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Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
651 N Michigan Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1082
+1 908-687-3311
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (3 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“irish cheddar” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 02:00 Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
651 N Michigan Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1082
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Been here many times & it’s always good- hamburgers are cooked to order, chicken dunkers were very tasty. Waitress was attentive but not pushy & she let us sit for quite a while without bothering us. It’s our go to place to catch up with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank claimsgal
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting at the large bar drinking beer and watching sports on TV. Seems like a lively bar with daily activities. I ordered a balsamic chicken sandwich with peppers and onions. It was good but not great. My husband had a corned beef on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vpn2009
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wonderful time and great snack pick up food after a movie or just whenever you need something to eat. Pleasant atmosphere, nice wait staff. Decent prices but can get a bit loud from time to time.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lanie954
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Service was much improved this year and St. Patrick’s Day is a very busy day! We have always been satisfied with the food but not the service.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kathleenrita
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Blackthorn was recommended to us by friends in the area. When we got there we were taken back by the general look of the place but we trusted our friends. We went for lunch. We asked our server for recommendations and explained it was our...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Tourist761505
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here the Sunday before St. Patrick's day to celebrate the season. The menu is very limited and pricey. We sampled three dinner enters. The corned beef and cabbage was horrible. The few chunks of meat we're fatty and tough. The potatoes and cabbage...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We walked in right at noon time and the place was empty. We were worried that the food was not going to be good. Well we had a fantastic lunch. The bartender was very friendly and her service was top notch. If we're ever in...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank BudDiana
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Should have known when i walked in for lunch at noon and the place was empty. Irish pub, they were out of fish and chips so i tried the reuben. Fries were very good but the corned beef was as tough as leather. Worst reuben...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank jerseydiver
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet up with friends, coworkers or a date. Food and appetizer available. If you like flat draft beer this is the place to drink.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Daniel A. H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

over the years this was the place to go the service has gone down hill. The Pot Pie (which was always great) was cold and lacking taste. There were 5 of us and each had different meals. Everyone was disappointed

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank jbaber
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 N Michigan Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1082
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Kenilworth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-687-3311
  • E-mail
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