Yay! Food!

As the new school year started, I realized many new students are not familiar with nearby restaurants, so I compiled a list of the most recommended nearby eateries.

Walking distance:

The Blairstown Diner is located on the Blair extended campus, across the street from Dale’s and the Inn. Its iconic facade was showcased in the movie Friday the 13th and is frequently visited by many enthusiasts from around the country. I would recommend going to the Diner on Sunday for its fabulous brunch menu.

Menu: https://www.blairstowndiner.com/

Phone Number: (908) 362-6070

Gourmet Gallery is a small sandwich boutique on the Blair extended campus, located down the Insley Hill and past South Cottage. Gourmet offers a variety of options. For more information on what to order from Gourmet, be sure to check out Shauna’s article http://blairoracle.com/gourmet-a-getaway-from-blair/1

Menu: https://zmenu.com/gourmet-gallery-blairstown-online-menu/

Phone Number: (908) 362-0051

The Blairstown Inn is an American restaurant on the Blair extended campus located west of Dale’s Market. The Blairstown Inn offers a wide variety of food, but I would especially recommend trying their burgers.

Menu: https://www.zmenu.com/blairstown-inn-inc-blairstown-online-menu/

Phone Number: (908) 362-8121

Delivery:

Frank’s Pizza is an Italian restaurant in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with no minimum order and has a $2.00 delivery fee. Frank’s is known to deliver quickly if one orders before 9 P.M. 

Menu: https://slicelife.com/restaurants/nj/blairstown/07825/frank-s-pizza-italian-restaurant-blairstown/menu

Phone Number:(908) 459-8932 (908) 459-8932

New Ho Ho (also known as Ho Ho’s) is an American-Chinese restaurant in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with no minimum order and no delivery fee. Ho Ho’s consistently delivers within 20 minutes even in the most extreme weather conditions (so be sure to tip well).

Menu: https://www.yelp.com/biz/new-ho-ho-blairstown-2

Phone Number: (908) 362-5581

Cesco’s Pizza is an Italian restaurant located in Fredon Township. It delivers to Blair with a $10.00 minimum order and a $6.00 delivery fee. Cesco’s is both more expensive and a longer wait than other restaurants in the area if you are ordering delivery, but their food is well worth it. I recommend trying the Penne alla Vodka and the Nonina pizza.

Menu: https://cescospizza.com/menu/

Phone Number: (973) 383-2840

Roman’s Pizza and Grille is an Italian restaurant in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with no minimum order and no delivery fee. Although it can sometimes take a while for them to deliver, Roman’s reasonable prices and wide variety of pizzas are recommended for any event.

Menu: https://www.romanpizzanj.com/menu

Phone Number: (908) 362-5880

Pizza Express is a chain pizzeria with a franchise in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with a $10.00 minimum order as well as a $1.00 delivery fee. Although the name would suggest it provides a speedy delivery, I recommend ordering early as they can take up to 45 minutes to deliver. Frank’s and Ho Ho’s are more consistent with their fast deliveries. 

Menu: https://www.pizzaexpressofblairstown.com/

Phone Number: (908) 362-6094

Field Trip:

Fujiyama is a Japanese restaurant in Hackettstown, which delivers to Blair on orders above $300.00 placed before 5:30 PM. Although it is a Japanese restaurant, it also offers a wide variety of dishes including Korean barbeque, hibachi, sushi, ramen, and tempura. Fujiyama is both fairly expensive and far from Blairstown, so it is a great option for special occasions and lengthy advisor blocks.

Menu: http://places.singleplatform.com/fujiyama-japenese-restaurant/menu?ref=google

Phone Number: (908) 850-9400

Buck Hill Brewery is a contemporary American restaurant in Blairstown about a mile from Blair Academy. It offers a wide variety of options ranging from tempura fried shrimp to short rib ragu. As Buck Hill is not on the Blair extended campus, it is not very popular among students, but it is a great place to have lunch if one’s parents are visiting. 

Menu: buckhillbrewery.com

Phone Number: (908) 854-5300

James on Main is a farm-to-table American restaurant in Hackettstown that offers a seasonal dinner menu and a weekly brunch menu. As James on Main is a small restaurant, I would recommend making a reservation if one wants to go there for brunch.

