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Old 01-08-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Thanks for the link but I was hoping for some subjective opinions from people who know the area.

Anyone care to weigh in?
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Thanks for the link but I was hoping for some subjective opinions from people who know the area.

Anyone care to weigh in?
I know the area well... grew up in neighboring Mt. Olive (Budd Lake). It's an "ok" town. It's no Hoboken or Montclair... no real night life other than hanging at the bar of one of the many chain restaurants over in the trade zone but it's a safe town...has a train station... small downtown... tons of Italian restaurants ... NJ's first Shoprite as well. The developments are comprised of older homes...ranches, cap cods... affordable homes - typically around 300K. Easy access to Rt. 80.... it's a good town.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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I know the area well... grew up in neighboring Mt. Olive (Budd Lake). It's an "ok" town. It's no Hoboken or Montclair... no real night life other than hanging at the bar of one of the many chain restaurants over in the trade zone but it's a safe town...has a train station... small downtown... tons of Italian restaurants ... NJ's first Shoprite as well. The developments are comprised of older homes...ranches, cap cods... affordable homes - typically around 300K. Easy access to Rt. 80.... it's a good town.
Hey T, where are these tons of Italian restaurants? I only know Carmine's Pizza, Ron's Landmark and Bistro on Main in Netcong....am I missing something? You know I like to know all the good eats.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Hey T, where are these tons of Italian restaurants? I only know Carmine's Pizza, Ron's Landmark and Bistro on Main in Netcong....am I missing something? You know I like to know all the good eats.
Barones aka The Landmark in neighboring Stanhope... Brandas (sp) in Neighboring Mt. Olive (which is fantastic by the way).... Oh and not Italian but still pretty good - hit or miss - Bell's Mansion on 206.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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Barones aka The Landmark in neighboring Stanhope... Brandas (sp) in Neighboring Mt. Olive (which is fantastic by the way).... Oh and not Italian but still pretty good - hit or miss - Bell's Mansion on 206.

Ah, I know all of those, thought you meant in Netcong. I'm not a big fan of Barone's. it used to be good but the last couple times I went there the service was so bad I never went back.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Barones aka The Landmark in neighboring Stanhope... Brandas (sp) in Neighboring Mt. Olive (which is fantastic by the way).... Oh and not Italian but still pretty good - hit or miss - Bell's Mansion on 206.
A friend was telling me Branda's was good, never been, it's not a place from the outside that you'd think would be good, KWIM?!?
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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A friend was telling me Branda's was good, never been, it's not a place from the outside that you'd think would be good, KWIM?!?
It's actually excellent! And BYOB - gotta love that .
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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i made a comment about this town in one of my threads "Italian-American Towns in New Jersey" i would like to know if the information i heard, which i stated in the last post, is true. go check it out.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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i made a comment about this town in one of my threads "Italian-American Towns in New Jersey" i would like to know if the information i heard, which i stated in the last post, is true. go check it out.
It has strong Italian influences but it is more on the "suburban" side than urban side as you stated. Generation after generation of Italians seems to stay in Netcong. It's no Nutley but it is known to the locals as being predominantly comprised of Italian American.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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oh i see. that was a rele informative and helpful post. thank you.
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