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Need Restaurant Recs Between Hamilton and Howell/Freehold

Gwendolen Sep 20, 2011 10:26 AM

Small group from various parts of NJ meeting up for dinner on Friday. Any suggestions for someplace between Hamilton and Howell/Freehold, preferably close to I-195. Thanks!

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    glutton Sep 30, 2011 03:24 AM

    Spigola is a decent Italian restaurant off of 195, in Hamilton Square. It's in a strip mall and they try to hard to be cool and fashionable, but the food itself is quite good.

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    Spigola
    US Highway 130 Klockner Rd N, Trenton, NJ 08610

    1. BeeZee Sep 21, 2011 12:53 PM

      Sort of halfway, not off 195, though, closer to Rt.33...Taverna Ouzo in Monroe Twp? Haven't been to this location but I really enjoyed my last visit to Pithari in Highland Park (same owners).
      They do have a liquor license in this location.

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      Taverna Ouzo
      146 Applegarth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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      1. re: BeeZee
        NJFoodie Sep 21, 2011 06:49 PM

        Taverna Ouzo is in my neighborhood. If you're going on a Friday night, they are beginning LIVE GREEK music this Friday. I plan to go, but will call in advance to be sure. It's a perfect "party-type" restaurant for a group of 10 or less. OPA!!

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        Taverna Ouzo
        146 Applegarth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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        TomDel Sep 21, 2011 04:29 AM

        This is a tough one as Great Adventure seems to be about half way and there isn’t much nearby.

        The only places that I can think of are the Happy Apple Inn in Imlaystown http://happyappleinn.com/ and the Clarksburg Inn http://clarksburginn.net/ . The Happy Apple Inn is pretty good but I haven’t been there in quite a while. I’ve only had burgers at the Clarksburg Inn but I recall that they were excellent. Both places are in the boondocks so I would definitely make sure that if you weren’t familiar with the area you had a GPS in the car.

        Good luck and let us know how you made out.

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        Clarksburg Inn
        465 Stagecoach Rd, Millstone Township, NJ 08510

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          jethro Sep 21, 2011 10:02 AM

          There is a Federici's on Rt. 9 in Howell in a stripmall. Not far from 195, not a fancy restaurant but excellent thin crust pizza, salad, and main dishes. It's also a BYOB. If you like pizza, you'll love Federici's.

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          Federici's
          14 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728

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            jethro Sep 21, 2011 10:03 AM

            FYI The address that popped up is their main restaurant, just as good, not a BYOB. I am not sure if either takes cards, cash only, so go prepared.......................

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