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Nice restaurant for lunch off I-95 near Trenton?

bonniereynolds Jun 9, 2011 04:05 PM

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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    rosalita92 RE: bonniereynolds Jun 9, 2011 04:50 PM

    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.

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      rosalita92 RE: bonniereynolds Jun 9, 2011 04:54 PM

      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. mschow RE: bonniereynolds Jun 10, 2011 08:54 AM

        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

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          ieee488 RE: bonniereynolds Jun 10, 2011 09:47 AM

          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.

          1. Tapas52 RE: bonniereynolds Jun 10, 2011 12:35 PM


            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!

            1. menton1 RE: bonniereynolds Jun 10, 2011 08:09 PM

              Just off Exit 4 is the Redstone Grill, a really good burger and a wonderful steak sandwich.


              Redstone Grill
              500 Rte 73 S, Marlton, NJ 08053

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