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Glen Gardner Inn - CLOSED

161 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826-3606
+1 908-537-7272
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“filet mignon” (3 reviews)
“glen” (17 reviews)
“cheese” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
161 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826-3606
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food was gourmet quality, Wendy our server was knowledgeable and excellent. The house salad with bleu cheese was wonderful with wedges of dried cheddar cheese included which was really nice. The filet mignon brioche sandwich was awesome as was my wife's chicken marsala. We...More

Thank jdriddle2
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very quanta , weather a bite at the bar or a table you cant go wrong, staff people are friendly food is great. You can ever wear a nice pair of jeans with a nice button down top

Thank gioiaferrante
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Previously the Glen Gardner Inn, Humphrey's Tavern is the new kid on the block! I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf, which sounds as good as it tasted, but the brie cheese salad was phenomenally delicious....believe it! The service was rather slow, but dessert made up...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

So sorry to give this review. Excellent ombiance but... ordered sea bass off menu served 40 minutes later a raw fish. 15 minutes later was served my dinner properly cooked, after my wife had already finished hers. Wife and I had drinks dinner and dessert...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It has been many years since we had gone to the Inn and felt it was way over-priced and not up to par. We had heard they were opening a pub and thought we'd give it another try. When we arrived, we were told that...More

Thank daggie120
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for the first time and were pleasantly surprised. We are new to the area and we were tired of the eating at the same few places. A google search for restaurants in the area landed us here. We both...More

Thank BRN73
Michael K, Owner at Glen Gardner Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review and we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We add the steak knife "just in case" but we're glad you realized you didn't need it to cut into our sauerbraten. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have lived in the area for 20 plus years. We decided to try someplace new so she recommended Glen Gardner Inn, what a great surprise right in our "backyard"! The food, service, decor were great. We're coming back to are neighborhood...More

Thank Jack C
Michael K, Owner at Glen Gardner Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thanks so much for reviewing us and we'd be honored to be your new neighborhood dining spot! Looking forward to see you in again soon.

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night around 7:00. Bar area was not too crowded. Keep in mind that they have two menus, a tavern and dining menu. Tavern menu had burgers and other types of sandwiches, while the dining menu had your traditional entrees. Food was...More

Thank AndiamoAMagna
Michael K, Owner at Glen Gardner Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. We're constantly tweaking and improving our menu so we do hope you come back in and try us again soon. Our burgers are a well-known favorite so you won't be disappointed! Thanks!

Reviewed 6 May 2016

My wife and I hadn't been to the Glen Gardner Inn in years but stopped in to see how the remodeling was progressing with the new owners. "By the end of May, it should be finished" was the statement by our delightful waitress. They appear...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Very disappointed. The new owner has great plans, new bar and beautiful decor, but the place has become very dark and unfriendly. The new manager stares at you as though you are invading his space, and does not interact with the patrons. He seems to...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Main St, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826-3606
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Glen Gardner
  • Phone Number: +1 908-537-7272
The Glen Gardner Inn, circa 1760, has an unbroken tradition of offering hospitality to county residents and travelers over many decades. It is reported to have the honor of holding the oldest liquor license in the same location in the state of New Jersey. More recently, the Inn has received awards from both state and county planning officials for the work in the restoration of a historical landmark. The original tavern, built before the Revolutionary War by John Eveland, became a stage coach stop for early travelers. It evolved into a dynasty spanning over 100 years as the mantle of ownership passed from John to his son, Peter and then to grandson, John. The town was known as Eveland and the tavern, Eveland's Tavern. History notes that for a short time the community was known as Sodom - named as such by an itinerant preacher who thought poorly of the neighborhood's behavior. How such a moniker endured still baffles historians. When the railroad came through the area in the mid-1850's, the wood tavern was demolished and a new stone structure was built. It is the building that stands on the site today. Construction is characteristic of the times with every stone wall 2 feet thick. In 1881 an industrialist, Edward Humphrey, purchased the property - business and building, and changed its name to the Clarksville Hotel in honor of the then current Postmaster. The community took on the name of Clarksville as well. Mr. Humphrey was responsible for many attractive additions to the building during the next 20 years. Not long thereafter, the five Gardner brothers from New York City came to town and created a small industrial revolution as they competed with the Hunt family for community leadership. The Gardners won out over the Hunts and now the Borough's name, Glen Gardner, bears witness to that victory. In later years, the building fell on difficult times and lapsed into a severe state of disrepair. In 1987, Russ and Elaine Mayer purchased the property and began the long and difficult task of renovation. Then in 2015, Michael & Lauren Keller bought the Glen Gardner Inn and have begun to incorporate fresh, locally grown ingredients from sustainable farms as part of their new "Earth to Fork" dining focus for Glen Gardner Inn patrons.
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