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Just Good Food Rt 9 North Manalapan NJ

shabbystorm Mar 29, 2009 03:05 PM

A New Restaurant/Take Out Food Place called Just Good Food seems to be opening soon - new big sign. It is in the strip mall with Mixed Greens and Panda House. If anyone sees it open or gives it a try let us know just how good.

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    burgerpimp Nov 26, 2010 04:35 PM

    I said expensive cause 3 bbq style ribs are $13.

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      burgerpimp Dec 7, 2010 03:01 PM

      I tried the half chicken the other night and it was pretty good. I misunderstood that the $13 dollar ribs include two sides. However u cant order only ribs you have to get the ribs with sides package deal.

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        MarlboroMan Dec 7, 2010 06:37 PM

        Sure you can.. you can order ribs by the pound.. I think they sell half racks and full racks (see back of menu).

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      burgerpimp Nov 22, 2010 03:40 PM

      I think that this was their first day. I stopped and got a menu, it looks expensive.

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        Gold Nov 23, 2010 09:50 AM

        An example of expensive please

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          MarlboroMan Nov 24, 2010 05:36 PM

          I got a menu tonight, too. Unfortunately, that's all I got. They were closing early (6 pm) and were serving family and friends only after that. Couldn't have eaten there anyway because it was cash only (not sure if this is the case all the time) and I had left my wallet at home. Ended up eating wings at Carlos.

          Anyway, menu looks really promising. Sandwiches are $9-10 and platters are $10-15, not really what I would consider expensive, not for good barbecue, anyway. Think about it.. go to any chain (not fast food) and you'll pay similar prices for a sandwich or a platter.

          I'll post a few menu examples later. They open again on Friday. I most likely can't go then but definitely this weekend.

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            Tay Nov 25, 2010 07:16 AM

            Do they have a web site?

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        RGR Aug 12, 2010 11:00 AM

        Gone. In case anyone cares. Obviously, not enough people did.


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          Tay Aug 14, 2010 08:17 AM

          Gee... That was fast!

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            MarlboroMan Sep 25, 2010 10:20 AM

            Drove by today. Sign in window said:

            BBQ Coming Soon.

            No idea whether that means "real" BBQ or Portuguese BBQ, but still exciting news. At least another restaurant's going in, and not another bank.

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              equal_Mark Sep 25, 2010 12:57 PM

              Or another Italian restaurant...

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                MarlboroMan Nov 22, 2010 02:55 PM

                Went to 5 Guys tonight, on the way back, my MIL thought the sign said "Road House BBQ".. but I thought it said "Roast House". Appeared to be open, but I'm not entirely sure.

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            morjan May 24, 2009 05:33 PM

            We stopped off there this afternoon. Their falafel on pita is excellent. I plan to spread the word.

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              pieceBwitcha Jun 8, 2009 04:01 PM

              I usually go to Mixed Greens, which has gotten sooo much better than it was before( new owners, i think) but decided to give JGF a try. I ordered the chicken Shwarma lunch special. It tasted good but the portion was very weak. Not much meat, not much veggies mostly bread. Maybe on the lunch special it's a smaller portion but still weak for 8 bucks!

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              RGR May 13, 2009 11:39 AM

              I stopped off yesterday around 6:30 p.m. to check this place out. As I was walking from my car, a teenaged young man, who was standing in the parking lot, handed me a take-menu. Smart idea to station him there with these handouts since there is a major bus stop in front of this strip, and riders have to cross this parking lot in order to get to the commuter lot.

              The menu does not emphasize that Just Good Food is kosher. The only indication is the Hebrew on the back which says, "Glatt kosher." When I went inside, a woman speaking to the young man behind the counter was saying she was surprised they were playing down the kosher aspect. The young man and a very friendly man who came out of the kitchen and who I presumed was the owner (both very pleasant) replied that the goal was to attract a wide clientele, to have people judge the food strictly on its merits and not get hung up on or turned off by the fact that it is kosher. I have to say I see their point. If the food is excellent, it should not matter whether or not it's kosher -- except, of course, to those who are observant.

