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“Awesome outdoor dining when the weather is nice!”
Review of Riley & Jake's

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Riley & Jake's
Ranked #16 of 55 Restaurants in Clinton
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Central New Jersey
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome outdoor dining when the weather is nice!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was there Sunday night and also a Saturday night last summer and sat outside and it was lovely!

Food is a mixture of traditional pub fare with some interesting options (their ribs are delish!)

The bar is quaint and the dining room nice, albeit a bit dark - which makes the outdoor dining that much better. There's a bar with televisions for those who prefer to sit in the shade.

Overall, very good place!

  • Visited June 2014
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NJ
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always see a coupon for this place and that's not usually a good sign. The staff was great and the food was very good. Decent prices, good food and an upbeat staff = a winner!

We will be back.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank njtaylors
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New Jersey
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171 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Love the pub fare!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Guess you could say I am sort of a regular, since I'm here at least once each month for the last couple of years. There's usually a good crowd both in the bar and the restaurant. Lots of families, as well as an after work contingent. The food is always good. My favorites include short ribs, burgers with a cold beer and the occasional salad. The wait staff are friendly and accommodating. Parking is free, next to the restaurant right off Rt. 31. I plan to continue returning.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Len S
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great burger..Very friendly staff!”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped by Riley & Jake's for lunch following golf (nearby), and was very nicely greeted by the manager who also made perfect meal recommendations. He said their burger was special, and he was right (highly recommended). I'd go back just for his friendly demeanor, but the food was very good also.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Keith C
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Annandale, New Jersey
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wants to be?”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife and I have been here 2 times hoping that we would get a least a good experience. We live close and have lived here all are lives. Well who ever is the chef/kitchen manger I give you this advise please steal menus other than Chili's and Applebee's. Also for the front of the house; PLEASE don't argue in front of the guests.
I REALLY wanted to visit here a lot but I guess we'll go elsewhere. Very poor management and a sub par chef.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Stephen W
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