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Good corned beef sandwich in Central New Jersey

Gold Feb 12, 2010 12:45 PM

I have a craving for a good corned beef sandwich. Any recommendations would be appreciated


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    PuniceaRana Mar 21, 2014 05:24 PM

    I think you may have to go down to the Cherry Hill area to find one closer to you, or to the Highland Park/Edison area -which ever is closer to you. Let me know I have recommendations in both areas.

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      mchametzky Mar 21, 2014 11:22 AM

      I'd be happy if anyone could narrow it down, and recommend good corned beef (or pastrami) in Mercer County. I know the OP inquired about all of Central NJ, but people seem to define Central NJ in diferent ways. Mercer County seems (to me) unambiguosly located in the center of New Jersey. There's lots of good pizza, cheese steaks and hoagies, but, after living here nearly 20 years, I can't provide a "go to" spot for corned beef/pastrami or deli, in general. Is it mandatory to go to NYC (or even Philadelphia) to get such items?

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        PuniceaRana Mar 17, 2014 08:26 AM

        On the northern edge of the area considered Central NJ, in Berkeley Hts is Goodman's Deli, a really good Jewish Deli, not only is the corned beef really good, the pastrami is out of this world.

        1. equal_Mark Mar 17, 2014 08:13 AM

          Richard's Deli - Long Branch...

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            joonjoon Mar 18, 2014 09:57 AM

            Celtic Cottage right around the corner does it better IMO.

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            ronpsr1950 Mar 16, 2014 03:07 PM

            Irv and Karens on route 88 Brick NJ is the best in the area. Irv was the original owner of Irv's in Neptune serving great Pastrami and Corned beef sandwiches for years. I remember eating their almost 50 years ago. A "Shore Special" which is their specialty item is one of the best sandwiches I have ever ate.

            1. Barbarella Feb 16, 2010 10:36 AM

              Hands down the best is Irv's Deli in Neptune on Hwy 33, across from the hospital. They are sooo good and really thick.Yumm!!!

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                cantkick Feb 16, 2010 03:20 PM

                And their brisket is even better!

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                  JerzeyShore Feb 16, 2010 04:44 PM

                  Barbarella & cantkick,

                  Thanks for the mention, I drive by Irv's all the time but will now make it a point to stop in for lunch sometime soon.

              2. menton1 Feb 15, 2010 11:50 AM

                Is Deli King of Linden still around? I know Larry's/Plainfield closed...

                Also, Lox Stock & Deli in Milltown (South Jersey)

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                1. re: menton1
                  Yellowshirt Feb 16, 2010 06:39 PM

                  YEs the Linden place is still there but rather dirty

                  Deli King in CLark is much better

                2. ambrose Feb 12, 2010 04:15 PM

                  bgut1 has told you everything you need to know!


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                    gailelyson Feb 15, 2010 10:49 AM

                    Depends were you live, Fred & Murrays in Manalapan/Freehold area is ok. Nothing around is as good as what I grew up on but his is not bad.

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                    joonjoon Feb 12, 2010 01:11 PM

                    Celtic Cottage in Long Branch has a pretty nice corned beef sandwich.

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                      bgut1 Feb 12, 2010 01:44 PM

                      Harold's in Edison.

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                        eatinman Mar 17, 2014 07:56 AM


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