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EL7 Oct 5, 2013 10:28 AM

what is a good lunch spot?

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  1. vikingkaj RE: EL7 Oct 5, 2013 11:13 AM

    Pour House.

    http://www.pourhouserestaurant.com/

    Interior is a little dark and gloomy but they have a good specials menu. Burgers are really good.

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      corvette johnny RE: vikingkaj Oct 8, 2013 08:38 AM

      Another vote for pour house....very good cheddar burgers.

    2. jrvedivici RE: EL7 Oct 5, 2013 11:37 AM

      Tinton Falls is a large town geographically from north to south so it vary depending where you will be.

      North as previously stated the Poor House is solid, lets call it "rustic" rather than gloomy! Lol

      1 Block away is a Mc Loons property called CJ Mc Loons if you are into the Mc Loons brand. I would pick the Poor House over it for value, but you do have the rustic theme.

      There is also a place called MJ's which is an elaborate pizza bar food place. They over look the "Tinton Falls" and can be a good lunch spot.

      Northern Tinton Falla is only 2-5mins from Red Bank and that offers several other options.

      Mid Tinton Falls has mostly chains around the Tinton Falls outlets nothing I would reccomend.

      Southern Tinton Falls I'm not as familiar with so I'm not much help.

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        drongo RE: jrvedivici Oct 6, 2013 10:43 AM

        Pour House not Poor House, jr!

        Poor House is something else completely (and hopefully we won't end up there): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poorhouse

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          jrvedivici RE: drongo Oct 6, 2013 11:00 AM

          Hahaha yes you are correct! My bad!

      2. equal_Mark RE: EL7 Oct 5, 2013 11:46 AM

        Kanji Japanese Steakhouse does lunch during the week.

        http://kanjisteakhouse.com/

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          cantkick RE: EL7 Oct 5, 2013 12:53 PM

          There's a place in the little strip across the street from McLoone's that's pretty good. I don't remember its name as it's been a few years since I've been there, so I don't know if it's still open. Search my posts from a few years back.

          But by far the best place in that area is Mumfords, on Apple between Shrewsbury and Hance. Lots of threads about it. Close your eyes and point to the menu and you'll get something enjoyable.

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            jrvedivici RE: cantkick Oct 5, 2013 05:42 PM

            I believe the sandwich place you are referring to is the Cypress Grill/Cafe (technically that is in Shrewsbury). If that is the place you are referring to it is good, but I would say mostly for take out.

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              drongo RE: cantkick Oct 6, 2013 10:46 AM

              Absolutely agree about Mumford's -- great place for lunch. (And occasionally they are open for dinner -- e.g. Fall tasting on Nov 1, 2 http://mumfords.com/spring.html -- URL says "spring" but they mean Fall!)

            2. MGZ RE: EL7 Oct 6, 2013 08:25 AM

              As our wise friend, jrv, hints at, T Falls is a big, spread out space, lacking both charm and a central "town". There is only place within the slightly-used condom shape encompassed by the multiple area codes corresponding to the name "Tinton Falls" at which I have ever had any worthwhile chow. The Pour House. Even at that spot, there are limits. Sit at the bar. Drink beer from bottles (not the rarely cleaned tap lines). Get a rare cheeseburger after you have put down some grilled clams and a Pour House salad with Blue Cheese, Egg & Shrimp. Don't listen too carefully to the odd collection of folks around you and pay in cash as soon as you're done wiping the last bits from the corners of your mouth.

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                jrvedivici RE: MGZ Oct 6, 2013 08:47 AM

                "within the slightly-used condom shape"

                I think you should so a state map giving your interpretation of each town shape.

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                  MGZ RE: jrvedivici Oct 6, 2013 09:08 AM

                  C'mon, Man. Tell me the outline of TF doesn't look like something you might find on the floor mat of the backseat of a car, and realize at some point, the young lady said, "This is all goin' so fast. . . . I don't think I'm quite ready yet."

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mon...

                  To that end, Belmar looks like a guy with his hand out: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...

                  And, don't get me started on Sandy Hook . . . .

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                    seal RE: MGZ Oct 6, 2013 10:58 AM

                    Oooh - do Florida please....

                    But, back to food.

                    Go to Mumfords or go out of town to Red Bank or Eatontown.

                    For dessert I do like the little ice cream shop on Shrewsbury Ave just b4 520, but I'm not sure if they are Tinton Falls or not, and Mumfords can cover that as well.

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                      jrvedivici RE: seal Oct 6, 2013 11:01 AM

                      Ryan's?

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                        seal RE: jrvedivici Oct 6, 2013 11:09 AM

                        That's the one. Sentimental mostly, been going there for about 40 yrs.

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                          equal_Mark RE: seal Jun 3, 2014 07:18 PM

                          Ryan's has only been there for like 20 years. Before that it was a Carvel ice cream shop. They sold a Santa Clause ice cream cake for a few months, then flipped the mold 90 degrees and made Fudgy the Whale...

                          As Tom Carvel used to implore in a gravelly voice: "It's a fine product!"

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                Surfmom60 RE: EL7 Jun 3, 2014 07:00 PM

                While the Pour House was a reliable favorite for years, after seeing the condition of the bathroom on 3 recent visits I wouldn't go back again even for the Roasted Clams! Definitely agree on drinking out of the bottle there too. As for CJMcLoone's I'm not a fan of what I consider to be the over-priced & poorly run siblings, this one seems to consistently please our family. Monday night's Prime Rib special is a big hit with my guys & we always find the service good & the kitchen accommodating. We never go to a McLoone's without a gift cert. purchased at Costco-$79.99 for $100 worth.

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                  vikingkaj RE: Surfmom60 Jun 4, 2014 01:47 AM

                  Pour house has been really hit or miss on the food lately. Went there for lunch on Saturday, the place was empty. I had the meatball sub which I've had before and was good. The soup however was vegetable beef and was terrible, had bits that looked like ground up hamburger in it. My friend had some type of chicken pasta dish that looked like barf on a plate. It was so bad he left half of it. My tummy was a little unsettled afterwards.

                  Not as reliable as it used to be, and you have to be careful what you order...

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                    jrvedivici RE: vikingkaj Jun 4, 2014 11:09 AM

                    The Pour House has never been a good restaurant in my opinion. It's a good place to get bar food, anything prepared on the grill behind the bar is good, really good. Anything that comes out of the kitchen is questionable at best. Been that way for the 25 years I've lived in the area.

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                  joonjoon RE: EL7 Jun 5, 2014 09:42 AM

                  It's in Lincroft, not Tinton Falls..but I recently checked out Queso and thought it was great! Like Chipotle but more choices.

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                    corvette johnny RE: joonjoon Jun 5, 2014 10:10 AM

                    Jay owns this place, owner of luigis, which has good food too. He knows what he is doing and I hear that Queso is pretty fairly priced too.

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                    Surfmom60 RE: EL7 Jun 5, 2014 10:03 AM

                    Joonjoon what is in Lincroft?

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                      jrvedivici RE: Surfmom60 Jun 5, 2014 10:33 AM

                      Ummmm Queso the subject of his post.

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