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Restaurants near Garden State Plaza?

Angelina Aug 14, 2013 06:38 AM

Hi! I will be meeting a friend at this mall this week, and since I live in Monmouth County, I have no clue where to go to eat, Last time we eat at Varka, which I LOVE, but wanted to try something different. She always lets me pick, because I am so picky!!

Please no chains, Chinese, buffet, diners, Italian (way too many by me!)

We live middle eastern, but I was just in Patterson 2 weeks ago. We both like Greek and pizza!

Thanks for any help! I don't mind traveling a little either! :)

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    zhelder RE: Angelina Aug 14, 2013 07:03 AM

    There are a lot of options in the area. Bhoj in Elmwood Park has great Indian food. Rosie's Place in Fair Lawn has great Mediterranean food, as does Chicken Kebab in Glen Rock. A few doors down from Chicken Kebab is the legendary Kosher Nosh Deli.

    There are also tons of restaurants in Hackensack and Ridgewood.

    1. njmarshall55 RE: Angelina Aug 14, 2013 10:33 AM

      Great seafood place on River Road as soon as you get off Rt. 4 in Fair Lawn...Oceano's.

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        fourunder RE: njmarshall55 Aug 15, 2013 12:43 PM

        or, you could go to their sister restaurant:


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          NJfoodLover RE: fourunder Aug 19, 2013 12:28 PM

          We really like Taverna Mykonos. It is a nice place with good food.

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        lemarais RE: Angelina Aug 14, 2013 01:05 PM

        A wonderful choice, 5 minutes from GSP, perhaps the best in the area.


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          tommygphotos RE: Angelina Aug 15, 2013 10:19 AM

          Just went to Varka for the first time...excellent. Service was lacking but maybe b/c we were inside.

          Restaurant L maybe?

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            lemarais RE: Angelina Aug 19, 2013 04:25 PM

            Where did you wind up at?

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