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Tony's Bistro

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pub
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419 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830-4168
+1 908-832-5272
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you have a craving for a sauce you rarely see and it's on the menu you jump for it. Tilapia and pasta with a perfectly seasoned sauce. Both done perfectly, pasta al dente'. Started the evening off with 5$ steamed clams. Wife had the chicken parm dinner. Ordered a chicken parm sandwich for son at home. Service is excellent... More 

Thank scott t
Califon, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Home town restaurant. Great service and great food. What more can you ask for? Atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Great people (staff and patrons)!

Thank Kristin H
New Jersey
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I've been to eat at Tony's a few times and this is my first review. Everything always goes well and everyone always enjoys the food. This time we all got the cheese steaks. Although a little on the greasy side we all thought they were good and would order again. The fries were good and plenty. Our server was friendly... More 

Thank StonewallBrigade
Hunterdon Cty
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

First time here, even though we pass by going to other restraunts. Small side parking lot, much larger gravel one in the back. Almost empty on a black Sunday night. Bar area separated by half glasswall, nice. Lovely dining area, variety of drinks. House wines were good and only $6. Many others to choose from. We both had Veal parmigiano,... More 

Thank Michael B
Port Orchard, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for the Wednesday night chicken special. Table had 5 different choices. All were excellent. Great prices. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

Thank Robert C
Califon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Tony's is a decent place to eat. They have basic Italian food. Pizzas are large can eat in or take-out. The service is fine when it is not too crowded.Then they get a little overwhelmed. The food is typical with good portions. Nice bar! They also offer take-out

Thank Patricia B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went to Tony's on Friday night. I had lasagna and my wife had pasta. Great meal, great service. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

Thank AggieScouter
Califon, New Jersey
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Came here for dinner recently with my husband. We noticed that the prices have risen a few dollars per entrée. We always start with the steamed clams (at $5.00 per dozen it's a great deal!). They were very good. I had the flounder franchaise which was very good. My husband had a pork chop special and did not like it... More 

Thank nlgale
Califon, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We live in Califon and Tony's Bistro is wonderful. Food is delicious and people are friendly. My friends and family will drive out of their way from Flemington just to come and enjoy Tony's.

Thank Kristin H
Annandale, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Tony's is certainly the best place for dinner in the Califon area. Portions are generous and the dishes are generally tasty. I had the salmon special (almond-encrusted with soy ginger sauce, sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes). The salmon, while generous in size, was overcooked and dry. The almonds added little more than a bit of texture, and while the sauce... More 

Thank david g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830-4168
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Califon
  • Phone Number: +1 908-832-5272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?