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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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    TomDel RE: Gwendolen 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.

    Clarksburg Inn
    465 Stagecoach Rd, Millstone Township, NJ 08510

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      jethro RE: TomDel 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.

      14 E Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728

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        jethro RE: 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.......................

    2. BeeZee RE: Gwendolen 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.

      Taverna Ouzo
      146 Applegarth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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        NJFoodie RE: BeeZee 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!!

        Taverna Ouzo
        146 Applegarth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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        glutton RE: Gwendolen 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.

        US Highway 130 Klockner Rd N, Trenton, NJ 08610

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