Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - New Jersey


New Jersey

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Moo Yai Thai: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moo Yai Thai
(32 ratings)

1064 Ocean Ave Map It!
Sea Bright, NJ 07760
(732) 945-6790
  • "Kanom Jeeb" Chicken Dumplings
    steamed ground chicken dumplings stuffed w/ carrots & served w/ sweet soy sauce; "tender! great flavor!" -Guy Fieri
  • Moo Yai's Platter
    "Moo Ping & Moo Thai" combo pork skewers, marinated fried pork & sticky rice, served w/ sweet & spicy dip sauce; looks good
5.0 out of 5
32 ratings
family-run Thai restaurant w/ authentic w/ curries, stir fries, fried rice & more
Big Pink's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Pink's BBQ ($$)
(60 ratings)

483 Union Ave Map It!
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 334-5685
  • "The Abe Frohman"
    smoked homemade sausage, American cheese, onion rings & house sauces on a grilled potato roll
  • "The Big Pink"
    brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, house sausage, Italian cheese & onion rings on a grilled onion roll
4.5 out of 5
60 ratings
est. 2018; food truck specializing in barbecue & smoked meats
  • Boss of the Sauce
    "Sunday sauce" tomato-based sauce w/ beef braciole, meatballs, pork ribs, pork braciole, hot sausage, fennel sausage served on "pockety" (giant rigatoni pasta) & ricotta; looks good
  • Stuffed Prosciutto Bread
    rolled bread loaf stuffed w/ chopped prosciutto, ham, mortadella, soppressata, pepperoni, provolone; sells 15k-20k loaves during Christmas week; looks good
4.5 out of 5
291 ratings
opened in 2008; old-school Italian market serving gourmet foods
Haldi Chowk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Haldi Chowk ($$)
(165 ratings)

1409 Rt 35 N Map It!
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 721-9539
  • Samosa
    topped w/ chole, yogurt, green chutney, tamarind chutney, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, chaat masala; "one of the best samosas I've ever had" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tandoori Chicken
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
165 ratings
opened in 2016; serving authentic Indian cuisine; "next level" -Guy Fieri
  • Smothered Turkey Chops
    turkey dredged, deep-fried & then sauteed w/ slice onions & gravy
  • Trotter Platter
    pig's feet par-boiled & then finished in ham stock solution until tender
4.5 out of 5
680 ratings
serving southern cuisine; Other Recipes: Red Velvet Waffles
  • Fried Green Tomato Burger
    w/ goat cheese, bacon jam, mixed greens; looks goodtopped w/ fontina, banana peppers, malt vinaigrette; looks good
4.5 out of 5
386 ratings
gastropub located in building from 1747; Other Recipes: Pork Belly Disco Fries
Sam's Rialto Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sam's Rialto Bar & Grill [CLOSED] ($$)
(69 ratings)

18 S Main St Map It!
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
(609) 646-5128
  • Chicken 'n Waffles
  • Pork Spare Ribs
    served w/ mac & cheese & collard greens
4.5 out of 5
69 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1983; diner serving southern-style comfort food; Other Recipes: Collard Greens
  • "Grandma's Boy"
    vegan po'boy w/ fried oyster mushrooms, red cabbage, vegan pepper jack, pickles, chipotle mayo & horseradish sauce on a toasted pretzel bun; "this is the carnivore killer" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • "Turk'y Club"
    meatless turkey roast, multi-grain bread, vegan mayo, avocado, vegan bacon, mustard, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato; "this is dynamite...I would order every day!" -Guy Fieri
4.5 out of 5
238 ratings
est. 2019; casual surf & turf featuring a wide selection of vegan options
Bagel Street Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bagel Street Grill ($)
(191 ratings)

660 Plainsboro Rd Map It!
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 936-1755
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Bagel
    looks good
  • Pork Roll Loaded Burger
    patty made of chopped meat, pork roll (type of ham) served on asiago bagel, topped w/ tater tots & home made thousand island dressing; looks good
4.0 out of 5
191 ratings
since 1988
Bayway Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bayway DinerSee Bayway Diner Video ($)
(48 ratings)

2019 S Wood Ave Map It!
Linden, NJ 07036
(908) 583-5585
  • Bayway Monster Burger
    two 8-oz patties, Taylor ham, lettuce, tomato & optional cheese & bacon
  • Philly Cheese Steak Deluxe
    house specialty
4.0 out of 5
48 ratings
tiny diner (only 9 seats)...80% of orders is take-out; does catering including to the New York Jets
  • Grandma's Pizza Pie
    pizza w/ San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, EVOO, basil & oregano
  • Pappardelle ai Funghi Melenzane Salsiccia
    special item (not available on regular menu); homemade large noodles w/ cherry tomato, mix mushrooms, eggplant & sausage; looks good
4.0 out of 5
580 ratings
opened in 2012; everything is made fresh every day; Other Recipes: Orecchiette Pasta
  • Korean Chili Wings
    double-fried chicken wings w/ house chili sauce then sautéed; served w/ carrots, celery, house blue cheese, wonton chips & garlic scallion aioli; looks good
  • Smoked Mojo Pork Tacos
    smoked pork, apple jicama slaw, cilantro, pico de gallo, flour or corn tortillas, served w/ chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
121 ratings
est. 2012; sports bar known for an eclectic menu of comfort food plus live music
Ernest & Son Meat Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ernest & Son Meat MarketSee Ernest & Son Meat Market Video ($)
(121 ratings)

