We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Boxcar Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
15:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 15:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 49: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! Love the spot, great food, service and drinks. The spinach dip was fantastic! Always on the hunt for good food. Veggie burger is on point and honestly can't say enough good things! Live music is a big bonus! Love!

Thank HappyMom77
new jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal the other day. Food was excellent ! Service was terrific! That's all I require and Boxcar was 5 star ! We went again with our granddaughter and children's menu was excellent and once again we all had a terrific meal ! The bar area was 4 deep ! Keep up the great... More 

1 Thank stuart007
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently situated at the train station, this bar/restaurant is a great meeting place with excellent food and drinks. Love it in the summer when there is additional outdoor eating, love it on a night when they have a band performing by the bar area and love it on a cold winter night out with my husband. I have had the... More 

Thank Brett L
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I spend a few days a month for business near Boxcar and I keep going back! The menu is great, not too big so they can focus on quality of the items. My normal evening consists of selecting a tasty craft beer(nice options) on tap to go with my meal. I am hooked on their burgers but sometimes I have... More 

Thank dannymazzz
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, great drinks and great atmosphere. My son loves going for an early dinner there cause he feels like he is in a real life Thomas the Train episode when the trains go by. Great wine and beer selection also. 2 thumbs up!!!!

1 Thank Kenneth G
Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great for going out for wife or with kids and the whole family. Amazing setting inside the train station. So cool. Kids love trains going by, coloring trains, and the magician on Sundays. I love having our own neighborhood bar with great food.

1 Thank jbnj20162017
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great casual atmosphere. Service is fine. Great place to have a cocktail in the summer outside. Often has local musicians playing Friday and or Saturday nights.

1 Thank Melinda Z
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Melinda, Thanks for taking the time to review us,we really appreciate the 5 star rating We look forward to seeing you soon More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
Level Contributor
398 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with two sections: a bar area and dining. We went to eat and I had the fajitas which were excellent. They give you a lot of food. Followed with desert the chocolate mousse cake. Awesome. The band played all night. Poet Section! The music was great not to loud. A wonderful evening.

Thank David E
Short Hills, New Jersey
Level Contributor
141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Decent food served at outdoor tables. Food is good but nothing special. Burgers very good. Located at Short Hills train station. Efficient service. Pleasant evening atmosphere. You certainly hear the noise of passing trains but that's all right.

Thank Skater741
Short Hills, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Such fun to visit the Boxcar for drinks, shared appetizers and casual fare. There is usually live music which makes for a vibrant bar scene, but the tables in the adjacent room offer a slightly more quiet dining experience, while diners can still enjoy the music. This is a regular stop for us. Always a great vibe and fun night.

Thank andysallie1

Travellers who viewed Boxcar Bar and Grill also viewed

Short Hills, NJ

Been to Boxcar Bar and Grill? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Boxcar Bar and Grill and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
11 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Boxcar Bar and Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?