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Carrabba's Italian Grill

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335 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-2107
+1 732-432-8054
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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176 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG. It took them over an hour to bring out cold food. All 3 of us. And the 2 people at the adjacent table. So the manager offered to "heat it up". I actually had to ask them to cook new portions. Wow. I heard Carrabbas is struggling. I now know why. You lost a customer.

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Thank Rocky P
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received an offer by e-mail to participate in the Wine Pairing Dinner. We got to try some new dishes through 4 courses, along with wines that were new to us. The food was excellent, the staff and management made us feel at home. Perhaps the most pleasant aspect was being seated with six other couples, where we engaged in... More 

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Thank Gary and Paula H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here last Thursday night. We have lived in Oldbridge for the past 15 years, and have been coming to Carrabas for quite some time. We were a bit disappointed with our last visit as it appears that they are now cutting corners and this is affecting their service. First, we used to be welcomed... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Princeton, NJ
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293 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I have had dinner at other Carrrabba's in the past. This location has become my go-to spot for meeting an old friend for lunch. It's a good mid-point location because he comes across from the shore and I come up from the Princeton area. I like their soup and sandwich combo. Their Lentil and Sausage Soup or Minestrone Soup are... More 

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New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love this place! House dressing (creamy parm) on a salad is excellent. We actually come here because of the house salad :) I usually get Fettuccine Carrabba, my husband usually gets spaghetti Bolognese or Chicken Parm and we are always happy. Sangria is good here too. Perfect place for a family dinner or a dinner with friends.

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Thank Ode_NJ
Frederick, Colorado
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211 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love this place. We always ah e a good meal and the service is great. I do not think there is one thing on the menu that is bad. The calamari and tiramisu are wonderful. The chicken Bryan is the ultimate chicken dish. We love it!!!

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Thank LightHF
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142 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for over a year. .Restaurant is always clean. .Wait staff always friendly and helpful. They know the menu well. The food is very good and favorable. For a franchise Italian restaurant it's very very good. very good for friends and family night out to dinner. ..

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Thank robert l
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48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Service was amazing. HJated the food though. The food here barely had no taste. Other than that, don't waste your time,

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Thank Matan O
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

Hello, We're so sorry your meal was not fantastic like it should be. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - East Brunswick". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Amy Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

New Brunswick, New Jersey
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176 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the midst of a downhill slide. It used to be good. It used to be clean. Now it's neither. The chicken was over cooked and the salmon was undercooked. The bathroom was filthy as was the floor of the entire place. Manager take notice - there's a reason why you're half empty on sat night.

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Thank Rocky P
Carrabbas, Manager at Carrabba's Italian Grill, responded to this review

This isn't up to our standards. We'd like to review this further if you could please take a moment to send me an email at homeoffice@carrabbas.com with the subject "TripAdvisor - East Brunswick". We can then correspond directly over email. Sincerely, Madeline Carrabba's Italian Grill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Third times the charm....staff always pleasant and attentive....today Carlos was our waiter and he was great, very people friendly, very knowledgeable of menu! Establishment overall great from parking lot to sitting area, entire environment very inviting.

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Thank Tiffany T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-2107
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-432-8054

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