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Jan 26, 2011 12:44 PM

Any great meal deals in Central NJ? 2-1's? Etc...

I want to take the family out during the week and with things being what they are, I'd like to save a few bucks instead of dropping $80-100 bucks for a family of 5 (if I'm lucky). Aside from doing the pizza thing, are there any (good) places offering mid-week or early bird specials? Aside from Fri and Sat, I hate to pay full price. There have to be some places in souther Middlesex/Monmouth counties that want your business.


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  1. Go to and enter the zip code or area you're interested in and I'm sure you'll find something. I recently purchased a $25.00 certficate for $2.00.

    1. Are the Tues/Wed night specials still running in Red Bank. I'd call the River Center or visit their website to inquire

      1. I don't know if they're still doing it but the Porch in Spring Lake did 2 for 1 burgers on Tuesdays ... Idle Hour in Pt Pleasant too I think ...

        Also, you might want to keep an eye out on the Greater Media radio stations' websites, they do promotions for 2 for 1 gift certificates and different restaurants all the time, you pay $25 for a $50 gift certificate, they mail them to you, here are the two stations in Monmouth and Middlesex, they have another one up in the Morris Plains area but I think that may be too far from here:

        Idle Hour Restaurant
        2600 Route 88, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742

        1. If you go to the Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune Websites, you can sign up for the Monmouth County & Middlesex County Deal of the Day. Lots of restaurants offer discount gift certificates. I got one last week - $10 for $20 worth of food at Denino's.

          1. I believe both Brando's and Dauphin Grille in Asbury have 1/2 price entree nights.