Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner at Tthe Olde Centerton Inn

It was delicious!  It was like eating at Grandma's house, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, baked sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, succotash, and a tray of desserts including sample size pieces of pumpkin pie, cheesecake, brownie, and raspberry filled cookies .  It was peaceful and the staff couldn't have been more hospitable and atentive.  The Thanksgiving Feast (and it was!) cost only $22 per person plust tax and tip.  It was worth every penny.  And I must say it was evocative to be sitting and eating in a historic tavern that has fed the weary traveller for nearly 300 years right here in our own South Jersey.  The Inn was built in 1732 and it is said that such Revolutionary War luminaries as the Marquis de Lafayette visited this old stagecoach inn.

Since we had arrived so early, my friend and I drove around the winter beautiful countryside and were pleased and surprised to find that Parvin State Park was right down the road which suggests to me an excellent day trip.  You could hike at Parvin, the usual trail I take with hiking buddy Barb Spector, takes about an hour, so it is approximately 3 miles around Thundergust Lake, which will give you an appetitie for lunch at The Old Centerton Inn.  Lunch is only served on Wednesday and Friday, so plan accordingly.  For more information, here is the contact info from the business card (which lists the establishment date as 1706!!):

1136 Alm,ond Road, Pittsgrove, Nj 08318, 856-358-3201, 222.centertoninn.com
The innkeepers are Brian and Joanne oode

Happy Trails and Bon appetit!  Jo Ann
ps.  I used the city of Elmer for my gps, don't know if Pittsgrove works.
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