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Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:51:18 PM »
We plan on attending the street fare this Saturday.  I moved away from the area years ago and am looking forward to the day.  Can anyone please suggest a place with good food, reasonably priced, within walking distance of the festivities beteween Atlantic and Passaic  on Main St? Thanks so much.   



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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 04:26:41 PM »
I recommend starting on at either Altlantic or Passaic, walking slowly, and sampling lots of things along the way.  All of the local empanadas are great although I'm partial to the fried cheese empanadas at Galapagos.  You will also want to try the jerk chicken at Boomerangs (which is re-opening this week).  For desert, try one of the tropical, cold fruit shakes at Bohemia.

Remember- not all food vendors at the festival are local.  So if you want "local" make sure you are getting it.   

A complete district restaruant guide is here: http://www.uppermain.org/restaurants.html

I eat at just about every restaurant on Main and don't have a bad thing to say about any of them.  My regular rotation is Kebab House, Potrero Grill, V&T Salumeria and Tandoori Chef but I switch it up quite a bit.  Just outside of the district is Villa de Columbia, on Mercer.  Their Friday fish special is a must try.


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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 04:32:10 PM »
I'm a big fan of Bangkok Garden, especially their massamon. Their pad thai is also delicious. They're between Salem and Camden.

http://www.bangkokgarden-nj.com/

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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 04:48:52 PM »
Great choice. Great food.  I'm just never full when I leave there.

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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011, 03:24:46 PM »
Just curious, is DiSalvo's still on Main St? If not, when did they close up?
When i worked at Guy-Ross Chevy in the late 80s I would get the New England Clam Chowder from there on fridays...great stuff

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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 12:09:11 AM »
Where was DiSalvo's?

My parents purchased a Chevy Celebrity from Guy-Ross in 85, I think.

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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 07:56:01 AM »
DiSalvo's fish market was on Main just north of Atlantic St...close to where Woolworths was.

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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 04:03:01 PM »
the building DiSalvo's was in is now Casual Habana.

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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 01:38:59 PM »
I can second Bangkok Garden. It's probably one of the best/most authentic in the tri-state area, unless there is some other one run by Thais sticking to the original taste. Most other places I've been too rely too much on peanuts and sweetness to cater to American tastes.

I also like Sayat Nova for Armenian/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. It's just south of Atlantic street

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Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
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Re: Any recommendations for Main Street restaurants?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 07:00:37 PM »
I ate at Paula's two weeks ago. Food was good....chicken was delicious, and the sides were good too, maybe a little salty for my tastes but still good. Prices were reasonable too
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