              The interior space is nothing fancy-schmancy. There are a few tables for eating in + the counter for placing orders.

              I asked about a website. The owner said he's just putting the finishing touches on it and will have it up and running very soon.

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                shabbystorm May 17, 2009 06:27 AM

                Yes, even though good food should be respected as good food many people close to me are Kosher.
                When hosting or entertaining, having a place like this, close by is a blessing!

              2. shabbystorm May 11, 2009 06:16 AM

                There is no website printed on the menu.
                Have a few minutes..Here is the menu - prices vary for lunch dinner, pita, plate, side order etc....

                Soup of the day
                Bean Soup
                Moroccan Cigars
                Stuffed Grape Leaves
                Hot Dog
                Chili Dog
                Buffalo Wings
                BBQ Wings
                Meatless Chili

                Beef Burger
                Lamb Burger
                Turkey Burger
                Portabella Mushroom Burger
                Pepper Veggie Burger
                Lots of toppings to choose from...

                Kids Menu...

                Turkey Pastrami
                Turkey Breast
                Grilled Chicken
                Corned Beef
                Grilled Steak
                Steak in WIne Sauce

                Fried Chicken...



                Fresh Homemade Challah...

                Middle Eastern
                Veggie Fritters
                Kufta Kabob
                Beef Kabob
                Chicken Kabob
                Mixed Grill
                Jerusalem Mix
                Yemenite Soup


                Onion Rings
                Sweet Potato Fries
                Spicy Fries
                Cloe Slaw
                Potato Salad
                Rice White or Yellow
                Rice and Beans
                Turkish Salad
                Fried Eggplant
                Moroccan Salad
                Israeli Salad


                They Cater and Deliver Too - LOL - Hope this helps

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                  RGR May 11, 2009 08:33 AM

                  Thanks for taking the time to provide this menu list, shabbystorm. While I can easily toddle over there, this will be helpful to those who are interested in knowing what's on the menu but for whom the place is not quite so conveniently located.

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                  RGR May 10, 2009 05:53 PM

                  Googling, I can't find a website. :-( It's less than five minutes from our house. I pass that strip mall regularly, so I guess I'll stop in and look at the menu.

                  1. shabbystorm May 10, 2009 03:51 PM

                    Enjoyed Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Puffed Pastry, and Drumettes.
                    Great, kind, and helpful people work here!
                    This is Good Kosher Food!

                    Random Side Note: They have their updated menu available

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                      zoeb Apr 1, 2009 07:17 PM

                      They opened today......
                      The hamburger was so much better than even I hoped for.
                      The staff was freindly, helpful and attentive.
                      A True Glatt place to eat!!

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                        MarlboroMan Mar 29, 2009 03:33 PM

                        I was in front of that place one day about 2 weeks ago.. and I saw an orthodox Jew walk into "Just Good Food".. so I wonder if it'll be Kosher food.. or if it's just Jewish-owned.

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                          Barzilai Apr 1, 2009 10:24 AM

                          They just opened today, April 1. It is Kosher and Fleishik, and runs from steak and burgers to Shawarma to hummus to drumettes. Jewish Fusion. Enjoy!!!

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                            NJ_Guy Apr 1, 2009 12:09 PM

                            Located in the space formerly occupied by Video Home Center (next to Bagel World). It's Wraps, sandwiches, chicken, salads, Middle Eastern fare & more - kosher (meat). Their 'soft' opening is today with a limited pre-Passover menu. Counter service with tables available. Post Passover menu will have more variety. BTW they also have WIFI access and you'll be able to order online or via your BlackBerry...

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                              mgoldberg Aug 20, 2009 11:21 AM

                              I don't give easy praise. I'm not a fan of most glatt kosher places or dairy likewise: we are a captive audience and mostly it's just....ok, acceptable, sometimes merely, passable.

                              So let me say this about Just Good Food: I'm about to drive 8 miles to get a corned beef hoagie from them. It is_ that_ good. Their food is quite good, some exeptional

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