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About The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub

Built in 1893, The Cranford Hotel is a comfortable casual dining restaurant, offering a wide variety of American cuisine and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building. Whether an intimate dinner, cocktails at the bar or cheering on your favorite sports team, the Hotel truly has something for everyone.

1 S Union Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Walnut Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 276-2121

Website:
http://cranfordhotel.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
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Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Not bad for a basic pub. I had a cheeseburger which was cooked to my liking but the burger itself lacked any taste. Service was attentive and I will go again to try something else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice casual atmosphere. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great meeting place - chose the bar or quiet seating area. Well priced with lots of options.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a great place to have lunch with great friends. Relaxed, good food, great service. We are able to chill and hang out as long as we want.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food & service as always!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Hotel is always a good, reliable place to dine. Great burgers!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very nice old historic landmark in a very nice town. Staff was excellent, restaurant/bar was clean. Nice ambiance. However, the appetizers we had (eggplant caprese and grilled shrimp were tough and over cooked. Thought the prices were a bit high given the quality of the food. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Years ago, the place was quite good. Unfortunately, the place looks worn, old, shappy and dirty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Cream of mushroom soup was delicious. Spring flat bread excellent. Love the white cranberry Cosmo!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Pleasantly surprised! The appetizers, side salads and entrees were all delicious. Cool little hometown spot. Can't believe it took us this long to check it out. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We hadn't been to this place in a while and we like the outdoor dining. It was our anniversary but we really were lax in planning ahead so we thought this might be a casual answer to our dilemma . We reserved on line and arrived promptly. We had no trouble being seated quickly. The food and drinks were good and we were able to be seated outside. Great celebration!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Went on July 4th. Not a good idea. One waitress was waiting on all the outside tables. Tried her best but task was impossible. Food was good and gladly we were not in a hurry. Usually things are better at other times. Always a good place for a casual meal and a glass of wine or beer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This is fast becoming our go-to place. The service and food were excellent. It's a great place for either a full meal or a quick bite.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The Hotel is always a safe bet for lunch or a casual dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

HS Graduation

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The blackened catfish was great. Other stuff was okay.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Would've been a 5 star experience, but food took forever to come out. May have been some problems with the kitchen or Mother's Day holiday. But the food was good, service staff very friendly, and a historic and cozy feel to the restaurant.

Tags: Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Just stay away. Our experience was horrific. I brought my parents, wife and kids for Mothers' Day. They had nothing special in place for Mothers' Day (that's fine). We sat down at 4:45 and ordered drinks, appetizers and our main courses. 20 minutes later we had our drinks, and it was only 40 minutes after that when the appetizers arrived - after we had to check on them. When they did arrive, neither the calamari nor the french onion soup were actually finished cooking. The manager eventually brought us appetizer plates - 2 of them for the 6 of us.

When dinner finally showed up, it was ... not good. Fish and chips I got was greasy and mushy. Both my parents for the Penne with Friends. One had a bunch of broccoli and sausage; the other almost none. And both were swimming in oil. My son's pizza was burnt to a crisp.

After this mess of an experience, all of which we mentioned to them, they didn't take anything off the bill or give us anything to make up for the disaster of our Mothers' Day meal.
We won't be back, that's for damn sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I made a reservation for Mother's Day this year and was disappointed . The restaurant was understaffed . They had one waitress taking care of all the tables in one section including the outside tables (total of probably 12 tables at once ) . We felt ignored . The fried food tasted like the fryer oil hadn't been changed in months . Everything fried tasted like burnt oil . The history of the establishment was great , and I enjoyed our large table . Unfortunately do to the poor staffing and bad food we will not be returning . These problems can easily be solved, and I hope this review resonates with the owner .

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My kids and I took my wife and mother to the Cranford Hotel Restaurant & Pub for a Mother's Day brunch. This was my first time here, and it was a beautiful experience. The service was excellent! I definitely will recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Cute place in cranford. Lots of choices on their menu and their wine list was good as well. I liked the area it's in and the outdoor seating looks nice. Too bad it wasn't warm enough outside for that. Would definitely go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Always a dependable place to go for a quick bite or relaxed meal. My friend orders the Thanksgiving leftovers. She loved it. I had the roasted butternut squash, beet and Gorgonzola flatbread. Love it!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The miso shrimp special is incredible. My husband loved the catfish po-boy. White cranberry Cosmo is a favorite! Always can count on great food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The Kimchi shrimp over farro special was delicious and a perfect small plate. My husband had the catfish po boy, which he said was his new go to sandwich. Always great food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I've been going here for 30 years. The food is good. I love the cozy fireplace atmosphere and just feels like home. It's always pretty energetic and the cocktails are decent.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Night out with wife Cold so just inside. Good food and service though I think I prefer this pace when it is warm so we can sit outside.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Always consistent in food and service. Great for a quick bite on a work night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Ordered fish and chips and the pastrami special. Was brought a tuna melt and told we were given the wrong special menu. Waited 40 min for the wrong meal. Server was apologetic and very nice. Not his fault.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Good modern, up-to-date menu selections. There was a good crowd seated as well as at the bar upon our 6:30 arrival.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Good food at a reasonable price. Great cocktails and ambiance

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Hotel is quite an enjoyable experience. It is one of our favorites, with good food, great, friendly service, and good drinks. In the late Spring and Summer, the outdoor dining is one of the best in Cranford.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great place ! Food is great! Very quaint! Def recommended

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was a perfect Valentine's Day Dinner. The coconut shrimp soup was excellent. The shrimp & grits delicious. Winter vegetable penne was outstanding. Our server, Jean, was great. Efficient and friendly.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a nice view. The food was good and service was quick.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 4, 2017

All good
Service a bit slow
Louder than usual

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

It was a nice experience to try something different- a lovely building, location is very nice, I had fish and chips - which they give you 2 battered portions of fish & it was a bit soft, somewhat mushy. There are other place worth spending your bucks with the value of the food they charge you. Our waiter was attentive and helpful.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Love the Hotel one of our favorite local places. Lots of options in the menu and the staff is always accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The Cranford Hotel is a great place. The building has been there since 1893! When you enter through the front door, you get a feeling of being in a special place. The bar room has a magnificent wooden bar which wraps around the room. The bartenders are very skilled and mix perfect drinks.

The food is very good and the portions are large. The menu has something for every taste.

I like having a table on the porch, but the booths in the room with the fireplace are comfortable and cozy, especially on a cold winter's night!

The service is outstanding! The staff is very friendly and attentive. This is a great place to have lunch/dinner before/after a movie, or just for an enjoyable time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Good food, good service and dining by the fireplace all at a reasonable price make this a wonderful place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Great food and great service, as always! Great for families with kids! We love it!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal
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