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“Not fancy... But you can't beat the price for shell fish!” 4 of 5 stars
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Pub 517
50 Stuyvesant Rd, Andover, NJ 07840
908-850-6140
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Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Andover
Cuisines: American
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“Not fancy... But you can't beat the price for shell fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We are regulars at Pub 517. The restaurant isn't fancy.... More of a sports bar style. But the clams are excellent. They offer king crab, snow crab and lobster at a price that can't be beat. many times they have large lobster that can be purchased as an up-charge. I usually get the king crab and the portion is huge. Shellfish is only served with a baked potato... So if you want a salad or vegetable it will be extra.
The only negatives I have is that it is a cash only establishment. They do have an ATM on premises with a $100 limit per transaction. If your group is larger you will get hit with 2 ATM fees they charge. Also, drinks are served in plastic cups. Not a big fan of that. Oops, forgot another thing that may bother some... The place is full of taxidermy and that may freak out some... Not me, but others are disturbed by that sort of thing.
Overall, I love the food and quick service!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Andover, NJ
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great prices, just OK food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

This is a popular hangout with Sussex/warren county locals. You really can't beat the good prices. $5 for a big juicy burger is amazing nowadays. The decor is very basic, lots of stuffed game animals on the walls. Although the prices are great, the food is just OK. If you want a delicious ribeye steak, I'd go elsewhere. The burgers here are very good though.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nothing Fancy, but PERFECT.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

So, I'd never even heard of this place until I went with some teammates after roller derby practice...
LOVED IT. The menu is plain, the atmosphere is fab (lots of taxidermied dead things!) and the food is great. There's no special ordering and no credit card payment, but that's how they keep the prices friendly and the staff sane. This is already evolving into a regular spot for me!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“If you love lobsters, crabs and clams, this is it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

If you love seafood; lobsters, crabs and clams, this is the perfect place. It is nearly same as it's cousin Pub 199, but with more comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. Of course, the same cash only and one drink per person policy applies, but you'll be attended by the waitress more often than Pub 199 and less stuffed animals too.

One menu I found that distinguishes this place between Pub 199 is the fried calamari, which I found very impressive. The lobster, king crab and clams are simply fabulous. I don't really know if its the taste or the atmosphere, but between 199 & 517, most of the times my choice is 517. Even though it means 10 minutes more drive from my place.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mt. Arlington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Great clams, lobsters and king crab legs. Friendly atmosphere and great service. Many TVs at the bar area for all sporting events

Visited May 2012
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