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Sep 29, 2009 10:16 AM

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 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
        Blossom Asian Bistro, 181 Howard Blvd, #G, Mt. Arlington, NJ. ; Matar's Restaurant, 1115 CR 517, Allamuchy, NJ (908)852-2300,

        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)

          Reservoir Tavern (pizza)

          Eccola (Italian)

          Hunan Noodle House (Chinese

          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

          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

          Attilio's Tavern in Dover

          Muldoon's in Ledgewood

          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.