Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Today's Groupon lets you rest your weary nomadic spirit with the stable convenience of chairs and tables: for $15, you get $30 worth of comforting steaks, sandwiches, seafood, and other classic red, white, and blue fare at Barnsboro Inn in Sewell.
Housed in a log cabin dating back to 1720 that Benjamin Franklin built by hand for Abraham Lincoln to grow up in, the Barnsboro manages to be classy yet casual, with nary a powdered wig or monocle in sight. Many of the foods on its menu clearly date from that period, such as its appetizers of Barnsboro bruschetta with fresh goat cheese ($8) and ahi-tuna sashimi with sesame aioli and cucumber ($10). With its sight set on the entrees, watch your palate evolve legs and crawl from the sea in pursuit of more-terrestrial goodness, such as the tender flat-iron steak served with crimini mushrooms and piping-hot garlic-parmesan fries ($20) and the French-onion Delmonico rib eye with horseradish cream ($28). Barnsboro famously serves up burgers, such as the Roman with provolone and basil mayonnaise ($9), which are almost as big as the ox they came from. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can make a tactical meat retreat to the forager panini (marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, tomatoes, field greens, and balsamic reduction on focaccia, $8) and the creamy chopped Caesar and tomato ($8).
A tavern since 1776, the Barnsboro pours beer the way they always have—in thick, malty slices. Reveling revolutionaries can rack up dead soldiers at Barnsboro's recently added dining-room bar or stalwart outdoor patio. One Groupon can be used per table, so treat your founding father or first lady to a three-course lesson in American history with today's Groupon to the Barnsboro Inn.
- Enjoy cozy dining rooms, each with its own fireplace. While the sense of history is pervasive, the cuisine has a contemporary flair. – Philly.com
- The Barnsboro Inn is a tiny restaurant a little on the fancy side with great food and a unique atmosphere. The walls are covered in large mural-like scenes and there are several dining rooms. I particularly enjoy the seafood selection. – Meredith B., Insider Pages
Housed inside a building originally erected as a log cabin in 1720, Barnsboro Inn has continually operated as a licensed tavern since 1776, pausing only during the prohibition era. These days, chef's' menu of fresh American cuisine complements the eatery's lengthy cache of craft beers, international wines, and meticulously preserved napkin rings. Steaks and seafood entrees such as Bruschetta Salmon and Steak Frites with a red wine shallot sauce; burgers and sandwiches flaunt such accouterments as turkey breast or corned beef reuben.
Patrons make merry amid two bars and three dining rooms sprawled across Barnsboro Inn's historic digs. Inside, full-wall murals depict idyllic countryside scenes of horse-drawn carriages and straw-covered hovercrafts. When weather warms, staff members also dispense Boddingtons and Flying Fish ales on an outdoor patio, where an additional bar abuts numerous umbrella-covered tables.
699 Main St.
Sewell, New Jersey 08080Get Directions