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Jun 26, 2012 11:23 AM

Good eats near Great Adventure?

I got a season pass for Six Flags this year...any recommendations?

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  1. What about Carnegie Deli in the park?

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    1. re: bgut1

      Not certain, but I don't think the Carnegie Deli is still there (and even when it was, the meat wasn't too great). In the park, the bbq by the log flume was decent last time I had it (couple of years ago). Not exactly around the corner, but close enough -- the Surf Taco suggestion is one of your better options. Its been a while since I visited Java Moon Cafe (which is just minutes from GA), but it should be okay for sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc. You can always grab a hoagie at Wawa for something cheap and fast.

      1. re: jsfein

        jsfein - You might be right as I haven't been back to the park in a few years. As for the food, while I do recall it not being the same quantity and quality as the original, it was more than serviceable considering the location. As for Java Moon, while I've had decent meals there in the past, I too haven't been back in many years.

    2. It's a real tough spot for good food. At least there is a bar in the Surf Taco down there.

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      1. re: MGZ

        Is there a Surf Taco close to GA? The only one I know of in Jackson is a good 20-30 min away from the park at least.

        1. re: Njchicaa

          Only one that I know of - same barely better than mediocre Surf Taco food with a good beer selection. Not sure exactly how far it is, just know it's the closest thing to a worthwhile stop in Jackson. Personally, I thinks it's generally tough to find much in the western OC.

      2. The Plumsted Grill:

        go east on #537 to County Rd.# 539. turn left and it will be on your right.

        1. Java Moon right down the road from GA

          1. Best bet is to pack a lunch and sneak it into the park. We usually brought sandwiches and purchased some drinks.

            Sadly, Great Adventure has the worst theme park food I have ever seen. Goes hand in hand with a filthy and crappy theme park. Filled with teenages and roller coasters. I hope that is your thing. We went a few times when the kids were younger (around 5 or 6), but after 1 or 2 years we have never gone back. Nothing in the park for a family to enjoy together.