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Need recommendations for group lunch near Kean University in Union

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annl Aug 11, 2009 07:40 AM

Our group is starting to have monthly birthday lunches. We work on Morris Ave in Union near Kean. It's my turn to pick but since I come in my train I don't know the area well. Any suggestions for a group friendly (12-14 people) that is reasonable priced? Will need vegetarian options on the menu. Thanks.

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  1. dani0622 RE: annl Aug 11, 2009 08:18 AM

    A good option, casual, is Tropicana Diner, less than a block away.

    1. Angelina RE: annl Aug 11, 2009 12:14 PM

      I have not been here in ages, probably the early 90's when I had super teased out hair and wore at least 10 pounds of gold......ahhhh memories...hee hee!

      Anyway, Mario's in Union I use to just LOVE!

      http://www.mariostrattoria.com/lunch....

      Hopefully someone here can vouch for the food, now because I am wondering how it is today???

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        shabbystorm RE: Angelina Aug 12, 2009 09:20 AM

        Red Sauce, like Pizza, is a tough one.
        Mario's one of those places where I enjoy the food but it may be clouded by all happy memories.
        Others close to me do not like the food, or the restaurant, too dark, and will only eat what mom makes.

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        chowjunkie RE: annl Mar 23, 2011 07:18 AM

        A few suggestions...
        Morris Thai on Morris Ave. in Union - just a few blocks down the street just past the parkway entrance.
        Costa's in nearby Roselle Park - an Italian restaurant that has really delicious food and even has a separate room for larger parties. They also offer reasonable family style packages worth checking out.
        I'm sure there are more, but these are the first that come to mind.

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          Applecheeks RE: annl Mar 23, 2011 07:00 PM

          I always enjoyed going to the Garden, when I worked at Kean. My other favorite is the University Diner, which may not be appropriate for a large group. The food is great.

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          University Diner
          580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083

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