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Boxcar Bar and Grill

25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

What a great find! Love the spot, great food, service and drinks. The spinach dip was fantastic! Always on the hunt for good food. Veggie burger is on point and honestly can't say enough good things! Live music is a big bonus! Love!

Thank HappyMom77
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal the other day. Food was excellent ! Service was terrific! That's all I require and Boxcar was 5 star ! We went again with our granddaughter and children's menu was excellent and once again we all had...More

1  Thank stuart007
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Conveniently situated at the train station, this bar/restaurant is a great meeting place with excellent food and drinks. Love it in the summer when there is additional outdoor eating, love it on a night when they have a band performing by the bar area and...More

Thank Brett L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I spend a few days a month for business near Boxcar and I keep going back! The menu is great, not too big so they can focus on quality of the items. My normal evening consists of selecting a tasty craft beer(nice options) on tap...More

Thank dannymazzz
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, great drinks and great atmosphere. My son loves going for an early dinner there cause he feels like he is in a real life Thomas the Train episode when the trains go by. Great wine and beer selection also. 2 thumbs up!!!!

1  Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great for going out for wife or with kids and the whole family. Amazing setting inside the train station. So cool. Kids love trains going by, coloring trains, and the magician on Sundays. I love having our own neighborhood bar with great food.

1  Thank jbnj20162017
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great casual atmosphere. Service is fine. Great place to have a cocktail in the summer outside. Often has local musicians playing Friday and or Saturday nights.

1  Thank Melinda Z
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Melinda, Thanks for taking the time to review us,we really appreciate the 5 star rating We look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with two sections: a bar area and dining. We went to eat and I had the fajitas which were excellent. They give you a lot of food. Followed with desert the chocolate mousse cake. Awesome. The band played all night. Poet Section! The...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Decent food served at outdoor tables. Food is good but nothing special. Burgers very good. Located at Short Hills train station. Efficient service. Pleasant evening atmosphere. You certainly hear the noise of passing trains but that's all right.

Thank Skater741
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Such fun to visit the Boxcar for drinks, shared appetizers and casual fare. There is usually live music which makes for a vibrant bar scene, but the tables in the adjacent room offer a slightly more quiet dining experience, while diners can still enjoy the...More

Thank andysallie1
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Marie A
How far is it to the mall from your restaurant?
14 May 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
15:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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