Fireplace at Paramus closed in July 2021. Their long time favorite has been a staple of the local community for over 65 years and rumors have begun to circulate about what will replace the space.
Well, we can now confirm that Chick-Fil-A wants to fill in, no opening date has been set. On June 22, the area’s planning board is due to review Chick-Fil-A’s application for site approval. This will be the fourth Chick-Fil-A in the county. Personally, I’m sad to see fewer and fewer independent restaurants in New Jersey.
Recently on The Steve Trevelise Show, we spoke with listeners about the restaurants they miss in New Jersey.
Check out these favorite New Jersey restaurants that no longer exist:
Christina’s Pizzeria in Union City
Peterson’s cabin at sunset in Lakewood. Has been closed for about 50 years. GREAT food and their steaks are to die for!
Brian in Atco
Linda Lee Lucas Houston
Dish in Passaic Park.
Marylouise Henning – Keysis
Howard Johnson’s All you can eat Fish Fry
FLAGSHIP, RT 22 Union, New Jersey. I would order Prime Rib!
Mom’s kitchen in Neptune. Pizza
Chrissy B Harris
Pals West Orange Cottage
If you like mushroom soup they were the best. I liked their burgers.
Old Olga. 73 and 70
When I worked at FT Dix on a basic level, we were paid once a month (1968) and we always celebrated this when we went to Genos. Much better than McDonald’s.
My wife and I agree… Tracy’s Nine Mile House in Little Ferry. We both ordered a French onion steak sandwich. We also got married there.
Bistro BT. Route 1 south. West Windsor. Bobby Trigg was the chef. His creme brulee was the best.
Jane Marks Biunno
Larison’s turkey farm in Chester, New Jersey. I would order my favorite food of the YEAR… Turkey dinner and Larison cooked it wonderfully.
Clam Hut in the Highlands!!
Jean Marie Costigan Kreitz
Coach and four at Exit 8 on the New Jersey Turnpike. ..Hightown had a delicious London roast..
Fireplace Restaurant (Paramus, NJ) – Grilled Cheeseburgers and Sliced Steak Sandwiches
Old Judge V S. Hackensack
Freddie at Long Branch.
Steak and ale! Miss this place.
Moms rt 33 Hightstown restaurant delicious lasagna where I first met my husband for lunch…
Dante’s home in Jersey City. I miss the veal franchise
Mayfairs Pizza in Woodbridge looks like it was! Omg the best ever! I think Mulberry Street is there now
ORIGINAL – Olde Silver Tavern!
Michael J. Davis
The diner at the lamppost of Anglesey, New Jersey.
Erin Murray Hunt
Circus Drive-in in the wall. real CLASSIC
The Thirsty Mallard in Waretown, New Jersey, a great place with great food, now empty after being sold to an Irish restaurant that didn’t last long in the area. The best spinach salad and steamed clams as well as a good menu as well as antique duck decoys and a boat box. Very cool environment inside.
Tre Piani, Princeton Forrestal Village
Embers Restaurant & Lounge
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