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The Thirsty Turtle

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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186 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1389
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a drink and food after work. Fantastic atmosphere, good food and good selection of beers.

Thank Lubomir C
Whippany, New Jersey
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times and the food and service have consistently been good. They have outdoor seating, which is nice (it faces the parking lot, but it's not a very busy lot). Their beer selection is decent as well.

Thank Cristina R
East Hanover, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A good to place to go for lunch. Doesn't take reservation but normally don't need a long wait. I like crab cake sandwich and French onion soup here. Not a fan of the Thai fried rice on the menu.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Thirsty Turtle for dinner tonight and, while I don't write many reviews, this was worth writing about! Fabulous, fresh food at reasonable prices. While it has a bar, families are obviously welcome. I had a blackened chicken salad and my husband had crab cakes - both tasted great. The salad and veggies were fresh. The service was great... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newark, New Jersey
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150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The French onion soup was fantastic-creamy cheese with Guinness stout based broth. The flank steak and burger on pretzel roll were delicious and cooked to perfection. Nice selection of craft beers and bourbons. Double expresso was priced too high but very good. A surprising selection of gourmet choices for what appears to be a pub.

Thank Ricardo S S
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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566 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Recently my husband and I took our 3 small grandchildren to The Thirsty Turtle for supper. We arrived early as seating becomes scarce as it gets toward 6 p.m, on weekends, but we were seated right away when we arrived at 5. Service was excellent, the place is large and attractive, very kid-friendly, and the food is excellent. I loved... More 

Thank Ellen G
Dover, New Jersey
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great selection to choose, wonderful friendly staff, nice surroundings. I wish they left certain items on their menu. they use to offer delicious spareribs with their own asian sauce and they no longer offer it.. Very disappointed. However the apps we ordered were delicious.

Thank Christine N
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Family type of restaurant with bar type appetizers and burgers and dinners restaurant quality. Relaxing atmosphere. We had a great time

Thank Mary Elizabeth M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great wings & pretzel burger. Yummy!!!!Really good service. A perfect place for families or couples.

Thank Bubs0704
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were quickly seated in a comfortable booth. I had a burger, done just as requested.We split an order of Irish nachos, which were also delicious. Price is reasonable.

Thank marguerite p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1389
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Florham Park

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