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Boxcar Bar and Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (7 reviews)
“turkey burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But this one has my vote. Friendly owner, slow staff but delicious varieties of a multitude of coffees. Also have great large assorted flavor scones. Perfect in store, but does not reheat well the next day. Plenty of room to chill, breast feed a little...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Nice ambiance, lots of noise, good food but limited selection. Mostly burgers, but a few other things including pizza. I ordered the Fish and Chips which certainly would have been frozen and they ran out. Who runs out of that? I am certain they did...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mark p
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is one of my favorite places in Short Hills. It is right on the Short Hills train station. I have used it for alumni and other group meetings as it is convenient for people to join in as they come home from NYC in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank sandeept421
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My wife and I love to take our grandsons here. The food and service are excellent, and our train-crazy three-year-olds (one visits from Seattle) actually remember to eat while watching the commuter trains stop and go.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Phil K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great place excellent food. Awesome spot conveniently by the train. Staff are friendly and service is fast. Drinks could be a bit stronger but that’s coming from me who was on my 6th gin & tonic

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank antony809
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Our friends like to go as they can walk. When we visit NJ we seem to end up at the box car. Each time we are hopeful the food and service will improve. The place has all the right ingredients but can’t seem to make...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank djh695
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve given this place a try a few times over the last couple of years, and I’m sad to share that they were awesome twice and a complete miss the last 3 times. Icing on the cake this time was asking for a extra dirty...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank HappyMom77
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Our second time at the Boxcar; first for dinner on a busy weekend night and second for late lunch. Three of us enjoyed the whole experience, including the warm brick walled bar room with great lighting and the delicious foods, including Boxcar burgers and drinks....More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank KeyWestTravelers
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Key West Travelers Thank you for taking the time to review us,we really appreciate it We're glad your experience with Boxcar and our staff was a memorable dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Sitting alongside the railroad tracks is a unique and fun experience. I thought the place would be crowded and we came a long way so I was pleasantly surprised to be seated right away. The food was typical grill food. Everything was good but not...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank FamilyOfFour08
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This a great local spot for family, friends, after work happy hour, etc. As an active train stop, the indoor and outdoor seating both have great atmosphere. Fun and lively. Delicious menu items, friendly staff. Love this place!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Mona B
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Marie A
15 May 2016|
Response from Cherch199 | Reviewed this property |
2.5 miles or 6minutes by car the restaurant is located in the Short Hills train station 25 Chatham Rd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Short Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 973-912-0002
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