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The Cheshire Cat, Paramus

bogsidebunny Sep 18, 2011 12:55 AM

Anyone remember the Cheshire Cat restaurant on Forest ave. just North of Rte-4? I was last there in the late 1960's and found it crowded, noisy and the food wasn't good at all.

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    fourunder Sep 18, 2011 05:09 AM

    No One went there for the food.....it was a pick-up joint.

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      bogsidebunny Sep 18, 2011 05:29 AM

      Yup fourunder,

      I kinda got that impression and never went back.

    2. menton1 Sep 18, 2011 08:25 AM

      The Orange Lantern is still going strong...

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        bogsidebunny Sep 18, 2011 10:47 PM

        wow! "The Orange Lantern"..........jAnother middle age meat factory just off rte-17 (North) . Now that was a place. Haven't been there since the early 70's.

        Way back then the "in" places were: The Cuss from Hoe (Paramus), The Collage (Rochelle Park) Jack Robert's (Emerson) Bootles (Hackensack) King Arthur's Pub (Hackensack).......et al! Memories.

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          menton1 Sep 19, 2011 10:17 AM

          Tom Swift's in Fortr Lee...

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            bogsidebunny Sep 19, 2011 09:36 PM

            Yea, Tom Swifts was a big meat factory. Later, in the 70's it was the "Bicycle club" on 9W.

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        CookingBabs Sep 21, 2011 01:09 PM

        I do remember it! I was never there, but my older siblings were. I just remember as a kid, thinking that it sounded so mysterious. I always asked them "what's a Cheshire Cat?"

        While we're at it.....anyone remember Ronnie's Run in Englewood Cliffs, and the previous place in that same
        location? C'mon Chowhounders, you remember it.......what was the name?

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          fourunder Sep 21, 2011 01:17 PM

          Sid Allen's

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            CookingBabs Sep 21, 2011 01:31 PM

            You got it, fourunder! It temporarily went out of my head, so I'm glad you came up with it so fast!

        2. menton1 Sep 21, 2011 03:14 PM

          After Palisades Amusement Park, head over to Frank's Cozy Bar or Krieger's...

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