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Traveling to MT Pocono-Any Rt 80 suggestions?!?

Hi fellow chowhounds!!! I'm road tripping from NYC to Mt Poconos in a couple weeks and was wondering if there were any standouts food wise we need to stop off for. Lunch, snack, junk food etc!! Don't want to go too far from Rt 80, thinking a few miles off max. Thanks for your help and happy eating!!!

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  1. I would say that you should go to The Inn at Millrace Pond or Hot Dog Johnny's in Buttzville.

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    1. re: coldbeer

      There is always a crowd at Hot Dog Johnny's. We did stop once, but weren't impressed. I do want to stop again just to see what I'm missing.

      What should I try on the second go around?

      1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

        The only truly great item on Hot Dog Johnny's menu is the homemade birch beer, served in a frosted mug. The other reason to stop is the pleasant view of the river, which you can enjoy while swinging on the swings.

        1. re: PuniceaRana

          I'm kind of spoiled as my best friend's family owns Walters Hot Dogs in Mamaroneck. Bit of a dog snob! But the buttermilk drink is intriguing me! And swings!

    2. Main Street in Patterson has a huge Middle Eastern area with amazing lunch places and a few dessert shops. A few great dim sum places in Parsippany. Dover has real Mexican food that is impossible to find in NYC. There isn't much beyond Dover, though.

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      1. re: croslan

        Missenplaceny, I don't recommend that you exit Route 80 into Paterson. Not only is downtown Paterson unsafe, it is difficult to find ones way back to Route 80 from there. I go out to The Brownstone once a year for continuing professional education and I always have a hard time finding my way back to Route 80.

        1. re: NYCPA

          That's just silly....it's perfectly fine during the day...although parking can be problematic.

          BTW....take the Union Blvd exit for the Brownstone and you won't have any worries

      2. The Black Forest Inn in Stanhope serves reasonably good German and Continental fare. It's less than 5 minutes from Rt. 80.

        1. Right off of rt 80 is Denville Dairy. AWESOME ice cream

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          1. re: Curlz

            and don't miss Cliff's Homemade Ice Cream in Ledgewood - just off 80, exit 28 / route 46 west. Open year round.

            1. re: Foody4life

              Cliff's....tried the Skyscraper a dozen times and could never finish it. Sadly, it is no more, as the company that made the cone discontinued it.

          2. Thanks for all the AMAZING suggestions!! I'm a fool for homemade ice cream, having grown up on CircleFreeze in Belmar down the shore! Please keep the ideas coming, ESP more take out/mom&pop/stuff we can grab and eat in the car places!