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The Dunellen Hotel: Pub Grub at Its Best


With a comfortable pub-style atmosphere, Dunellen Hotel Restaurant & Rathskeller offers a range of fare and consistent, solid service, whether you’re grabbing a table or sitting at the bar. For me, once summer turns to fall, it’s all about food and football, and Dunellen Hotel is the perfect place to sit back, order a beer and a burger, and watch the game. Here are a few things you’ll enjoy when you go!

1. Extensive Menu and Weekly Specials

When it comes to pub grub, nobody beats Dunellen Hotel’s menu. A few of my favorites are the pretzel crab meltaway, which is a braided soft pretzel topped and baked with a blend of cheese and crab; the flat iron steak salad, which includes flat iron steak over romaine lettuce with grape tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, green peppers, and red onions with a roasted garlic balsamic vinaigrette; and finally, the Rathskeller burger, which is an 8 oz. charbroiled black angus burger topped with Taylor ham and American cheese.

Dunellen Hotel also offers unique weekly specials. Currently, they’re featuring Octoberfest themed specials.

The Dunellen Hotel, Danielle Zilg, Jersey Bites, scallops

Salad with fresh scallops, from the specials

The Dunellen Hotel, Danielle Zilg, Jersey Bites

Guacamole shrimp wrap with sweet potato fries, from the specials

The Dunellen Hotel, Danielle Zilg, Jersey Bites2. Dual-Ambiance Dining

Want to grab a beer and watch the game? Head down to the Rathskeller, which features a long wooden bar with beers on tap, high tops, TVs to watch the games, and a working, old-fashioned popcorn machine.

Looking to meet friends for a casual dinner? Then head to the dining room, upstairs from the Rathskeller. Both dining options are casual, comfortable, and inviting.

3. Friendly, Welcoming Service

The atmosphere at reflects the service. Once you’ve eaten there, Dunellen Hotel is the kind of place where everyone remembers you when you walk in. You’re sure to see familiar, smiling faces both behind—and at—the bar, and yes, everyone might just know your name.

Dunellen Hotel Restaurant & Rathskeller
120 N. Washington Avenue
Dunellen, NJ 08812
732-968-2900

Editor’s note: specials and regular menu items are subject to change.

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