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Whether you are craving a formal gourmet meal or a locally brewed beer, it’s within a short drive of the Raritan Inn. Our local restaurants offer meals from the simple to the sublime, and fall within every budget.

Max’s Market & Eatery
In Califon, one mile from the Inn, Max’s BYOB offers high-quality updated Italian specialities.
(908) 832-0264

Brasserie 513
Local favorite American style restaurant.  Great drink + wine specials. Outdoor dining in season. 1.25 miles from the Inn.
(908) 975-3159

Humphrey’s Tavern
This newly-renovated local favorite with a gastropub menu, housed in a 1760 historical landmark building, was originally a stagecoach stop.  Open for dinner only. Outdoor dining in season. 7.5 miles from the Inn.
(908) 537-7272

Tewksbury Inn
Located in the heart of horse country, and the historic district of Oldwick, offers fine dining in a friendly tavern atmosphere. Outside dining in season. 8.7 miles from the Inn. NJ Monthly review.
(908) 439-2641

The Long Valley Pub and Brewery
The Long Valley Pub and Brewery, 5 minutes from the Inn and residing in a breathtakingly restored 200 year old barn, is well-known for its award winning ales.
(908) 876-1122

La Rienda
Located just down the road from the Inn, offering authentic homemade Latin American dishes. Seating is available seasonally on their back patio.
(908) 867-7663

Chesapeake Tavern
Casual rustic tavern featuring fresh seafood and land fare.   5 minutes from the Inn.
(908) 867-7102

Kirsten’s Italian Grill
Located in Lebanon, famous for its homemade bread, wood-fired pizzas and seafood and pasta dishes. BYOB.
(908) 236-6022

Red Lantern
Located in an old German stone barn in the center of Long Valley, serves authentic Hong Kong style cuisine.
(908) 867-7486

Fresco Mexican
Serves authentic Mexican cuisine in a casual atmosphere. BYOB. Front porch seating available.
(908) 955-7222

Los Chilitos
Voted Top 10 Tacos in NJ. Read a review.
(908) 437-0190

King Tut
A new restaurant featuring fine Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and grills. BYOB. Located on Route 22 in Lebanon, about 10 minutes from the Inn. Read a review from the NY Times.
(908) 840-4668

Janina Bistro
Offers unique Italian Mediterranean fusion dishes, with homemade pastas and is vegan friendly. BYOB.
(908) 840-4107

In Hackettstown, a Brazilian/Portuguese steakhouse specializing in rodizio. BYOB, reservations suggested.  Read a review here.

The Fox and Hound Tavern
An elegantly restored 19th century stagecoach stop in, naturally, a hunting theme. The moderately-priced food is considered “new American”, but with hints of foreign flavor. It is about 15 minutes from the Inn. See a review.
(908) 437-1300

Benito’s Trattoria
In Chester, about 10 minutes from the Inn, Benito’s Trattoria serves Northern Italian food with attentive service, set in the middle of the historic town of Chester. Guests may bring their own bottle of wine. A local review.
(908) 879-1887

Redwoods Grill & Bar
In Chester, about 10 minutes from the Inn, Redwoods Grill & Bar specializes in wood-grilled cuisine. Enjoy patio dining during warmer weather.
(908) 879-7909

Casa Maya
The newest location of a popular, critically acclaimed Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant, very reasonably priced, BYO drinks, only 15 minutes from the Inn.
A local review.
The Star Ledger calls it “festive with cozy intimacy.” Read more…
(908) 638-4032

The menu and decor are modeled after a NYC-style bistro with fine food and a comfortable atmosphere, only minutes from the Inn. See a review.

Take a quick trip around the world with Circa’s “small plate” menu. Read this 3-star review.
Executive Chef Matt Pozarycki has a way with Brussels sprouts! Read how he serves them on small plates at his restaurant.
(908) 638-5560

Clean Plate Kitchen
Located in scenic Clinton, it is known for its use of local ingredients and a wide variety of vegan and gluten-free dishes.  The menu also has burgers, chicken and seafood options.
Read this review from the NY Times.

Gourmet Expressions, Cafe & Desserts
307 Main St., Lebanon, NJ
Weekly dinner and weekend brunch specials. Read a review.

