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Driving from DC to NYC..where to stop and eat..close to highway?

tyjessleo Aug 21, 2013 01:11 PM

Any yummy suggestions?

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    MikeR Aug 21, 2013 02:26 PM

    I usually wait until I get home to eat, but for something that I can't easily get at home, if I'm a bit north of Baltimore and hungry, I usually stop at Clarence's Taste of New Orleans in Edgewood. I went to the web site to give you the URL, and, just in case someone else suggests it, discovered that it has closed.

    The other place that used to be a stop for too much food that was pretty decent was Mastori's Diner in Bordentown NJ, on Route 130 at Route 206 between I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike. It's a big place but can get busy at regular dinner time. Being a diner at heart, desserts are yummy.


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      FoiGras Aug 30, 2013 12:31 PM

      My hubby loves Mastori's. We used to always stop there on our trip from NYC back to Baltimore. You BET--the desserts are amazing.

      Our driver used to scarf down the Chicken Cordon Bleu. He said it was the best he'd ever had. FoiGras

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      dpan Aug 21, 2013 02:50 PM

      For Asian, I've had two good experiences in Cherry Hill, NJ off I-295 (Exit 34). Pho Eden (good Vietnamese with full menu) and Oh Yoko (sushi). Oh Yoko is a step above the usual suburban strip mall sushi place. It's the only place like that I've been to where they gave me fresh ground wasabi with the fish.

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        shake N baik Aug 21, 2013 02:58 PM

        Do you consider White Castle a viable option?

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          Just Visiting Aug 21, 2013 03:06 PM

          Depending on time of day, and if you don't mind waiting a few minutes, get off at 195, go west to 130 and then north to 33. Go east on 33. At the first light there is a small, newish shopping center/apartment complex. There you will find DeLorenzo's. Best pizza (if you like thin crust) on the East coast. Hands down. Be warned - apart from salad and I think maybe an antipasti plate - pizza is all they have.

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            Steve Aug 21, 2013 03:59 PM

            R & R Taqueria in Perry Hall, MD. About 7 minutes from 95.


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              tyjessleo Aug 21, 2013 07:28 PM

              Thanks, I will def be stopping here!

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                Zevonista Aug 22, 2013 04:25 AM

                Original R&R is in Elkridge, very close to I-95. Take Rt 175 east; it's in the Shell gas station on the left at Route 1. Only a couple of stools at a counter, not really an eat-in place. But the food is incredible!

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                  tyjessleo Aug 22, 2013 08:22 AM

                  Which location is further away from DC. I like to drive a little bit before I get off the road.

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                    Zevonista Aug 22, 2013 10:02 AM

                    Perry Hall is further away from DC.

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                  MikeR Aug 22, 2013 04:48 AM

                  After reading your recent R&R post, I looked up the new Perry Hall place, thinking I might want to stop there myself on a trip home from NY. They're open until 9 PM during the week, but close at 6 PM on Sunday, and more often than not, when I'm making that trip, it's on Sunday.

                  Hopefully tyjessleo will get there during the hours it's open.

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                  pgm123 Aug 22, 2013 10:08 AM

                  As a former Delaware resident, I feel obliged to give Two Stone in Newark, Delaware as my recommendation. If you get off I-95 before the Delaware-Maryland border, you get to avoid a $4 toll and get some delicious food and probably the best beer selection for miles. It's a delicious little gastropub. I usually go there for beer, but I've never had a bad meal.

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                    sevitzky Aug 22, 2013 10:10 AM

                    The turnpike is an ugly, bad, scary place to consider food options.

                    I'm lucky to get a "grilled chicken" on a burger bun and pile some tomatoes and lettuce on top.

                    Let us know how it turns out!

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                      Ike Aug 30, 2013 10:00 AM

                      In south/mid-south Jersey, food options are better off of I-295. Or at least more numerous. Some other posts in this thread have mentioned 295. Switch at exit 7 from the Turnpike or exit 56 from 295. Then can you also avoid part of the toll.

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                      dining with doc Aug 22, 2013 10:43 AM

                      from dc north to nyc
                      1. Samos restaurant: greek, byob, cash only. food is fabulous including a superb crab cake. Oddonnel street exit just north of the fort mchenry tunnel in baltimore
                      2. Italia: exit 3 new jersey turnpike. cheesesteaks, hoagies, pizza and pasta
                      3. Big Johns route 70 just off I 295 in cherry hill nj. cheesesteaks
                      4. Harolds deli: just off nj turnpike in edison nj..genuine ny style non kosher jewish styled deli. sandwiches are big enough to feed a family

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