Where can I get creamed, chipped beef on toast (aka sh*t on a shingle) in Central NJ?

Having never been in the service, I’ve yet to try this but I know that many veterans make it for breakfast periodically. Any diners serving this up?

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My dad’s house circa 1965?

:wink:

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A quick google search turns up:

http://www.dishtip.com/s/nj/-/top-dishes/chipped+beef?where=-%2C+nj&max=10&offset=20

Enjoy.

Not exactly central Jersey but they have a great version on the menu at the James Beard award winning Mustache Bill’s Diner in Barnegat Light. I usually skip the toast and have it with two over easy eggs on top or replace the toast with grits on the bottom and the eggs on top.

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I checked out in person a number of restaurants in the Jamesburg, Cranbury area in a 20 miles radius and Nada! There is a diner called the Dallas Diner on route 13 south in Levittown Pa that has it. However, just found out that I can buy a frozen entree of it made by Stouffers in Stop & Shop which is not bad at all really.

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It’s not exactly central Jersey but they make a great version at Mustache Bills Diner in Barnegat Light on the north end of LBI. They are also currently closed for the winter. It’s a great all around diner and winner oif a James Beard award.

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One I do not recommend is at the River Star Diner in Hackettstown.
I make do with the Stouffers. While it is boiling I spread butter on a Calandra’s sub roll. Cut into pieces and hit it with garlic powder and cracked pepper. Toast these well done so it holds up to the sauce. Quick, cheap, and tasty.

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The Flemington Coffee Shop has it. I have never ordered it, but the owner is retired military so probably knows this dish well. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Yikes, I forgot the link: https://www.flemingtoncoffeeshop.com/
The SOS is under “Flemington Favorites” on their menu.

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I used to go to the outlets in Flemington once in a blue moon, but decided the drive wasn’t worth it. I found SOS at Metro Diner in East Brunswick.

https://metrodiner.com/menus

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Tonight happened to be SOS night… Not Calandra’s but still tasty.

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The Franklin Square Diner, Rte 27 in Franklin Square has it on the menu. I have not tried it but that’s a great diner for breakfast.

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Would that be the Franklin Park Diner in Franklin Park?

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Yes - sorry. I stand corrected. We used to go to a great little French-Maylasian restaurant in Franklin Square.

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I only stopped at that diner once. Had a pretty good Reuben sandwich.

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