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6/12/2020 - UPDATED 6/19 Hamilton Township Announces Reopening of Restaurants for Outdoor Dining Beginning June 15th

Hamilton Township Announces Reopening of Restaurants for Outdoor Dining Beginning June 15th

HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township is proud to announce that it is authorizing restaurants to begin offering outside dining on Monday, June 15th, in accordance with Executive Order 150. 

“After months of waiting, our restaurants can finally begin to reopen to customers and recover economically,” said Mayor Martin. “Hamilton’s wide variety of dining establishments are a huge part of what makes our community so special.  We are excited that residents may once again enjoy their favorite restaurants in an outdoor setting.”

“Our Township Departments of Health and Community and Economic Development have been working tirelessly with our local restaurants to make sure they have the information they need and ensure they are able to open in a safe manner. I am incredibly thankful for their hard work and collaboration in this effort.”

To make certain that our establishments are reopening safely both for its employees and patrons, the Township has created a Temporary Outdoor Dining Application and created Guidance for Safe and Healthy Dining for restaurant owners and managers. The Township will waive the filing fee and expedite the review of all applications seeking to create outdoor seating. 

"I can tell you that all board members of the Trenton AOH Msgr. Crean Division #1 are overjoyed to open our club in the new outdoor setting. We owe the ability to do this to Fred Dumont and his team at the Township office,” said Sean Carter, Officer and Bar Chairman of the Hibernian Club. “Fred has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make this a reality. Mayor Jeff Martin could not have picked a better person to head up the Department of Community Planning and Compliance. We all know this has been a difficult time but Fred, Mayor Jeff and their teams, dedicated themselves to working together to accomplish what is best for the Township. Thank you Fred and Mayor Jeff!" 

Restaurants must also certify that they will abide by all CDC and State regulations and recommendations for the food service industry. This includes social distancing guidelines, the wearing of masks by all staff members, and increased frequency and intensity of cleaning surfaces. All temporary outdoor seating areas must be closed by 10:00 p.m. on Monday to Thursday nights, and 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  “From the staff of Bill’s Olde Tavern, we would like to thank Mayor Jeff Martin and Fred Dumont for their quick response and assistance on the expansion of our outdoor dining. We are very excited and eager to reconnect with our customers.  Stay safe,” said Al Von Steenburg, owner of Bill’s Olde Tavern.

As of Friday, June 19th, the following establishments in town have been approved to begin offering outdoor dining this Monday:

  • Cook Athletic Association – 411 Hobart Ave Hamilton, 08610

  • Thai Ginger – 1045 Washington Blvd Hamilton, 08691

  • DeLorenzo’s Pizza – 147 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, 08619

  • JoJo’s Tavern and Restaurant – 2677 Nottingham Way Hamilton, 08619

  • Hibernian Club – 2419 Kuser Road Hamilton, 08690

  • Blend Bar & Bistro – 911 Highway 33 Hamilton, 08690

  • Hamilton Elks Lodge #2262 – 1580 Kuser Road Hamilton, 08619

  • Killarney’s Publick House – 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton, 08619

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – 1309 Route 33 Hamilton, 08690

  • Malaga Spanish Restaurant – 511 Lalor Street Hamilton, 08611

  • GEP Italian Restaurant/Spigola Vino e Cucina 3817 Crosswicks Hamilton Sq Road Hamilton 08691

  • Hamilton Tap & Grill – 557 US 130 Hamilton, 08691

  • Bills Olde Tavern – 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton, 08619

  • The Brookwood Café – 3133 Quakerbridge Road Hamilton, 08619

  • Villa Maria Restaurant – 3800 Quakerbridge Road Hamilton, 08619

  • Broad Street Diner – 2654 South Broad Street – Hamilton, 08610

  • Red Robin – 325 Marketplace Blvd Hamilton, 08691

  • Tessara – 812 Route 33 Hamilton, 08619

  • Mama Rosa’s – 572 Klockner Road Hamilton, 08619

  • Brother’s Pizza – 871 Route 33 Hamilton, 08619

  • TGI Fridays - 780 Route 33

  • Stone Terrace by John Henry's - 2275 Kuser Road

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries - 3100 Quakerbridge Road

  • Mario and Frank's IV - 1580 Nottingham Way

  • Texas Roadhouse - 1305 Route 33

  • Rat's Restaurant - 16 Fairgrounds Road

  • Massimo's - 1035 Washington Boulevard

  • Friendly's - 1031 Washington Boulevard

  • Pikilia (aka Pi Pita Pizza) - 3817 Crosswicks Hamilton Square Road

  • Padrino's Bistro - 24523 Kuser Road

  • Tropical Smoothie Café - 2222 Route 33

  • DQ Grill & Chill - 200 Marketplace Boulevard

  • Jersey Girl Café - 731 Route 33

  • DIAMONDS - 69 NJ-156

  • Rossi's Bar and Grill - 2110 Whitehorse Mercerville Road

  • Chick and Nello's Homestead Inn - 800 Kuser Road

  • Villa Maria Restaurant - 3800 Quakerbridge Road

  • McDonalds - 855 Marketplace Boulevard

  • Pizzeria UNO - 225 Sloan Avenue

  • Applebee's - 333 Route 33

  • Panera Bread

    •    1240 Route 33 Hamilton, 08690
    •    375 Marketplace Blvd Hamilton, 08691

The Brookwood Cafe is looking forward to offering outdoor seating beginning Wednesday, June 17th,” said Jeff and Kelly Rick, owners of The Brookwood Café. “Many thanks to Fred Dumont, the head of Hamilton Township Economic Development, and his hardworking staff for the seamless transition for this endeavor. We will offer six tables of four under a canopy tent. Can't wait to see all of our customers, we have missed everyone!” 

Restaurants with questions or who are in need of a Temporary Outdoor Dining Application can contact the Office of the Business Administrator at (609) 890-3506.