Menu: https://www.jamesonmain.net/

Phone Number: (908) 852-2131

Walking distance:

The Blairstown Diner is located on the Blair extended campus, across the street from Dale’s and the Inn. Its iconic facade was showcased in the movie Friday the 13th and is frequently visited by many enthusiasts from around the country. I would recommend going to the Diner on Sunday for its fabulous brunch menu.

Menu: https://www.blairstowndiner.com/

Phone Number: (908) 362-6070

Gourmet Gallery is a small sandwich boutique on the Blair extended campus, located down the Insley Hill and past South Cottage. Gourmet offers a variety of options. For more information on what to order from Gourmet, be sure to check out Shauna’s article http://blairoracle.com/gourmet-a-getaway-from-blair/1

Menu: https://zmenu.com/gourmet-gallery-blairstown-online-menu/

Phone Number: (908) 362-0051

The Blairstown Inn is an American restaurant on the Blair extended campus located west of Dale’s Market. The Blairstown Inn offers a wide variety of food, but I would especially recommend trying their burgers.

Menu: https://www.zmenu.com/blairstown-inn-inc-blairstown-online-menu/

Phone Number: (908) 362-8121

Delivery:

Frank’s Pizza is an Italian restaurant in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with no minimum order and has a $2.00 delivery fee. Frank’s is known to deliver quickly if one orders before 9 P.M. 

Menu: https://slicelife.com/restaurants/nj/blairstown/07825/frank-s-pizza-italian-restaurant-blairstown/menu

Phone Number: (908) 459-8932

New Ho Ho (also known as Ho Ho’s) is an American-Chinese restaurant in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with no minimum order and no delivery fee. Ho Ho’s consistently delivers within 20 minutes even in the most extreme weather conditions (so be sure to tip well).

Menu: https://www.yelp.com/biz/new-ho-ho-blairstown-2

Phone Number: (908) 362-5581

Cesco’s Pizza is an Italian restaurant located in Fredon Township. It delivers to Blair with a $10.00 minimum order and a $6.00 delivery fee. Cesco’s is both more expensive and a longer wait than other restaurants in the area if you are ordering delivery, but their food is well worth it. I recommend trying the Penne alla Vodka and the Nonina pizza.

Menu: https://cescospizza.com/menu/

Phone Number: (973) 383-2840

Roman’s Pizza and Grille is an Italian restaurant in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with no minimum order and no delivery fee. Although it can sometimes take a while for them to deliver, Roman’s reasonable prices and wide variety of pizzas are recommended for any event.

Menu: https://www.romanpizzanj.com/menu

Phone Number: (908) 362-5880

Pizza Express is a chain pizzeria with a franchise in Blairstown that delivers to Blair with a $10.00 minimum order as well as a $1.00 delivery fee. Although the name would suggest it provides a speedy delivery, I recommend ordering early as they can take up to 45 minutes to deliver. Frank’s and Ho Ho’s are more consistent with their fast deliveries. 

Menu: https://www.pizzaexpressofblairstown.com/

Phone Number: (908) 362-6094

Field Trip:

Fujiyama is a Japanese restaurant in Hackettstown, which delivers to Blair on orders above $300.00 placed before 5:30 PM. Although it is a Japanese restaurant, it also offers a wide variety of dishes including Korean barbeque, hibachi, sushi, ramen, and tempura. Fujiyama is both fairly expensive and far from Blairstown, so it is a great option for special occasions and lengthy advisor blocks.

Menu: http://places.singleplatform.com/fujiyama-japenese-restaurant/menu?ref=google

Phone Number: (908) 850-9400

Buck Hill Brewery is a contemporary American restaurant in Blairstown about a mile from Blair Academy. It offers a wide variety of options ranging from tempura fried shrimp to short rib ragu. As Buck Hill is not on the Blair extended campus, it is not very popular among students, but it is a great place to have lunch if one’s parents are visiting. 

Menu: buckhillbrewery.com

Phone Number: (908) 854-5300

James on Main is a farm-to-table American restaurant in Hackettstown that offers a seasonal dinner menu and a weekly brunch menu. As James on Main is a small restaurant, I would recommend making a reservation if one wants to go there for brunch.

Menu: https://www.jamesonmain.net/

Phone Number: (908) 852-2131

(Copyright, 2019, Arjun Chopra)

Arjun Chopra

Arjun Chopra is a junior at Blair and is a second year writer for the oracle. Apart from the Oracle Arjun is a varsity debater on the Blair Speech and Debate team.