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“Sports Bar and Casual Dining”

Ivy League Bar and Grill
Ranked #16 of 80 Restaurants in Howell
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sports Bar and Casual Dining”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Ivy league Bar and Grill has consistently good food and great service. The regular menu can be found on line at their website (ivyleaguegrill.com) and there are daily specials available. And yes there is a Happy Hour at the bar (actually 2 hours). If you are in the mood to watch a game then the bar area is the place to be. Large screen TVs are scattered about the room and there is a comfortable bar or booths and tables to sit at while enjoying the games. The service is always prompt, friendly and very efficient. Many of the wait staff have been there long enough to greet you as a friend upon your arrival and even go so far as to remember your favorite beverage.
If you're in the mood for a quieter relaxing atmosphere then choose to sit in the dining room. The menu is the same but this is an area that is a little more laid back. I've personally eaten there enough times to know that both areas are comfortable. As with many restaurants that have a local following Ivy League can get very busy at times. During peak hours on the weekends you may have to wait for a table. However, the wait is never long and the food, service and congenial atmosphere more than make up for the wait. In a hurry and really hungry? Call ahead and they will pack your order for pick-up and take-out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Clarksburg, New Jersey, USA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food is always good.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I go to this restaurant maybe 3 times a month. I love the food, which I am a big clam person. We always sit at the bar and the service is really good. Some of the specials we have enjoyed as well, lasagna has been amazing.

  • Visited May 2013
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Howell, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Bait and switch”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Wife called stating she had an old gift card Joe the manager said he would accept it. Order food for take out,drove to pick up order give Joe the manager the gift card he says this is too old can't accept it. Hungry pay for food, haven't been to Ivy League in a few years heard it went down hill now I know why, ain't goin back again. Good move Joe, take a short ride down 195 they'll appreciate your business and so will you.

  • Visited May 2013
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“its always busy”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

The placehas a lot of regulars and the food is ok but I always feel rushed so I stopped going when the food started to decline and drinks were watered down

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I used to live in Howell and would go here frequently. It's a great place to get a nice meal, when you don't want to break the bank.

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Thank Louanne S
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