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Jul 27, 2012 10:33 AM

Best bar food/first date night in Northern New Jersey

Looking for casual but cool atmosphere in Northern New Jersey, with good food. Would be okay for a gno or first date. Oakland, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Paramus, Wyckoff are all in the area.

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  1. I had dinner here tonight.....60 beers on tap and a wine list.
    Pork Corn
    Pork Shoulder Poutine
    Chorizo Tacos
    House Steak Burger
    Pork Chop
    Three pints of beer

    $64 before tip

    The Shepard and The Knucklehead Pub in Haledon

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    1. re: fourunder

      +1 Great place! Who doesn't like great craft beers and Jack Kerouac and very good food?

    2. Great suggestion! Thx that could work! Love the menu. Any other ideas in Franklin Lakes or Oakland?

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      1. re: dsolley

        I enjoyed Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza at both locations of Clifton and Ramsey. If it's a nice day/evening, they open the doors to the bar and have outdoor seating.

        I've never been, but I've always heard good things about the Dutch House in Fair Lawn. The menu is pretty pedestrian, but I hear the burgers are very good.

        1. re: fourunder

          All are great suggestions, thanks! I'll let you know tomorrow where we go

      2. In Oakland -- Valley Stable. In my opinion, the Dutch House is not a first date kind of place.

        Hope all went well.