Just because you’re on a tight budget these days, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the rewards of enjoying a meal out.  You can still have the restaurant experience and not worry about breaking the bank.  Of the 34 restaurants on N.J.’s cheap eats guide, five locations were referenced as the best spots for a food bargain without sacrificing quality in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  You’ll also love the diversity of food options.  First on the list is Lino’s Mexican Café in Red Bank for BBQ chicken.  You can order it with beans and rice for under $10.  You also won’t be able to resist the tacos.  Second on the list is the Royal Grill 37 in Toms River.  The 6 piece tikka chicken is one of their most popular menu items.  Third restaurant for a quality bargain meal is G.Y.R.O . in Freehold, where you can customize your pita or wrap.  Fourth spot is Herbs Thai Kitchen in Brick, where you will not be disappointed with their lunch specials.  Lastly, there is a spot where I frequent often when I’m in the mood for sushi and that would be Fusha in Freehold.  Of all the blogs I have written, this one has made me the most hungry.  Click HERE for a complete list of the restaurants mentioned in the NJ cheap eats guide.

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