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Jai Alai Restaurant

€€ - €€€Spanish
73 W Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801-3849
+1 973-989-0916
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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73 W Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801-3849
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A little hard to find in a slightly sketchy neighborhood. Parking is a little tricky but safe in front of the building or in their parking lot around the corner on the left. The decor inside has not changed much in 20+ years featuring the...More

Thank jonologo
Reviewed 29 August 2017

history locally of ultra right activity by one of the owners( this information is several years old-hope presently that've got rid of whoever the offender was)- we were frequent visitor to restaurant when it first opened at it's initial location. Food was always good, price...More

1  Thank mjmpar2
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I went hear based on the high TA feedback. We dine out a lot. It has a quiet, dated but warm atmosphere and the service was great and attentive. The mushrooms everyone raves about are very good but st $15 for 4 caps stuffed with...More

Thank jackatie
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We have been coming here for 30 years. Very sorry to hear of Nick's passing. He was the ultimate restauranteur, Daughter, Cathy, keeping his beloved place alive and special with the help of Manuel and chef. Has to be the best food in NJ. Stuffed...More

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here after hearing wonderful things over the years. We tried several different dishes and all were great. The stuffed mushrooms and the garlic shrimp should not be missed. The service was very professional and made us feel like regulars. We...More

Thank mangopeach
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As good or better than going to Iron Bound section in Newark. Great food, especially the fish. Any fish. I was recently told by that they know how to cook fish... and that is a special talent. Good steak, lobster, shrimp in garlic, chorizo, etc....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

First time dining here. You can easily not find this place as it's almost blocked out by the overpass. Inside the place is somewhat dated in styling but we loved it. We enjoyed our chat at the bar with Sal (owner) before we ate. We...More

Thank Judge_Smails-BR
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Went with a group of five - we ordered multiple appetizers, including the chorizo and calamari - all excellent! Our dinners were fresh and delicious. We had several pitchers of their red sangria - everyone enjoyed their food! Service was friendly but slow which didn't...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Friday evening. My wife has been trying to get me to go there for the last 5 yrs and we finally went. The place has been there for a long time and the sign is still lit. Though...More

1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Jai Alai is an amazing place to dine! They make the best red or white sangria and the appetizers are exquisite! I personally enjoy the mushrooms, escargot, and black bean soup. I cannot decide what entree to order, they are all amazing! The paella...More

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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 73 W Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801-3849
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 973-989-0916
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