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gateway girl Jul 6, 2011 09:57 PM

I am driving to New Hampshire with my two dogs. Does anyone kinow of any place to get carryout (burger, sandwich, etc) besides the usual rest stops? Thanks.

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    bifpocaroba Jul 7, 2011 07:19 AM

    Krugs in Newark on Wilson Ave is not far off the TPK and has one of the best burgers in the state.

    1. menton1 Jul 7, 2011 07:44 AM

      The Parkway is a better alternative to the Tpk IMO... You can take it to the NY Thruway and over the TZ Bridge, rather than go through the GW Bridge and the nightmare-ish Cross Bronx Expwy. You can pick up the Parkway at the Tpk Exit 11.

      If you take the Parkway, right off exit 161 is Bucu Burger, heralded as the best burger around. They get their meat from one of the top suppliers in the NY Metro, and the result is fabulous taste.


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      1. re: menton1
        equal_Mark Jul 7, 2011 08:19 AM

        Depends where the trip originates. If gateway girl will be coming from Philly the GSP may not be an option.

        1. re: equal_Mark
          menton1 Jul 7, 2011 09:06 AM

          Please read my post. Of course it's an option. EXIT 11 from the Tpke gets you on the Parkway North, no matter where you are coming from.

          There's also Harold's Deli off Exit 10, but one sandwich there is enough for 3 people.

          1. re: equal_Mark
            cantkick Jul 7, 2011 09:13 AM

            Get off the turnpike at exit 11 as menton1 said. By going TZ, it also is easier to take the northern route through CT (Hartford instead of New Haven).

            It's been a long time since I've done the drive, but if you want to stop in MA, there is plenty of stuff in Sturbridge, right about where you get on the MA Pike.

            1. re: cantkick
              cmarie Jul 7, 2011 09:32 PM

              you can get off at exit 9, take route 18 north a couple of miles to New Brunswick and stop in some places near Rutgers University for lunch (lots of places on Easton Avenue) If you're up for it check out the Grease Trucks on College Ave for a Fat Cat.
              Or exit 9, take Route 18 north to Route 1 North and stop at Skylark Diner for takeout.

        2. Tapas52 Jul 8, 2011 04:12 AM

          The Iron Skillet....


          Bordentown, NJ.... New Jersey Turnpike, Exit 7 (609) 291-1167

          1. GraydonCarter Jul 8, 2011 08:54 PM

            I drive up from the D.C. area and often exit at Cranbury (Exit 8A) to get the best Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak at Original Steak & Hogie. This place is especially convenient if you are jumping off the Tpk to get to I-95 around Trenton towards PA.

            Original Steak and Hoagie
            515 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

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              pktaske Jul 10, 2011 11:45 AM

              Rutts Hutt!

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