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The Cheshire Cat, Paramus

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

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    1. re: fourunder

      Yup fourunder,

      I kinda got that impression and never went back.

    2. The Orange Lantern is still going strong...

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      1. re: menton1

        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.

        1. re: bogsidebunny

          Tom Swift's in Fortr Lee...

          1. re: menton1

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

      2. 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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        1. re: CookingBabs

          Sid Allen's

          1. re: fourunder

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

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