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Riley & Jake's

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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1831 Route 31, Clinton, NJ 08809
+1 908-638-6983
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The place is in need of an update but the staff and owners are very pleasant. The food as far as burgers, quesadilla and flatbreads are good but the other things on the menu can be good or not. We go there regularly but sometimes need a break because the food is not consistently good. The prices are mid range... More 

Thank Janet G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The atmosphere was warm and invited lively discussions of past events. The food was very tasty and our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. We were never rushed and were able to relax and have fun..

Thank CriticKarl
Level Contributor
91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

For Octoberfest my wife and I to go out to eat. Wish we stayed home. Both meals were of poor quality, the sauerbraten was nothing more than dried beef with some tasteless sauce and the wurst sandwich that I request had pieces of wurst no longer than three inches long. Finally the German Chocolate cake was dry. Come on this... More 

Thank Jack C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

While food is good the interior of this place desperately needs an update. Has a dirty, old, musty feel about it, though I do not believe it is dirty. They do a pretty decent business there, they need to put some of their money back into the business and make it a more pleasant environment to eat in. There are... More 

Thank Mouser8
Ringoes, New Jersey
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Average burger and platter menu, but the food is good and plentiful. Relaxed surroundings with plenty of TV's to watch games. We ate on the patio with live entertainment.

Thank Daniel M
Middletown, md
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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Despite the full paring lot, there was plenty of seating. The hostess and waitress were very friendly. We were seated promptly. Lots of traditional pub food on the menu. My friends had the pretzel burger and the crab cakes. The burger was cooked well. The crab cakes had a lot of filler in them. I had the artichoke chicken. Very... More 

Thank Vulturecap
Stewartsville, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is pretty standard. The food does not scream out anything fabulous, however, if you want to watch a game or get a beer and burger then you have it. Kids eat at a good price and sometimes there are kids activities. On special holidays there are menus for such items like German fair for Oktoberfeast. The wait staff... More 

Thank Lulunonya
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Nice patio . many steps to get from main dining room to outside. easier to walk on grass around building. food was good. slow service. One waitress who also acted as a bartender. If you have trouble with steps recommend you eat inside No bathrooms on lower level.

Thank mafcp
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

There's a nice variety of beer and menu options at Riley & Jake's. After a round of golf, my brother-in-law and I stopped in for some drafts and wings. Both were fine, but nothing that I would put at the "memorable" level. The service was adequate, although our server seemed to be a little distracted at times. The bill was... More 

Thank Tim S
Clinton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect St. Patrick's destination. In between the burgers are terrific and the Guiness is always flowing.

Thank LuvTwoTeach

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1831 Route 31, Clinton, NJ 08809
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 908-638-6983

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