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Boxcar Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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25 Chatham Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078-2763
+1 973-912-0002
15:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 15:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!!!

Thank Kenneth G
Cranford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for going out for wife or with kids and the whole family. Amazing setting inside the train station. So cool. Kids love trains going by, coloring trains, and the magician on Sundays. I love having our own neighborhood bar with great food.

Thank jbnj20162017
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual atmosphere. Service is fine. Great place to have a cocktail in the summer outside. Often has local musicians playing Friday and or Saturday nights.

Thank Melinda Z
Eric L, Owner at Boxcar Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Melinda, Thanks for taking the time to review us,we really appreciate the 5 star rating We look forward to seeing you soon More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with two sections: a bar area and dining. We went to eat and I had the fajitas which were excellent. They give you a lot of food. Followed with desert the chocolate mousse cake. Awesome. The band played all night. Poet Section! The music was great not to loud. A wonderful evening.

Thank David E
Short Hills, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Decent food served at outdoor tables. Food is good but nothing special. Burgers very good. Located at Short Hills train station. Efficient service. Pleasant evening atmosphere. You certainly hear the noise of passing trains but that's all right.

Thank Skater741
Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Such fun to visit the Boxcar for drinks, shared appetizers and casual fare. There is usually live music which makes for a vibrant bar scene, but the tables in the adjacent room offer a slightly more quiet dining experience, while diners can still enjoy the music. This is a regular stop for us. Always a great vibe and fun night.

Thank andysallie1
Millburn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We've been a few times with our sons. Super convenient to park at the station, sit indoors or outdoors and still be able to get a view of the train as it's coming to pass, and the kids menu has a picture of a train to color on the back. Mom and dad could grab a drink too; we couldn't... More 

Thank TheZFam
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice place to meet with friend to have dinner and drinks. Food was good. Easy to find. Nice menu. Easy if your catching a train.

Thank Lisa S
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a bar and grill that goes one step beyond. There is a variety of salads, beer selections, main courses and side dishes that will satisfy everyone.

Thank MarkTheMagician
North Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Food is good. Staff very friendly. Music usually very good. Cocktails/wine a little pricey.Great atmosphere inside and out.

Thank abeachbaby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?