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Budd Lake - Randolph, NJ

Help!!! I am going to be in the Budd Lake - Randolph, NJ area on business and am desperate for advice on where to eat. After a long day, I don't really want to travel too far - no more than a half hour from this location. Fine dining is okay; so is a dive, as long as the food is good. Thanks

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  1. Rockpile, if you haven't already done so you should check the Tri-State Region board. There have been a few (mighty few!) posts there about Randolph.

    1. I used to live in Budd Lake (for a very short time). We never went out to dinner. There was nowhere to go.

      1. La Strada in Randolph www.lastradarestaurant.com at 1105 Route 10, (973)584-4607 is a very nice upscale italian restaurant you might enjoy. Also Hunan Taste Chinese Restaurant, 29 Broadway, Denville, NJ (973)627-9188 www.hunantaste.com
        Blossom Asian Bistro, 181 Howard Blvd, #G, Mt. Arlington, NJ. ; Matar's Restaurant, 1115 CR 517, Allamuchy, NJ (908)852-2300, www.mattars.com

        1. If you are willing to travel down Interstate 80 into the Parsippany/Booton area, here's a few places popular with the locals:

          Noodle Chu (Chinese)http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/20...

          Reservoir Tavern (pizza)http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/20...

          Eccola (Italian)
          http://eccolarestaurantnj.com/

          Hunan Noodle House (Chinese
          )http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp...

          In Morris Plains if you are looking for a pub/bar type place to hang and have an inexpensive steak, there's Collin's Pub and Arthur's Tavern, both across the street from each other

          http://www.arthurstavern.com/

          Closer to where you will be staying there are the following places, but I have never been to any to attest to their quality, but I have heard only good things.:

          The Black Forest Inn in Stanhope
          http://www.blackforestinn.com/

          Attilio's Tavern in Dover
          http://www.attiliostavern.com/

          Muldoon's in Ledgewood
          http://www.muldoons-irishpub.com/inde...

          You will also find some nice places down Route 206 in Flanders/Mount Olive, but the names escape me at the moment......and there are also plenty of places down Route 10....including a Golf driving range in Randolph if you need to unwind.

          1. You could also head south from Budd Lake to the Long Valley Pub & Brewery. I believe it was the first brew pub in New Jersey. I haven't been for a long time but I still see a lot of favorable comments on-line.

            http://longvalleypubandbrewery.com