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Market Yard Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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18 E Main St # 20, The American Hotel, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202 (South Street)
+1 732-431-3220
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend came for dinner on a Friday night, this was a recommendation from a friend. We both had the surf and turf which was delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and the Malbec was lovely!

Thank Sdrane88
Beachwood, NJ, USA
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is the second we have had lunch here. It is such a warm and cozy restaurant. We also had cocktails at the bar one evening and appetizers. It's a nice place to go and we would be there more often if we lived in the area.

Thank sharon214
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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506 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I could imagine that this would be a comfortable (and possibly reliable) "hangout" if you were a local. The bartender(s) are friendly and the decor is very pleasant. Part of the bar is in the lobby and part in the grille. But there are drawbacks as well. The wine list is just so-so and slightly expensive to boot. The lunch... More 

Thank Stanner57
Freehold, New Jersey
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We ordered the french onion soup and it was excellent!! My wife ordered the steak which was great along with the brussel sprouts. I had a steak special which was also good. Definitely would go back.

3 Thank Frank L
New Jersey
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257 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a hip bar / restaurant look no further than the Market Yard Grille at the American Hotel. Lots of element entrees.

Thank Steven M
Howell, New Jersey
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I have never had a short rib as good as the one I had at the Market Yard Grille. If falls off the bone and the gravy it's in is amazing. Mashed potatoes and carrots are just wonderful. There is a lot of other dishes that are top notch, but the short ribs win out every time. Another dish that... More 

Thank ElaineHowellNJ
Monroe, New Jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing the crowd was older and quiet not loud at all. I went with my wife and we were able to have a conversation without having to yell over other people talking. Our waiter was Gary who had to be one of the best waiters I have ever had. So professional and personable it was just a... More 

Thank betterdeals
Deerfield beach Florida
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The last time I was here was over 20yrs ago. A lot has changed. Nice looking restaurant. Good menu but I think high prices for freehold. More like Miami prices. So if your on a budget this may not be for you. Our waitstaff was nice. I had the mahi taco app. Was big enough to have as a dinner.... More 

Thank choz02
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have not had anything good to eat here and the bar scene stinks. It's a real meat market, very uncomfortable when I bring my wife.

Thank nickb1a
Freehold, New Jersey
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This place has to be the best in Freehold. Consistent, quality service and first-rate food. Everything from the seafood to the steaks (pork chops and pasta too) is amazing. Drinks are always on point and we love the relaxed, old-fashioned atmosphere. Can't stay away!

Thank acl340

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Main St # 20, The American Hotel, Freehold, NJ 07728-2202
    (South Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-431-3220

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