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Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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1 South Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 (Walnut Ave)
+1 908-276-2121
11:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Cranford, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place! Fireplace upstairs and down. Good drink selection. The burgers are the thing to order here, quality meat well prepared. Friendly ambiance

Thank Deb D
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

we are life long residents of Elizabeth, ten minutes down the road from Cranford and we never came to the Cranford Hotel, what a mistake. It is a lovely historic building with outdoor seating, we opted to eat at the bar inside. Beautiful dark wood throughout, with old pictures on the walls.the food is typical pub grub but kicked up.... More 

Thank chetndeb
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel never disappoints, the food and drinks are consistently good. Burgers are excellent, the Rueben is excellent as well. Inside decor could be updated upstairs but is fine, it's a bit dark though. It is mainstay in our local restaurant rotation and we've always left satisfied.

Thank ImArockstar4eva
New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very nice menu. Very welcoming service. Nice traditional bar. Very cordial, friendly patrons. Fresh food, nicely prepared, and promptly served. We typically eat at bar here, and very much enjoy it's ambiance. Always can rely on a great value and experience.

Thank ugregra
Colonia, New Jersey, USA
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for decades, not years, decades and I can say without hesitation it just gets better and better. Good menu is awesome and delicious. Wait staff are the friendliest around. Bar menu is delish (cranberry white Cosmo!!! OMG) The Cranford Hotel is like coming home - you feel like family there.

Thank Maureen H
Edison, New Jersey
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My friends and I come here at times for a glass of wine. It is such a cozy place plenty of parking around. You can sit for hours and chat. Never ate the food but I hear it is good.

Thank cupcake133
Cranford, New Jersey
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This has always been a greatbar scene.Burgers are some of the best in the area because they are supplied by Perrotti's Meats. The rest of the menu has improved but has a ways to go. Always a nice experience.

Thank Arthur B
New Jersey
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoy sitting outside or by the window inside. Great hamburgers with chopped meat very high quality from "Perrotti's butcher". Everything is fresh. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank wendynana
Rahway, New Jersey
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We have lived in Cranford for 15 years and this is our go-to place for a casual lunch or dinner. As others have noted, it used to be a railroad hotel 50 years ago but it is only a restaurant now. We like to eat at the upstairs bar and chat with the bartenders and other patrons, but they have... More 

Thank Richard S
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is the place to go, where everyone knows your name!! Great beer assortment, always changing. Food has come a long way. Always a nice special's menu. Good for burgers!

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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
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 South Union Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
    (Walnut Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: +1 908-276-2121
Classic American Tavern with a rich list of Seasonal Food, Fine Ales, Spirits and Wines. In business for over 67 years, we never rest on our laurels. Charming dining spaces, spacious bars and an unrivaled Patio Dining area in the Spring and Summer.

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