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The Circus Drive In

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Rte 35, Wall Township, NJ
+1 732-449-2650
11:00 - 21:00
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Deal, New Jersey
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I give it 5 stars for all the great memories. But the property has been sold and is being torn down to make way for a strip center. Too bad, it was great in it's day.

Thank Reuven Ronnen T
Brick, New Jersey
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a fun casual place for kids it's nice cause they have outside seating. It's your typical hamburger or chicken finger or ice cream kind of place .you can get a pretty decent lunch there . Nothing to rave about but the atmosphere is fun for families and kids

Thank rpstrobel
New Jersey
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

You go here for the atmosphere and the nostaglia. So many generations still coming to share the memories of eating in your car or "under the tent". My kids still remember Macaroni and Cheese (sp?) doing balloon tricks. And fond memories of bringing all of our dogs over the past 40+ years. Food isn't as good as it used to... More 

Thank NJtravelingmom
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Cam her for lunch as some people told me to check out this old fixture on the Jersey Shore. Courtney the server took my order while I was seated at the main high bar near the order window. I had the 1/2 lb mushroom burger with American Cheese and tomatoes and aside of fries and a milkshake. The shake was... More 

Thank KidLove
Toms River, New Jersey
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309 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Friendly service in drive through area. We stop here yearly it's quick and easy you get your food fast. The food is ok nothing spectacular. Really just go for a hot dog or burger ice cream. Great for families.

Thank shabooties
Warrenton, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have eaten at Circus almost every trip up to visit family. could not ask for better, friendlier service. Only two problems with the food: 1)Deciding what t order -- its all great, 2) the portions will leave you so full it might be your only meal of the day.

Thank duke1114
Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Want to blow the mind of anybody classified as a millennial or younger? Take to Circus and just roll down you window and wait to be greeted by a server who'll take your order and be right back to hang a tray full of comfort food on your car window. It's like a time machine without the needy I buy... More 

Thank TeamRoadKill
Howell, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Best reasonably priced soft shell crab in the area .. large servings! Easy access off Route 35. I like the 50's drive-in atmosphere. The only thing missing is the waitresses on roller skates!

Thank ablack2
Bayonne, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

One of the oldest drive-in service with car hops taking your order and bringing the food back to your car..........nice menu, food is good many choices.....try this place if you are in the area

Thank MFL2941
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Right out of the 40's or 50's this is what fast food was before Mickey D's. A true drive up with inside seating if you want! The food for the most part is a little better than your typical fast food joint with a larger menu then most. Kids meals include ice cream!!! Service is fast for a place that... More 

Thank Frank R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 35, Wall Township, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Wall Township
  • Phone Number: +1 732-449-2650
Jersey Shore Institution

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