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“Don't eat at the Circus Drive-In!!”

The Circus Drive In
Ranked #14 of 36 Restaurants in Wall Township
Cuisines: American
Description: Jersey Shore Institution
Restaurant details
Description: Jersey Shore Institution
Matawan,New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't eat at the Circus Drive-In!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

My Husband and I ate at the Circus Drive-In during the July 4th weekend. We live in the area for many years, and this was the first time we ate here.The place is cute, but the food leaves much to be desired. I had the lobster roll which was okay. It came with french fries that must have been fried over and over in the same oil. A couple of hours later, I became violently ill with stomach pains, nausea and vomiting. The oil kept repeating on me.
Needless to say, i would not recommend the Circus Drive-In to anyone. Eat someplace else!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank twinsandone
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The feel of an old fashion Drive In”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Passed this place plenty of times in the past. We decided to try it out. Food was very good at a reasonable price. Even had a nice selection of ice cream for dessert.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank OntheGoBrooklyn_NY
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“So cool! An American classic!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Circus drive in is so cool. It is an American classic and hope that it is there for another 100 years. When we go to the Shore, we take everyone to circus. Just like being back in time. Food is good. Place is awesome

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BellaField
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New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Old time feel - Car hop service!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Great place for kids. Typical Jersey diner type food. I had a pulled pork sandwich, fries, and onion rings. My wife had a salad
and a burger. All were cooked perfectly and brought to us quickly, and with a smile.
A Jersey Shore icon!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank NewJerseyGoodEats
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“An icon you just have to eat it”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

It was established in 1956 and open during the summer. Nothing fancy but the food is always okay. Fun place for families. The drive-in service os always open. Check it out. The prices are a little high for average food though.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank JerseyHorseLover
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