With spaetzel and delightful gravy it was an ultimate comfort food experience. The house salad with German vinaigrette was great, as was the soup. The black forest cake was a treat too. Fresh, light and fruity. The service was friendly and efficient and I really look forward to returning soon. http:/www./fritzysrestaurant.net/