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Scenes from the Opening of the Fanwood Grille

Breakfast crowd at the Fanwood Grille, 34 Martine Ave., Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
Alex at the grille. Credits: Tom Kranz
Customer Greg Cummings enjoys his breakfast on the same stool that he sat upon when the Fanwood Corner Store served food decades ago. Credits: Tom Kranz
Jeff Banks ready to dig into his breakfast. Credits: John Mooney
Western omelet with home fried potatoes. Credits: John Mooney
Felton's Fried Chicken (served with waffles at the Fanwood Grille). Credits: John Mooney
Max Mercurio ordered Aidan's Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes (topped with whipped cream). Credits: John Mooney
(left to right) Brandon Watterson, John Mooney, Paul Watterson, Nick Watterson, and Rob Watterson on Opening Day of the Fanwood Grille. Credits: Jessica Watterson
Fanwood Grille's first customer. Credits: John Mooney
Reagan's Fat Sandwich Credits: John Mooney
(clockwise from back row left) John, June, Reagan, Aislinn and Aidan Mooney Credits: Tom Kranz
Paul Watterson and John Mooney Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ -- The long-awaited opening of the new Fanwood Grille occurred on Friday, July 7, with a full menu for breakfast and lunch and a staff eagerly awaiting new customers.

The Fanwood Grille, at the space occupied for many years by the Fanwood Corner Store at 34 South Martine Avenue, is owned by John Mooney, publisher of the, and run by Paul Watterson, of Nick’s Pizza fame.

The restaurant’s hours are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week, serving a menu that includes lobster rolls, burgers, Texas style hot dogs, falafel, a steak sandwich and traditional breakfast foods.

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There is counter service and table service. The interior has been completely redesigned with all new floors, walls, lighting, counter and kitchen equipment.

Among the first visitors Friday morning were Bruce Zakarin, Fanwood Recreation Commissioner, Greg Cummings, former Planning Board member and Councilman Tom Kranz. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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