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Boxcar Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Conveniently situated at the train station, this bar/restaurant is a great meeting place with excellent food and drinks. Love it in the summer when there is additional outdoor eating, love it on a night when they have a band performing by the bar area and love it on a cold winter night out with my husband. I have had the... More 

Thank Brett L
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spend a few days a month for business near Boxcar and I keep going back! The menu is great, not too big so they can focus on quality of the items. My normal evening consists of selecting a tasty craft beer(nice options) on tap to go with my meal. I am hooked on their burgers but sometimes I have... More 

Thank dannymazzz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great drinks and great atmosphere. My son loves going for an early dinner there cause he feels like he is in a real life Thomas the Train episode when the trains go by. Great wine and beer selection also. 2 thumbs up!!!!

Thank Kenneth G
Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Great for going out for wife or with kids and the whole family. Amazing setting inside the train station. So cool. Kids love trains going by, coloring trains, and the magician on Sundays. I love having our own neighborhood bar with great food.

Thank jbnj20162017
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great casual atmosphere. Service is fine. Great place to have a cocktail in the summer outside. Often has local musicians playing Friday and or Saturday nights.

Thank Melinda Z
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Melinda, Thanks for taking the time to review us,we really appreciate the 5 star rating We look forward to seeing you soon More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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394 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with two sections: a bar area and dining. We went to eat and I had the fajitas which were excellent. They give you a lot of food. Followed with desert the chocolate mousse cake. Awesome. The band played all night. Poet Section! The music was great not to loud. A wonderful evening.

Thank David E
Short Hills, New Jersey
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131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Decent food served at outdoor tables. Food is good but nothing special. Burgers very good. Located at Short Hills train station. Efficient service. Pleasant evening atmosphere. You certainly hear the noise of passing trains but that's all right.

Thank Skater741
Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Such fun to visit the Boxcar for drinks, shared appetizers and casual fare. There is usually live music which makes for a vibrant bar scene, but the tables in the adjacent room offer a slightly more quiet dining experience, while diners can still enjoy the music. This is a regular stop for us. Always a great vibe and fun night.

Thank andysallie1
Millburn, New Jersey
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We've been a few times with our sons. Super convenient to park at the station, sit indoors or outdoors and still be able to get a view of the train as it's coming to pass, and the kids menu has a picture of a train to color on the back. Mom and dad could grab a drink too; we couldn't... More 

Thank TheZFam
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nice place to meet with friend to have dinner and drinks. Food was good. Easy to find. Nice menu. Easy if your catching a train.

Thank Lisa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-912-0002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?