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Anyone been to Alice's Restaurant, Lake Hopatcong lately??

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stu127 Nov 22, 2010 04:23 PM

I came across some reviews of Alice's Restaurant in Lake Hopatcong and noted that they started out quite good and seemed to get worse as time passed by. The last review I saw was back in August so I was wondering if anyone has any newer info to pass on. I was thinking of giving it a try this weekend but may hold off a while if they are still having consistency problems.
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    njkori Nov 23, 2010 02:23 PM

    I was holding out for exactly the same reasons. It seemed to vary wildly depending on who was cooking that day. Maybe I'll get brave enough to venture there soon.

    1. equal_Mark Nov 24, 2010 06:26 AM

      I've heard you can have anything you want (excepting Alice)...

      Oops, sorry. Couldn't resist. Day before Thanksgiving and all... :-)

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        bropaul Nov 24, 2010 04:19 PM

        Good one . . . for those of us of a certain age.

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          stu127 Nov 25, 2010 06:52 AM

          I guess I didn't even think of the ol' song reference... nicely done :)

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        StantonChef Nov 26, 2010 09:23 AM

        David Drake is still the main man at Alice's, but call to confirm he's there the night you want to go.

        1. tommy Nov 26, 2010 01:08 PM

          Chef Drake was there on my last visit and I was not impressed with the food. The view is nice, though.

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            menton1 Nov 27, 2010 07:57 AM

            I also was there a few months ago and was underwhelmed by the food. It was particularly disappointing after all the buzz & build up about the place.

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            bigfish813 Mar 9, 2011 09:26 PM

            Bummer to see all these negative comments about Alice's! Perhaps they have just recently gotten their act together, but I was there a few days ago and haven't a single complaint about the food or service. Our waitress was friendly without being intrusive and the food was excellent (I had grilled salt and pepper shrimp over butternut squash risotto). The only odd thing was the music-everything from Lil' Wayne to Judy Garland played during our meal. Having lived in the boonies of North Jersey for most of my life, though, it is refreshing to see a place of this caliber open here. I will certainly be back, and I encourage anyone who is unsure to just give it a try!

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              tommy Mar 10, 2011 04:00 AM

              You got through a whole meal without having to complain about anything? LOL!

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