Nutley NJ's Old Canal Inn is home to the famous Death Seat, made famous in "Weird New Jersey" but known to locals since the middle of the last century.
Sometime in the 1960's a patron of the Old Canal Inn died while seated in a particular barstool. Not long afterward another patron met the same fate while seated in the same place!
A recent addition to the Old Canal Inn's menu is the Death Seat Burger Platter. A grilled burger is layered with Nacho Cheese, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Jalapeno, and Tomatoes. The entire burger, bun and all, is beer battered and deep friend. It's then served on a large platter that includes homemade slaw, homemade pasta salad, fries, lettuce and pickles.
The Death Seat Burger Platter is served only on Mondays at the Old Canal Inn.