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Where to find good pastrami near the Jersey shore?

steinpilz Dec 29, 2012 06:07 PM

I'm trying to find some good pastrami near the shore (not pre-packaged and preferably fatty pastrami), Point Pleasant area generally, does anyone know a place within an hour or so?

Thanks very much again!

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    fourunder Dec 29, 2012 06:13 PM

    I've never been, but I hear Franks Deli and Restaurant is Asbury Park is the place to go. If you are willing to drive an hour, Hobby's in Newark

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643405#4958653

    http://www.hobbysdeli.com/

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      steinpilz Dec 30, 2012 07:02 AM

      Thanks fourunder, I'll take a look at Franks and think about a Hobby's trip!

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        roro1831 Dec 30, 2012 05:14 PM

        I would have to agree with you on Franks. Had breakfast there today, always good stuff

      2. MGZ Dec 30, 2012 02:33 AM

        Frank's towards the north end of Main Street in Asbury would be my first suggestion. Irv's Deli on Route 33 in Neptune would be my second.

        In Point Pleasant, there is a little, easy to miss, diner located in a beat up, old strip mall across from Brave New World. The place is called John & Elaine' s. They boast of a "best" or "famous" pastrami sandwich as a special. I've never had it, but intend to as I like the place and the other food I've had there. Perhaps, you might have a chance to take one for the team and try it out?

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          steinpilz Dec 30, 2012 07:02 AM

          I'll drive by john & Elaine's, maybe give it a try. Thanks again MGZ.

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            MGZ Dec 30, 2012 12:23 PM

            My wife and I loved having breakfast there. Granted, I'm a poached egg and homefries guy (bacon and/or pork roll when hungover), but it's a solid diner (better than the OB ever was). Try the place, even if it's not for the pastrami, and let us know what you think?

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          johnpm Dec 30, 2012 06:17 AM

          Wolfie's restaurant in Toms River is very good. They used to have a sign saying something like "If pastrami were religion, this place would be the temple." and I almost think they meant it.

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            steinpilz Dec 30, 2012 07:05 AM

            Thanks for this one too johnpm.

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            lemarais Jan 1, 2013 11:11 AM

            Harold's in Edison.

            1. Barbarella Jan 4, 2013 10:18 AM

              I second Irv"s Deli in Neptune delicious!!!

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                steinpilz Jan 4, 2013 05:35 PM

                Thanks for the suggestion Babarella, I'll check out this one also!

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