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The Thirsty Turtle

$$ - $$$American, ,
17 South Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2870
+1 908-324-4140
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good48%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“french dip” (2 reviews)
“wings” (3 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The host stand was good. Our server was friendly BUT towards the end of the meal; the over attentiveness was beyond ridiculous. I was being felt like come on hurry up and eat. I’d give the food 2 stars....not worth it at all.

Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try somewhere new. We are a family of five. Had wings and guacamole as appetizer. The guacamole was under seasoned. For entrees most of our party had burgers. They were fine. I had fish and chips. The batter coating was super thick...More

Thank NJmomof3kids
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very pleased with this pub fare and somewhat unique offerrings. Good service and great (but costly) drinks.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Always a great place for very good bar food. The beer selection is great and the unusual choices for snacks and appetizers is quite varied. Lots of TVs to keepyou occupied. Prices are reasonable and service is very good.

Thank robertpF3787ZA
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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