living in Northern New Jersey can tell you how to find Pals
They will probably also tell you about their favorite Pal's dish and perhaps
share a find memory.
In existence since the 1930's, Pals began as a roadside stand with
memorable hotdogs and hamburgers. Of course it has grown into a large
restaurant, but much remains the same. If you wish, you can still sit
up at the counter, you can still order those great hotdogs and the
hamburgers are still first-rate.
Not having been to Pals for a while, our early evening visit provided good
food and a trip down memory lane. Of course, we had to have the famous
cream-of-mushroom soup - just as we remembered. Not feeling like a
full dinner, I chose to have Pals cheddar-burger. Oh boy, was it good; it was juicy and you could
taste the freshness of the meat. Another
in our group had the "redwood", a very large Reuben - no
If you're looking for a more substantial dinner, this is the place, your
choice - light supper or full dinner. Pals Cabin is owned by the Horn
family and they have done a fine job of combining the past with the present.
The surroundings are cozy and comfortable, a bit of the old, a bit of the
new. The food is as good as it ever was. If you haven't been to
Pals in a while, it's time to return for a visit. If you've never
been there, by all means-go.
Your Voice Be Heard!
35 in New Jersey has always been the gateway to many beach communities along
the Jersey Shore. Along this historic road traveled by many is another
historic place, well-known to many in New Jersey, called simply the
Circus Drive-In. For 50 years this unique drive-in eatery has been
serving up burgers and fries and fond Jersey Shore memories. It is a destination for the young and old looking for a good, inexpensive meal served
up at either their car window or in the drive-in's comfortable sit-down
The older folks who remember The Circus in days gone by, might remember the
car-hops skating up to their car windows on roller skates, but today a nice
pair of comfortable shoes gets the friendly help to a car or table
quickly. The roller skates are gone, but the spirit and uniqueness of The Circus
remains with a great menu and much to choose from.
a delight to eat at The Circus because it's fun as well as
delicious. Many in the old days cruised The Circus after the drive-in
movie and although the drive-in movie is long since gone this is one
drive-in that's almost certainly here to stay.
Wall, New Jersey
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Spin Factoid: Jersey Spin
& Shoreguy salute Alex Boardman who built the first boardwalk in
Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1870.
Beach Guide 2004
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO:
STONE PONY - 30 Years
CIRCUS Drive-In - 50 Years
CITY - 150 Years