239 Monmouth St
Gloucester City, NJ, 08030
(856) 456-CHUB (2482)
Author: The Mystery Consumer | CNBNewsnet
GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. May 1, 2016--Late Sunday afternoon, my wife and I enjoyed a super meal at Chubby’s at the corner of Monmouth and Burlington Streets, right across from a former portion of Gloucester Catholic High School. Matt, our excellent chef, graduated from there, as did I and our Cleary’s Blog host, Bill Cleary. We reminisced about how nice it was to work and eat right in view of part of our former heritage. Chubby’s is just a block from the Delaware River and
nearby Proprietor’s Park, where it’s nice to sit, get some sun, and watch the ships pass by.
While the original Chubby’s is fondly remembered for its steaks, the new Chubby’s has truly great ones. They also have a varied menu offered at a variety of price points: Ricotta Cavatelli with Chorizo and Broccoli Rabe (11/16), Chubby’s Burger Vermont Cheddar with House Pickles and Fried Potatoes (14), Brochette of Filet Mignon with Cipollini Onions and Crimini Mushroom Caps (19), Pork Chop Long Bone which a nearby diner pronounced excellent, Blackened Tuna, Steak, Sirloin, Prime Rib, a 3 pound Bone in Cowboy Prime Rib Eye for Two at Market Price, and more.
We shared the very pleasant Special Salad of the day: Farro, Arugula and Snap Peas. Then we each had one of the best steaks we’ve ever had in our lives: Filet Mignon with Horseradish Bernaise Sauce. Available accoutrements include Baked Potato (which we had and it was huge), Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Crisp Onion Fritter, Onion Rings, and Asparagus, thin and grilled with garlic butter, which we also enjoyed. There is also a selection of four or five desserts.
We started off having a few drinks at Chubby’s Bar, which made the trip to its new home in Gloucester from 1930’s Chicago. Jim the Bartender is a very nice guy who was attentive and good company. My wife liked the warmth of the bar so much that we ate dinner there. The adjacent dining room is cozy, woody and pleasant.
We also had the pleasure of meeting both of Chubby’s partners, Tom Monahan, and Tom Page, both of whom deserve high praise for bringing such a fine dining establishment to Gloucester City, to add to Tom Monahan’s already highly regarded Max’s Café right down Burlington Street.
Chubby’s bar opens every day at 3PM. Dinner starts at 4PM. Closed Mondays. Reservations can be made on Open Table or directly: (856) 456-2482. Reservations are always a good idea and absolutely essential on weekends. Chubby’s has 4 Stars on Yelp. We give it five! It’s a good place to just stop in for a drink, a burger or for the many varieties of first courses they offer. We enjoyed ourselves and are taking another couple back with us soon.
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