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Sep 14, 2011 02:12 PM

Need Unique, Delicious & Casual between E. Orange & Toms River NJ

Lately I have business up in E. Orange NJ & was wondering if you CH'ders could suggest some places that are Unique, Delicious & Casual in between that we could dine at going back South on the GSP.... we're open to any cuisine... appreciate your suggestions in advance.. Thanx

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    1. You could also do Keyport Fishery. Nothing more casual than taking a plate of fried fish and sides over to the dock and eating it there. An institution.

      Keyport Fishery
      150 W Front St, Keyport, NJ

    2. What about trying Dragon Palace in Edison? It's right by the exit for MetroPark from the Parkway. Maybe a bit far north, but it certainly fits your three criteria.

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      1. re: MGZ

        MGZ isnt that the Dim Sum Place?

        1. re: Tapas52

          No. You're thinking of Wonder Seafood. Dragon Palace is basically Sichuan, and very good. There's some discussion of it on this Board.

          Dragon Palace
          1635 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820

          1. re: MGZ

            ok MGZ I stand corrected on Dragon Seafood ..

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        1. Arturo's/ Maplewood. A true DON'T MISS. That's the rating it got in the Times.

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          1. re: menton1

   we're talking ! looks and sounds delicious its on my to go list for sure thank you....keep them coming !


            1. re: Tapas52

              Any more suggestions... I'm I'll be along in that area a few times this month? I will also be in Montclair on business too .

              thank you

              1. re: Tapas52

                Where have you been so far, tapas52?

                1. re: Tapas52

                  I assume you know about Iselin? There are many posts here about the Indian cuisine there. It is right off the parkway. Unique, Delicious & Casual.

                  1. re: GraydonCarter

                    I dont know much about Iselin restaurants due to the fact that I live in in Ocean County.
                    All suggestions are welcomed..and appreciated.

                  2. re: Tapas52

                    >> I will also be in Montclair on business too .

                    Montclair has a lot of great places, including Fascino, Blu, and Culinairianne. Note that Passionne is closed at the moment while they are moving to a larger space.

                    331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

                    77 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

              2. Maplewood is in between. Lorena's is excellent, a tiny place that's one of the very best restaurants in the state. I ate there a week ago and it was fantastic. Unique, delicious, and casual - that's Lorena's. Note, reservations are essential, as they do fill up in advance.

                168 Maplewood Ave Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040