3305 W Brigantine Ave Map It!
Brigantine, NJ 08203
(609) 266-1588
  • "The Tailgaiter"
    sub w/ grilled in-house-made Italian sausage, grilled peppers & onions; looks good
  • Beef Jerky
4.0 out of 5
121 ratings
since 1977; "old fashsioned butcher shoppe"
  • Leg of Lamb
    traditional Greek thanksgiving dish; roasted for 3-4 hrs at 400-degrees; sliced & seared on flat-top grill; served on red pepper, eggplant orzo (rice-like) & sprinkled w/ lemon-oregano olive oil; served w/ side of tzatziki sauce
  • Turkey Confit
    turkey cooked in submerged duck fat & served w/ cornbread stuffing & cranberry sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
612 ratings
since 1968; family-run; across the street from the beach
  • Crab Melt
    signature sandwich; grilled crab cake, tomato & Monterrey Jack; looks good
  • Pork Belly Reuben
    braised & grilled pork belly, sour kraut & Russian dressing on grilled marble rye; looks good
4.0 out of 5
290 ratings
Other Recipes: Crab Cake
Jammin' Crepes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jammin' Crepes ($)
(468 ratings)

20 Nassau St Map It!
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 924-5387
  • Jammin' Turkey Club
    top seller; oven-roasted turkey breast, thick-cut smokehouse bacon, mozzarella, local greens w/ house seasonal chutney & fresh horseradish root aioli; looks good
  • Orchard Lemon
    a slice of 20-layered crepe "cake"; house micro-batch of lemon & shake of local organic lavender-infused sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
468 ratings
started at farmers market spot at train station in 2011; opened rustic brick-and-mortar in 2014
  • Kogi Steak Sandwich
    shaved beef, korean bulgogi marinade, spicy pickle, lettuce & tomato; looks good
  • Rosie Panini
    grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, arugula, roasted red pepper pesto; named after owner's Aunt Rose
4.0 out of 5
247 ratings
former IT programmer/analyst/project manager turned to cafe restaurateur; two locations
  • Joe's Market "Sloppy Joe"
    turkey, roast beef, corned beef, Swiss cheese, coleslaw & Russian dressing in 3 slices of rye bread; looks good
  • Nick's Overstuffed Antipasto Bread
    pizza dough stuffed w/ salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, ham, mozzarella, rolled, baked & served w/ homemade marinara; "this is a destination dish!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
246 ratings
opened in 1990; family-run meat market, Italian deli & catering
La Isla Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Isla RestaurantSee La Isla Restaurant Video ($$)
(949 ratings)

104 Washington St Map It!
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8197
  • Papa Rellena
    mashed potato stuffed w/ ground meat & deep-fried crispy outside & soft inside; served w/ side of salsa Ranchera (a spicy Creole sauce); looks good
  • Tasajo Con Boniato
    braised dry-cured shredded beef served w/ Cuban sweet potato & rice
4.0 out of 5
949 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; opened in 1996; owned & operated by a traditional Cuban family whose belief is in fresh, tasty food in good portions & served in a local neighborhood atmosphere by friendly people
Marie's Italian Specialties: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Marie's Italian Specialties [CLOSED]See Marie's Italian Specialties Video ($$)
(432 ratings)

641 Shunpike Rd Map It!
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 377-7878
  • Italian Chicken
    brined, baked & deep-fried
  • Mac & Cheese
    American, mozzarella, Parmesan-Reggiano cheeses binded by parmesan cream & topped w/ fried prosciutto; looks good
  • Sacred Swine
    sandwich of Italian pulled pork, creamy polenta, broccoli rabe, & vodka sauce served on Italian bread; looks good
  • Marie's Arancini
    homemade rice balls served in a pink vodka dipping sauce
4.0 out of 5
432 ratings
[CLOSED]; husband-and-wife team; husband is good friend of Guy Fieri
Mustache Bill's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mustache Bill's DinerSee Mustache Bill's Diner Video ($$)
(148 ratings)

704 Broadway Map It!
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
(609) 494-0155
  • Chipped Beef in Gravy
    poured on toast (variation of biscuits & gravy); looks good
  • Pancakes
    can get shaped freehand...made pancake that looked like Guy Fieri (pretty good too)
  • Cyclops
    pancake sprinkled w/ blueberries w/ egg (sunny-side up) in the middle
4.0 out of 5
148 ratings
classic diner decor; Mustache Bill (owner Bill Smith) has cooked w/ paper towel headband since he bought it in 1972
  • Tequila Shrimp Bangers
    crispy jumbo shrimp, tossed in homemade tequila banger sauce; looks good
  • Three Way Sandwich
    brisket, pulled pork w/ mango BBQ sauce topped w/ smoked maple-pepper bacon & citrus slaw on a brioche bun; looks good
  • Turkey Apple Brie Sandwich
    roasted turkey, granny smith apples, brie cheese & sweet smoky pepper jam on toasted walnut-raisin bread
4.0 out of 5
494 ratings
local favorite; devastated by Hurricane Sandy & re-opened in 2013
White Manna: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(1401 ratings)

358 River St Map It!
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0914
  • Sliders (Cheeseburgers)
    w/ sliced onions smashed into patties & topped w/ cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1401 ratings
tiny burger joint; beef brought in daily every morning; long lines
  • Cannelloni Ala Milanese
    thin pasta crepes stuffed w/ mixture of ground veal, beef, chicken, ricotta cheese & fresh spinach glazed in marinara sauce; topped w/ trio of Italian cheeses & baked; looks good
  • Stuffed Flounder
    broiled w/ crab stuffing topped w/ fresh asparagus & Hollandaise sauce
3.5 out of 5
370 ratings
est. 1888; local legend serving hearty favorites
  • Moussaka
    layers of fried eggplant, chopped meat & potatoes, covered w/ bechamel sauce; served w/ Greek salad; looks good
  • Nut 'n' Honey Pancakes
    a top seller
  • Pancake wrap
  • Berry Sour Pancakes
  • Spanikopita
3.5 out of 5
1320 ratings
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New Jersey

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