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Boxcar Bar and Grill

25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No kidding. Folks bring their kids here. They have a great time running out on the platform when the train pulls in, waving at passengers and saying hi to the conductors. At least that happened when we were there. We didn't! First time, and oh...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Went to a private party held at the BoxCar and catered by them. Atmosphere was very appropriate, comfortable seating, parking not too difficult. Food was outstanding. There wasn't an appetizer they served that wasn't delicious and could have been made into a main meal. Nice...More

Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered bar food at this restaurant and I was disappointed with the quality. The food was not fresh and with an off taste. I recommend this place for drinks, but certainly not for the food.More

Thank daffido
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Well needless to say we are disappointed to read your review. I can assure you that we only use the freshest of ingredients prepared everyday. Please call us when you get a moment so we can get an understanding of your review. Thanks in advance...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Following my parents memorial, 3 generations of my family enjoyed a delicious lunch on the patio on the Boxcar patio on July 24. I live in VT and needed to plan this long distance. Eric was so easy to communicate with and came through with...More

Thank cmwhite223
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place purely by accident. Our daughter needed to take the train into NYC and the Short Hills train station was closest to our hotel. Not only did we eat there last night, we went back tonight! This is unheard of with...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank stuart007
Reviewed 21 March 2017 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...More

Thank Brett L
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank dannymazzz
Reviewed 3 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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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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