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I’ll Make You Drool In Seconds With These Top Jersey Restaurants

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By 𝒟𝒶𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒶 𝒲.Published 3 years ago Updated 2 years ago 4 min read
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I’ve been living in New Jersey (known as the garden state) for nearly 7 years now. I remember first coming to New Jersey from my hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a newbie seeing nothing but the southern side of things. All it takes is one glance to see tons of farms filled with cows, chickens, and goats everywhere. I didn’t know much about the best food places and where to really eat. The food didn’t taste the greatest compared to delicious city food. I went from living in a big city filled with eateries to living in a tiny town with minimum food selections.

Most of the time I went to the same typical restaurants that everyone else went to atleast once. Mostly places like AppleBee’s, Chili’s, Red Lobster, Red Robin, etc. You know, the usual but these resteraunts were everywhere. I had to discover Jersey’s unique foods.

Instead of sticking to the same places I decided to step outside of my small town and try a few of the popular restaurants throughout the entire state of New Jersey. This was the best choice I made.

Before going to these restaurants I viewed a few Tik Toks, read google reviews and ratings, and browsed through many delicious food pictures. Now of course this couldn’t dictate everything but it gave me an idea. It helped and I was on my mission to find the best treats.

If you visit Jersey I would recommend checking in on these places before you leave. And if you’re like me living in Jersey and haven’t tried atleast one of these places, what are you waiting for? You will not be disappointed.

Let’s us proceed.

1. BrownStone Pancake Factory

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Locations:

860 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

717 E Palisade Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.

Hours: Monday- Thursday and Sunday's 8AM-4PM and Friday-Saturday 8AM-8PM. They also include indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars

2. Tony Boloney’s

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Location: 300 Oriental Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-9PM and Sunday's 11AM-8PM. Tony Boloney's includes dine in, delivery, and curbside pickup.

Overall Rating: 4.2 stars

3. The Bagel Nook

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Locations:

301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540

51 Village Center Dr, Freehold, NJ 07728

Hours: Monday-Saturday 7AM-3PM and Sunday's 7AM-2PM (Princeton, NJ) and Sunday's 6AM-2PM (Freehold, NJ) Both Bagel Nook locations are available for in-store shopping, in-store pickup, and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.2 stars

4. Bob-O’s Cheesteaks

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Location: 252 Main St, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11AM-9PM. Bob-O's Cheesesteaks is available for pickup and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.3 stars

5. Buddy’s JC

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Location: 247 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday’s 9AM-10PM and Friday-Saturday 9AM-11PM. Buddy JC’s is open for dine in, curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.4

6. Steve’s Burgers

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Location: 506 US-46, Garfield, NJ 07026

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-8PM and closed on Sunday's. Steve's Burgers includes dine-in and takeout.

Overall Rating: 4.7 stars

7. Bang Cookies

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Locations:

1183 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

128 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Hours: Summit Ave is open Monday-Sunday 11AM-11PM and is also available for curbside pickup and delivery. Bang Cookies in Newark Ave is open Monday-Sunday 10AM-10PM and available for in-store shopping and in-store pickup.

Overall Rating: 4.7 stars

8. O2 Korean BBQ

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Location: 7000 JFK Blvd E, Guttenberg, NJ 07093

Hours: 12PM-12AM and O2 BBQ is available for dine-in, curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.6

9. Fat Cactus

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Location: 350 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hours: Tuesday's and Wednesday's 12PM-11PM, Thursday's 12PM-12AM, Friday's and Saturday's 12PM-2AM, and Sunday's and Monday's 12PM-10PM. Fat Cactus is also open for dine-in, curbside pickup, and no-contact delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.4 stars

10. Rayaki Ramen

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Locations:

166 William Dalton Dr, Glassboro, NJ 08028

404 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-9PM and Sunday's 12PM-9PM. Rayaki Ramen in Glassboro is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Rayaki Ramen in Cherry Hill is available for takeout, and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.8 stars

11. Tacoria

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Locations:

110 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

56 Easton Ave #A, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

52 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960

367 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

24-26 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

311 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

330 Union Blvd, Totowa, NJ 07512

Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday's 11:30AM-9PM and Saturday's 11:30AM-10PM. Tacoria locations are available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

12. Coney Waffle, Ice Cream and Sweet Shop

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Location:

803 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719

800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

13 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

24 Centennial Dr, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Hours: Monday-Thursday, and Sunday's 4PM-8PM. Friday's and Saturday's 2PM-9PM. Coney Waffle, Ice Cream and Sweet Shop locations are available for curbside pickup, delivery, and in-store shopping.

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

13. Crossroads Deli and Catering

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Location:

101 Hickory Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM, Saturday's 8AM-3PM, and closed on Sunday's. Crossroads Deli and Catering is available for in-store shopping and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.8 stars

14. Nifty Fifties

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Location:

4670 NJ-42, Turnersville, NJ 08012

Hours: Monday-Sunday 6AM-10PM. Nifty Fifty's is available for dine-in, curbside pickup, and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.4 stars

15. Chickie’s and Pete’s

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Location: 234 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-11PM and Saturday's and Sunday's 11AM-12PM. Chickie's & Pete's is available for dine-in, curbside pickup, and delivery.

Overall Rating: 4.4 stars

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𝒟𝒶𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒶 𝒲.

A rambling Curious George who just doesn’t stop writing, doesn’t stop thinking, and never stops exploring.

Feel free to tag along in my pursuit of wonders. 🪐🎨

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