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Best beer and burger in Northern Monmouth

Papa Bing Nov 22, 2009 06:34 AM

Looking for recs for a place to get a great burger and a beer, wine and/or cocktail.

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  1. Angelina RE: Papa Bing Nov 22, 2009 07:02 AM


    This just came to my mind..Basil T's in Red Bank. $ 20.00 for a beer and burger. I have had their burgers before and liked them. I know you want Northern Monmouth, but like I said..this just popped in my head.


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      Papa Bing RE: Angelina Nov 22, 2009 07:44 AM

      Angelina, Thanks. I consider Red Bank Northern Monmouth.

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        Mr. Bingley RE: Papa Bing Nov 23, 2009 03:39 AM

        Basil's burgers are excellent. i always get one with blue cheese on it...perfect with a couple mugs of their rocket red ale!

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      tom246 RE: Papa Bing Nov 22, 2009 07:15 AM

      Papa, this is the place your looking for. Northern Monmouth, great burgers, beer and cocktails. Plus you won't break the bank. Barnacle Bill's in Rumson is the place.

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        Angelina RE: tom246 Nov 22, 2009 08:05 AM

        Oh yes!! Tom is 110% right!! LOVE those burgers!!!

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        arpad RE: Papa Bing Nov 22, 2009 07:27 AM

        McDonaugh's Pub in Keyport does a good burger as well as a lot of other good pub grub . Their fish and chips is great and they have a pretty good choice of beers both tap and bottled .

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          Herm RE: arpad Nov 22, 2009 08:21 AM

          I'll second McDonagh's for a beer and a burger. Very good beer selection, in both bottle & draft.

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            MichelleM131 RE: Herm Nov 22, 2009 12:18 PM

            Agreed! Excellent place to go. Everything I've eaten there has been great. Ahhhh, now I'm craving a burger and a beer.

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            Papa Bing RE: MGZ Nov 24, 2009 05:56 AM

            MGZ - Please elaborate. What is OP? Original post? And is there a name for the converted church?

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              tom246 RE: MGZ Nov 24, 2009 06:03 AM

              That place makes a very good burger but at more than double other places, a poor value.

              A bacon cheeseburger and beer is well over $20.00. Expensive lunch.

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                MGZ RE: tom246 Nov 24, 2009 09:19 AM

                Dude asked for best, not cheapest . . .

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                  joonjoon RE: MGZ Nov 24, 2009 09:26 AM

                  While we're on the topic though - for my money I like Jack's in long branch. 6 bucks for an awesome burger and fries.

                  I haven't had it but for 20$ I'll get me a steak.

            2. njfoodies RE: Papa Bing Nov 23, 2009 03:53 AM

              Another vote for Barnacle Bill's. Luckily for me, they were only open on Friday's for lunch as my office was right down the street. Otherwise I probably would have been there 3 days a week!

              I forget the name of the place that replaced Table, but they too have a decent Kobe burger on their lunch menu. -mJ

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                bgut1 RE: njfoodies Nov 23, 2009 08:34 AM

                mJ - The restaurant that replaced Table is Zoe American Bistro.

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                  njfoodies RE: bgut1 Nov 23, 2009 08:43 AM

                  Yuppers bgut, that was the place. Frequented there for lunch quite a few times with co-workers, as well as the late great Arthur. Always had great service, and really liked their burger for what it was. Damn, all these great places over there that I am missing now that I am not working in that area! -mJ

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                    Papa Bing RE: bgut1 Nov 23, 2009 10:09 AM

                    Is Zoe BYO?

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                      njfoodies RE: Papa Bing Nov 24, 2009 06:02 AM

                      No, they have a little bar there, but not sure if it is just wine or if they serve beer and alcohol as well. I've only been there for lunch, so never really looked into it. They did however have a bunch of empty wooden case boxes from some of my favorites: Insignia, Scarecrow, etc. Haven't seen their wine list though. -mJ

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                        Papa Bing RE: njfoodies Nov 24, 2009 07:21 AM

                        Called Zoe. They are BYO. I figured as much. I think the only liquor licence in Little Silver is the liquor store just around the corner.

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                          njfoodies RE: Papa Bing Nov 24, 2009 08:02 AM

                          Oh wow...maybe all the bottles they have there are empties, or they are just for show. Good to know. Always went for lunch, not that I wasn't in the drinking mood, but it was never appropriate with the co-workers! ;-) Only kidding. No drinking at lunch for me... -mJ

                2. JerzeyShore RE: Papa Bing Nov 24, 2009 10:31 AM

                  Papa, Although not northern Monmouth but if your looking for quality as well as value try the Mill in Spring Lake Heights during happy hour, which is 4-7 PM every day.

                  - All apps, half price including a delicious Kobe burger for $6 (yes that's right $6)
                  - Wash this down with any martini (including top shelf) for $5.

                  For $11 you cant go wrong with their deal.

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                    Randol RE: Papa Bing Nov 30, 2009 01:17 PM

                    I went to Maloney's in Matawan last week. I didn't have the burger, but my wife did and was pleased with the result. The real draw is the beer selection with 16 on tap and over 150 in bottle from around the world.

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                      Randol RE: Randol Dec 1, 2009 08:10 AM

                      Here is the website for Maloney's Pub - it's actually 24 on tap

                    2. RobertinRedBank RE: Papa Bing Dec 7, 2009 12:09 PM

                      Last couple of times I was in Barnacles Bill's the burgers were not up to the standard they always were.

                      My favorite burger and beer place is the Pour House, Shrewsbury Avenue,Tinton Falls. Consistently a great burger cooked behind the bar....small but good selection of draft brews.

                      The Falls (formerly The Grist Mill) in Tinton Falls has a nice 12oz burger as well at the bar on the top floor overlooking the falls.

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