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2420 Rt 9 South Howell, Howell, NJ
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It was ok...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Leslie B
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Howell, New Jersey
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English first
Howell, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Howell, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Christies is one of our all tiem favorite resturants. The food is outstanding and the menu is comprehensive! The specials are always creative . I love the service . Staff is always helpful and pleasant

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Howell, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is always great! Seafood is best bet - the crab cakes are awesome! The potato croquet is very good. It is a BYOB which saves money. On quiet evenings the chef comes out and speaks with patrons.

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NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Shrimp cocktail was just ok. Lobster bisque soup had no taste. Veal chop special was fatty and very overpriced at 34.00. This use to be a favorite place of ours but we wont be back.

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NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I went to Christies last night. We have been there before. The food has always been good. We ordered the Sea Food Special as our appetizer which was very good. For my main course I ordered the Linguini and Clam Sauce. Being Italian and not just because my last name ends in a vowel, my parents are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?