Mine Hill is a tiny community in western Morris County with a population of 4,500. When New Jersey Bar and Grill opened in Mine Hill in 2006, it was one of just a few places where locals could visit to have a drink after work or to watch the game on Sunday, “My business partner and I grew up in Randolph and had known of this location for many years. When we were ready to purchase our first establishment, this location happened to be available”, said Greg Galdieri, co-proprietor of New Jersey Bar and Grill.
The local favorite has since built a loyal clientele from neighboring towns who enjoy the casual atmosphere, the extensive beer selection, the solid food and the uber-friendly staff. The popularity of the place has allowed the owners, Mike Fausto and Galdieri, to open a second location in Byram on beautiful Lake Lackawanna.
The space offers table seating and a bar where patrons can sit and enjoy the multiple televisions showing various sporting events. The look and feel is welcoming and says ‘sports bar’ with its wooden ceiling, beer signs and large screen televisions.
The staff of New Jersey Bar and Grill, also known as the BAG, is young, energetic and friendly. Every guest is made to feel welcomed and after a couple of visits, everyone truly does know your name.
The bar prides itself on its stellar beer selection. Besides the familiar American standbys, New Jersey Bar and Grill features small production gems from up-and-coming craft-breweries like Pennsylvania’s Victory and Vermont’s Otter Creek that vary monthly.
Although the restaurant serves up the typical ‘bar food’ like chicken quesadillas ($7.99), Buffalo chicken wings ($6.99) and Mozzarella sticks ($5.99), it also cooks up some delicious entrées. Customer favorites are the Baked Rigatoni with Bolognese Sauce ($11.99), the Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese ($11.99) and the Chicken Française ($13.99). There are also nightly specials that are worth a try and don’t pass up the Jersey Burger Deluxe made with Angus beef and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions and a choice of cheese ($7.99).
New Jersey Bar and Grill is an honest place to unwind, enjoy some grub and mingle with friends and neighbors. Try it for Friday happy hour, NFL Sunday or anytime when you are looking for a good time with local, unpretentious folks.
Monday: 3PM – 1AM
Tuesday: 11:30AM – 12:30AM
Wednesday: 11:30AM – 1AM
Thursday – Sunday: 11:30AM – 1:30AM
Happy hour: Monday – Friday, 4PM – 6PM featuring $1.00 off drinks and half-priced appetizers
100 Randolph Avenue
Mine Hill, NJ 07803
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Veronique Deblois, Food & Wine Chickie. Veronique is a food and wine writer based in Morris County, NJ. As the author of the popular blog, Food & Wine Chickie Insider, Veronique shares recipes, wine and restaurant reviews and insight into the travel industry of which she’s a 15-year veteran. Follow Veronique on Twitter or like her Facebook page.