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Oct 20, 2010 03:56 AM

Morganville / Freehold for a few days, best cheap chow finds?

I'll have my evenings to myself or with a few buddies in this area, any good recommendations?

I doubt I'll be dining, just cheap good food spots basically.

Coming from Toronto, Canada.. Then I'm off to Vegas for a few weeks. :)

Found this for reference:

I like most all food, especially indian, mexican, authentic chinese, BBQ places, and any place that does things differently/well.

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    1. Authentic Chinese: Shanghai Bun in Matawan!

      Shanghai Bun Restaurant
      952 State Route 34 Ste 6, Matawan, NJ 07747

      1. El Meson in Freehold isnt authentic mexican but VERY GOOD "tex-mex"

        El Meson
        44 Monmouth Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

        1. Pretty good Hot Dogs...Bugers....etc... in Freehold..

          1. The only must eat in Freehold is Ibby's, with the possible exception of a great sausage pizza and one of the best homemade creamy italian salad dressings anywhere at Frankie Fed's.
            If you are willing and able to drive for abour half an hour then there are more. Route 34 north takes you to Shanghai Bun, Westlake Seafood, Deninos, and Siam Smiles - all within a few blocks just before you get to Route 79.
            Red Bank is also in that radius if you take Route 537 east to Route 35 north. El Norte de la Frontera by the train station has some great cheap grub - I don't go a week without some chorizo or suadero tacos and the tamales they have on weekends. Nearby, Willy's has the most authentic Philly cheesesteaks in the area.
            For burgers, Freehold has Frankly Burgers and More, Manalapan has Cheeburger Cheeburger, Shrewsbury has Five Guys, and Eatontown has Bobby Flay's Burger Palace. Any and all of them will give you a good bang for your buck.
            BTW - do not miss Raku in Vegas if you have a car there. Look it up on the SW board.

            Siam Smiles
            1016 State Route 34, Matawan, NJ 07747

            El Norte Restaurant
            10 US Highway 46 E, Lodi, NJ 07644

            Shanghai Bun Restaurant
            952 State Route 34 Ste 6, Matawan, NJ 07747

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            1. re: seal

              good recommendations by seal !

              1. re: seal

                There's also a Five Guys on Rt. 9 South in Manalapan (same plaza as Hunan Gourmet).

                Hunan Gourmet
                357 US Highway 9 Ste 23, Englishtown, NJ 07726