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Casual Lunch Freehold, Howell area... ?

Tapas52 Mar 23, 2009 12:01 PM

Taking my parents out for Anniversary lunch tomorrow, one is in a wheelchair....need a nice casual restaurant recommendation in the Freehold, Howell area.. open to all cuisines...

Thank you

  1. shabbystorm Mar 23, 2009 01:18 PM

    Unfortunately nothing that screams Special Occasion but here are some options. This may help you come up with something that works for them.

    Fritzy's - Howell NJ - German but it has changed owners
    Chapter House Howell NJ - Casual Standard Restaurant
    Ivy Leauge Howell NJ - Casual Standard Restaurant
    Oyako Tso - Freehold NJ Sushi Parking is not always easy to find here
    Cafe Calore - Italian Freehold NJ Very Good Parking right there and quiet at lunch
    A Little Bit of Cuba - Cuban Freehold NJ - New restaurant very Casual and there is parking right there
    Metropolitan Cafe - Freehold NJ - Business Casual Standard

    Happy Eating!

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      jsfein Mar 23, 2009 01:29 PM

      Maybe Bayou Cafe if they are open for lunch.

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        shabbystorm Mar 23, 2009 02:01 PM

        Called, they are open for lunch at 11:30AM everyday except Saturday.
        I'll have to check this place out myself.

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        RGR Mar 23, 2009 01:31 PM

        I think Bayou Cafe, on Main St., in Freehold, would be an excellent place for a celebratory lunch. Entrance and tables are wheelchair accessible, but I don't know about the restrooms.

        http://www.bayoucafe.net

        Note: Fritzy's has closed.

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          Tapas52 Mar 23, 2009 02:01 PM

          Please keep them coming I appreciate the ideas. Rt 9 Corridor...Manalapan, Marlboro could be a consideration also.

          1. re: Tapas52
            shabbystorm Mar 23, 2009 02:13 PM

            Still only a few more that scream special occasion but maybe this will help.
            Jersey Freeze for some Ice Cream LOL no seriously it is for your parents.
            Marmara Rt 9 Manalapan Turkish
            Konbu Rt 9 Manalapan Sushi
            My personal Favorite Kyoto Rt 9 Englishtown Sushi
            Have not tried in that area are Ferrari's Italian on Rt 9 in Freehold Boro a newer Italian restaurant on main street that had make your own Frittata, the name escapes me so I could not comment.

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              RGR Mar 23, 2009 05:31 PM

              I agree that Mamara is an excellent choice for tasty Turkish cuisine. Nice ambiance as well.

              http://www.mamararestaurant.com

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              aries55 Mar 31, 2009 11:40 AM

              Fritzy's Restaurant has NOT closed. Can we please put this rumor to rest
              once and for all.

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                Dana Honehorst Apr 1, 2009 11:52 AM

                same cooks , same staff , different owners good food and wheelchair accesible

            3. shabbystorm Mar 24, 2009 03:58 AM

              Hey what ever restaurant you pick - give them a call first an make sure they are really wheelchair accessible. Starting thinking about this more and some choices may not be, and that would ruin your special day. Enjoy your time with them today!

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                Tapas52 Mar 24, 2009 06:38 AM

                shabbystorm thanks to the chowhounds we have a few ideas now....someone else suggested a place called Marco Polo in Freehold also which is WC accessible.

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                  shesallthat Mar 24, 2009 07:33 AM

                  We enjoy Turning Point. I was in yesterday and there was someone in there with a wheelchair. We never leave diappointed.

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                    seal Mar 31, 2009 04:18 PM

                    Marco Polo is a chinese/american buffet that is not bad for one of those, but not in the same league as Bayou Cafe or Marmara.

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                      Dana Honehorst Apr 1, 2009 11:50 AM

                      yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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