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The Publick House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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111 Main St, 111 Main St,Chester, Nj, Chester, NJ 07930-2532 (RT 206)
+1 908-879-6878
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chester, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here regularly with the family. The kids love the pizza and we always feel comfortable with 3 young children. It has a great old feel with the fireplace etc. The food can be hit or miss, however. Sometimes its excellent, sometimes not so much. We'll continue to go back regardless.

Thank James D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza really good. Prices a bit high staff issues. Not that friendly to outsiders! Most of menu not that good!

Thank lorilovesandrew
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Have been here several times, this time pretty disappointing. Food was just okay - salmon, mashed potatoes VERY BLAND. Service was not good at all. Pretty bad when your waitress spills entire glass of ice water and you sit through dinner cold and wet, because you got hit with the ice water and nothing is offered as compensation. While I... More 

Thank Joanne D
Monroe, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Casual, quiet and excellent food! Also an inn for travelers or just a romantic stay. Plenty of parking behind inn.

Thank Bellafacia
Montville, New Jersey
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367 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Charming old building in a great town. Plenty of self parking behind the restaurant. Their rolls are served warm and were very tasty. Had a steak - medium rare - cooked perfectly & delicious & tender. Their chocolate cake was to die for

Thank Tom_B_NJ
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364 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is an old stagecoach stop from the 1800's and charming restaurant but showing its age. We were seated outside on the front porch for lunch but as it was "Indian summer" weather and in the 80's, we moved inside. The taco salad and pulled pork sandwich were good choices. The calamari was tough and I've had better. The iced... More 

Thank CarnivalGatti
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The only thing good about the Publick House is the parking lot in the back. Really ! Went here with family and friends this past Sunday for lunch. Arrived about 12:15PM - no crowds, a few full tables outside, virtually empty inside. Why should it take 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge us and ask for our drink order? It's... More 

Circleville, Ohio
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This restaurant seemed to have something for everyone in our big group of over 25 guests. We had dinner on a Sunday evening and the service was excellent. The menu was extensive, but it appeared to me that they had more expertise in Italian cuisine so that is what I had. I had the chicken piccata which was very good.... More 

Thank Cara R
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The pizza is ridiculously delicious. The place is wonderful we live nearby so we are frequently there. My only complaint is the menu is small.... But every thing on it is excellent. The atmosphere is great and the service is always good

Thank Charisa W
Monte Porzio Catone, Italy
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

You know that management is inadequate when you spend 80% of your meal discussing or thinking how dysfunctional a restaurant is during your meal. This place never changes its just a matter of degree. 4* on rare occasion re service but usually 2-3 *. Food is decent but find a spot where you can flag a waiter easily because they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Main St, 111 Main St,Chester, Nj, Chester, NJ 07930-2532
    (RT 206)
  • Public Transportation: n/a
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 908-879-6878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?