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Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub

) #9 of 63 Restaurants in Cranford $$ - $$$ American, ,
1 South Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
+1 908-276-2121
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good57%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 South Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though this bar and pub is old, the food and service is exceptional. The bar is clearly from another era and beautiful with high chairs and polished wood. The drinks were well made---gin and tonic, bloody Mary, for standards and other specialty drinks including a...More

Thank 2512226CMD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"the Hotel" is a great local place to either have a drink, or a good meal. The burgers are great, as are the salads. Very friendly crowd and wait staff, you don't have to be a local to enjoy and feel welcome.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed May 5, 2017

If you are looking for a nice place to eat and be comfortable this is a good place. The food is good, they have a nice selection of alcohol but a limited selection of wine. If you are looking for a good place to eat...More

Thank Augusto V
Reviewed April 25, 2017

First of all the Cranford Hotel is not a Hotel anymore; and has not been for a long time. That does not diminish the character of the old building set across the street from the train station in Cranford. There are actually 2 bar's in...More

Thank terrymR3609FK
Reviewed March 31, 2017

To be truthful, we went with friends on a Saturday night and it was impossible to speak without yelling at each other across the table. It was packed, noisy, and yet strangely inviting and cozy. They couldn't fit us onto their enclosed balcony so we...More

Thank TonyK300
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Went here with my husband on the recommendation of a co-worker who lives in the area. We were seated by a beautiful fireplace inside since it was too cool to sit by the windows on what seems like a glassed in porch area. I had...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the Hotel for years. The atmosphere is great; warm and cozy whether you sit downstairs, by the fireplace, or on the porch. Sit outside on the sidewalk in the warmer weather. Burgers are excellent, sandwiches and salads are good.

Thank Bridgetmary2013
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Good food, great service, comfortable surroundings and an historic place to go in downtown Cranford.

Thank Winosaurus
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to go on a snowy night. Great pub atmosphere. Cute inclosed porch. Two bars and fireplace. Friendly staff.

Thank Colleen S
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

I've been here about 6 times because my family loves the location. I have tried many different menu items ranging from the salad, to the wings to sandwiches. They are consistently dry, tasteless and feel like cheap dining hall food. Service is always friendly and...More

Thank Mark K
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Helen H
is there parking on the premises
December 19, 2016|
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Response from dave c | Property representative |
There is a parking garage across the street, street parking and after 6:00 the NJ transit parking lot is available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 South Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
    (Walnut Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: +1 908-276-2121
  • E-mail
Classic American Tavern with a rich list of Seasonal Food, Fine Ales, Spirits and Wines. In business for over 67 years, we never rest on our laurels. Charming dining spaces, spacious bars and an unrivaled Patio Dining area in the Spring and Summer.
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