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Prickly Pear Restaurant

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80 Main St Ste 30, Hackettstown, NJ
+1 908-979-0003
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I had the Grilled Pork Chop with Gorgonzola cheese, sauteed peppers, and Yucca fries. My wife had Paella. Both entrees were off the hook good. We had Calamari salad and a very inventive Italian Quesadilla for appetizers which were also terrific. The owners are the nicest people in the world and they stopped by our table to say hello. Service... More 

Thank jasonpB3978PK
Denville, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

From Tues. - Thurs. for $22, this place gives you a soup or salad and choice of any entree from their menu (if you choose a daily special, it's $27). We both had potato, leek and bacon soup - very tasty. My husband ordered the short ribs over mash, and I had a sautéed shrim risotto. Both were very good,... More 

Thank Beverly W
Clover, South Carolina
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198 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Excellent menu, excellent specials, friendly wait staff, quick service, food was very flavorful, HUGE PORTIONS, no room left for dessert. The only possible complaints might be off-the-wall location, and no liquor license. We brought our own and we will return.

Thank RAFincher
Hazlet, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Not living in the area, we were concerned about finding a place for our son's/daughter in laws wedding rehearsal dinner. We found the Prickly Pear on TripAdvisor, read the reviews, and made an appointment with Linda to drive up and see the restaurant. We have a lovely talk with Linda, explained what we were hoping for, enjoyed a delicious dessert,... More 

Thank knitoneprayertoo
Hackettstown NJ, United States
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us got together and decided we'd have a nice dinner at the prickly pear restaurant. All of us ordered the Paella and we found it to be absolutely overpriced and really not that good . The steak and chicken had a rubber texture ( like a microwave ) and the shrimp was over cooked . A half... More 

Thank Thomas G
New Jersey
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Four of us church ladies went to Prickly Pear for dinner. The other three had been there before and raved about it. It's nice that you can bring your own wine. We shared the calamari appetizer. There was more than enough for all of us. It was very tasty and different. The others all ordered the shrimp entree. They were... More 

Thank Theresa K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We enjoy this restaurant with my husband's parents. The service is always great and especially kind to the folks (from Heath Village). Food has never disappointed- always special and delicious. The one tricky thing is finding the place- it's hidden next to a laundromat in a small strip mall. Very nice inside. You can bring in a bottle of wine... More 

Thank BLCinti
Belvidere, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The waitress was very sweet and friendly but the food was average. We went twice and both times we were a bit disappointed with the meal.

Thank Leaandjamesd777
Allamuchy, New Jersey, United States
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to go. The menu is creative and my family has had almost all items on It throughout the year. They are a great place to go for a group of 8 or a dinner for 2. The service is excellent, just enough attention. It is a BYOB and they help pour your wine. I've even enjoyed... More 

Thank Janette S
Naples, Florida
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This restaurant is amazing! Went there a week ago and had the best food we've eaten in a long time. We started with the Shrimp Etouffee and a Caesar Salad. The shrimp dish was incredibly delicious - it's not the classic New Orleans version but IMHO much better. Lots of shrimp and andouilee sausage with onions, peppers in a light... More 

Thank Kay H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Main St Ste 30, Hackettstown, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackettstown
  • Phone Number: +1 908-979-0003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?