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Oct 5, 2013 10:28 AM

tinton falls nj

what is a good lunch spot?

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  1. Pour House.

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

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    1. re: vikingkaj

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

    2. 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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      1. re: jrvedivici

        Pour House not Poor House, jr!

        Poor House is something else completely (and hopefully we won't end up there):

        1. re: drongo

          Hahaha yes you are correct! My bad!

      2. Kanji Japanese Steakhouse does lunch during the week.

        1. 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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          1. re: cantkick

            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.

            1. re: cantkick

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

            2. 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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              1. re: MGZ

                "within the slightly-used condom shape"

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

                1. re: jrvedivici

                  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."


                  To that end, Belmar looks like a guy with his hand out:

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

                  1. re: MGZ

                    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.

                      1. re: jrvedivici

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

                        1. re: seal

                          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!"