Robert E Lee Inn Menu

Morgan Memories – Robert E Lee Inn Menu

Based on reader feedback, the Robert E Lee Inn, originally built as Cady’s House of Sea Food in the 1920’s and which sadly burned down in 1986, was a very much loved part of Morgan history.

Here is a scan of an original Robert E Lee Inn menu! A huge thank you goes to long time Morgan resident Debbie Kath Jackson who indicated, “This menu is from the early 1970’s, I would say probably 1972. The original was hand written by the bookkeeper Joyce Baily-Stratton, who also lived next to the R.E.Lee. I also lived and worked there at that time. A lot of fun memories, great food, and great co-workers.

Notice that you can get a T-Bone steak dinner for $8.75. That certainly was quite a while ago!

 

Menu Cover from the Robert E Lee Inn.

Menu Cover from the Robert E Lee Inn. Circa 1970s?

Robert E Lee Inn Menu

Robert E Lee Inn Menu. Circa 1970s?

Originally posted on April 14, 2015.

16 thoughts on “Robert E Lee Inn Menu

  1. Debbie Kath Jackson

    This menu is from the early 1970’s, I would say probably 1972. The original was hand written by the bookkeeper Joyce Baily-Stratton, who also lived next to the R.E.Lee. I also lived and worked there at that time. A lot of fun memories, great food, and great co-workers.

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    1. morgannjadmin Post author

      Thank you for the update (and thank you to Jillian for letting you know about this page)! We welcome posting of anyone’s fond memories of the Robert E Lee Inn.

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    2. Sherry Bailey

      Wow, Debbie. I never knew you still had one of these. I recognized my mother’s handwriting immediately. And yes we did have a lot of fun. Remember the baby whale? Remember docking boats. Remember Christmas in July dumping Ivory Snow on the bridge to the boats below? I visit this site when I need childhood memory fix.

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  2. Ken Casola

    I worked there in 1977-78. I recall the menu cover but the prices seem a bit older than that. Also the menu we used was somewhat abbreviated from this one.
    Brings back great memories; met my wife of 36 years there. She was the cute salad girl and I was the sous chef!

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  3. Toni manion

    We used to go to Robert E. Lee restaurant for the $1.50 specials! Stuffed cabbages and
    pork chops were delicious!

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  4. Gino

    I played music there with a trio called The Ambassadors way back in the late 60’s. Lots of good memories of the OLD DAYS when I was young and stupid.

    Miss those old stupid days a whole bunch !!! Thanks for the memories.

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    1. Sherry Bailey

      I remember a band at the Robert E. Lee. I lived upstairs (daughter of Joyce Bailey-Stratton). The bandstand was directly beneath by bedroom. I mostly remember the band’s member with the last name Falanga. They played “Kansas City” all the time.

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  5. Christina

    My grandparents owned the restaurant during its last years, and its also where my parents met. I was born more than a decade after it burned down, & they don’t have much left over from the place, so its pretty cool to see this. Thanks for posting 🙂

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  6. John Bartlinski

    Sherry,
    I grew up in Morgan, My parents owned Marathon Bus company. I remember a boy (was a few years older than me) his last name was Bailey, we used to call him Beetle, like the cartoon character. For some reason I believed that he lived in one of the small houses there.

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      1. Theresa Ciciora

        Sherry….I went to school with your brother back in the day……went out with him to be exact . Jesse Selover School.

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  7. al

    My first job was a dishwasher at the robert e Lee still living in Morgan and loving it I dislike the Sayreville politicians. And the way they decide what they think is best. Two massage parlors and an adult bookstore
    Now new apartment buildings to boot. There goes the hood and today they tore up the brick road in front the firehouse
    Not the same place
    North Carolina is looking good right about now

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  8. Mark

    I used to go there with my parents. Veal Parm subs that I will remember forever. I also remember kids jumping off the bridge. We moved to Florida in 1983 and I remember reading that it burned down, my father had a subscription to the Home News. Such fond memories.

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  9. Bob

    Charlie was a good man, he always treated me good when I showed up to fix the AC.. he would give me a voucher for the bar, he never cared how much I drank or what I ate… ACTIVE CONDITIONING SERVICE…

    BW

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  10. Jerry Kampo

    I used to repair the bar TV set and maintain the PA system from the early 70’s up to the 80’s. My wife and I ate at the Lee often, many times on a Friday night with friends and returning again on Sundays for the specials. My favorite dish was the veal parm! My wife and I were devastated when it was destroyed by fire. Charlie was always a great guy to deal with and I considered him a friend as well as a customer. Some of the best times were spent at the Robert E. Lee. It, and Charlie, are sorely missed.

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