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Boxcar Bar and Grill

25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve given this place a try a few times over the last couple of years, and I’m sad to share that they were awesome twice and a complete miss the last 3 times. Icing on the cake this time was asking for a extra dirty...More

Thank HappyMom77
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Our second time at the Boxcar; first for dinner on a busy weekend night and second for late lunch. Three of us enjoyed the whole experience, including the warm brick walled bar room with great lighting and the delicious foods, including Boxcar burgers and drinks....More

Thank KeyWestTravelers
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Key West Travelers Thank you for taking the time to review us,we really appreciate it We're glad your experience with Boxcar and our staff was a memorable dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed March 4, 2018

Sitting alongside the railroad tracks is a unique and fun experience. I thought the place would be crowded and we came a long way so I was pleasantly surprised to be seated right away. The food was typical grill food. Everything was good but not...More

Thank FamilyOfFour08
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This a great local spot for family, friends, after work happy hour, etc. As an active train stop, the indoor and outdoor seating both have great atmosphere. Fun and lively. Delicious menu items, friendly staff. Love this place!

Thank Mona B
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great place for a drink and to watch a sporting event. Live local music is an added feature although sometimes too loud for the space. The back room is a good place to sit down and have a meal

Thank docfruchie
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We went and found they have great live music and on Sundays a magician/illusionist that is fantastic. However the service was terrible. It seemed understaffed or confused somehow. The food is good when you get it.

Thank Peekamoose
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Went to see a band there which was amazing. Ordered a burger that was supposed to be medium, not rare like it came. When I ordered Medium-well done, she asked did I want medium or well done. WOW! Attached to the train station. They do...More

Thank mark p
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Hey Mark Thanks for taking the time to review us,we appreciate it. I'm disappointed that your dinning experience fell short of 5 stars we pride ourselves on every guest having a wonderful dining experience at Boxcar. When that doesn't happen we always want to identify...More

Reviewed September 22, 2017

No kidding. Folks bring their kids here. They have a great time running out on the platform when the train pulls in, waving at passengers and saying hi to the conductors. At least that happened when we were there. We didn't! First time, and oh...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Went to a private party held at the BoxCar and catered by them. Atmosphere was very appropriate, comfortable seating, parking not too difficult. Food was outstanding. There wasn't an appetizer they served that wasn't delicious and could have been made into a main meal. Nice...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We ordered bar food at this restaurant and I was disappointed with the quality. The food was not fresh and with an off taste. I recommend this place for drinks, but certainly not for the food.More

Thank daffido
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Well needless to say we are disappointed to read your review. I can assure you that we only use the freshest of ingredients prepared everyday. Please call us when you get a moment so we can get an understanding of your review. Thanks in advance...More

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Marie A
May 14, 2016|
Response from Cherch199 | Reviewed this property |
2.5 miles or 6minutes by car the restaurant is located in the Short Hills train station 25 Chatham Rd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-912-0002
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