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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 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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363 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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94 reviews
65 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 4 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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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

1 Thank Eric L
Tokyo, Japan
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335 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great family outing where kids and parents were all happy with the food. Chicken wings here. Delicious.

Thank Indigo_Scott
Sparta, New Jersey
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Was in town with a friend and I have to say for such a quaint town how come there are so little great restaurants ? We were in the mood for something light and a glass of wine so we ended up here. I had the lemon chicken which was just ok. The chicken was hard and over cooked but... More 

Thank SO194
Washington, DC
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

While not to be mistaken for a 4 star restaurant, the Public House is excellent at what it tries to achieve, providing very good American fare at a reasonable price. In particular, I would recommend the ribs and the thin crust pizza prepared in a wood oven. The decor is an interesting mix and the vibe friendly. If your luck... More 

Thank Eric B
Randolph, New Jersey
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We visited this restaurant on a week night and arrived early around 6 o'clock. There were plenty of tables available for a party of two. Our waitress was Victoria and she was attentive and efficient. My friend ordered the beet and mango salad topped with grilled salmon. It was a nice size portion and the salmon was cooked well. I... More 

Thank gerricarol
Long Valley, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Always wonderful, Mother's Day brunch was fabulous, late lunches with family is always a pleasures Food is fabulous never a disappointment

Thank pmoran226

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?