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306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732-974-3433
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not what you would expect!

Not your average dining experience - it's a bit whimsical and unorganized but that is part of the charm in my opinion! just have patience and be open minded!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Chris A
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not your average dining experience - it's a bit whimsical and unorganized but that is part of the charm in my opinion! just have patience and be open minded!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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156 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped for lunch, place is kind of crowded with thing s and food not displayed nicely. Kind of messy. To much butter on panini and expensive . Didn't enjoy. Service was odd

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martinsville, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate the five course fixed tasting menu. There was one seating at 7:00PM.; although some people arrived late. Reservations are a must as the owner only prepares enough food for the number of reservations. There are no choices, as everything was fixed. Huge protions and on some of the courses extras were givem including dessert which was great. There... More 

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New City, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Pleasant in town stop for a late lunch, No menus here; select from the dishes at the counter and what the owner made that day. Portions are just the right size to satisfy but not be too big.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The proprietor was downright discriminatory and shouldn't be allowed to do business. I would've called the cops but stopped short.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is true that the menu is limited, but on the day we visited, they offered a delicious grilled ham and gruyere sandwich on sour dough bread with homemade mayo...wow did it hit the spot!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The chicken was dry. At one time this was a favorite place for fresh lunch while spending a day at the beach. The quality has gone down hill, and the restaurant is in dire need of cleaning and sprucing up. I was appalled by how dirty the bathroom was, and I was especially embarrassed because I had raved about it... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went here based on the many positive reviews. For lunch I had a panini that looked good but when it came, it must have been brushed with butter on both sides...it was SO greasy. And since I eat healthy, I could only eat half. The next day I went back and had ravioli's and meatballs. It wasn't as good... More 

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New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful assortment of coffees and teas and great hot cocoa with real whipped cream. The food is prepared by Dan who is a terrific chef. Wonderful salads, pasta dishes, soups. They're open for breakfast, lunch, and occasionally dinners (check for times and days for dinners). You can eat outside or in.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You order at the counter, food is made daily, often while you are there so everything is fresh. The salad is outrageous and you can add whatever you like, portions are enormous, and the atmosphere is unique. We have met lots of interesting people when dining there and it's always fun to have conversations with Cosimo or Dan. The hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 732-974-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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