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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.

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      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.

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          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.

          http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/nyr...

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          1. re: menton1

            menton1...now we're talking ! looks and sounds delicious its on my to go list for sure thank you....keep them coming !

            http://www.youtube.com/user/ArturosTV

            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.

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                    Fascino
                    331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

                    Passionne
                    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.

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                Lorena's
                168 Maplewood Ave Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040