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sodawater43

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Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Wed, 11/12/08 8:34 PM (permalink)
My wife and I stopped at CPH on the way back from a funeral in Wheeling WV on saturday night 11/8. This has got to be one of most unusual eating experiences we have ever had. Got lost a couple of times and John needed to "bring me in" by cellphone. The brothers were as cordial as could be and raved about fellow roadfooder esp. John Fox and Buffetbuster. We were the only customers and had the Round Table to ourselves. John did join us( ate his 2 hot dog limit for the week)and told us the history of CPH. The dogs and Grandma's Sauce were as advertised on Roadfood and other web sites.

Let me say to all of you roadfooders(especially hot dog lovers) CPH
is a once in a lifetime experience and should not be missed.There is not another place like this in the world. Sure it is hard to find but it is worth the time and trouble. Be sure to give the brothers a call to make sure they are open.

Charlie's Pool Hall
1122 East Blvd.
Alpha, NJ 08865
Ph. 908-454-1364

Closed Sunday & Monday
 
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    buffetbuster

    RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Thu, 11/13/08 8:15 AM (permalink)
    sodawater-
    Thanks for the report and so glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as you did! Eating at CPR earlier this summer was one of my all-time favorite Roadfood experiences.

    While I certainly understand their fondness for John Fox, I am very surprised that they would mention me. I have only been there one time. And although I did tell them I was a Roadfooder, I only identified myself by my real name, not my screenname. That is very curious!

    During our visit, the Roadfooder they raved about was joerogo!
     
    #2
      joerogo

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      RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Thu, 11/13/08 9:03 AM (permalink)
      BB, Joe goes over to the Alpha Library and checks up on us. He will probably see this thread also(Hi Joe).

      sodawater43, Glad you enjoyed the visit. The first time you meet Joe And John is like meeting an old friend.

      Well....Now I'm hungry for a mealie!

       
      #3
        buffetbuster

        RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Thu, 11/13/08 9:08 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by joerogo

        The first time you meet Joe And John is like meeting an old friend.
        Well put! I couldn't have said it better myself!
         
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          sodawater43

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          RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Thu, 11/13/08 5:49 PM (permalink)
          My apologies to Joe and John. It is Chalies Pool Room not pool hall. I couldn't even get it right while looking at their business card to make sure I had the correct information.
           
          #5
            Benzee

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            RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Thu, 11/13/08 9:07 PM (permalink)
            Hello all ,

            Well I have been telling people since our Meet last year that this is a one of a kind , great experience. As a matter of fact for awhile they had one of my posts about their place on the wall . Do not know if still there . Meet them once and they arte like family . I highly recomend this as a must visit .
            John and Joe are Fantastic!!!!

            Benzee
             
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              ellen4641

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              • Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
              RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Thu, 11/13/08 11:33 PM (permalink)
              What brand of hot dogs do they use?
              I'm hoping all beef, but I have a feeling it's a porky one...

              Geez, they even take off the same days I do, Sunday and Monday..
               
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                ScreenBear

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                RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Fri, 11/14/08 12:39 AM (permalink)
                Charlie's Pool Room serves 10 to a lb. Kunzler Pork/Beef Grill Franks, cooked in a frying pan on the stove.

                I am the proud possessor of an empty box of said dogs, given to me by Joe.

                The Bear
                 
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                  harriet1954

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                  RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Fri, 11/14/08 9:12 PM (permalink)
                  I guess the guys ("the guys" know who they are!) didn't go on Veteran's Day, huh...?

                  One of these days, OK?
                   
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                    ellen4641

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                    RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Sat, 11/15/08 12:40 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by harriet1954

                    I guess the guys ("the guys" know who they are!) didn't go on Veteran's Day, huh...?

                    One of these days, OK?


                    and you'll get that pool table going, huh, Harriet?!?
                     
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                      joerogo

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                      RE: Charlie's Pool Hall, Alpha NJ Sat, 11/15/08 8:32 AM (permalink)
                      I'm only about 1 1/2 hours away and always looking for a reason. Ready for a "Meat-Up"?
                       
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