Tony’s Bistro
On Route 513 in Califon, Tony’s Bistro is a relaxed, casual family restaurant with a familiar Italian menu.
(908) 832-5272

Valley Restaurant & Pub
On Route 513 in Long Valley, Valley Restaurant & Pub is a local Italian/American casual eatery with a lovely patio for outdoor eating.
(908) 876-0111.

Stella G’s
The newest destination in the quaint rural town of Hackettstown for breakfast and lunch. Both owners were chefs at the acclaimed Hamilton Farm Golf Club before opening Stella’s. Take-out food is also available, and don’t miss their newest addition: gourmet cupcakes. See a review.
Located on Main St. in Hackettstown, about 15 minutes from the Inn.
(908) 813-0625

Rambo’s Country Store
Also on Main Street in Califon, Rambo’s Country Store serves up homemade salads and wonderful deli sandwiches. The store is an old-fashioned general store conveniently located right off the Columbia Trail.
(908) 832-2012

Califon General Store
An old-fashioned general store on Main Street in Califon, Califon General Store offers great deli food to be enjoyed on their expansive front porch.
(908) 832-2114



The Gladstone Tavern
The Gladstone Tavern offers traditional American cuisine in an historic setting in the middle of a quaint small town.
(908) 234-9055

The Clinton House
Housed in a building from 1743, The Clinton House offers fine dining in an upscale atmosphere. It is approximately 20 minutes from the Inn.
(908) 730-9300

Cafe Azzurro
A good choice for new northern Italian dining.  It offers a seasonal menu with daily specials.  During warm weather, outdoor seating is available. BYOB.
(908) 470-1470

The Pluckemin Inn
About 20 minutes from the Inn, The Pluckemin Inn serves a contemporary American cuisine in an historic setting with large fireplaces and an extensive wine list.
(908) 658-9292

The Bernards Inn
The Bernards Inn offers romantic dining housed in a historic Inn in downtown Bernardsville.  While you will pay a price for the elegance, it is sure to be an unforgettable dining experience. Read a New York Times review here.
Read about chef Corey Heyer tending the restaurant’s gardens and drawing inspiration for the menu.
(908) 766-0002

Char Steakhouse
In Raritan, a thirty minute drive from the Raritan Inn, Char Steakhouse is a New York style steakhouse that serves “luscious” prime steak.  The Star Ledger raves here.
(908) 707-1777

Due Terre Enoteca
An Italian restaurant located about 30 minutes away in Bernardsville, Due Terre Enoteca earned glowing reviews from the Star Ledger, NJ Monthly, and the New York Times. Serving classic Italian cuisine with a “dynamic wine list”, Due Terre is not to be missed.
(908) 221-0040

Matt’s Red Rooster Grill
A romantic dining experience as rated by the New York Times, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill is located thirty minutes away in Flemington.   Enjoy moderately priced meat and seafood cooked at an open kitchen in a old, cozy two-storied Victorian.
(908) 788-7050

Ninety Acres
The menu at Ninety Acres is mostly comprised of food grown on-site and from local farms. The restaurant, located in a restored carriage house,  is part of the Ninety Acres Culinary Institute on property once owned by the king of Morocco.  Review by Cody Kendall, Star Ledger.
(908) 901-9500

frenchtowninnThe Frenchtown Inn
While a bit farther from the Inn at about a 40 minute drive, the Frenchtown Inn is very well-received in critics’ circles and is worth the distance.  Zagats calls it “a lovely eatery on the Delaware River … a wonderful place to celebrate an important moment.”
(908) 996-3300

Tim Shafer’s Cuisine
An elegant restaurant in Morristown serving eclectic American fare, earned four stars from the Star Ledger. Read their review here.
(973) 538-3330

Grand Cafe
Zagat writes that the Grand Cafe in Morristown embodies elegance to the hilt. This “formal” French restaurant set in a townhouse is surely “pricey”, but the “wonderful” cuisine and “top-notch” “veterans” for servers more than compensate; it’s “one of the last bastions of classic fine dining around.” More…
(973) 540-9444

Mehndi Indian Restaurant
In Morristown, Mehndi Indian Restaurant serves classic Indian dishes with style and substance. It has earned rave reviews from the NY Times, Zagat, and the Star Ledger. More…
(973) 871-2323

In Lambertville, Brian’s features an open kitchen with French and Italian inspired food. Tight budgets can opt for gourmet pizzas from the wood-burning oven or the 3-course prix fixe meal. BYOB. (609) 460-4148. Read a review.
(609) 460-4148