Freehold Borough formally separated from Freehold Township, and “Freeholders” generally refer to the different municipalities simply as the Borough and the Township. The Borough, the downtown area around the courthouse, retained all the existing government buildings around Court Street and Main Street. The Borough also kept the designation as county seat. Freehold Township, the farming communities that surrounded the courthouse, set up a new town hall complex on Schanck Road. The Township completely encircles the Borough. East Freehold and West Freehold are unincorporated communities located within Freehold Township.
Freehold Borough is known for it’s strip of popular restaurants and hang out spots on Main Street. These popular spots have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a quick place to grab a burger and beer, need a yummy breakfast, want a delicious dessert, or want to have cocktails at an upscale bar, Main street of Freehold has it all. Fussy taste buds? That’s okay too! The array of diverse restaurants have all kinds of food ranging from mexican, cuban, indian, japanese, american, and italian. What more could you ask for? Popular spots include, American Hotel, Court Jester’s, Federici’s, Metropolitan Cafe, San Marzano, Sweet Lews, Aarzu Modern Idian Bistro, Cafe 360, El Meson, A little bit of Cuba, La Cippolina, and Oyako Tso’s.