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“Great Value. Wholesome food”

Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Ranked #23 of 42 Restaurants in Chatham
Cuisines: American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our philosophy is simple; to provide great food, exceptional value and friendly service to each and every customer we serve.
New Providence, New Jersey, USA
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Value. Wholesome food”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a regular for my family. It is good value food and a nice homely setting, particularly down by the fireplace. Has a mixed crowd between sports fans near the bar and the over 60 crowd in the main restaurant. The fireplace is a good balance. Food is always consistent and good. Salad bar is excellent. The kids love it and you feel like they are getting something healthy. Steaks tend to come well done so go on the lower end of how you like them actually cooked

Visited October 2013
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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Dependable Good Food”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have visited many Charlie Browns restaurants over the years and were disappointed when the chain downsized several years ago and closed many of the locations. The place was comfortable and well decorated, service was good and friendly and the entrance had been renovated since we were last there. The salad bar is always good and their raisin bread is about the best anywhere. We both had the shrimpfest which gives you 3 different kinds of shrimp, all very tasty. Our bar drinks were very tasty as well. All in all it is a very good value for the price of the meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fast, Fresh, Efficient & Comfortable”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Seems like a great lunch spot with a wide selection of foods at various prices. Stopped by for lunch with my wife on a whim which became a nice surprise. A large and well stocked and clean salad bar occupies the center of the main room. The design avoids many of the pitfalls and crowding and usually associated with salad bars. The decor is quite pleasant and comfortable. We elected to have salads and split a reuben on pita with home made potato chips. The reuben was very good and not soggy as many reubens. We drank fresh iced tea - they do have a full bar. The waiter was efficient and attentive although quite busy on this Monday afternoon. He allowed us to feel comfortable and un-rushed.

  • Visited July 2013
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birdddurr
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Average Food for a Chain Restaurant”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Salad bar. Ok. Messy and not well kept.

Prime Rib. Ok. A little on the dry side and over cooked.

Nothing special. Don't go here if you are looking for a unique dining experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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301 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Nice Upgrades, Better Menu”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This Charlie Browns Steakhouse was closed for more than a month for upgrades and renovation, and you can see them the minute you enter the restaurant. The lighting has changed, the seating and booths are upgraded, and the salad bar area is brighter and new. It all adds to a better look and feel for this old established eatery.

The menu is a bit different. They have all the regulars like the Prime Rib choices and shrimp dishes. But, even the old standards are made differently. The chicken wings are now lightly breaded, compared to last lime when they were just broiled with no breading. The salad bar is stainless steel, which will be easier to clean, and give a better "clean" feel to it. The parmisan crusted chicken is very good. A bigger piece of chicken, and the crust is consistantly crisp throughout. The sliders were mostly bread, with a little meatball sized burger in the middle. Didn't seem worth the price.

The serving staff is older, and experienced, but they also stand around a lot doing nothing in the eating area. One hint would be to keep them in the back if they are just loitering around. It would look better.

Overall, good upgrades, but they could go further. I think they are trying to break out of the old image of "my parents old steakhouse", but need to do some more upgrades.

  • Visited June 2013
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