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279 South New York Road (Route 9), Galloway, NJ
+1 609-652-0179
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Full service bar Great Happy Hour drink...
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Full service bar Great Happy Hour drink and Food Specials 4-7 PM Daily at the bar Serving Breakfast & Dinner Early Bird Menu Prime Rib Specials on Weekends Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Reservation Accepted No Longer Doing Live Music on Saturdays
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 16
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  • 11
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Huge portions, ok food

Side salad and bread service were delicious. The eggplant parmesan was ok, but had too much tomato sauce on the entree. Wouldn't be my first choice for dinner in the area, but I wouldn't run screaming from the place, either.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
L6090PJjenniferd
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Hamburg, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamburg, New Jersey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Side salad and bread service were delicious. The eggplant parmesan was ok, but had too much tomato sauce on the entree. Wouldn't be my first choice for dinner in the area, but I wouldn't run screaming from the place, either.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is not consistent, portions are ample. Restaurant is very pretty and staff is friendly. Parking lot is too small

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Galloway, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is good, especially the breakfast items. The pancakes and omelets are wonderful. They give you so much food! I've had wonderful experiences eating inside the restaurant. However, having the food delivered can be a problem, especially when you order a large quantity of food. A few times I've had to either go to the restaurant because I was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stopped by and had lunch. It was a bit noisy but the food was great. This was the second time going there and the meatballs were good again. Better alternative to restaurants in the smithville shops area for lunch. Oh and the staff was really nice even after my youngest daughter spilled juice all over the place. I'd go back... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant is simply amazing. The food is great.. the portions are very ample.. the prices are extremely reasonable... and the service is superb.. The owner is very involved, & he personally checks on every table. On our second time at the restaurant, he stood at our table & chatted with us for a good 15 minutes. He remembered us... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a great restaurant to grab a meal while enjoying the birds and wildlife at the Forsythe Refuge. They open early for breakfast and serve a great variety of food all day. We have eaten there three times recently and have enjoyed each visit. It is friendly place to relax, have a great meal, without the formality of Smithville,... More 

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Long Island, Ny
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5 reviews 5 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is easily the best place to grab a bite in the area. The breakfast and burgers are awesome. It's a beautiful place from the inside out and the staff is great. Always the reliable place when we visit from Long Island.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a great find . After staying at the Marriott Vacation Club in Galloway we asked where to have breakfast the young lady at the desk suggested Romanelli's . Six of of went for breakfast all were great at a very reasonable price can't wait to go again

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Sayreville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were driving north from Atlantic City when we found this local restaurant and tried it for breakfast. It was New Year's Eve, so many of the local businesses were closed. Romanelli's was a great find! The staff was one of the most welcoming we have ever run across. The person who appeared to be the manager knew all of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went to Romanelli's for NewYearsEve with friends. The food was great but the service was inexcusable. We had 7:00pm reservations and was seated on time. That was the good part. We didn't see our entrees for 90 minutes after ordering. All tables around us were eating and some were done before we were served. After numerous inquiries, we were never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 South New York Road (Route 9), Galloway, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: +1 609-652-0179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Full service bar Great Happy Hour drink and Food Specials 4-7 PM Daily at the bar Serving Breakfast & Dinner Early Bird Menu Prime Rib Specials on Weekends Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Reservation Accepted No Longer Doing Live Music on Saturdays
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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