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Jun 11, 2009 07:43 PM

Driving from RI to DC, figure to hit Trenton area around lunchtime...where would you go?

Not too pricey or fancy, but a good place for a tasty lunch, maybe something special you can't get in other places? Or just good food not too far from 95, somewhere within a half hour north or south?

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  1. This is a no brainer. Rossi’s Bar and Grill in the Chambersburg section of Trenton for the best cheeseburger you ever had.

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      1. re: TomDel

        Sorry buit Rossi's doesnt serve food till 5pm

        1. re: Tapas52

          That's not true. They don't serve food from 2:30 to 5:00 PM in order to clean up from lunch and get ready for the dinner crowd. They serve lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 PM. They're closed Sunday.

          1. re: TomDel

            I stand corrected......I walked in at 3pm and they said no food sorry.

      2. DeLorenzos Pizza
        Open Tuesday- Saturday for Lunch and Dinner

        DeLorenzo's Pizza
        1007 Hamilton Ave.
        Trenton N.J. 08629

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        1. re: shabbystorm

          I’m not a big fan, I think they’re good, but most people think that DeLorenzo’s makes the best pie in the world. So, it’s someplace that you should try if you’re a pizza or tomato pie aficionado. Only I wouldn’t go to the one on Hamilton Ave. The Hudson Ave. people now have a new place on Rt. 33 in Robbinsville that is easier to get to than the Hamilton Ave. location from the Tpk. and most people think they make a better pie. You can get directions from the Tpk. on their website . Note that it’s a BYOB and will probably be crowded.

          Another option is to continue down Rt. 33 for 3 or 4 miles to five points and JoJo’s Tavern for a great bar pie or sandwich.

        2. The real question is why would you be going out of your way. If you are staying on 95, you follow the Jersey Turnpike into Delaware and don't go very close to Trenton. You might want to look for a place near Cherry Hill NJ or Newark DE.

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          1. re: skipper

            Skipper is correct, unless you're stopping for some other reason in Trenton - there is no reason to get off the turnpike.
            I'd go to Under the Moon in Bordentown - it's 5 minutes off the turnpike at exit 7. Check the reviews out here on Chowhound.


            1. re: eatinman

              If you follow this suggested route, you also have Iron Skillet at exit 7. There are a few threads mentioning it.

              1. re: eatinman

                The request is somewhat confusing but the OP does indicate that he or she is willing to travel off I-95 for "good food".

                1. re: ambrose

                  The Iron Skillet is always a solid choice 24/7 ....& right off Exit 7 of teh NJ Turnpike...


                  1. re: Tapas52

                    Hi, because of the postings on this board .. my wife and I ate at the Iron Skillet earlier this week. Just a few words about it - stay away! I like places that are unique - but this place is not really clean, food that comes out of the kitchen is not good at all.
                    As I said before, when you get off this exit go to the right and you'll be at Under the Moon in a few minutes. There you will get a good meal at a reasonable price, in a nice environment! No I'm not associated with UTM or the chef. Wish it was a little closer to me so that we could eat there more frequently.

                    1. re: eatinman

                      If you can hold on until hitting DE, the Border Cafe there in Christiana is 1/2 mile off of I-95 and has great food...

              2. re: skipper

                That's a good question, I'm not the one who planned that part, my husband I'll pass on the other suggestions from the easier route...I appreciate it!

              3. I agree with the others, and DE off of I-95 might be a better bet.

                The one place we intend to frequent on each of our trips south is Aurea's Mexican Restaurant in Claymont, DE:

                It's not fancy in the least, but it was incredible, mouthwatering, fresh, and almost enough to put us into a food coma. I mentioned Mexican because it's hard to find it really good here.