Red Bank Travel Guide

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Red Bank Things to Do

  • Visit Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash

    For a look at some wierd and wonderful things, visit Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. I could have placed this in my shopping tips, but it's a stand-out amongst the typical fare.Collector comic books, movie or comic book-related paraphenalia such as action figures, t-shirts, mugs, collectibles and things of that ilk can be found at this store....

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  • Apple Picking!

    Are you kidding me? I was visiting my sister in New Jersey during the fall and it was still warm, but we were able to do fun things that just aren't part of the west coast lifestyle - like go apple picking. I've never heard of such a thing, but sure enough, we pulled into a big ranch style place, paid an entry fee, grabbed a wheel barrow (FUN!) and...

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  • Two River Theatre

    A friend and I recently attended a memorial concert for a prominent member of Red Bank's music community at Two River Theatre. I was really impressed with the intimate feeling of this theatre. Although I don't care for the design of the building itself, the interior is quite nice. The entrance is spacious with the box office at one end and...

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  • Go Ice Skating At The Red Bank Armory

    When I think of winter, I think of ice skating! The Red Bank Armory is a great place to spend a few hours on a weekend afternoon! We go there for the Open Skate, but they have several programs that are very popular in our area.They offer "Learn To Skate" programs beginning with Tiny Tots ages 4-5 and continue through ten additional skill levels....

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  • TAKE IN A SHOW AT COUNT BASIE THEATRE

    The theatre at 99 Monmouth Street operated under many names before finally being re- christened The Count Basie Theatre in 1984. It operates solely for the benefit of the community and features live music, dance, theatrical performances and films. Our favorite jazz musician, Kenny G, performed here last year. Built in the 1920's it originally...

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  • A Race To The Finish

    The George Sheehan race is held yearly in Red Bank. Runners of all ages and countries participate--more than 3000 runners register each year! The route is blocked off to traffic and many activities are planned around this event. Popular children's characters, magicians and balloon animal creations entertain the younger group. There is a festival...

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Red Bank Restaurants

  • SKIP this DISH!

    I've lived in Red Bank for several years now but tonight was my first experience in this unassuming restaurant...might I add my first and last experience here. From the time we entered the door, our experience grew more and more unpleasant. Most of the help were aloof, unpolished and unpleasant. The restaurant is very noisy, which makes it...

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  • Awesome Subs!!

    Elsie's is a sub shop and Deli located next to the Covert Gallery. Our friend Chris runs both places, tell him we sent you.Chris and Tish were insulted when we stopped at Wawa for a shorti instead of eating at their deli. The next two days we ate at Elsie's instead. Their subs are HUGE and GOOD!I like that the subs are served in a plastic bag so...

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  • Hip, trendy spot in the center of town

    I went to visit my sister and her family in New Jersey. We wanted to have a fun girls night out and decided to head to this spot. She lives in Fair Haven, which is the town adjacent to Red Bank and is much more of a quiet, suburban neighborhood. Red Bank is very lively, with some great tree lined streets filled with restaurants, boutiques and bars....

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  • American with a twist...

    Red Bank was featuring price fixe specials during March of this year at several popular restaurants. Dish was one of the restaurants participating. It is located in a small, unassuming building off the main street. The interior was sophisticated in its decor--the style of cooking is described as American with Mediterranean twist.I ordered a...

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  • Upscale Vegetarian

    Vegetarian restaurant with eclectic options including raw. Mostly vegan however does use cheese with casein and honey. Amazing desserts. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Update: They closed January 2007 however the rumour is that they might reopen or another veg restaurant might move into the site. Hemp chocolate chip cookies....

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  • A Popular Place

    Red Bank closes its main street on the 4th of July to allow the hoards of people to progress to the Navesink River for fireworks. If you're fortunate enough to find a parking spot AND then see an open table for outdoor dining, you'd choose Zebu like we did! Although the pizza is homemade and you can watch the pie being thrown into the air as its...

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  • The Lightest Pancakes Ever!

    If the thought of lighter-than-air pancakes drizzled with melted butter and maple syrup or a delicious Belgian Waffle accompanied by assorted fruits and topped with a dollop of whipped cream sounds like a great way to start your day, then stop at The River's Edge Cafe. All the ingredients are wholesome, fresh and oh-so-good!The dining room has a...

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  • Italian Ristorante

    The Old World Decor and two tiered dining areas make Buono Sera a pleasant restaurant to visit, but the noise level always detracts from our dining experience. The acoustics are terrible and it is often difficult to carry on a conversation at your table, however, the food more than makes up for the raucous atmosphere. If you realize this ahead,...

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  • Casual Eatery/Coffeehouse

    No Ordinary Joe's is a small eatery/coffeehouse located on the main street in Red Bank. When you walk through the door blends of aromatic coffee titilate your nostrils! It's a small place with coffee bar in the front of the shop and dining area in the back. A few tables are outside along the sidewalk for people watching.My favorite sandwich is...

