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2420 Rt 9 South Howell, Howell, NJ
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
ok but misses the mark

This restaurant is in the corner of a strip mall off of RT 9 South in Howell,NJ.The restaurant is large with an ample amount of tables for large groups.The staff is friendly,attentive and willing to please.The service was fast.As there was seven adults we ordered a variety of appetizers including... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Jackson, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant is in the corner of a strip mall off of RT 9 South in Howell,NJ.The restaurant is large with an ample amount of tables for large groups.The staff is friendly,attentive and willing to please.The service was fast.As there was seven adults we ordered a variety of appetizers including oysters rockefellar,fried calamari with a selection of regular and spicier... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dined there on a Tuesday night (7pm reservations) in the summer and the place was pretty empty. That's OK with me - if it was full I think the noise level would have been too high for me - but that's me! Very nice decor - you wouldn't know you were in the corner of a strip mall on a... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have not been to Christies since they opened maybe 15 years ago. Went today, for lunch. Nice place, good staff. There is a lot of food so don't bother with appetizers. Semi-dressy, which is why we didn't go in the one time we might have 15 years ago. Food is mostly seafood and lots of it. I had the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

So today is Mother's Day and I booked reservations for my mother, father, and sister to go to Christie's. We go every year and we have never had a problem. A family problem arose and we changed our reservation from 4:30 to 6:30. At 4:35 my mom gets a rude call saying that our reservation was at 4:30. Before I... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My Husband and I had a little date night last night, We moved from NY about 18 months ago and have been seeking out good Italian food. The restaurant is very nice looking and our waitress was excellent! The food was just OK. My husband had baked clams and chicken franchese, I had a house salad and the steak and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Do you like bread crumbs on a half shell? Cold pasta under a Seafood fra Diavolo? Stale bread? A mouthful of flour on your chicken? How about an inattentive wait staff? Then this is THE PLACE for you. Enough said?

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Littleton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Christies has become our "go to" place for special occasions. Our first visit was for our grandson's Confirmation, then his high school graduation, then my husband's 70th birthday and lastly my 70th birthday. We soon will be planning a 50th birthday and have once again chosen Christies. The staff is always so nice and tends to bend over backwards to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Every time we come here we experience the best service and food! This used to be the sister restaurant to Lou Cas in Edison and Fresco's in East Brunswick (both favorites of mine and my husband). This place is a lot like them in terms of menu and service. Excellent place for a special occasion or just to enjoy a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was some of the worst Italian food I have ever had. The clams casino seemed as though the just had the breadcrumbs straight out of the box put on the clams and heated in the oven. Absolutely no flavor. Same with my main course, seafood cipollini...no flavor. Would NOT recommend Christies.

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Howell, NJ
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My review is very belated, as my visit occurred more like 3-4yrs ago. My son and a friend had an early dinner there. We started with a fried calamari bowl which we shared as an appetizer. It was exceptionally good and frankly the only thing I remember. No bar then, BYOB. Although I would definitely go back, for whatever reason,... More 

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Address: 2420 Rt 9 South Howell, Howell, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Howell
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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  • Address: 2420 Rt 9 South Howell, Howell, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Howell

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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