The Ship Inn

November 28, 2010

The Fine Diner

August 7, 2010

This cozy spot close to the Red Mill on the South Branch of the Raritan River in scenic Clinton serves up a hearty breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday. On a recent visit for lunch, we enjoyed the solid sandwiches and salads, though nothing we tried (Pulled Pork, Ham and Brie, Chicken Salad) was strongly seasoned. I want to try their breakfast, which many others rave about. It doesn’t look like a traditional diner, the decor is more country eclectic than art deco, and the menu is only a few pages, but The Fine Diner is by far the friendliest Jersey diner I’ve visited in a long time. Everyone who walks through the door is greeted, and treated, like a regular.


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Miller’s Tavern

August 3, 2010

Too soggy for my taste.

The atmosphere is perfect at this roadside tavern just off Route 78 West. A large wrap-around bar, wooden booths against the walls, television screens visible from many angles, and lots of those beer-branded mirrors you can win on the boardwalk down the shore. There’s also a pool table and a pinball machine.

Many people love the thin-crust pizza at Miller’s Tavern. I wanted to, but I didn’t. The crust was just OK, not much flavor, and it failed my fold test – the toppings were too heavy and wet.

Miller’s is still worth a visit for it’s standard bar fare including burgers and a raw bar. And if you’re headed west to PA on 78, stop at Miller’s for real pizza before you find yourself in a land of pizza nightmares with toppings like cheddar cheese and pineapple.


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July 5, 2010

Nomad Pizza Company

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Luna Restaurant

March 25, 2010


Amwell Valley Diner

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March 14, 2010

Pru Thai

March 1, 2010