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The Thirsty Turtle

$$ - $$$American, ,
17 South Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2870
+1 908-324-4140
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
“french dip” (2 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 South Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2870
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Thirsty Turtle has great bar food and also some culinary dishes you wouldn't expect in a pub. But the last times I've visited were strictly for happy hour before a movie. For happy hour, I LOVE their soft pretzels...the best around! And their chicken...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Had the shrimp and corn chowder, calamari and Caesar salad. All were very good. Service was above average. Atmosphere average. Nice selection.

Thank Rich P
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner, at a fair price and good beer. Ambiance- nice. Very comfortable place to eat. Everyone appears to be having nice dinners with conversation topped off by a crew- team- waitstaff who, by all appearances, enjoy their work and want you...More

Thank Marc A
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Could have been the old Office with a pared down menu. The Prime rib was very tender and a decent portion but not medium rare as ordered it was medium. My husbands burger was well done he ordered medium rare too! The fries were crispy...More

Thank maxinedds
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Finally had a reason to try out the newly renovated Thirsty Turtle. Very underwhelming. Typical bar food. Nice beer selection. Not sure why they didn’t save their money and NOT renovate the old Office. Plenty of other, better options in Cranford.

Thank GeeJAre
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Everything was fine about this place, but there is nothing noteworthy. Clean, not crowded or too noisy. Not much parking, a little dark inside. Medium sized menu. I had the french dip with the sweet potato fries. It was good. The roll was really good....More

Thank HSR112
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have eaten here a few times in the past month. First trip was for apps and drinks.they have a menu filled with your typical bar food: wings / onion rings, salads, soups, burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc. The wings were tasty and meaty and the...More

Thank mgargiles
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went for a quick burger and brew. Pleasantly surprised with the menu choices. Had buffalo burger, cooked to perfection. Server was very pleasant and let us have samples of beer before we ordered. Turned out to be a lovely evening, this place has a quiet...More

Thank 46377Jojo
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Let's face it. Most of the time, local pubs don't offer much variety. However, the Thirsty Turtle is different. I love their Candied Pecan and Apple Salad (made with baby spinach for the base); French dip (made from Boar's Head roast beef); and at dinnertime...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Three of us went for a late lunch midweek. We were the only people in the restaurant, but service was slow. We had to ask several times for silverware and water. The food was good but nothing special - we had burgers and salads. Perhaps...More

Thank vettetraveler56
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 South Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2870
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: +1 908-324-4140
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