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  • Come for Tapas!

    Tapas in this Mediterranean style dining room is a delicious experience. We decided to try the meat and cheese sampler with a sprinkling of fruit and nuts for $24.00 and the small assorted spreads on flat bread for $12.00 with a glass of white wine to complete the order. Our choices were tasty, but we thought a bit pricey. The wait staff was...

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  • Famed Hot Dog Shop

    That Hot Dog Place is a tiny little eatery that has the reputation for excellent homemade soups and dogs. I've never stopped by when it isn't crowded with hungry patrons. There is no seating and barely enough room to move around, but it's a popular place in Red Bank. Homemade Soups and Dogs!!

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  • An Irish-Style Pub

    The Dublin House is an Irish Pub/Restaurant featuring live music on the weekends and a popular gathering spot for those frequenting Red Bank. We love coming here in the summer on Saturday nights to enjoy the outdoor dining and people watch. Live music is provided and things are hoppin'! If the tables are filled, nearby benches provide seating...

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Red Bank Nightlife

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    by feline01 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Has a little bit of everything. One week there might be a dance troupe from Russia, the next week might be a production of Peter Pan-get the picture. This theater highlights music, dance, drama, comedy and everything else that can be placed on a stage.

    Dress Code: Depends on what you're seeing.

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Red Bank Transportation

  • Heading to Boston

    I was going to a conference for work in Boston and decided to visit my sister in NJ beforehand, since I'd already be on the east coast! The big question was whether to go back to Newark and fly, rent a car and drive or take the train to get to Boston. I feel like short flights are kind of useless because by the time you get to the airport and go...

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  • Red Bank Train Station

    Not only can you catch a train to Newark, New Jersey or New York City from Red Bank, but obtain information on area events since this is also the Visitor's Center. Train, bus and ferry schedules, as well as, guides to the area and special events can be found here. There is also a kiosk offering internet connection to various businesses and...

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  • Exit 109 off the Garden State...

    Exit 109 off the Garden State Parkway. Head east on Newman Springs Road and follow the signs. NJ Transit trains from NYC and from Newark, NJ stop here. Check out www.njtransit.com for schedule. Walk. Most of the main sites are on Broad Street/Front Street/Monmouth Street. Parking can be difficult so look for a space in one of the municipal parking...

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Red Bank Shopping

  • Looking for Celebrities?

    Fameabilia is one of those shops that is a little difficult to categorize. We usually drop by to see their fantastic collection of sports paraphenalia, but they carry historical memorabilia, too. You'll see autographed footballs, football helmets, photos large and small of sports heroes, autographed baseball and football jerseys, and even boxing...

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  • Gallery featuring work of local artists

    Artist Chris Covert of Red Bank makes celebrity mosaics with cut up pieces of the Weekly World News. He also does mosaics from actual books that celebrities have written. One of my favorites is Howard Stern made from Howard Stern's Private Parts ( the book, not his actual..um, parts).Chris is one of Cory's best friends from his days of living in...

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  • Helping The World's Poorest People

    Ten Thousand Villages gives you wonderful handcrafted products by artisans from around the world. The income the artisans make help them to provide for their families, use for health care,housing or to help them educate their children. This non-profit program was conceived by members of the Mennonite community.The store shelves are abundantly piled...

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Red Bank Local Customs

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    by feline01 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Red Bank, and the surrounding towns, lost many people on 9/11 including many young 20-30 year olds who often were parents with young children. Riverfront Park has a memorial to those who were killed. It is a very sad but a nice tribute. Located on West Front Street near Broad Street.

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Red Bank Off The Beaten Path

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    by feline01 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    A beautiful local drive is to take West Front Street towards Fair Haven (head east), turn left onto Bingham Avenue and cross the Navesink River on the Oceanic Bridge. Looks a bit like Maine around here. Once you cross the river, make the left onto Navesink River Road to pass the mansions and horse farms and head to Route 35 which will take you right back to Red Bank if you head south.

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Red Bank Favorites

  • The Arty Side Of Red Bank

    Red Bank is popular for its Jazz in the Park summer series, George Sheehan races and Cruisin' with the Oldies at Marine Wharf park, but a unique element of its appeal for me (aside from the oh-so trendy shops) is the artistic touch which livens various areas of town. There are several murals in Red Bank that I really like. This one highlights...

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  • Neighborhood Mural--Part 1

    This realistic painting beautifies the side of this building and adds an artistic flair to what would be a dull exterior. Anyone driving by would think at a glance that a live painter is laboring on this wall! The subtle colors and everyday scene fits in well with the area. (Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. Parker Street).

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  • Jack's Music Shoppe--Rear Entrance Mural

    Although I have Jack's in my shopping tips, I wanted to include it in the murals I've photographed, also. I just love this mural painted on the rear of the building--it would have been such a blank and boring expanse otherwise.You are looking at a flat wall, yet the perspective seems otherwise. A great piece!

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