Old Canal Inn

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A legend from as far back as the 1960s tells of the historic Old Canal Inn’s “Death Seat.” So the story goes, there were two men about 70 years of age who preferred this particular red-cushioned seat, because it had better lighting. The men would fight over who got the seat–but as bad luck would have it, both men had sudden heart attacks within 10 days of sitting here. Today the seat is roped off and has a burger platter named after it. No kidding. According to reports, the Death Seat Burger Platter is only served on Mondays. Its beer-battered and deep fried burger is topped with roasted garlic and jalapeno-nacho cheddar mashed potatoes and served with french fries, cole slaw and macaroni salad.

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2 E Passaic Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
United States

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40.812169, -74.18330300000002
Essex County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Bloomfield, NJ (0.4 mi.)
Glen Ridge, NJ (1.2 mi.)
Nutley, NJ (1.4 mi.)
Brookdale, NJ (1.5 mi.)
Montclair, NJ (1.6 mi.)
Belleville, NJ (2.2 mi.)
Upper Montclair, NJ (2.5 mi.)
West Orange, NJ (3.1 mi.)
Lyndhurst, NJ (3.1 mi.)
North Arlington, NJ (3.1 mi.)

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  1. it sounds more like a sham to get people to come in on mondays to buy that heart attack they call a burger. Sounds delicious though. sleezy trick or not I’m gonna go try it lol

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