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The Laughing Lion - CLOSED

40 N Sussex St, Ste 1, Dover, NJ 07801-3987
973-328-1800
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Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 4, 2014
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9 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Rockaway, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A new Italian restaurant was opened in place of the Laughing Lion. Owners and chef are long time area people - previously of Guido's - and you will love the new restaurant.

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Dover, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Table 42 recently opened and was totally renovated and now has a delightful ambiance. There is a cozy bar area and the dining room is sufficiently separated from the bar. The owner and wait staff were extremely attentive and friendly when we went for a family birthday dinner. All four dinners we ordered and cocktails were excellent. In addition we... More

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Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Came after the hurricane killed our lights and had a great meal. Wonderful food, good service and delightful drinks. We met "Lefty"

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Laughing Lion was a pleasant surprise after deciding not to have the hour wait at the Thatcher McGhee's on the Friday night of the Yankees game in the playoffs. We were with our great aunt and great uncle and mother and father. The restaurant was cozy and all of us were pleased with our appetizers & meals. The service... More

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The laughing lion was closed and reopened and what a change with new ownership. It's restaurant makeover with a new interior and excellent food. The manger was our server and he was doing doubled duty so there where some minor errors. But bottom line is we will be back again and again. Next time we will try lunch

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We shared the Arugula salad, served with prosciutto wrapped shrimp, artichokes and goat cheese. It was really, really good. I ordered a special of Tilapia with artichokes and olives that was good, but I don't think I would order it again. My friend ordered the Vodka penne with shrimp and it was really good. I thought that the prices were... More

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Mine Hill, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Nicely redone bar and restaurant area in the rear, they just reopened and the menu is small, however have been adding to it. We ordered specials both times and were not disappointed. It was pretty emplty both times we went so food came out right away. Nice place to have dinner and actualy talk. Like their beer selection and the... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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597 reviews 597 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

You have to feel a little bad for a nice place that is nearly empty at 6PM on a Saturday evening. Not that Dover is a hotbed of nightlife, but still... The Laughing Lion is something of a Dover institution, though it has been recently "re-born". The decor is non-descript, and the limited Valentine's Day decorations on the weekend before... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The Laughing Lion recently re-opened, with a "Gastropub" theme, and we were intrigued enough to go try it. Right off the bat, there was an issue because they were having a big party (in a private room), and at the last minute, had to take about half of the tables from the restaurant to supplement the party - so the... More

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