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Jun 9, 2011 04:05 PM

Nice restaurant for lunch off I-95 near Trenton?

We're headed to Maryland tomorrow from Connecticut and I think we'll be ready for lunch somewhere around Trenton. Any ideas? I love unique lunch/brunch places. Thanks for the help.

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  1. Trenton is not right off the Turnpike, you'll kill some time just getting there and back to Turnpike. Exit 8 is Hightstown and there are a few local places including a reasonably good diner about 10 minutes away (Americana). You might find you're way to Bordentown where there are some interesting places (Olivers). There is a huge diner (Mastoris Diner) down Rt 130 from Turnpike/Rt 195 in Bordentown and you can find your way back onto Turnpike at 7 or 7A.

    1. Blue Rooster Bakery and Cafe in Cranbury NJ, about 10 minutes off of 8A = unique.

      The Blue Rooster Bakery & Cafe
      17 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ 08512

      1. I had lunch yesterday at the Dublin Square pub in Bordentown. It was pretty good, and I'd go back again. It's right off exit 7 of the turnpike, almost across the street from Mastoris Diner.

        Dublin Square
        167 US Highway 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505

        1. Depending on the weather there may be backups at exit 7A for Great Adventure theme park.

          There is major construction on the stretch from exit 8 to 6 on the NJ Turnpike.

          Try to get past all of that if you can before lunch.

          Exit 4 has many chain style restaurants.


            Iron Skillet great bang for the buck.....its right off NJTPK Exit 7 ramp !

            besides the buffet they have a big a la carte menu also.

            Fun part you actually eat out of IRON Skillets!