Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - New Jersey


New Jersey

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  • 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
190 ratings
opened in 2008; old-school Italian market serving gourmet foods
  • 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
558 ratings
serving southern cuisine; Other Recipes: Red Velvet Waffles
  • Chicken 'n Waffles
  • Pork Spare Ribs
    served w/ mac & cheese & collard greens
4.5 out of 5
67 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1983; diner serving southern-style comfort food; Other Recipes: Collard Greens
Bagel Street Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bagel Street Grill ($)
(156 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
156 ratings
since 1988
Bayway Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(37 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
37 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
446 ratings
opened in 2012; everything is made fresh every day; Other Recipes: Orecchiette Pasta
Ernest & Son Meat Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(86 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
86 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
504 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
227 ratings
Other Recipes: Crab Cake
Jammin' Crepes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jammin' Crepes ($)
(380 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
380 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
189 ratings
former IT programmer/analyst/project manager turned to cafe restaurateur; two locations
La Isla Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(875 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
875 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
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(404 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
404 ratings
husband-and-wife team; husband is good friend of Guy Fieri
Mustache Bill's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(130 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
130 ratings
classic diner decor; Mustache Bill (owner Bill Smith) has cooked w/ paper towel headband since he bought it in 1972
  • Fried Green Tomato Burger
    w/ goat cheese, bacon jam, mixed greens; looks goodtopped w/ fontina, banana peppers, malt vinaigrette; looks good
4.0 out of 5
286 ratings
gastropub located in building from 1747; Other Recipes: Pork Belly Disco Fries
  • 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
374 ratings
local favorite; devastated by Hurricane Sandy & re-opened in 2013
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(1187 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
1187 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
291 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
1301 ratings
Maui's Dog House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(238 ratings)

806 New Jersey Ave Map It!
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 846-0444
  • Hot Dog Soprano
    hot dog topped w/ sauteed garlic-spinach & extra-sharp provolone; looks good
  • Salty Potato Balls
3.5 out of 5
238 ratings
serves hot dogs in dog food bowls
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(291 ratings)

41 N Oyster Creek Rd Map It!
Leeds Point, NJ 08220
(609) 652-8565
  • Clams Mexicali
    appetizer; clams stuffed w/ Chorizo, Mexican cheese & peppers & broiled
  • Colossal Jersey Devil Shrimp
    breaded & deep-fried shrimp tossed in homemade hot sauce; topped on coleslaw
3.5 out of 5
291 ratings
since 1938; family-owned seafood resturant & landmark; by scenic waterway in middle of national wildlife refuge; Other Recipes: Stuffed Salmon
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Piccini ($$)
(260 ratings)

13th & W Ave Map It!
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 525-0767
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
    ketchup & mustard base, topped w/ Colby Jack cheese, ground beef & bacon, garnished w/ pickled chips
  • Chicken & Farfalle w/ Vodka Sauce
    pan seared boneless chicken tenderloins sauteed w/ proscuitto, sundried tomatoes & red peppers in a roasted garlic & fresh basil vodka rose sauce; tossed w/ farfalle pasta; looks good
3.5 out of 5
260 ratings
est. 1995; specialize in wood-fired brick oven pizza & other Italian dishes; Other Recipes: Seafood Alfredo
  • BBQ Pacu Pacu Fish Ribs
    a favorite; marinated & served with orange bbq sauce, coconut rice
  • Moqueca
    Brazilian fishermen's stew, calamari, shrimp, mussels, white fish, scallop, edamame, Chorizo sausage, bacalao, achiote oil; available only 5 months of the year; "that's some the best I've ever had"-Guy Fieri
3.5 out of 5
334 ratings
Skylark Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Skylark Diner ($$)
(693 ratings)

17 Wooding Ave Map It!
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 777-7878
  • Chocolate Martini
  • Orange Martini
    key ingredient is Orange Tang
3.5 out of 5
693 ratings
diner-club w/ its own mixologists
  • Apple Pie French Toast
    French toast layered w/ apple pie filling
  • Mile High Meatloaf
    housemade meatloaf stacked on garlic mashed potatoes, smothered w/ gravy, topped w/ frizzled onions & served w/ one vegetable choice; looks good
3.5 out of 5
398 ratings
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New Jersey

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