Restaurants in New Jersey

Delaware Valley hoagies (aka sub sandwiches) are fantastic in the southern reaches of New Jersey, as is classic Neapolitan-style Italian-American pizza, here often referred to as a tomato pie. Highway travel leads to countless excellent diners and delis, many of which feature the Garden State’s favorite breakfast (and lunch) meat, pork roll, which can be hugely satisfying when griddle-cooked to crisp-edge succulence. In and around Newark, look for Newark hot dogs, also called Italian hot dogs. They are all-beefers stuffed into big puffy rounds of bread along with fried potatoes, onions, and peppers: mighty, mighty meals!

New Jersey’s Most Famous Dishes

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

Pizza is crowded with meats, veggies, and feta cheese

Pizzas

hot dog with hot mustard and relish

Classic Hot Dogs

Bakery-fresh loaf of Italian bread, resting on the bag it was sold in

Bread & Rolls

New Jersey’s Best Restaurants

Dickie Dee’s - Italian-style Hot Dog
Dickie Dee’s

NEWARK, NJ

Fralinger’s - Molasses Paddle
Fralinger’s

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Tick Tock Diner - Motto
Tick Tock Diner

CLIFTON, NJ

Mastoris - Cheese Bread
Mastoris

BORDENTOWN, NJ

Hot dog in an opened-up half-loaf is piled with fried potatoes and vegetabls.
Charlie’s Hot Dogs

KENILWORTH, NJ

Tommy’s Italian Sausage and Hot Dogs

ELIZABETH, NJ

Rossi’s Bar & Grill

TRENTON, NJ

Joe’s Poultry Farm

VINELAND, NJ

Stewart’s Drive-In

VINELAND, NJ

Wonder Seafood

EDISON, NJ

Woody’s Towne Cafe

ALLENTOWN, NJ

Dolce & Clemente’s - The Sorrentino Hero
Dolce & Clemente’s

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ

Vito’s Deli

HOBOKEN, NJ

Magnifico’s Ice Cream

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ

Midway Steak House

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ

Chick’s Deli

CHERRY HILL, NJ

Donkey’s Place

CAMDEN, NJ

Carmen’s Deli

BELLMAWR, NJ

White Manna

HACKENSACK, NJ

White Rose System

LINDEN, NJ

Nunzio’s Pizzeria

LONG BRANCH, NJ

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