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The Thirsty Turtle

186 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1389
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
186 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1389
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Fun and friendly place to go and relax. They have a lot of micro brews on tap that are a must try! The owner will come by and make sure that you are having fun.

Thank BigAdventureStudios
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

First time doing a review, I have been here numerous times and it never disappoints. The employees I've encountered are always in great disposition. Stopped in for a quick bite excellent Guinness French Onion Soup and Carnival Calamari. Looking forward to going back soon.

Thank LILY306
Reviewed 23 May 2017

At best this place is just "OK". The menu is diverse choices but their entrees are not that great. Stick to the bar/pub type food and you should be alright. The service is hit or miss. Once time it was fine, the other I had...More

Thank DMSMD64
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A gathering of family came together and had great meals. We particularly liked the pretzel appetizer and would highly recommend if you like pretzels. They come in a cone cooked along with dipping sauce and are very long and soft and easy to eat along...More

Thank Nancy S
Jim F, Owner at The Thirsty Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thanks for the kind words! I will be sure to pass this along to our kitchen staff as well as our service team! Thanks for choosing The Thirsty Turtle for your family gathering!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Been there several times for lunch and dinner food is always great service is friendly. I always leave a nice tip for the friendly waitress clean bathrooms prices are reasonable. Had linguini garlic shrimp roasted broccoli cooked perfectly never disappointed love it there.

Thank hdzielski
Jim F, Owner at The Thirsty Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your support! We are blessed to have a wonderful team at both our Florham Park and Cranford locations.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I like going there with friends or family. The staff is friendly and the food is very good. They have an extensive menu that can please everyone. It's great for lunch or dinner. The Irish nachos are interesting for an appetizer. They are made with...More

Thank SusanK815
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for a drink and food after work. Fantastic atmosphere, good food and good selection of beers.

Thank Lubomir C
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times and the food and service have consistently been good. They have outdoor seating, which is nice (it faces the parking lot, but it's not a very busy lot). Their beer selection is decent as well.

Thank Cristina R
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A good to place to go for lunch. Doesn't take reservation but normally don't need a long wait. I like crab cake sandwich and French onion soup here. Not a fan of the Thai fried rice on the menu.

Thank D5349YLdavidh
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Thirsty Turtle for dinner tonight and, while I don't write many reviews, this was worth writing about! Fabulous, fresh food at reasonable prices. While it has a bar, families are obviously welcome. I had a blackened chicken salad and my husband had crab...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Columbia Tpke, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1389
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Florham Park
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