Stewarts Root Beer on Route 22 in Lebanon, NJ has always seemed to be popular during the summer months. Especially for families.

Also called Stewart’s Drive-In, this restaurant featured “grill” food and sweet treats. There were always people gathered to eat during the warm months. Particularly on really nice days and nights.

They even had regular “expositions” of classic cars, and so on. Definitely a solid part of this section of Hunterdon County.

But this era looks like it’s over.

The place is for rent.

No price is listed, but it’s a 900 square-foot building on a bit less than an acre of land.

  • Also known as 235 Main Street, Clinton, NJ
  • Retail Site For Sale
  • Call for Sale Price Info
  • Well maintained 900 sq. ft. restaurant building on site
  • Ample parking (40/1,000 sq. ft.)
  • Excellent highway visibility
  • Situated on .85 acres
  • Easily accessed from two roads (US Highway 22 and Main Street)

One can only wonder what will take its place – or will it sit vacant for a long time? And why for rent? Retirement? Or tough times?

Either way – it’s a “relic” of the past, that is for sure. And whether you like this kind of food or not – it sure beats the trendy stuff like Acai Bowls and Plant-based lab-rat foods!

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NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.