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“If You Are on Rt 33 in Manalapan, NJ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gus's Restaurant

Gus's Restaurant
135 State Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-294-0006
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Ranked #7 of 45 Restaurants in Manalapan
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
East Windsor, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“If You Are on Rt 33 in Manalapan, NJ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are on Rt 33 in Manalapan, NJ and are looking for a place to eat, stopping at Gus's Diner is an option worth taking. Just ate there yesterday for the 1st time since it re-opened. They renovated the place and I must say they did a great job. It was definitely needed. I had been to the diner before the renovation and liked the food but it just wasn't a very inviting place to eat. If you are more concerned about the quality than the cost then Gus' is worth checking out if you are on Rt 33 looking for a place to eat. It is like any diner with many options but it appears the kitchen is trying to create appetizing meals and not just produce food quickly like other diners. You may pay a couple more dollars than you would expect at a diner but I think it is worth the money. Every time I drive by this diner the parking lot is packed. It is not a very big place but obviously others must feel the same way I do.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Freehold, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Glad they are open again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Good food with fast service. The take out is good as well. Surprised the renovation did not create a lot more seating. Be careful in the parking lot

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, Maryland
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98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Bigger place! So good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Our service was phenom! The food even better! The kids menu comes with pudding ice cream and other yummy treats! Kids love this place esp the chocolate chip pancakes and adults alike! They use delicious turkey for their triple deckers and bacon. I can't say enough about this place with their food, ambiance and service! A+++++

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Delish and beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

The place is beautiful.
The food delicious...
However, the first time there the waitress was so weird. The second time there I understood why. The boss/ manager was a hovering wacko and mean to boot.

How does he expect to keep staff that way.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plainsboro
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pretty good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend a few times. The food is very good and the service is good too. Price is average. However, the manager doesn't seem too pleasant and I was uncomfortable wih way he talks to his waitresses. Even when we checked out he seems to have an attitude. Other than him, I recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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